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Executive Action on Immigration and Democratic House Incumbents 2014 Prospects

In a prior post, I drew on new polling conducted by Latino Decisions on behalf of the Center for American Progress Action Fund examining Latino voters’ attitudes towards executive action on immigration to consider how such action might affect the political context moving into the 2014 elections. The analysis suggests that the House Republicans’ decision […]

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New Poll: Latino Voter Views on President Obama Using His Executive Authority on Immigration

New polling of Latino voters conducted by Latino Decisions for the Center for American Progress Action Fund shows that Democrats stand to gain from the president using his broad executive authority to grant the immigrant community a measure of relief after House Republicans failed to pass immigration reform. TOPLINES HERE, and SLIDES HERE. Center for […]

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Latino Voters in Colorado: Electoral Influence and Immigration Politics

Home to one of the fastest growing Latino electorates in the country, Colorado is set to steal the national spotlight in House, Senate and Gubernatorial races this November with immigration playing a key role.  In the wake of Colorado’s Gubernatorial primary, experts in immigration politics, Latino issues and civic engagement analyzed Tuesday night’s primary results […]

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Deep Familial Connections to Land Drives Hispanic Conservation Attitudes

Last week Latino Decisions released results from a poll sponsored by Hispanics Enjoying Camping Hunting and Outdoors (HECHO), an organization dedicated to preserving America’s public lands that focused on the value Latinos place in protecting public lands. TOPLINES HERE and PRESENTATION SLIDE DECK HERE  The survey was conducted in Colorado and New Mexico, two states where the […]

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New Poll Confirms Hispanics Overwhelmingly Support Protecting Public Lands

New polling released today by Hispanics, Enjoying, Camping, Hunting, and Outdoors (HECHO), an organization dedicated to preserving America’s public lands and Latino Decisions highlights the value Latinos place in protecting public lands. This timely poll was conducted in Colorado and New Mexico, states experiencing a boom in oil and gas development. These two states are […]

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New Poll: GOP actions on immigration reform key to their future

New polling of Latino voters conducted by Latino Decisions for the Center for American Progress Action Fund finds Latino voters unequivocally want immigration reform to happen before the 2014 midterm elections. VIEW TOPLINES HERE, and SLIDE DECK HERE. With 49 percent of Latino voters indicating they have voted for Republican candidates in the past, there […]

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Mass deportations are alienating young Latino voters from the Democratic Party

The United States government has been deporting large numbers of undocumented migrants as of late (see Figure 1 below), and the majority of them are Latino. In addition to negatively affecting the individuals removed from the country, this policy also affects many people who remain, such as US-citizen family members. Drawing on a study of […]

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Republicans should look for a new playbook to win Latino Evangelicals

Latinos are demographically and politically ascendant in the United States. According to the latest Census figures, an estimated 53 million persons (17% of the total population) in the United States classify themselves as Latino. While over two-thirds (68%) are Catholic, born-again Evangelical Christianity is becoming a growing and significant religious tradition among Latinos. According to […]

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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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Immigration Legislation or Executive Action Will Shape Latino Vote

Last summer, in the wake of the US Senate’s passage of S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” Latino Decisions, in concert with America’s Voice, identified three tiers of Democratically and Republican held competitive House districts where Latino voters are sufficiently concentrated to be influential in 2014. Our analysis suggests that […]

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