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Latino Decisions now posting new voter poll results in CO, KS, AZ, TX

With the closure of Texas, Arizona, Colorado, and Kansas, we can assess Latino impact in two really competitive environments. Full results are posted here: www.latinovote2014.com We find in Colorado that Mark Udall is pulling 71% of the Latino vote to a mere 23 for Cory Gardner.  We project this is a margin of 6.2% for […]

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Texas Immigration Politics: Enforcement First, Outreach Later?

Earlier this week a bipartisan group of eight senators announced their preliminary plans for comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) legislation. Neither senator from Texas is among the coalition of legislators leading the effort to change the broken system currently in place. Senator Cornyn contends that border security must precede any other immigration reforms. Senator Cruz called […]

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Latino Stars Make It Interesting in Texas

Two Latinos in Texas took center stage in national party politics this Tuesday. The day began a with a press release announcing San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention later this month. He will be the first Latino to make the limelight speech in the history of […]

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Racial and Ethnic Differences in Access to Photo-ID in Texas

By Gabriel R. Sanchez, Stephen A. Nuño, and Matt A. Barreto Last week the Department of Justice blocked the Texas photo-identification law that requires voters in the state to show a state issued photo-ID to vote, stating that the state of Texas failed to demonstrate that the law is not discriminatory by design against Hispanic […]

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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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Is There an Ethnic Dimension to the Immigration Debate?

By Rene Rocha, University of Iowa What determines public opinion on immigration policy has been the subject of much debate. Among the most regularly cited explanations are a series of individual characteristics such as ideology, age, gender, education, and economic vulnerability. However, some social scientists have also hypothesized that the racial/ethnic residential environment of individuals […]

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Latinos Make their Mark: Demographics, Destiny and Reapportionment

Four weeks ago the US Census Bureau gave the nation a first glimpse at the 2010 data. Over 308 million people live in the United States now; a 10% increase since 2000. While an additional 27.3 million new residents is indeed news, the big story is reapportionment. Latinos are driving the very growth and regional […]

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Latino Decisions announces election eve poll in 8 states

Latino Decisions is partnering with the National Council of La Raza, SEIU, and America’s Voice to conduct an election eve poll of Latino voters in eight key states: California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, and Florida. The results will be released here on our website on election night, at 8pm local time in […]

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Statewide Poll Of Latino Voters In Texas Brings Upcoming Elections Into Clearer Focus

A poll of 500 Hispanic Texas voters, completed on February 24th, 2008 reveals critical data regarding the concerns of the Latino community. The Latino Decisions Texas Poll is part of a larger effort to understand the Latino electorate, State by State, in those States where the Latino electorate will have a high impact on election […]

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