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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 »

ICYMI: Lessons Not Learned: Polling Latino Voters, 2014 Colorado Edition

Latino Decisions’ David Damore Explains Why Polls in Colorado Have Consistently Underrepresented the Rising Latino Electorate and What it Could Mean for November As the final weeks of the 2014 midterm election season get underway, Dr. David Damore, Senior Analyst at Latino Decisions, takes to the pages of the Huffington Post to explain how mistakes … Continue reading »

Bad News for Marco Rubio: Polling Shows Florida Latinos Blame Republicans for Failure to Pass Immigration Reform

Latino Decisions and NCLR released a new poll today of Florida Latino voters and their electoral sentiments this year on a host of issues, including immigration reform.  Florida Latinos have historically been more conservative, and included large populations of Cuban and Puerto Ricans, for whom the issue of immigration reform tends to be less salient.  But the state’s … Continue reading »

Fusion Millennial Poll: Nearly Half of Millennial Voters Say Dems Better Represent Their Views on Immigration

Republicans have a serious problem when it comes to engaging with voters who aren’t already part of their base — and that’s a truth that extends to Latinos, young voters, and others.  Today Fusion published their first-ever Massive Millennial Poll, which surveyed 1200 likely voters ages 18-34, with a number of questions on immigration. One of … Continue reading »