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Latino Decisions now posting new voter poll results in CO, KS, AZ, TX

With the closure of Texas, Arizona, Colorado, and Kansas, we can assess Latino impact in two really competitive environments. Full results are posted here: www.latinovote2014.com We find in Colorado that Mark Udall is pulling 71% of the Latino vote to a mere 23 for Cory Gardner.  We project this is a margin of 6.2% for […]

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Early results in the 2014 Latino vote now posted for key states

So far, Latino Decisions has posted results from Illinois, Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina: full results here www.latinovote2014.com Across all four states, Latinos gave significant advantages to Democratic candidates for governor and senator in all states but Florida.  Senator Durbin will cruise to easy election.  But results for Senate candidates Hagan in North Carolina and […]

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New NCLRAF/LD Poll in North Carolina: Hagan leads Tillis 40-15 Among Latinos

A new statewide poll of North Carolina’s Latino electorate commissioned by the National Council of La Raza Action Fund (NCLR Action Fund) and implemented by Latino Decisions, shows immigration remains the top priority for Latino voters.  View TOPLINES HERE and SLIDE DECK HERE. There are over 115,000 Latinos registered to vote in North Carolina, and […]

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New NCLRAF/LD Poll in Colorado: Udall leads Gardner 55-14 Among Latinos

Yesterday the  The National Council of La Raza Action Fund (NCLRAF) and Latino Decisions released a new poll of Latino voters in Colorado that finds incumbent Democratic Senator Mark Udall holds a substantial lead over his Republican challenger Cory Gardner. *TOPLINE RESULTS HERE* *SLIDE DECK HERE* The poll finds Udall leading among Latino voters with 55 […]

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Latino voter enthusiasm in Florida high – Crist leads Scott 53 to 29

The U.S. Census reports that Latino turnout in Florida in 2010 was 70% and today 73% of registered Latinos say they are “almost certain” to vote according to a new poll released by the National Council of La Raza Action Fund and the National Council of La Raza.  Historically, Florida has had competitive elections with better outreach […]

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Seriously flawed Latino polling in Georgia leads to wildly incorrect speculation

This piece was originally posted at HuffPost Pollster, October 6, 2014 Georgia has more than 900,000 Latinos and more than 270,000 Latinos eligible to vote in 2014.  For good reason, analysts have begun to identify Georgia as a battleground state where Latino votes could help determine the outcome of the gubernatorial and U.S. Senate elections this November. […]

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The Politics of Latino Representation in New Mexico

The New Mexico gubernatorial campaign got noisy last week when Democratic challenger and state Attorney General Gary King’s comments about Republican Governor Susana Martinez were captured on video. In the speech King paraphrases remarks made by prominent labor activist and co-founder of the of the United Farm Workers Dolores Huerta. King said, “She (Huerta) said […]

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New Poll Shows Major Support Among Latinos for Sentencing Reform

The “war on drugs” has dramatically increased our prison population and disproportionately impacted low-income communities of color who are frequently the targets of law-enforcement efforts. The number of persons incarcerated has swelled from 300,000 in 1980 to 1.6 million today. Much of the increase is due to drug-related offenses. According to a 2009 study by […]

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Latino Decisions research critical to overturning Wisconsin Voter-ID law

A Federal court struck down a controversial law that would require voters in Wisconsin to show photo identification before they cast their ballots.  This is the latest ruling regarding voter-ID laws which have become a contentious across the nation. U.S. district judge Lynn Adelman issued a 70-page ruling declaring Wisconsin’s voter identification law is unconstitutional and also violates Section […]

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Latino Decisions research critical to overturning Pennsylvania Voter-ID law

A Pennsylvania judge last week struck down a controversial new law that would require voters to show photo identification before they cast their ballots.  This is the latest ruling regarding voter-ID laws which has become a contentious across the nation. Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard L. McGinley ruled that Pennsylvania’s new voter identification law is unconstitutional […]

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