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Faulty Polling of Latinos in FL and NV Offers Fresh Reminders: Getting it Wrong Skews Overall Results and Misrepresents Latino Preferences

A cautionary tale from 2010 for pollsters and pundits as we near Election Day 2016. As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) awoke on Election Day 2010, he was considered “a goner,” so said Tom Kludt of Talking Points Memo. As Kludt noted, “In the dying embers of the 2010 midterms, the Senate majority leader appeared to … Continue reading »

In AZ, CA, CO, FL, and NV, More Reminders that Mobilization of Latino Voters Could Bolster Democrats, Punish GOP

With less than two weeks until Election Day and with early voting in full swing in a number of key states, there are continued signs of Latino voter energy and mobilization and indications that the hardline immigration stance of Donald Trump and the GOP is a major motivating factor for Latino voters across the country. … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Adrian Florido: “Attempting To Woo Latino Voters, Marco Rubio Gets Booed At Orlando Festival”

“He’s from the party of Trump” An increasing number of Floridians are beginning to question their support of Senator Marco Rubio ahead of tomorrow’s second senatorial debate at Broward College. Nowhere is the shifting tide more on display than in Orlando where Floridian Latinos booed Rubio during the Puerto Rican Calle Orange festival.  As NPR’s Adrian Florido reports, “The icy … Continue reading »

In AZ, FL, NV, and Even TX, Mounting Evidence that the GOP’s Embrace of Trump and Nativism Is Accelerating Latino Political Engagement

Washington, DC – Yesterday, we highlighted media reports demonstrating how the hard work of GOTV and canvassing operations was combining with pro-immigrant and anti-Trump/anti-GOP sentiment to bolster pro-Democratic candidates and early voting efforts in key Latino-heavy 2016 states. Today, we have a new round of examples in Arizona, Florida, Nevada, and even Texas that reinforce … Continue reading »

Pro-Immigrant Energy Driving Early Voting in Nevada

Jon Ralston: “Dems Have 21,000-Vote Advantage in Urban Nevada after Blowout Weekend” 2016 GOTV canvassing operations, pro-immigrant energy and enthusiasm, and anti-Trump sentiments are helping to bolster candidates who support immigrant issues in key Latino-heavy states, including Nevada. After only two days of early voting, Nevadan Democrats have nearly a 21,000-vote advantage. Since June, the Immigrant … Continue reading »

Pro-Immigrant Energy Driving Early Voting in Florida

133,000 Florida Latinos Already Cast Ballots 2016 GOTV and canvassing operations and pro-immigrant energy and enthusiasm are helping to bolster candidates who support pro-immigrant policies in key Latino-heavy states, including Florida. Reportedly, 133,000 Florida Latinos have already cast their ballots in Florida – a 99% increase compared to 2012. “There are lot of important issues at stake … Continue reading »

Pro-Immigrant Energy Driving Early Voting in Latino-Heavy Battleground States

2016 GOTV and canvassing operations, pro-immigrant energy and enthusiasm, and anti-Trump and anti-Republican sentiments are helping to bolster Democratic candidates in key Latino-heavy states such as Nevada, Arizona, Florida, and Virginia. “There’s a lot of skepticism about voter enthusiasm this year, but voters who are part of the pro-immigrant movement are shaping up to be … Continue reading »

National, Nevada, and Arizona Latino and Immigrant Community Leaders Discuss State of 2016 Races, Up and Down the Ballot

A Recording of Today’s Call is Available Here Today, national and state-based leaders joined a press call to discuss immigration, Latino voters, and the state of hot races nationally and in Arizona and Nevada. New battleground state polling by Latino Decisions, commissioned by NALEO Education Fund, shows that Latino voters are poised to vote against Trump … Continue reading »

ICYMI: USA Today Story Highlights that Nevada Latinos are Energized, Set to Play Pivotal Role

A new story in USA Today examines the critical role Nevada’s Latino voters will play in this election, finding that the combination of the nativism of Donald Trump, the presence of pro-immigrant Latina Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto, and the hard work of groups, organizers and activists on the ground is helping to energize this pivotal electorate with … Continue reading »

The American Public Overwhelmingly Sides with Clinton over Trump on Immigration Policy and Politics

While Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are running very different campaigns on a number of topics, few issues present such a stark contrast as immigration. Not only do the two candidates offer diametrically opposed views on the role of immigration and immigrants in America, but their positions are anchored in divergent theories regarding the politics … Continue reading »