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Where Latino Votes Will Matter in 2012

With the recent release of the national Census data pundits have been quick to point out the obvious: the Latino population is growing! As if data points from the annual Current Population Survey, and now American Community Survey did not already tell us this on a yearly basis, the official 2010 decennial census now confirms […]

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Senators who opposed DREAM Act may face Latino roadblocks in 2012

Yesterday the U.S. Senate failed to invoke cloture on the DREAM Act (HR 5281), ending the chance for any legislative accomplishments on the issue of immigration. While much of the last two years was spent addressing the issues of health care reform, and the economy, to Latino voters a third issue loomed as being equally […]

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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 vote may provide critical margin for Brown, Boxer in California

A new poll released today by Latino Decisions, in partnership with the Los Angeles Times and University of Southern California shows Latino voters favor Democrat Jerry Brown over Republican Meg Whitman by a margin of 54% to 28% with 18% still undecided. At an estimated 19% of the overall California electorate, this 26-point margin among […]

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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 vote in midterms more Democratic — but many warning signs for Democrats appear

With three weeks of interviewing complete in the Latino Decisions tracking poll, a wave of small but consistent shifts suggests concern for Democrats. The good news for Democrats is that Congressional two-party vote has moved in their direction, up 3.6% from last week’s poll. GOP share also increased by a very modest 1.5% while “undecided” […]

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LD Tracking Poll: Obama approval falls, Economy, Immigration dominate 2010 election

A new tracking poll survey released today by Latino Decisions shows a clear majority of Latinos approve of President Barack Obama, however his ratings are down by almost 10 points since March 2010. In the latest Latino Decisions tracking poll for August 30, 64.6% of Latino registered voters approved of the job being done by […]

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How Latinos Will Influence the 2010 Senate Elections

In 2008 the Latino vote proved signficant in a number of electorally important swing states, especially states like New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado and Florida that have sizable Latino populations.  However, other states with rapidly growing Latino populations, and divided evenly along partisan lines such as North Carolina, Virginia and Indiana, all witnessed Latino voters influencing […]

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