Today, America’s Voice releases updated analysis and polling that highlights the crucial role Latino, Asian, and other voters who care about common sense immigration reform will play in next week’s federal elections. In addition, an interactive map from Latino Decisions and America’s Voice Education Fund reveals how changes in Latino vote turnout and candidate selection can impact the presidential elections. The map and other resources have been updated using the latest polling information and analysis.
The updated resources include:
- 15 House Races to Watch for Immigrant and Latino Voters (America’s Voice)
- 6 Senate Races to Watch for Immigrant and Latino Voters (America’s Voice)
- Combined Battleground State Polling of Latino Voters (Latino Decisions/America’s Voice)
- Interactive Map of Latino Voter Influence (Latino Decisions/America’s Voice Education Fund)
The Races to Watch documents review candidates’ positions on immigration reform in fifteen House and six Senate races where Latino, Asian, and naturalized citizen voters could prove decisive in these elections. They have been updated with recent Cook Political Report ratings which show, for example, a tightening in the Arizona U.S. Senate race and certain U.S. House races. The outcome of these close congressional and Senate races will mean the difference between sending another supporter of immigration reform to Congress, or another opponent. That is why it’s so important for all voters who care about immigrants and common sense immigration reform to make their voices heard this November.
The polling, from Latino Decisions, aggregates previously released data into a “combined battleground” snapshot of Latino voters’ opinions on the candidates and role of immigration in their political choices. The surveys of 2,400 Latino registered voters were conducted in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, and Virginia between September 22nd and October 11th, 2012. Video and other resources from America’s Voice/Latino Decisions panel events held in all six states are also available here.
The interactive map, first released in June, has been consistently updated with Latino Decisions polling data so that political junkies can view how fluctuations in the Latino vote could change the election outcome using the best available data.
America’s Voice’s House Races to Watch:
- AZ-09: Krysten Sinema (D) v. Vernon Parker (R)
- CA-07: Ami Berra (D) v. Rep. Dan Lungren (R), incumbent
- CA-10: Jose Hernandez (D), v. Rep. Jeff Denham (R), incumbent
- CA-26: Julia Brownley (D), v. Tony Strickland (R)
- CA-30: Rep. Howard Berman (D), incumbent v. Rep. Brad Sherman (D), incumbent
- CA-36: Raul Ruiz (D) v. Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R), incumbent
- CA-52: Scott Peters (D) v. Rep. Brian Bilbray (R), incumbent
- CO-06: Joe Miklosi (D), v. Rep. Mike Coffman (R), incumbent
- FL-18: Patrick Murphy (D) v. Rep. Allen West (R)
- FL-22: Lois Frankel (D) v. Adam Hasner (R)
- IL-08: Tammy Duckworth (D) v. Rep. Joe Walsh (R), incumbent
- IA-04: Christie Vilsack (D) v. Rep. Steve King (R), incumbent
- NV-03: John Oceguera (D) v. Rep. Joe Heck (R), incumbent
- NV-04: Steven Horsford (D) vs. Danny Tarkanian (R)
- TX-23: Pete Gallego (D) v. Rep. Francisco “Quico” Canseco (R), incumbent
America’s Voice’s Senate Races to Watch:
- Arizona: Richard Carmona (D) v. Rep. Jeff Flake (R)
- Florida: Rep. Connie Mack IV (R) v. Sen. Bill Nelson (D), incumbent
- Massachusetts: Elizabeth Warren (D) v. Sen. Scott Brown (R), incumbent
- Nevada: Rep. Shelley Berkley (D) v. Sen. Dean Heller (R), incumbent
- New Mexico: Rep. Martin Heinrich (D) v. former Rep. Heather Wilson (R)
- Virginia: Former Governor Tim Kaine (D) v. former Governor/former Senator George Allen (R)
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
- America’s Voice Profile of 15 Key House Races to Watch: http://americasvoiceonline.org/house_races_2012
- America’s Voice Profile of Six Senate Races to Watch: http://americasvoiceonline.org/senate_races_2012
- Latino Decisions/America’s Voice Polling of Latino Voters in Key Battleground States (AZ, CO, FL, NV, NM, VA): http://www.latinodecisions.com/files/9013/5154/6364/AV_6-state-survey-TOPLINES_-_FINAL.pdf
- Resources and Video of America’s Voice/Latino Decisions Panels Held in All Six States: http://americasvoiceonline.org/research/new-latino-vote-polling-from-key-battleground-states-watch-live-stream-here-2/
- Latino Decisions/America’s Voice Education Fund Interactive Map: http://www.latinovotermap.org
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