Searching for a National Latino Leader

A recent blog to the Latino Decisions page noted that Susana Martinez and Marco Rubio, both mentioned as possible Vice Presidential candidates, were largely unknown by Latino voters. While somewhat surprising, this seems to be in line with other surveys focused on Latino’s knowledge of Latino political leaders. For example, a 2010 poll by the […]

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Latina Moms in the 2012 Election

by Victoria DeFrancesco Soto Soccer moms were the go to gals in the 1996 Presidential election.  Eight years later George W. Bush again looked to the ladies, zeroing in on security moms.  In the last presidential election  a hockey mom herself was put at the top of the ticket.  And leading up to the 2012 […]

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Latinos Rising: Consequences of the 2011 Nevada Redistricting

David F. Damore, University of Nevada, Las Vegas What a difference a decade makes.  In 2001, despite constituting 20% of Nevada’s population, Latinos received little to no consideration in the state’s redistricting process.[i]  In 2011, representation of the state’s Latino community – now over 26% of Nevada’s population – was the main point of contention […]

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When We All Become the Immigration Police

By Helen B. Marrow, TuftsUniversity In July 2011, Governor of Alabama Robert Bentley signed into law a sweeping new anti-immigration bill.  Hailed by Republican lawmakers as the “harshest” in the country, House Bill 56 went far beyondArizona’s Senate Bill 1070, which had made national headlines in 2010. But on September 28, 2011, U.S. District Court […]

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Where do Republicans Go From Here?: Latino Outreach in a New Era of Politics

By Stephen A. Nuño, Northern Arizona University The greatest cliché in politics today as it relates to Latinos is the notion that Latinos are Republicans; they just don’t know it yet.  Perhaps this was once true, but over the last few weeks and with this weeks findings from Latino Decisions’ most recent poll, the notion […]

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Latinos not very enthusiastic about the 2012 election

By Pilar Marrero – Pilar.marrero@laopinion.com  | 2011-12-12 Click here to download slide-deck presentation from today’s webinar Click here to view the results from the December impreMedia/Latino Decisions poll LOS ANGELES, CA. – The lively primary campaign for the Republican nomination, which has been in the news for months, has not generated interest among the majority […]

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Latino Decisions/impreMedia webinar results now posted online

***RESULTS NOW POSTED BELOW*** When: Monday, December 12, 2011 What: impreMedia and Latino Decisions will be conducting a press webinar to report the results from their December national tracking poll on Latinos which focused on the role of religion and social values in the 2012 election, Latino views on Mormonism, as well as Marco Rubio […]

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Their religion does not affect Latinos’ vote

By Pilar Marrero – Pilar.marrero@laopinion.com  | 2011-12-8 Full Results From December Poll Posted Here LOS ANGELES, CA. – Because of the conservative philosophy of Latinos in the U.S. regarding family and religion, in the 1980s, Ronald Reagan said: “Hispanics are Republicans. They just don’t know it yet.” Today’s Republicans are still repeating this as if […]

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Latino Decisions and impreMedia to release new poll on Religion and Politics

Latino Decisions and impreMedia will be releasing data from a new survey focused on the Latino electorate’s attitudes regarding the role of religion in politics on Thursday, December 8, 2011. The December survey is the sixth and final monthly tracking poll in 2011. impreMedia is the leading Hispanic News and Information Company in the U.S. […]

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Can the Internet be a Door to Increased Latin@ and African American Participation?

By Jessica Lavariega Monforti & Jose Marichal Could the key to increasing civic engagement among Latinos and African Americans be computer classes?   A growing body of research is linking Internet use, particularly social network use, and increased social capital and civic engagement.  A new report from the MaCarthur foundation finds that Facebook use is correlated […]

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