Cross-posted at Latino Decisions, Latino Vote Matters, and Daily Kos: The latest impreMedia-Latino Decisions tracking poll shows that Latinos are more enthusiastic and more likely to vote than ten weeks ago when the initial poll was fielded.  Forty-five percent of Latino voters say they are more enthusiastic about voting in 2012 compared to 2008.  That number is… Continue »

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) again promised that he would sue President Obama over his deferred action program (DACA) yesterday during his final debate against challenger Christie Vilsack (D). “I intend to follow through on that,” King responded to a question about whether he still had plans to file the lawsuit.  “I ran into a few… Continue »

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer this week decided to inject herself into the super-close Senate race between Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and former Surgeon General Richard Carmona (D), using her political action committee (JanPAC) to spend $100,000 printing and supporting mailers supporting Flake over Carmona. As Capitol Media Services reported yesterday: PAC spokesman Paul Senseman said his boss believes she… Continue »

Yesterday, we explained “the Harry Reid Effect” – when pre-election polls under-count the Latino vote in such a way that underestimates the actual standing of the candidates that Latinos support. The Reid Effect is caused by (a) methodological problems in pre-election polls that create a skewed Latino voter sample, which can lead to an under-representation of… Continue »

Yesterday, we explained “the Harry Reid Effect” – when pre-election polls underestimate the Latino vote in a way that underestimates the actual standing of the candidates they support. The Reid Effect is caused by (a) methodological problems in pre-election polls that create a skewed Latino voter sample, which can lead to an underrepresentation of Spanish-dominant… Continue »

A variety of polls could be under-counting the Latino vote, resulting in misleading conclusions about the Presidential race and local races around the nation

In newly released comments from his previously off-the-record conversation with the Des Moines Registereditorial board, President Obama unequivocally makes the case for immigration reform as a priority for 2013

After Arizona passed the viciously anti-immigrant law SB 1070, raising questions about whether the state was legalizing racial profiling, Congressman Brian Bilbray (R-CA) jumped into the fray by claiming that police officers wouldn’t have to resort to race in order to identify undocumented immigrants.  “They will look at the kind of dress you wear,” he said… Continue »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – En una visita a Colorado en medio de las primarias republicanas en febrero de este año, la retórica antiinmigrante de los republicanos ya estaba haciendo mella en el apoyo de los votantes latinos a ese partido. Y la nueva entrega de Latino Decisions para America’s Voice demuestra que aún en un estado… Continue »