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Snapshot of Polling and Public Opinion on Immigration Executive Action & Larger Debate

Last updated: February 12, 2015 Examining a range of recent polling and public opinion research on immigration finds a few consistent takeaways: On executive action: A majority of the American public backs the president’s executive actions on immigration, while simultaneously opposing Republican attempts to block or overturn the step forward.  As is true for any … Continue reading »

ICYMI from Jorge Ramos: “Republicans, This is Personal”

In a new column posted on Fusion’s website titled “Republicans, This is Personal,” journalist Jorge Ramos explains why immigration is such a personal and passionate issue for many Latinos in America.  Ramos, who has been called everything from the “Walter Cronkite of Hispanic news” to the “Mexican Anderson Cooper,” offers a warning to the Republican Party … Continue reading »

Latinos Overwhelmingly Back Immigration Executive Action in Recent Polls

A range of recent polling finds overwhelmingly Latino support in favor of the recently announced executive actions on immigration.  As is true for any new issue, the question wording matters hugely and can influence the specific results.  In particular, recent poll questions that describe the substance of the president’s announced immigration executive actions receive support … Continue reading »

New Poll: Latino Support for Hillary in 2016 Depends on Her Stance on Executive Action on Immigration

Cross-posted from Latino Decisions: New Poll Shows 2016 Latino Votes Will Follow Candidates who Want to Continue and Extend President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration During the November 2014 midterms Latino voters said the number one issue they wanted Congress and the President to address was immigration reform.  Today, new nationalpoll findings of Latino voters reveal … Continue reading »

As Republicans Prepare to Fight Executive Action, Latino Voters Are Fired Up to Defend It

New Gallup approval numbers and a growing body of polling demonstrate that President Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration are overwhelmingly popular among Latino voters.  As Republicans hold hearings today that unofficially kick off their attempts to block and overturn this sensible step forward on immigration, the warning signs for the GOP’s 2016 political future … Continue reading »

Latino Decisions: 89% of Latino Voters Support Obama's Executive Action

This morning,, NALACC, Mi Familia Vota, and Latino Decisions released a new poll of Latino voters on President Obama’s new executive action for immigrants — and the findings should scare the heck out of Republicans.  While both Republican members of Congress and the right-wing base are losing it over Obama’s announcement, fully 89% of Latino voters support the executive … Continue reading »

Americans as Well as Latino Voters Want Immigration Reform, and That Will Matter in 2016

Some of the GOP spin, after last week’s midterms elections, is that the party has a mandate for its anti-immigrant, restrictionist ideas.  That’s something Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) recently tried to claim — that last week’s results are one reason why President Obama should not announce executive action for immigrants.  Markos today, at a post at Daily … Continue reading »

Executive Action Matters: DACA Lifted Enthusiasm and Obama's Approval in 2012

This year, if there’s one thing Democrats need from their base, it’s enthusiasm. With elections just five days away, there’s a lot of speculation and analysis about how President Obama’s record-breaking deportations and failure to take executive action will affect voter enthusiasm. Gary Sergura, one of the principals of Latino Decisions put it like this: … Continue reading »