Tracking Poll Wave 1: Latino vote uphill climb for Romney

By Pilar Marrero, impreMedia Just before the beginning of the Republican National Convention in Tampa presidential candidate Mitt Romney continues to overwhelmingly lose the Latino vote and has low levels of favorability among the majority of the Latino electorate. The first weekly tracking poll of Latino registered voters by Latino Decisions and impreMedia reveals that […]

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Can the Republicans Connect With Latinos on Abortion?

This article was originally published at NBC LATINO Abortion is back in the political spotlight.  Senate candidate Todd Akin made sure of that in his remarks regarding abortion, rape, and his beliefs on the science of procreation.  His comments came just days before the Republican National Committee finalized its convention platform that calls for a […]

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The Latino Vote and Down Ticket Races in Nevada

While presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s anemic support among Latinos is likely to weaken his prospects in states with large or emerging Latino voting populations, it is less clear whether his unpopularity among Latinos will spill-over to down ticket races; an issue of particular import for Republican candidates running in competitive House and Senate […]

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New 2012 voter registration numbers highlight potential of Latino vote in 9 key states

New analysis of state voter registration counts by Latino Decisions reveals strong growth in Latino registered voters across the 50 states.  In July, Ruy Teixeira and William Frey first analyzed the May 2012 Census data, and found that steady increases in the Latino citizen voting age population (CVAP) could decide five key battleground states in 2012.  Taking the […]

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Paul Ryan, the national debt and the Latino vote

With the announcement that Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan will be Mitt Romney’s vice presidential nominee everyone is wondering if and how this will change voter opinion, including among Latino voters.  As a starting point, I think it is safe to say that Paul Ryan is virtually unknown in the Latino community.  Less than 4% of […]

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The Florida Latino Electorate and a Potential Rubio Nomination

Florida is rich in electoral votes, party competition, and ethnic diversity, making it one of the most interesting states to watch during presidential elections. Republican Senator Marco Rubio adds yet another compelling element to the state political narrative during this election cycle.  Frequently mentioned as a potential running mate for Governor Mitt Romney, Rubio could […]

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Latino Stars Make It Interesting in Texas

Two Latinos in Texas took center stage in national party politics this Tuesday. The day began a with a press release announcing San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention later this month. He will be the first Latino to make the limelight speech in the history of […]

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Nominating Marco Rubio Likely Not a Game Changer for Romney in Florida

As we get closer to the Republican National Convention in August in Tampa Bay, FL, speculation grows as to who Mitt Romney will nominate as his candidate for Vice President. Marco Rubio, Cuban American freshman U.S. Senator from Florida, has been a very visible member of the short list of potential nominees. One potential benefit […]

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Slides from recent webinar hosted by Matt Barreto from Latino Decisions and Frank Sharry of America’s Voice

Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions and Frank Sharry of America’s Voice recently hosted a webinar where they discussed the full results from their post-SB1070 decision National Survey of Latino registered voters, commissioned by the Center for American Progress Action Fund and America’s Voice. The webinar focused on the impact of the Latino electorate on the […]

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Poll: Latinos overwhelmingly oppose Supreme Court decision to uphold “show me your papers”

In polling data released today, Latino Decisions reports that Latino registered voters oppose the Supreme Court decision to uphold the controversial provision in Arizona’s SB1070 law that would require state and local police to check immigration status if they suspect a person they have stopped is an undocumented immigrant.  The poll finds 66% of Latinos […]

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