Changing Demographics in Texas and the Politics of Immigration

A new report by Latino Decisions about the growing Hispanic vote in Texas outlines opportunities and challenges for both the Democratic Party and the GOP.  Although Hispanics represent a large swath of the electorate, weak turnout levels have undercut their power at the ballot box.  At the same time, their numbers are growing and these […]

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The Latino Gender Gap in U.S. Politics

Women and Latinos in the U.S. are both attracting a lot of political attention, especially after their impressive electoral impact in the last few elections.  We hear about the potential “Women’s vote” or the mention of the important gender gap in U.S. politics, which is the difference between men and women’s support for the winning […]

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Latino Principles of Immigration Reform

Since the record defeat that Republicans suffered among Latino voters in 2012, prominent GOP voices have lined up to encourage their party to do a better job reaching out to Hispanics. John McCain, Jeb Bush, Karl Rove, Lindsey Graham, Paul Ryan and in the last two weeks John Boehner and even Rand Paul have all […]

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Punitive Immigration Policy in the American States

In recent years Latino Decisions has analyzed many nuances to federal immigration policy, primarily focused on the Latino electorate’s views on policy options and the electoral impact of various Congressional actions. However, there is less systematic information available on immigration policy at the state level, where thousands of laws and resolutions have been passed over […]

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Hard data from primary proves the San Diego UT/Survey USA Poll is flawed

The best way to assess how accurate current polls in the San Diego mayoral race are is to look at their past performance and compare to actual election outcomes.  This is the same technique that 538 polling guru Nate Silver uses to assigns accuracy weights to different polling companies.  New data analysis of the November […]

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Latino Decisions expands, announces three key team members

Latino Decisions, the leader in Latino public opinion research, today announced a promotion and two new additions to their team. Sylvia Manzano has been promoted to Principal, David R. Ayón has been appointed Senior Strategist and Advisor, and Thomas F. Schaller has joined as Political Director. “We could not be more pleased to bring together this talented group as we continue […]

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President Obama’s SOTU Proposals on Climate Change Resonate With Latinos

On Tuesday night, President Obama delivered the annual State of the Union Address.  When covering Latino reactions, the media is likely to focus on the President’s statements on immigration.  However, according to findings of a recent national survey of 805 Latino registered voters by Latino Decisions and the Natural Resources Defense Council, Latinos are deeply […]

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Latino Decisions research critical to overturning Pennsylvania Voter-ID law

A Pennsylvania judge last week struck down a controversial new law that would require voters to show photo identification before they cast their ballots.  This is the latest ruling regarding voter-ID laws which has become a contentious across the nation. Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard L. McGinley ruled that Pennsylvania’s new voter identification law is unconstitutional […]

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Latinos Want Strong Presidential Action to Combat Climate Change

[Originally posted at National Resources Defense Council] WASHINGTON (January 23, 2014) – An overwhelming majority of Latinos in the United States want strong presidential action to curb the threat of climate change, according to new poll conducted for the Natural Resources Defense Council by Latino Decisions. FULL TOPLINE REPORT HERE RESEARCH FINDINGS BRIEF HERE “Here’s […]

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New poll: Latino vote will be critical factor in San Diego mayoral election

A new poll released today by Latino Decisions and the Latino Victory Project challenges previous polls in the San Diego mayoral and shows David Alvarez with a commanding lead over Kevin Faulconer among Latino voters who represent 1 in 5 San Diego voters.  Among likely Latino voters, Alvarez was favored by a margin of 75% […]

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