Can Mitt Romney overcome his hardline immigration positions and meet his campaign’s ambitious goal of 38% of the Latino vote, in Florida and nationwide? Can Barack Obama build a strong enough case about his immigration record to energize and mobilize the Latino and immigrant community here and across the country? How will the issue of immigration reform impact the U.S. Senate and key House races in Florida? What do Latino voters think about Governor Rick Scott’s efforts to scrub the voter rolls for ineligible voters?
In key swing states like Florida, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Virginia–as well as at the national level–Latino and new citizen voters are changing politics. While they care about the same issues as all Americans, they have a unique and personal connection to the immigration debate that shapes their political views.
Throughout October, America’s Voice with Latino Decisions will be holding a series of panels–all live-streamed–in these battleground states across the nation. During each of these events, we will be releasing brand-new polling of local Latino voters, providing insights into how they’re voting, what they support, and how enthusiastic they are to vote. A diverse panel of experts will analyze the findings and assess how Latino voters and the immigration issue will shape the Presidential, Senate, and House races in these states and beyond.