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Latino voters eager to turnout against Trump and the GOP in 2016

Spanish philosopher George Santayana’s adage, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” aptly applies to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Trump burst into the race on June 16, 2015 and immediately issued an indictment against unauthorized immigrants; “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best…They’re sending people that have lots […]

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New Poll Results: 2016 Latino Voters in Colorado, Florida, and Nevada

Yesterday, America’s Voice and Latino Decisions released the first of three waves of national polling of the 2016 Latino electorate (toplines here, crosstabs here, slide deck here).  The national results suggest that for most Latino voters, immigration and anti-Latino discrimination are the most important issue facing the Latino community.  The poll also reveals how the […]

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New Poll: 1st Wave America’s Voice/LD 2016 Tracking Poll

Earlier today, America’s Voice and Latino Decisions released the first of three waves of national polling of the Latino electorate (tomorrow there will be releases for Colorado, Florida, and Nevada; to access the national toplines click here and to access the accompanying slide deck click here).  The polling of 2,200 registered Latino voters was conducted […]

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How campaigns can mobilize Latino voters: What worked best in 2012

Shortly after the 2014 midterm election, where Latinos comprised just eight percent of the national electorate according to exit polls, President Obama announced executive action that would defer deportations and provide temporary legal status to about four million undocumented immigrants – mostly parents of American citizens. The announcement was well received within the Latino community […]

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No Trump – you are not “number one with Hispanics” in Nevada

Donald Trump won the Republican Nevada caucuses and in his victory speech Tuesday night he bragged about winning “the Hispanics” as he likes to say. He told his crowd of supporters “And you know what I’m really happy about? Number 1 with Hispanics!”  However there are five very important points that have gotten lost in the […]

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10 Reasons Why Immigration Politics Will Affect the Latino Vote

As immigration rhetoric in the Republican presidential nomination campaign continues to escalate and GOP candidates who were once perceived as immigration moderates tack to the right, it is worth considering how immigration politics and policy affect Latino voters; a voting block that is positioned to be influential in 2016.  We at Latino Decisions have conducted […]

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New Findings in LD State of New Mexico Poll

The new State of New Mexico Poll conducted by Latino Decisions provides fresh data on the attitudes of registered voters in New Mexico regarding some of the most important policy issues facing the state. For example, the survey polled registered voters in New Mexico views toward multiple policies aimed at increasing civic engagement, a salient […]

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New NM Poll Provides Insights on Key Policies to be Considered in State Legislature

A new survey commissioned by Somos Un Pueblo Unido and conducted by Latino Decisions provides valuable insights into the attitudes of registered voters in New Mexico regarding the REAL ID issue, access to driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants, and immigrants more broadly. This data is important and timely given that these issues have dominated the […]

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Introducing the America’s Voice/Latino Decisions 2016 Senate Project

The last three election cycles produced significant volatility in the composition of the US Senate. In 2014, the GOP netted nine seats to secure its current 55 to 45 majority, while in 2012 the Democrats picked-up two seats to sustain the majority the party had gained in 2006. The Democrats’ majority was also reduced in […]

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New Poll: Hostile Talk Hurts GOP with Latino Voters

Today impreMedia and Latino Decisions released new polling results from our survey of Latino voters in battleground states. The survey of 424 registered Latino voters shows that hostile rhetoric from Republican presidential candidates gives Latino voters a strong, negative impression of the Republican Party. The sense that Republicans are hostile to the Latino community has significantly […]

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