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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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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