March

Healthcare an obstacle as Republicans court Latinos: Los Angeles Times

March 31, by Noam N. Levey

As Republican leaders try to woo Latino voters with a new openness to legal status for the nation's illegal immigrants, the party remains at odds with America's fastest-growing ethnic community on another key issue: healthcare.

 

Alaska Rep. Don Young backtracks after saying father's farm employed "wetbacks": NBC Latino

March 29 by Sandra Lilley

Alaska Republican Congressman Don Young apologized after he made headlines for his choice of words to describe the workers in his father’s farm: “My father had a ranch; we used to have 50-60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes,” said the Congressman in an interview with KRBD in Ketchickan, Alaska.

 

Latinos give Obama 83% approval mark: San Antonio Express-News

Mar 27, 2013 by Alison Sullivan

Matt Barreto, co-founder of the polling firm Latino Decisions and political science professor at University of Washington, said the work on immigration reform can attribute to higher approval among Latinos.

 

Can Senator Marco Rubio Draw Hispanic Vote? | TheLedger.com

Mar 24, 2013

There's no question it was a political consideration," said Matt Barreto, director of Latino Decisions, an independent polling firm.

 

Polling Latinos: What Would It Take To Turn Republican? : NPR

Mar 23, 2013 - Scott Simon talks with Gary Segura, co-founder of the polling firm Latino Decisions, about whether Latino voters are more likely to vote Republican if the party backs comprehensive immigration reform.

 

Latino dilemma for the GOP: Washington Post
March 21 by Jonathan Capehart

Earlier this week, I told you how the Republican Party was leaving votes on the table with its stiff arm in policy and tone toward African Americans, Hispanics and gays. Well, results of a survey conducted last month by Latino Decisions put the peril and opportunity for the GOP in stark relief with new data.

 

Immigration Reform Boosts Republican Appeal To Latino Voters: Huffington Post

March 21 by Janell Ross

Warnings about the Republican Party’s future have been dire since the November elections. Find a way to attract minority voters –- particularly the nation’s fast-growing Latino population -– or face losing the White House and down-ballot races for decades.

 

Latino leaders are cautiously optimistic about RNC autopsy: VOXXI

Mar 20, 2013 by Griselda Nevarez

Matt Barreto, co-founder of the polling firm Latino Decisions, argued that Republicans would need to do more than just issue a report if they truly want to be successful in growing their base among Latinos.

 

More Latinos Likely To Vote Republican If Immigration Reform Passes: ABC News

March 19, by Albert Sabate
A recent poll by Latino Decisions, a firm that conducts research on Latino political opinions, reported that 32 percent of Latinos would be more likely to consider voting Republican in the future if comprehensive immigration reform passed.

 

RNC Report Gives House Republicans Cover On Immigration: Buzzfeed

March 18 by Ruby Cramer

Immigration activists voiced their approval for the Republican National Committee’s new roadmap, a 97-page report on the future of the party, which calls on conservatives to “embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform.”

 

Latino Voters Majority Know Undocumented Immigrant: The Huffington Post

March 18, by Elise Foley

Nearly two-thirds of Latino voters know someone who is undocumented, according to a poll released Monday by Latino Decisions, likely part of the reason the Latino population so strongly supports comprehensive immigration reform.

 

RNC sets sights on Latinos; polls show immigration reform key: NBC Latino

Mar 18, 2013 by Sandra Lilley

Right now, however, the biggest move Republicans can make to get the attention of Latino voters is to help pass comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship, said Stanford political scientist Gary Segura.

 

Latino voters support gun control laws: NBC Latino

Mar 12, 2013 by Sandra Lilley

Regardless of their political party preferences, the majority of Hispanic voters consistently support proposals that would reduce and restrict guns and ammunition, according to a new Latino Decisions poll.

 

Jeb Bush's Immigratio Dilemma: Jorge Ramos

Mar 12, 2013

A recent poll conducted by Latino Decisions found that 58 percent of Hispanics listed immigration reform as the top issue that they want Congress to address — and Republicans are now listening.

 

Paul Ryan budget: Repeal Obamacare, slash spending - NBC Latino

Mar 12, 2013 by Sandra Lilley

Repealing Obamacare and reducing spending on Medicaid, food stamps and Pell Grants are some of the measures proposed by Republican Congressman and former Romney presidential running mate Paul Ryan, who is Chairman of the Republican-led House Budget Committee.

 

LGBT families should be included in immigration reform: NBC Latino

Mar 11, 2013 by Sandra Lilley

A majority of Hispanic voters strongly support immigration reform legislation that includes lesbian and gay bi-national couples, according to a new Latino Decisions/Immigration Equality poll.

 

Same-Sex Couples Should Be Included In Immigration Reform: Huffington Post
March 8 by Elise Foley

The poll was conducted by polling firm Latino Decisions for the group Immigration Equality, which advocates for same-sex couples to be included in reform. Under current law, same-sex couples do not have the same immigration rights as heterosexual ones.

Undocumented Population Includes 267000 LGBT Immigrants: Fox News Latino
March 8 by Elizabeth Llorente

But many Latinos support LGBT rights. A poll released Friday showed that 64 percent of Latinos support including lesbian and gay couples in immigration reform measures. The poll, conducted by Latino Decisions, surveyed 500 registered Latino voters.

 

Rubio trails Hillary Big Time Among Latinos: TPM

March 8 by Benjy Sarlin
But on the pro-reform side, a poll this week by Latino Decisions exclusively surveying Latino voters found that immigration had moved well ahead of the economy in terms of its relative importance to the community.

 

Latinos Want A Path To Citizenship, Are Following Debate: TPM.

Mar 5, 2013 by Benjy Sarlin

If Jeb Bush is going to run in 2016 as the party’s savior with Latino voters, his latest immigration proposal could be a problem. According to the latest survey by polling firm Latino Decisions, Hispanic voters are heavily invested in a path to citizenship and more focused than ever to immigration reform.

 

Jeb Bush's Plan to Win Over Latinos Won't Work - The New Republic

Mar 5, 2013 by Nate Cohn

But if immigration reform failed, only one party would suffer the political costs: A Latino Decisions poll found that 64 percent of Latinos would blame Republicans, compared to just 10 percent who would blame Democrats.