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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 »

GOP's Ugly Anti-immigrant Rhetoric In 2014 Guarantees Long-term Harm

Yesterday, America’s Voice released polling from Latino Decisions on “the politics of immigration are influencing Latinos’ perceptions of both parties and potential presidential contenders heading into 2016 and beyond.” Among the key finding: Republicans are Facing Major 2016 Problem: Fifty-five percent of Latinos said that they’d vote for the Democratic candidate if the 2016 Presidential … 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 »

Denver Post's Coffman, Gardner Endorsements Don't Look at Immigration Record

From the Denver Post’s last few endorsements, you would never have thought that they used to support immigration reform. They did — in an editorial published a few days before the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration bill last summer, the Post wrote,  “the Senate bill is still the sort of comprehensive solution to the current immigration fiasco … Continue reading »

Insider Louisville: Kentucky Immigration Reform Supporters Blast Grimes for Anti-Immigrant Ad

1:30 PM ET: Breaking news! Grimes campaign tells immigration-reform advocates she will pull offending ad and not use ‘the i word’ – #kysen #CIR — Joe Sonka (@joesonka) October 17, 2014 It’s been a bad week for Kentucky’s Alison Lundergan Grimes after the release of her “illegal aliens” ad, and she has rightfully come under … Continue reading »

Fact Check: Rep. Cory Gardner Opposes DREAM Act, Voted to Deport DREAMers, and Blocked Immigration Reform

Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO), now running for Senate in a state where the electorate is 13% Latino, has been saying a lot of nice things about immigration reform.  Immigration reform has consistently been a top priority for Colorado’s Latino voters, and so Gardner has been going around claiming that he supports reform and has taken … Continue reading »

Daily Kos: Polls in Colorado May Not Be Telling Full Story

All eyes this election season are on the country’s super-competitive Senate races, which will determine the oft-debated question as to whether Democrats will retain the upper chamber after November.  One of these all-important Senate races is in Colorado, where Republican challenger Cory Gardner has been putting up a small but consistent lead in polls.  As … Continue reading »

Latino Decisions Polls North Carolina: Hagan 40%, Tillis 15%, Undecided 45%

Latino Decisions with NCLR Action Fund released a poll of Latino voters in North Carolina today — you can see the results here.  Forty percent of those surveyed indicated that they would support the incumbent, Democrat Kay Hagan in the Senate race, while 15% preferred Republican Thom Tillis.  But 45% of North Carolina Latino voters are undecided, … Continue reading »

Ebola, ISIS, the Border: Scott Brown Goes for the "Fox News Trifecta"

Republicans running for Senate this year — Tom Cotton, Thom Tillis, but especially Scott Brown — have been running fear-mongering campaigns so egregious that they have become borderline farcical.  As Greg Sargent highlights today at the Washington Post, Scott Brown has managed to twist the specters of ebola, ISIS, and border security together in a single … Continue reading »