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The Untapped Potential of the Latino Electorate

The 2012 election was a watershed moment for the Latino electorate in many respects. In giving President Obama a record level of support (75%), Latinos were decisive to the outcome; an unprecedented mark of influence for this segment of the electorate. Prior to Election Day, both parties went out of their way to include more Latinos in marquee roles their conventions. continue reading »

Top Republicans Suddenly Back Immigration Reform After Latinos Overwhelmingly Back Obama

When Democrats tried to get the DREAM Act and a path to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants through Congress in 2010, Republicans blocked the immigration reform measure in the Senate. But after a campaign in which GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney staked out harsh anti-immigration positions, and with President Obama winning 75 percent of Latino voters, several key leaders in the Republican party are coming out in favor of immigration reform: continue reading »

Obama Wins Election and Latino Voters and Dreamers Are Ready to Cash the Check for the DREAM Act

On the heels of the Yo Decido cover of TIME, Mitt Romney and the Republican Party will mull over their future and policies during their concession speeches. The Republican Party has paid the price for bowing to the more extreme factions of its Tea Party base, especially on immigration. continue reading »

Latino Decisions Vote -Predict Final Model: Obama 72.9 vs. Romney 27.1

Final LD Vote and Turnout Predict Projections: Record-breaking Turnout and Lopsided Support for Obama among Latinos. Over the final several weeks of polling , 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 two main candidates and no undecided voters: continue reading »

Romney Airs Ad In Florida Linking Obama To Latin American Dictators

On Tuesday, Mitt Romney’s campaign debuted a new ad in Florida that shows Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Cuban leader Raul Castro’s daughter saying they’d vote for President Obama if they were American citizens. continue reading »

We complain!

It is time to stop complaining and begin taking positive action. No one listens because we do not exercise the full power of our voice. No one cares because we show that we do not care. “They” do not provide services because we did not place them in their positions of power, nor, because of our apathy, can we remove them. continue reading »

Targeting Latino Voters in Campaign Communications: New Evidence and Insights

Hispanics are now the largest minority group in the United States at 16.5 percent of the population and are one of the most sought after groups of voters in swing areas across the country. However, surveys reveal that Hispanics, compared to non-Hispanic whites and African-Americans, have a lower share continue reading »

Early Voting and Absentee Balloting- Helpful Tools

Now is our time to vote! In a mere two weeks the winner of the presidential race will be decided, and the local and state candidates will be selected by the people. By participating in the electoral process, we can assert that our community is involved in continue reading »

Will Latino Voters Turn Out this November?

Campaigns and political observers are in agreement that Latino voters will be one of the key factors in this year’s presidential race. As we have pointed out, Latino voters’ influence will hinge on both margin (head-to-head polling) and mobilization (eventual turnout). continue reading »

Cuban-American Republican Ted Cruz Wide Lead in Texas Senate Seat

Cuban-American Republican Ted Cruz has a commanding lead in the polls over Democrat Paul Sadler in the race for one of Texas' two seats in the U.S. Senate. Cruz, 41, had to beat Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in a GOP primary runoff and now looks to do the same with Sadler, who has not held public office since 2003. continue reading »

AARP Surveys Needs of Older Latinos

The next President and Congress will decide the future of Medicare and Social Security, and the candidates owe voters straight talk - not just 30 second sound-bites on some of the most critical issues facing the Hispanic community and the nation. continue reading »

Pew Report: Latino Voters Support Obama by 3-1 Ratio, But Are Less Certain than Others About Voting

Latino registered voters prefer President Barack Obama over Republican challenger Mitt Romney by 69% to 21% and express growing satisfaction with the direction of the nation and the state of their continue reading »

Pro-Lifers, Catholics-Mitt Romney made approximately $50 million dollars from the Abortion Industry

Truth is stranger than fiction. You can’t make this stuff up because nobody would believe you. Mitt Romney’s business record is his chief qualification to be President, he says. Did you know that Mitt continue reading »

Republicans Fail To Improve Their Image Among Latinos, But Have Opportunity on Education

The latest impreMedia-Latino Decisions tracking poll released today revealed a continued trend in support for President Obama, and increased dissatisfaction with Republican outreach towards Latino voters, with a possible opening for Romney on his education plan. continue reading »

Poll Shows Latino Voters Rank Education Higher than Healthcare, Split on Solutions

The latest impreMedia-Latino Decisions tracking poll released today revealed a continued trend in support for President Obama, and increased dissatisfaction with Republican outreach towards Latino voters. Sixty-seven percent of Latino voters said that if the election were held today they are certain to vote for Barack Obama, compared to just 15% for Romney. continue reading »

PEW: Record 24 Million Latinos Are Eligible to Vote, But Turnout Rate Has Lagged Whites & Blacks

A record 24 million Latinos are eligible to vote in the 2012 presidential election, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. This is up by more than 4 million, or 22%, since 2008, when 19.5 million Latinos were eligible to vote. continue reading »

The Latino Gender Gap: Latina Voters Prefer Obama by 53 Point Margin

With seven weeks until the election Republican candidate Mitt Romney's potential gender gap with women faces a new hurdle in the Latino community, as reported today by Pilar Marrero. According to the fourth week of the impreMedia/Latino Decisions tracking poll Latina voters plan to vote for President Obama by a margin of 74% to 21% for Romney - a 53 point gap. continue reading »

Study Projects Increase Participation in Hispanic Vote But Less than 4% of Electorate in Swing State

A new study from the Center for Immigration Studies projects the share of Hispanic voters nationally and in battleground states for the upcoming 2012 election. Using Census Bureau data from prior election years and data collected this year we project that Hispanics will be 8.9 percent of the electorate in 2012 — continue reading »

Fed Court Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law, Says Law Restricts the Voting Rights of Minorities

This week a Federal Court held that Texas had failed to show that its new voter ID law would not impair the voting rights of minorities. The Federal Court denied Texas’s request for judicial preclearance under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. § 1973c) on the grounds that the law was “retrogressive.” continue reading »

Hispanic Vote Continues to Rise for Obama- Latest Poll 67%

More than two-thirds of Hispanic voters would cast their ballots for incumbent Barack Obama if the presidential elections were held now, while fewer than a quarter would opt for Republican Mitt Romney, according to a survey released Wednesday. continue reading »