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The Latino Gender Gap in U.S. Politics

Women and Latinos in the U.S. are both attracting a lot of political attention, especially after their impressive electoral impact in the last few elections.  We hear about the potential “Women’s vote” or the mention of the important gender gap in U.S. politics, which is the difference between men and women’s support for the winning […]

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Latino Voters and the Debate Over CIR

Today Latino Decisions presented results from our most recent polling on Latino voters and the immigration policy debate. Immigration has quickly emerged as the most important issue to the Latino electorate, and there is strong evidence that the politics of immigration will continue to weigh heavily on Latino voter decisions. For more details on the […]

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ImpreMedia/Latino Decisions Election Eve Poll provides key insights regarding Latino policy views

Here are a few highlights from the latest release of data from the ImpreMedia-Latino Decisions Election Eve Poll of 5,600 Latino voters conducted during the final days of the campaign. Click here for graphics for the data reported below and the ability to explore differences in responses across key demographic factors. Policy Views of Latino Electorate […]

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Economy and immigration are top issues to Latino voters in 2012

The ImpreMedia-Latino Decisions Election Eve Poll of 5,600 Latino voters has indicated that the Economy/Jobs and Immigration were the most important issues to Latino voters in 2012. As indicated in the figure below, 53% of Latino voters nationally who were surveyed  during the final days of the campaign indicate that the Economy and Jobs was the most […]

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Can the Republicans Connect With Latinos on Abortion?

This article was originally published at NBC LATINO Abortion is back in the political spotlight.  Senate candidate Todd Akin made sure of that in his remarks regarding abortion, rape, and his beliefs on the science of procreation.  His comments came just days before the Republican National Committee finalized its convention platform that calls for a […]

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The Implications of ACA Ruling on Latino Voting Behavior

The Supreme Court decision regarding the constitutionally of the signature policy victory of the Obama administration has been the most anticipated and hotly debated decision of the Court in recent memory. Chief Justice Roberts himself has not been immune to the controversy, as some critics have suggested that his change of opinion regarding the mandate […]

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Latino voter opinions on health care

In light of the June 28, 2012 Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, Latino Decisions has compiled data points on Latino voter attitudes towards the health care bill, and health care reform in America.  We have spent considerable time researching this topic, including two recent polls solely dedicated to health care reform opinions. […]

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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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