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Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Latino Independents Are Key to Electoral Success

By Robert R. Preuhs, Latino Decisions The 2012 election underscored the power of the Latino vote, particularly in battleground states like Colorado, Florida and Nevada.  Recent blogs here at Latino Decisions highlight the wide range of potential issues important to Latinos that federal and state elected officials now must include in their electoral and policymaking

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Obama wins 75% of Latino Vote; Historic Latino Influence

By Latino Decisions Latino support for President Obama was huge, with a record-breaking 75% of Latino voters nationwide (see below) casting their ballot for the President- the previous high for Latino voters was the 72% for Bill...

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Abortion & Same-sex Marriage: Latinos as Split as the Rest

By Juhem Navarro-Rivera, Public Religion Research Institute Since the 1980s, conventional wisdom about Hispanic Americans suggests that although they tend to vote primarily for Democrats, they do so primarily for economic reasons because the Democratic Party is out...

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Why Pollsters Missed the Latino Vote – 2012 edition

By Matt A. Barreto, Latino Decisions In 1998 Harry Pachon and Rudy de la Garza wrote a report for the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute titled “Why Pollsters Missed the Latino Vote – Again!” in which they argued that...

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Poll: Immigration Matters to Hispanic Voters in New Mexico

By Latino Decisions Hispanic voters comprise nearly 40% of the electorate in the state of New Mexico, making New Mexico the state where Latino voters have the greatest influence on the election outcomes. Consequently, many have suggested...

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Enthusiasm High among Colorado Latinos—Is it time for a new narrative?

By Rob Preuhs, Latino Decisions The Latino vote will help determine the presidential election.  If one is not convinced, playing around with the Latino Decisions’ Latino Vote Map for a few of the battleground states with a sizeable Latino...

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Burning Questions About President Obama’s New Immigration Policy

By Joe Ruiz, NewsTaco If you’re like us, you were a little stunned when you heard the news about President Barack Obama’s change in immigration policy that would prevent the deportation of many young undocumented immigrants. The...