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.

New Poll: Immigration policy stance directly tied to winning the Latino vote

Cross-posted at Latino Decisions. A new Latino Decisions poll finds that Latino voters are paying very close attention to the immigration debate in Congress and that a candidate’s stance on immigration policy will directly effect how many Latino votes they win or lose.  The new poll of 800 Latino registered voters nationwide was conducted in [...]

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Latino voters and the fiscal cliff: tax increases on wealthy must be included

by Matt Barreto on 12/10/2012 The 2012 presidential election was barely over when Republicans correctly surmised that their outreach to Latino voters was anemic and they better change course.  The focus to date has been entirely on immigration reform –  which represents an extremely troubling area for the GOP – but by no means is the only policy [...]

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Latino voters strongly support protecting the environment and politicians should take note

by Gabriel Sanchez, Director Of Research on 12/05/2012 In the wake of the 2012 presidential election, the Latino vote in states like Colorado has been held up as a critical and influential factor.  Latino voters turned out in record high numbers and their 75% vote for President Obama nationally set a new high for a Democratic presidential candidate. [...]

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The Sea-Change in Colorado

by LD Guest Blogger Robert R. Preuhs on 12/04/2012 A month seems like an appropriate time to reflect on the outcome of Colorado’s 2012 general election and the role of Latino voters in both the Presidential and state-level contests.  In many respects, the election reflected a continuation of the state politics apparent in 2008 and the 2010 midterms.  [...]

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What Latinos Want – Immigration Reform Bill

by Gary Segura on 11/27/2012 The results of the 2012 election have awakened the Republican Party to their impending demographic disaster. Substantial growth in the size and power of the Latino vote—and an overwhelming tilt in that vote against their nominee—paints a bleak future for Republican electability. Coupled with startling Democratic vote share among Asian Americans (73%), and [...]

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