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Congressman Lujan is ideal choice for DCCC chair

The 2014 election has sent the Democratic Party back to the drawing board. The party looks to recover from an election that gave the Republican Party their greatest number of Congressional seats in nearly 70 years. It appears that Democrats understand that their 2016 strategy must include a focus on the Latino electorate, as House […]

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New Poll: Latino voters strongly reject anti-immigrant posturing from House Republicans

New polling results released today show clear evidence that Latino voters now believe that the anti-immigrant voices in the House are not isolated individuals but that many Republicans in Congress hold these views.  When hearing a quote from Republican Mo Brooks, “There is a surefire way to create jobs now for American citizens: evict all […]

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How Latino Voters May Decide Control of the U.S. House of Representatives

Despite growing popular support among non-Latinos both nationally and in key swing states in favor of immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship, the conventional wisdom suggests that the bipartisan legislation that recently passed the Senate faces an uphill battle in the Republican controlled House of Representatives.  Many point to the June 6th party […]

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Republicans have historic opportunity to improve standing among Latinos – or else

On Thursday June 27, the U.S. Senate voted 68 – 32 to pass comprehensive immigration reform that included significant border security components, as well as a path to legal status and eventually citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States. Among the 68 yes votes were 14 Republican Senators voting yes in support […]

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Latinos Rising: Consequences of the 2011 Nevada Redistricting

David F. Damore, University of Nevada, Las Vegas What a difference a decade makes.  In 2001, despite constituting 20% of Nevada’s population, Latinos received little to no consideration in the state’s redistricting process.[i]  In 2011, representation of the state’s Latino community – now over 26% of Nevada’s population – was the main point of contention […]

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Final Latino Decisions Tracking Poll Shows Dems Winning Latino Vote

After 11 weeks of interviewing, our fall tracking poll comes to an end with this, the 10th Wave Report. Note, however, that the Latino Decisions Track will continue in 2011, though on a bi-monthly basis. On this, the eve of the 2010 Midterm Elections, we find a Latino vote more energized, more enthused, and significantly […]

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Despite large lead, Dem vote choice still underperforms Democratic partisanship

With little more than two weeks to go until the November election, the most apparent characteristic of this week’s track is stability. Latinos prefer Democratic candidates to Republican candidates, 59.0% to 22.3%, with 18.7% undecided. This margin is modestly weaker than last week’s but do not meaningfully alter the complexion of the race among Latino […]

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Latino voter tracking poll: Some brightening news for Democrats?

With five weeks of interviewing complete, we are beginning to see several patterns emerging on several dimensions of importance, even as other measures exhibit a bit of bouncing around, suggesting that the dust hasn’t fully settled on the Latino electorate for this midterm election cycle. In all, stability is the best descriptor for this wave’s […]

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Republicans face new low, but Dems haven’t capitalized on Latino vote yet

Latinos are becoming increasingly frustrated with the Republican party, following three weeks of data from the Latino Decisions weekly national tracking poll of Latino registered voters, though Democrats have not yet surged ahead in the 2010 congressional vote. 65% of Latinos now say they are less excited about the Republican party as compared to one […]

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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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