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NEW POLL: Trump is alienating Florida Latinos

According to a new poll released by Latino Victory Project, Latino Decisions, and America’s Voice, a clear majority of Florida Latinos – 64 percent – disapprove of President Donald Trump’s performance and 7 out 10 believe the Republican Party doesn’t care about or is hostile toward Latinos. Additionally, more than one-third of Florida Latinos said […]

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New Poll: 89% of Texas Latinos Want Dream Act Passed; Oppose SB4

On a press call held today, Texas State Representative Cesar Blanco joined with Latino Decisions Principal Sylvia Manzano, Latino Victory Project President Cristóbal J. Alex, and America’s Voice: Texas State Director Mario Carrillo to discuss the findings and implications of new polling exploring Texas Latinos’ views on SB4, DACA, and the ongoing debate over Dreamers.  […]

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New Poll: 91% of Latinos Want Dream Act Passed; Dream Debate Will Have Major Political Resonance with Latino Voters

On a press call and webinar held today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Vice Chair Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) joined with Latino Victory Project President Cristóbal J. Alex, Sylvia Manzano, Principal at Latino Decisions, and Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, to discuss the findings and […]

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NEW POLL: OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF LATINOS FRUSTRATED WITH TRUMP

According to a new poll released today by Latino Victory Project, Latino Decisions, and America’s Voice, an overwhelming majority of Latinos – 76 percent – disapprove of President Donald Trump’s performance and 7 out 10 believe the Republican Party doesn’t care about or is hostile toward Latinos. Additionally, for the first time in polling Latinos, […]

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LD Opens DC Office: Longtime Democratic Strategist Albert Morales Named Senior Political Director

Longtime Democratic strategist Albert Morales, has joined Latino Decisions as its Senior Political Director. Morales’s Washington political experience spans three different Chairmanships of the Democratic National Committee and one stint with the Democratic Governors’ Association. In the run up to the 2016 Presidential Primaries, he served as Director of Hispanic Engagement and Deputy Director of […]

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How perceptions of an anti-immigrant environment negatively impacts Latino health outcomes

The first 50 days of President Trump’s administration has seen an increase in immigration raids and the rise of hate crimes towards immigrants. This anti-immigrant sentiment is creating fear and stress for immigrants which ultimately lead to negative health outcomes. In our paper recently published in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law we examine how […]

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Exit Polls

In the 36 hours since the results of the Presidential election became clear, a number of “analyses” have emerged suggesting that a surprisingly large share of the Latino vote went to Donald Trump, despite his demonization of Latinos, his attacks on Judge Curiel and Alicia Machado, his blanket hostility to immigrants, and more.  The basis […]

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Latino Voter Wall Blocks Trump’s Path to White House

Latino voters are about to play a pivotal role in determining the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. The latest Latino Decisions polls show that Republican presidential nominee Trump is losing the Latino vote across the country, including in the battleground states of Nevada (where 17.2 percent of the eligible electorate is Latino), Colorado (14.5 […]

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The Trump Effect and the Latino Vote

Will Donald Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric increase Latino voter turnout? Some contend that Latinos will turn out in record numbers as a result of Republican nominee Trump’s attacks against immigrants, creating a so-called ‘Trump effect.” A similar phenomenon was observed in California in the mid-1990s, when an anti-immigrant initiative and governor led to an increase in […]

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Mobilizing Latinos with Identity Appeals: Evidence from Two Voter Turnout Experiments

Past research shows Latinos are more likely to vote and participate in politics when there is a Latino candidate on the ballot and when issues directly affecting the Latino community are at stake in the election, much like in the current election. This research suggests that ethnic solidarity drives participation. At the same time, dozens […]

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