Latino voters strongly reject Arizona immigration law 1070

A new survey released today by Latino Decisions, and commissioned by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) shows Latino registered voters in the state of Arizona are strongly opposed to new immigration law, 1070, which was signed into law on April 23. Overall, 81% of Latinos are opposed to 1070 and 16% in favor. […]

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What is really best for Arizona?

After Arizona legislators passed SB 1070, Republican Governor Jan Brewer signed the bill into law with dramatic flair.  She called a press conference, described the law that “firmly represents what is best for Arizona” and offered her “unwavering signature on this bill” before a nationally televised audience.  The law requires local authorities to investigate the […]

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Latinos greatly support health reform — still expect immigration reform before 2010

New Latino Decisions polling data from March 2010 finds that Latino registered voters are very supportive of health care reform, however large majorities also say it is very important for Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform before November 2010.  Overall, when asked what the single most important issue facing the nation was, health care reform […]

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Latino enthusiasm for midterm election at all time low

On the value of “Introduction to American Government” versus a law degree from Harvard… No reasonable person would dispute the innate intelligence and intellectual capacity of President Obama, or for that matter most of his advisers. But as we approach the 2010 election, few, too, would dispute that the Democrats are in a bit of […]

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Are Latinos Loyal Partisans?

A recent post here discussed the widely held opinion that Latinos are not as welcome as whites in the Democratic or Republican Party. Latinos and Non-Latinos hold consistent perceptions, suggesting that both parties have a branding problem, insomuch as either party is interested in projecting an image of inclusiveness to the increasingly diverse American electorate. […]

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Latinos are less welcomed by both Democratic and Republican Parties

Analysis of polling data from Latino Decisions and the Washington Poll indicates there is a public consensus that Latinos are not as welcome as whites in either the Republican or Democratic party. Respondents were asked to rate (on a scale of zero to 10) how welcoming they think each party is toward different ethnic and […]

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Latino voters to influence outcome in 30 key House seats in 2010

In 2008 Latino voters turned out in record number and voted overwhelmingly in favor of Democrat Barack Obama, providing the key margin in many states. However, as the 2010 midterm election rolls around many questions surround Latino enthusiasm for turning out to vote after two years of Democrat control. Little data suggests that Latinos will […]

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Will Latinos abandon the Democrats if immigration reform fails?

According to new polling data from Latino Decisions, immigration reform remains a top priority for Latino voters, and failure to pass a bill could hurt Democrats standing with the Latino electorate. In 2008, the Latino vote increased more than any other segment of the population and was a crucial part of Obama’s coalition, especially in […]

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Poll results show high demand for immigration reform before Nov 2010

New results released today by a Latino Decisions national survey of Hispanic registered voters finds continued high support for comprehensive immigration reform, and Latinos expect this to happen before the 2010 midterm election.  Obama made immigration reform a campaign promise to the Latino electorate during his 2008 campaign for the presidency and the polling data […]

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Latest Latino Decisions poll reviewed by West Wing staff; Senator Harry Reid

Latino Decisions survey data continue to have influence at the highest level, being read and discussed in the West Wing conference room, and by senate majority leader Harry Reid. The most recent poll, a collaborative effort with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy, and impreMedia queried 1000 Hispanic registered voters on the […]

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