Latino conservatives? GOP hopes misplaced

This article was originally published at USA Today One of the Newt Gingrich campaign’s top 10 reasons for why Latinos should support him for president is that “he shares our conservative values.” Republican reasoning often goes like this: While the majority of Latinos do not agree with the GOP on fiscal or immigration matters, at […]

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The Sotomayor Nomination: Evidence of Panethnic Political Interest

Do Latinos share common political interests, or, does in-group variation produce oppositional intra-group politics that negate panethnic politics? President Barack Obama’s historic nomination of Justice Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court provides a prime and rare opportunity to examine the political manifestations of Latino heterogeneity in a national setting. Sotomayor’s Puerto Rican heritage […]

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Univision-ABC-Latino Decisions Poll Accurately Predicted Florida Latino Vote for Romney

A poll conducted by Latino Decisions for Univision News and ABC News and released January 25, 2012 accurately predicted Mitt Romney would hold more than a 20-point lead among Latino Republicans in Florida, and exit polls released January 31, 2012 confirmed Romney bested Gingrich by more than 20 points.  Two other polls released on Monday […]

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The 3 Latino Electorates Within Florida and How they Differ

With all the newfound interest in the Latino vote in Florida almost all coverage has missed an interesting and very important nuance – there is not one single Latino electorate in Florida, but rather, at least three distinct blocs. In order to best understand Latino preferences in the Sunshine state on Tuesday, and more so […]

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Gingrich Latino Puzzle

This article was originally published at NBC Latino Judging by the more than 400 “likes” on Newt Gingrich – Para Latinos Facebook, Newt Gingrich should do well with Latinos in the Florida primary this coming Tuesday. By contrast, Mitt Romney only has a dozen or so “likes” on his page.  But Facebook popularity does not […]

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Latino Decisions/Univision/ABC releases new poll on voters in Florida, and nationally

In partnership with Univision News and ABC News, Latino Decisions has released two new polls of the Latino electorate and the 2012 presidential contest. The polls interviewed 500 Latino registered voters nationally, and a second poll of 500 Latino registered voters in the state of Florida. Full results are posted here. Latino Decisions asked vote […]

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Conference Call to Focus on Florida as First Major Latino State

Latino Community Tele-Forum:  “The Latino Primary 2012” Conference Call to Focus on Florida as First Major Latino State MIAMI – The National Institute for Latino Policy will convene a national teleconference of Latino leaders from across the country next Monday, January 23, to host a Community Tele-Forum entitled “The Latino Primary 2012”   In the 2008 […]

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Latino Voters Go Beyond Immigration

This article originally appeared in the January 30, 2012 issue of The Nation magazine José Díaz-Balart, chief political analyst for Telemundo, had one important task during the September 7, 2011, Republican debate—to ask the candidates about immigration. Díaz-Balart asked his question, got his answer and was dismissed from the stage. The stereotype was fulfilled; a […]

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Language Translation and Latino Health Outcomes

The issue of language translation has concerned survey researchers for some time. While much of this work has been conducted by scholars interested in making comparisons across nations with differences in language use, research focused on the United States has had to consider the potential bias associated with translation more recently. With large foreign-born populations, […]

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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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