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.

Latino voters in Colorado care deeply about protecting water, air from potential oil shale development

by Latino Decisions on 10/18/2012 Colorado has become one of the most contested states in 2012, and Michael Bennet’s 2010 Senate win came by less than 30,000 votes.  Latino voters – at an estimated 12% of the electorate – have become one of the most crucial voting blocs. Today, Latino Decisions releases new poll results on behalf of [...]

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Why the Latino vote may tilt Virginia blue in 201

by Latino Decisions on 10/16/2012 According to the Real Clear Politics average of polls in Virginia, Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney 48.4 to 47.6, a gap of less than 1%.  In the race for U.S. Senate the most recent poll gives Tim Kaine a 48 to 47 lead over George Allen.  With two critical elections both separated by just 1 percent [...]

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Latino Decision’s Matt Barreto Explains How Polls Underestimate Latino Voters

Over the weekend, The New York Time’s polling guru, Nate Silver, asked whether polls are underestimating the effect of the Hispanic vote.  The answer appears to be yes.  Silver spoke with Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions, who looked at some of the polling that has been conducted this year and explained how this underestimation happens. [...]

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Obama slightly down among Latinos post-debate but Romney stuck in low 20s

By Latino Decisions and America’s Voice: ImpreMedia & Latino Decisions released the latest in a series of tracking polls today revealing support for President Obama slipped from 72% last week to 67% this week, suggesting that his debate performance also led some Latino voters to re-evaluate the President. Those who said they are certain to [...]

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Why Arizona may be the surprise of 2012 – the big Latino vote that you didn’t see coming

by Latino Decisions on 10/10/2012 In 2010, the average of 16 polls of likely voters in Nevada suggested Sharon Angle had a firm 3 point lead, and 538′s Nate Silver gave her an 83.4% chance of winning.  On election night, the results showed Harry Reid with a 5 point win — an 8 point difference from the poll averages.  Why [...]

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