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.

Pre-Election Polls Got it Wrong in Florida

by LD Guest Blogger, Casey A. Klofstad on 11/14/2012 Gary Segura recently provided a discussion of how exit polls often misrepresent Latino voters (Badly!), pointing out that exit polls often rely on small samples of Latino likely voters, rarely utilize fully bilingual interviews, and utilize samples that are not reflective of the Hispanic/Latino population in the location being polled. [...]

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Obama’s Re-election Sets Record Support for Latino Voters

by Victoria DeFrancesco Soto on 11/13/2012 Article originally published at The Nation In his 1996 re-election President Bill Clinton attained 72 percent of the Latino vote, the highest level of Latino support of any presidential candidate—before this year. In 2012, President Obama set a new record, winning his second term in office with the support of 75 percent the [...]

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impreMedia-Latino Decisions election eve poll now posted for 5 states – show very large vote for Obama

by Latino Decisions on 11/06/2012 impreMedia and Latino Decisions have now released polling data of Latino voters in 5 eastern states with influential Latino voting populations: Florida, Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina and Massachusetts.  Full results for these states can be found under Recent Polls here: www.latinodecisions.com/recent-polls/ and further detail can be found atwww.latinovote2012.com So far, early exit poll data on [...]

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Economy and immigration are top issues to Latino voters in 2012

by Latino Decisions on 11/06/2012 The ImpreMedia-Latino Decisions Election Eve Poll of 5,600 Latino voters has indicated that the Economy/Jobs and Immigration were the most important issues to Latino voters in 2012. As indicated in the figure below, 53% of Latino voters nationally who were surveyed  during the final days of the campaign indicate that the Economy and Jobs was [...]

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LD Vote Predict final model: Obama 72.9 vs. Romney 27.1

by Justin Gross, Ph.D. on 11/05/2012 Final LD Vote and Turnout Predict Projections: Record-breaking Turnout and Lopsided Support for Obama among Latinos Over the final several weeks of polling (Figure 1), the LD Vote Predict estimates for presidential vote choice have been quite stable, leading us to our final projection for a breakdown among actual Latino voters who choose one of the [...]

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