5th Circuit Rules Texas Voter ID Violates Voting Rights Act

Latino Decisions Principals Matt Barreto and Gabriel Sanchez authored an expert report in the Texas voter ID lawsuit which found that  4.7% of Whites lacked an ID, 8.4% of Blacks, and 11.4% of Latinos lacked an ID. On July 20, 2016 the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 9-6 that the district court was correct in […]

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Highlights from Day 2 of LVP/LD/Fusion GOP Convention Poll

Throughout the week, Latino Decisions along with Latino Victory Project and Fusion are releasing daily poll results assessing the reaction of Latino voters to the Republican National Convention.  Each day’s online poll consists of Spanish and English surveys of 300 registered Latino voters and have a margin of error of 5.6 percentage points. [Day 1 […]

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Highlights from Day 1 of LVP/LD/Fusion GOP Convention Poll

Yesterday Latino Victory Project, Fusion and Latino Decisions released the first set of poll results on Latino voter reactions to the first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The online poll surveyed 300 registered Latino voters in Spanish and English and has a margin of error of +/-5.6 percentage points.  Toplines here. Below […]

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Latino Victory Fund, LD, and Fusion Release 1st Poll of Latino Voters During GOP Convention

Spoiler Alert: In the first night’s poll, 88% of Latinos say they don’t love Trump. Latino Victory Fund, Latino Decisions, and Fusion have partnered to conduct nightly polls to assess Latinos’ attitudes towards the Republican nominee and the Republican Party, throughout the week of the Republican National Convention. The polls will highlight Latinos’ sentiments and […]

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The Impact of U.S. v. Texas on the Latino Electorate

Earlier today America’s Voice and Latino Decisions released poll results assessing Latino voters’ knowledge of and reaction to the Supreme Court’s U.S. v. Texas decision blocking President Obama’s authority to implement DAPA and to expand DACA.  The poll surveyed 657 registered Latino voters using a mix on online and live telephone interviews between June 29th […]

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Clinton’s lead in the polls may be larger than it seems, here’s why

Originally posted at Monkey Cage on 6/20/16 In 2012, national polls in October suggested the presidential race was a virtual tie. The Real Clear Politics polling average gave Barack Obama a slight 0.7 point lead over Mitt Romney, but he actually won by almost 4 points. Of the final 11 national polls released in 2012, […]

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The Correlates of Latino Political Behavior

With both parties’ presidential nomination campaigns settled, the 2016 general election match-up between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump is coming into focus.  Central to these discussions is the support that the candidates are likely to draw from Latino voters.  Yet, as has been the case in recent election cycles, the difficulties associated with […]

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Why Kamala Harris can’t win California without the Latino vote

On June 7, 2016 Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez made history. In November California will see the first ever U.S. Senate general election match-up between two Democrats.  Not only two Democrats but two high-profile women of color, ensuring that a minority female will follow Barbara Boxer as a U.S. Senator from California in 2017. While many […]

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Why Polls On Latinos Get it Wrong: Here’s What to Look For

Originally posted at NBCNews.com on May 27, 2016. The 2016 presidential election is well under way and understanding “the Latino vote” will be more important than ever. Yet the stories about how Latinos behave politically will often be contradictory, confusing, and outright nonsensical. The media is always eager to publish stories associated with data because […]

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Health For All? California Voter Support of Health Insurance Expansion to the Remaining Uninsured

To clarify the extent of California registered voter support for expanding health insurance coverage to the remaining uninsured, the California Program on Access to Care (CPAC) of the University of California, Berkeley sponsored a poll of 1,000 California registered voters- 400 Latino voters and 600 non-Latino voters. The poll, conducted by Latino Decisions between March […]

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