Cross-posted from Latino Decisions: To date, much of the evidence suggestive of Latino electoral influence has focused on statewide races, particularly presidential elections in swing states such as Florida, Colorado, and Nevada. However, with no presidential election on the ballot in 2014, the ability of Latino voters, and by extension the politics of immigration, to… Continue »

America’s Voice has put together a new post-election memo that identifies three takeaways and one lesson for both parties to learn as they turn to the future: TAKEAWAY ONE: The Democrats’ gamble to not take action on immigration failed, costing them in voter enthusiasm. TAKEAWAY TWO: Republicans would be wrong to think they can repeat their… Continue »

November 12, 2014                                                         2014 was a wave election, but it wasn’t a referendum on immigration. Here are three takeaways and one lesson for both parties to learn as… Continue »

This is must see. Today at the Latino Vote 2014 press conference, AV’s Executive Director Frank Sharry laid out the political situation for Republicans and Democrats on immigration reform. As you’ll see, he’s not expecting action from the GOP. He was on fire:

As noted below,  election eve poll of nearly 5,000 Latino voters nationwide and in key 2014 states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, North Carolina and Texas) provides new insights into Latino voter behavior in the 2014 elections. The first installment of results–released earlier today—revealed the top issues for Latino voters in 2014.… Continue »

There were some ugly anti-immigrants ads during this campaign season. Latino Rebels compiled eight of the dumbest ads: We take a moment to let everyone know that people spend real time and money to produce these political videos. You know, because… those “illegals.” Some of the ads were produced by conservative PACS. Some were from… Continue »

Today, Matt Barreto and Gary Segura, the founders of Latino Decisions, talked to Jose Diaz-Balart about the Latino vote in key races around the country: Tomorrow, America’s Voice and several of our allies will release an election-eve poll of nearly 5,000 Latino voters nationwide and in ten battleground states, conducted by Latino Decisions. The poll… Continue »

Matt Barreto and Tom Schaller, in a post originally published at Politico Magazine and the Latino Decisions blog, ask “Is it possible that Colorado’s Cory Gardner is shaping up to be this election cycle’s Sharron Angle?” Their post is worth a read for anyone interested in how pollsters continually fail “to keep up with demographic… Continue »

Last night’s Univision debate between Andrew Romanoff and Rep. Mike Coffman was groundbreaking and surreal. Only a few years ago, this congressional district was represented by Tom Tancredo. It is a stunning example of what Gary Segura of Latino Decisions likes to say… “demography is relentless.” In addition to symbolizing the growing importance of Latino… Continue »

Excellent post from dreaminonempty at DailyKos about Latino voters titled: Most of the data on Latino voters is bogus. Here are the real poll numbers. And, as you’ll see, the post does a deep dive into poll numbers in key states, using data collected by Latino Decisions: Recently, there was a story claiming Republican candidates were… Continue »