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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impreMedia/Latino Decisions Battleground States Survey

Today impreMedia and Latino Decisions released a new poll of Latino voters in battleground states. The survey of 424 registered Latino voters measures candidate favorability and issue priorities, full results and methodology are posted HERE. Disclosure note: In August 2015, Matt Barreto and Gary Segura of Latino Decisions were hired as consultants to the Hillary […]

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Can Rubio Bridge the Latino-GOP Divide?

In a recent interview with Democratic strategist David Axelrod, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, foresees a coming Latino backlash against the Republican Party as a result of Donald Trump’s candidacy and his controversial statements about immigrants and Latinos. Statements like, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best…They’re sending people that have […]

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Tipping Point: Will Latinos Follow Pope Francis’s Lead on the Environment?

Recent survey shows Latinos overwhelming support the pope’s call to defend God’s creation as nearly 80% say they are already experiencing the effects of climate change. History is being made this week. The first-ever address by a pope to Congress filled the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as hundreds of thousands gathered to watch as it […]

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Can Pope Francis Mobilize Latinos That Care About the Environment?

Recent survey shows Latinos overwhelming support the Pope’s call to defend God’s creation as nearly 80% say they are already experiencing the effects of climate change. Polling Memo Here      Slide Deck Here •  Over three-quarters (76%) of Latinos support Pope Francis’s theology on environmental conservation. •  Nearly nine out of ten (87%) of are interested in […]

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GOP Hopefuls Descend on CA, Will They Pay Attention to Lessons Embodied by the State?

Tonight’s debate in California offers a reminder – a cautionary tale – for Republicans. In 1994, California’s Governor Pete Wilson (R) pushed through the infamous anti-immigrant Proposition 187 and ignited a political backlash from the state’s changing electorate. Latino and Asian immigrants became citizens in record numbers and transformed the state politically. As a result, the […]

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When GOP Hopefuls Descend on CA, Will They Pay Attention to Lessons Embodied by the State?

Ahead of tomorrow’s debate, immigrant rights and labor leaders and a California-based political scientist will gather on a press call to set the stage for the GOP’s latest primary debate; revisit California’s history on the immigration issue; and explain why the Republican Party’s embrace of xenophobic candidates, like Donald Trump, could spell disaster for the […]

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Health Care Costs Remain Major Hurdle for Hispanics in New Mexico

A new poll of Latino/Hispanic adults in New Mexico funded by the National Institute of Health provides an opportunity to explore New Mexican Hispanics’ interactions with and attitudes toward health care reform. The poll, commissioned by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy (RWJF-CHP) along with NMCARES-Health Disparities Center, and administered by Latino Decisions, queried 600 Latino/Hispanic adults living […]

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On the Prospects of a Blue Arizona

This post summarizes a recent publication from the journal Politics of Groups and Identities, the full article can be read here. The Republican Party’s path to 270 Electoral Votes has become increasingly narrow.  With formerly Republican states like Virginia, North Carolina, and Colorado now up for grabs, Republican presidential candidates must win virtually every remaining […]

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