Colorado’s Civil Unions and In-State Immigrant Tuition Battles—Is a Gay-Latino Coalition Possible?

President Obama’s recent declaration of support for gay marriage and the administration’s new policy of allowing children of undocumented immigrants to apply for deferred deportation and subsequently a work permit constitute a political message that seeks to both respond to two significant constituencies as well as creating the potential for cross-pressures within one of those […]

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New poll: Latino voters in battle ground states enthusiastic about Obama DREAM announcement, oppose Romney ‘self-deport’ alternative

A new poll released June 17, 2012 by Latino Decisions and America’s Voice finds that Latino registered voters are very enthusiastic about President Obama’s recent announcement and action on immigration policy that will halt deportations and provide temporary work permits to some young undocumented immigrants. This new finding stands in clear contrast to the low […]

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Public Support for the Supreme Court: The Promise and Peril of Arizona v. United States

This is the first of a series of posts about Latinos and their views of the U.S. Supreme Court, and is part of a larger research project being conducted by Professor Ura and Professor Pedraza. Survey methodology and questionnaires are located here. On Friday, The New York Times reported the results of a national survey […]

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Efforts to Clean Up Registration Rolls Target Latinos in Swing State of Florida

Officials in the “swing” State of Florida have made waves amidst efforts to purge non-citizens from the registration rolls ahead of the up-coming 2012 presidential election. As ordered by Republican Governor Rick Scott earlier this spring, the Florida secretary of state’s office began comparing voter registration records to Florida Department of Motor Vehicles data on […]

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New LD Poll Finds Latinos Favor Obama over Romney, Oppose Rubio DREAM.

A new Latino Decisions national poll released June 8, 2012 finds Democrat President Barack Obama with a 43-point margin over Republican Mitt Romney among Latino voters heading in the 2012 Presidential election.  Overall, 66% of Latino registered voters were certain or leaning towards Obama, while 23% were certain or leaning towards Romney.  Since Latino Decisions […]

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Panethnic Identity: Building Understanding By Taking on Complexities

Findings in The Pew Hispanic Center’s recent study, “When Labels Don’t Fit: Hispanics and Their Views of Identity” generated buzz among those interested in the dynamics of ethnic identity and American politics. The report highlighted the fact that most Latinos do not use the panethnic terms “Latino or Hispanic” to describe themselves, instead preferring more […]

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Democrats Should Bait GOP on Latino Issues

Dr. Gary Segura, Principal of Latino Decisions, was interviewed on PBS NewsHour earlier this week. An overview of the expert commentary is provided below, however you can watch the full discussion here. The following text was provided by the PBS NewsHour webpage: “With polls showing two-thirds of Latino voters supporting President Barack Obama for re-election, […]

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Women, Independents and Latinos: How Do Romney and Obama Fare with Each?

By Stella Manrique Rouse In the “Hope and Change” presidential campaign of 2008, Barack Obama struck a chord with many groups. Besides overwhelming support from African Americans, he was also able to court three other crucial groups: women, independents, and Latinos. However, four years later, the mystique of the “Hope and Change” mantra has dissipated and […]

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Watch for ‘Sí Se Puede’ Signs at Obama Rallies

 Originally published at The New York Times.com on May 23, 2012 In 2004, President George W. Bush made a concerted effort to attract Latino voters, and was rewarded with about 40 percent of the Latino vote. Those votes helped Bush win battleground states like Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, and Nevada, which all have large and […]

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Moral values not a defining issue for Latino voters

In November 2004 the New York Times proclaimed “Moral values cited as a defining issue of the election” and numerous anecdotal claims were made that President Bush benefited from a spate of same-sex marriage initiatives across the country that boosted turnout among church-going social conservatives.  As part of this supposed “moral values” wave, some even […]

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