A Lighter Shade of Brown? : Latino Racial Identification Stabilizes Declining U.S. White Population

As more trends from the recently conducted 2010 Census become available, Latinos are once again the focus of attention. A report from the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that the Hispanic/Latino population increased by 15.2 million over the last decade and accounted for more than half of the total U.S. population growth of 27.3 million. This […]

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Perry in a Different Light: Tejanos and Education Policy

Everything in life is relative.  Within the Republican presidential field Governor Rick Perry has come to be the Latino friendly candidate.   Specifically, he has been cast as a Latino education advocate for signing into law an in-state college tuition bill for undocumented persons.  While the Texas governor may be the Latino education guy vis-à-vis his […]

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A Response to Whit Ayres’ Response

By Gary Segura and Gabriel Sanchez Whit Ayers, of Ayres/McHenry, responded to the criticisms raised of his new poll of Latinos  by making three points. 1)     That language was not the fifth question but that they used call-backs. 2)     That my comparison of nativity figures to the Latino National Survey is comparing registered voters to […]

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Despite Conservative Bias, Republican Poll Still Shows Disastrous Disadvantage for Republicans Among Latinos

On Friday, the GOP campaign consulting firm Ayres, McHenry, and Associates released a new poll sponsored by the Resurgent Republic—a GOP research and public affairs organization—and the Hispanic Leadership Network, an outreach effort of the right-of-center American Action Network.  Both groups work for the election of additional Republicans to Congress and the defeat of President […]

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High Stakes: Thursday’s Presidential Address is Critical to Latino Voters

By Gabriel Sanchez President Obama is set to give a speech focused on his plans for job growth before a Joint Session of Congress in primetime Thursday night. Political pundits speculate that the President will outline a jobs plan likely to include a call for more infrastructure spending along with an extension of the payroll […]

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The Ganas Gap: Obama’s Latino Challenge

By Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto, originally posted at Daily Grito The President has a long list of things to worry about, topped by his approval to disapproval ratio in the general electorate. Among Latinos the downward trend in approval is reflected, but less severe. The big worry for the administration regarding Latinos is not that […]

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President Obama’s image takes a hit

By Pilar Marrero – Pilar.marrero@laopinion.com | 2011-08-22 New Poll Results Posted Here LOS ANGELES, CA.-  The most recent poll of Latino voters reveals a continuing political problem for President Barack Obama, which he must address if he wants to get re-elected next year.  The number of Latinos who are certain to vote for Obama in […]

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Hispanics Aspire to Better Education

By Pilar Marrero/ Pilar.marrero@laopinion.com |2011-08-18 LOS ANGELES, Calif.- When it comes to their children’s education, Latino voters have clear and high aspirations: a new poll revealed that an overwhelming 96%—almost all—would like to see their kids earn a college degree, whether it is a bachelor’s, master’s or professional degree. What is not so clear is […]

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It’s True: Latinos are Liberals, and Other Important Matters

By Gary Segura and Shaun Bowler Yesterday Latino Decisions released a new poll finding regarding the debt and deficit as part of its ImpreMedia-Latino Decisions Tracking Poll.  When asked whether the preferred solution for closing the deficit was spending cuts, tax increases on the wealthy or a combination of the two, Latino voters overwhelmingly lean […]

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Over 80% of Latino voters support tax increases alongside cuts in the debt debate

A new poll released today by impreMedia and Latino Decisions reveals that the August debt deal brokered by President Obama and Republicans in Congress is out of touch with what Latino voters wanted in the debt debate. When asked which approach they prefer to reduce the deficit, 46% of Latino registered voters stated raising taxes […]

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