In 2012, Latino Voters will be a major force in deciding who will be the next President of the United States. Now, you can predict how this key demographic will vote, by interacting with the most recently available independent polling results through this brand new, interactive map from Latino Decisions and America’s Voice Education Fund.

Anti-Immigrant Politics and Lessons for the GOP from California

According to polling data from the Field Poll, after winning the presidential election in 1980, California native Ronald Reagan raised his share of the Latino vote from 35 percent to 45 percent in 1984 while carrying 59 percent of the entire state.  Republicans went on to win the Golden state again in 1988. Since then, [...]

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Message Not Received: House Republicans and Immigration Reform

As the House of Representatives moves towards its August recess having made little to no progress on immigration reform, the House Republican Conference is equipping its members with a document outlining how House Republicans should navigate the recess. Notably absent from the“Planning Kit” is any discussion of immigration reform beyond a suggested messaging theme of “Reforming [...]

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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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Latino Non-Citizens are Neither Democrats nor Republicans

Cross-posted from Latino Decisions by Adrian Pantoja, Ph.D., Senior Analyst, Latino Decisions on 07/11/2013 It is well documented that anti-Latino rhetoric and policies by Republican candidates since the mid-1990s led Latino voters to abandon the GOP in favor of the Democratic Party (Bowler and Segura 2012). For example, research on California shows promotion of the anti-immigrant Prop 187 [...]

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

Cross-posted at Latino Decisions 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 [...]

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