Latino Decisions / America’s Voice: Latino Battleground States Poll and Turnout Scenarios

Wednesday, June 27th Latino Decisions and America’s Voice hosted a webinar press briefing, and released new Latino poll results in U.S. Senate and House contests in 5 key battleground states. This latest installment of the LD-AV 5 state battleground poll reviewed where the two presidential candidates stand with Latino voters, and demonstrated our ground-breaking online tool, LatinoVoteMap.org. Developed by Latino Decisions and America’s Voice […]

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New poll: Supreme Court decision on SB1070 could alienate Latino voters

This week Latino Decisions and America’s Voice release additional datapoints from our June 2012 5-state battleground survey. In advance of the Supreme Court decision on Arizona’s controversial SB1070, we asked Latino voters how they would feel if the court were to uphold the law. In addition, to dig deeper into the impact this could have […]

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New Poll: Obama leads Romney among Latinos in key 2012 battleground states

New polling released June 22, 2012 by Latino Decisions and America’s Voice finds President Obama maintaining a wide lead over Republican Mitt Romney among Latino registered voters in five key battleground states.  The poll interviewed 400 Latinos each in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada and Virginia – all states expected to be very competitive in 2012 […]

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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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