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A Presidential Status Plebiscite for Puerto Rico?

On July 17, 2013 the House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2014 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill, which included a request by President Barack H. Obama to fund a voter education drive enabling a status plebiscite for Puerto Rico. This measure dismisses several initiatives by Puerto Rican political parties and potentially makes the […]

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Demographic Change and Partisan Gain in Nevada

As the 2012 election moves into its final month, Nevada looms large in most Electoral College prognostications regarding the presidential race and the outcome of the state’s United States Senate race between Democrat Shelley Berkley and Republican Dean Heller may determine partisan control of the upper chamber during the 113th Congress. The fact that Nevada […]

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Romney’s Likely Share of Latino Vote Plummets to 23% Based on LD Vote Predict

It seems that Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney’s hopes of reaching a respectable level of support among Latino voters may be dwindling. The Romney campaign’s own stated target of 38% of the Hispanic vote is shrinking from view according to our latest results. After the GOP convention Mitt Romney’s predicted share reached a peak of 31.6%. […]

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Introducing LD Vote Predict

This is the second of two posts introducing new models that Latino Decisions will use in predicting Latino voter turnout along with the choice of candidate by those voters who do turn out to vote. In a previous post, we laid out a strategy for estimating Latino voter turnout. Here, we introduce and briefly explain […]

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Support for Obama Appears Solid among Latinos in Florida

A major part of the dialogue on the 2012 presidential election has centered on which candidate will win the hearts and minds of the ever-growing Latino electorate. New survey data collected by Latino Decisions give us a glimpse into how this competition is playing out in the “swing state” of Florida. These data were collected […]

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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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Women, Independents and Latinos: How Do Romney and Obama Fare with Each?

By Stella Manrique Rouse In the “Hope and Change” presidential campaign of 2008, Barack Obama struck a chord with many groups. Besides overwhelming support from African Americans, he was also able to court three other crucial groups: women, independents, and Latinos. However, four years later, the mystique of the “Hope and Change” mantra has dissipated and […]

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President Obama’s Latino kryptonite same-sex marriage?

This article was originally published at NBC LATINO Barack Obama is untouchable, at least in the Latino electorate.  Two recent polls show his support among Latinos ranging from 70-80 percent.  However, these polls took place before the President stated that his views on same- sex marriage had evolved to where he now supports same-sex marriage.  […]

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Latino Issue Priorities Linked to Presidential, Congressional Approval and Certainty of Voting

By Ali A. Valenzuela, Assistant Professor of Politics, Princeton University Will President Obama lose Latino voters in the 2012 election because of his administration’s immigration enforcement regime and lack of progress on comprehensive policy change? After failing to deliver on his campaign promises in this contentious policy area, President Obama has taken a hit in […]

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GOP losing the Latina mom vote and much more

This article was originally published at NBC LATINO Less is more for the Republican Party when it comes to women’s reproductive rights. Conservative Republican women may fully support the strategy of curtailing such healthcare access but the rest of the female electorate does not take kindly to such an approach.  Neither do Latinas.  Ninety-five percent […]

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