by Matt Barreto, Latino Decisions on 09/12/2012 Latino political leaders were on display at the 2012 political conventions like never before.  The Republican convention featured two Latino Governors and two Latino U.S. Senators (with the impending election of Ted Cruz in Texas).  The Democrats countered with a Latino chairman of their entire convention and a Latino keynote speaker… Continue »

by Latino Decisions on 09/10/2012 Despite two weeks of widespread political coverage in which both parties made an effort to reach out to Latino voters, enthusiasm about November is still very much in question.  Wave 3 of the impreMedia/Latino Decisions tracking poll did not find any noticeable increase in levels of enthusiasm or certainty to vote, and to… Continue »

By Matt Barreto, Latino Decisions (Cross-posted at Latino Vote Matters):  After a week in the spotlight in which many prominent Latinos took to the stage at the RNC Convention, the impreMedia/Latino Decisions tracking poll finds a noticeable bump in support for Romney and Republicans among Latinos, as reported by Pilar Marrero.  The question will be can they sustain it,… Continue »

Por Maribel Hastings, asesora ejecutiva de America’s Voice CHARLOTTE, Carolina del Norte – Barack Obama ha hecho historia en los estadios. Aceptó la nominación presidencial de 2008 en el estadio Invesco de Denver, Colorado con la promesa de cambio. Ahora aceptará la nominación a un segundo periodo en el estadio Bank of America de Charlotte… Continue »

Washington, DC – Using current polling and voter data, Latino Decisions and America’s Voice Education Fund teamed up to create an interactive online map that allows the user to see for herself how Latino voters could impact the 2012 presidential race.  Introduced earlier this summer, the Latino Vote Map (www.latinovotemap.org) has been updated throughout the… Continue »

Apparent by its party platform, the reins of the Republican Party’s immigration policy are in the hands of hardliners, led by anti-immigrant legal architect Kris Kobach. Ahead of this week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, some prominent Republican politicians, Party strategists, and conservative observers spoke out against the GOP’s hardline drift on immigration, recognizing the… Continue »

Observers Agree: “Demographics is Destiny” for GOP Unless Party Re-Images Itself on Immigration Washington, DC – As evidenced by its party platform, the reins of the Republican Party’s immigration policy are in the hands of hardliners, led by anti-immigrant legal architect Kris Kobach.  Ahead of this week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, some prominent Republican politicians,… Continue »

Cross-Posted at Latino Decisions and Latino Vote Matters: While presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s anemic support among Latinos is likely to weaken his prospects in states with large or emerging Latino voting populations, it is less clear whether his unpopularity among Latinos will spill-over to down ticket races; an issue of particular import for… Continue »

Cross Posted at Latino Decisions and Latino Vote Matters: New analysis of state voter registration counts by Latino Decisions reveals strong growth in Latino registered voters across the 50 states.  In July, Ruy Teixeira and William Frey first analyzed the May 2012 Census data, and found that steady increases in the Latino citizen voting age population (CVAP) could… Continue »

The news that Mitt Romney has selected Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his running mate reinforces the Republican immigration status quo and is not going to help repair Romney’s low standing among Latino voters.  The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the Ryan VP selection: Paul Ryan… Continue »