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How Did Immigrants and Immigration Fare in the 2018 Elections?

The broad backlash to the GOP’s reliance on racism and xenophobia was stronger than Trump’s shameless turnout strategy Trump’s despicable closing argument was intended to mobilize Republican voters in hopes of hanging onto power. It was cynical and dangerous. But was it effective? Sure, Trump’s toxic stew of mendacity and racial panic increased Republican turnout … Continue reading »

American Election Eve Polling and Toplines

If you’re looking for the Latino Decisions’ American Election Eve polling, toplines, and summaries, please find them below. Also check out ElectionEve2018.com Latino Decisions battleground districts Arizona results California results Florida results Georgia results Nevada results Texas results Graphic summary Analysis and takeaways This election, allied organizations across the progressive movement launched the American Election … Continue reading »

Allied Organizations Discuss Latino Voting Behavior for 2018 Midterms

See the results here. A recording of the press call can be found here. Earlier today, allied organizations across the progressive movement examined new polling of Latinos across various competitive elections to analyze how that electorate engaged in 2018, how they’re shaping the future of campaigns, and what it might mean for 2020. The poll … Continue reading »

Our Take on the 2018 Elections

Xenophobia Mostly Backfires, People of Color Show Up, and, Despite Trump’s Racist Attacks, Immigration and Pro-Immigrant Candidates Fare Well The 2018 results are mostly in, and the debate over what it all means has begun in earnest. Here are our initial takeaways: Trump and Trumpism suffered a significant setback: Republicans lost the House of Representatives … Continue reading »

Pollsters, Civil Rights and Civic Engagement Organizations Analyze The American Election Eve Poll

See the results here. The recording from this call is available here. This election, allied organizations across the progressive movement launched the American Election Eve Poll examining how African American, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Latino, Native American and White voters engaged in the 2018 midterm elections. See full results here. The American Election Eve … Continue reading »

Pollsters, Civil Rights & Civic Engagement Organizations Release Initial Findings from The American Election Eve Poll, As Election Day Draws to a Close

See results here; link will be updated throughout the night as polls close In 2018, allied organizations across the progressive movement are launching the American Election Eve Poll examining how African American, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Latino, Native American and White voters engaged in the 2018 midterm elections. The American Election Eve Poll: Examined how African … Continue reading »

Trump’s Closing Argument is Clear: Play the Race Card in Order to Divide and Distract Voters

Trump wants to exploit this issue, not solve it. As President Trump stokes fears and tries to whip up a frenzy over border security, immigration and a caravan of Central Americans seeking safety and opportunity, here is our take: Trump wants to exploit this issue, not solve it. Trump’s frenzy over the issue is ugly, … Continue reading »

Could the Conventional Wisdom About Immigration and the Midterms Be Wrong?

Washington Post/ABC Poll: More Democrats than Republicans Say Immigration is Important to their 2018 Vote Is the bet Republicans are making on xenophobia going to work this election cycle? Recent polling suggests that the prevailing conventional wisdom — that the issue is a winner for Republicans –may have to be rethought at evidence of opposition … Continue reading »

Since Voters Strongly Support Immigrants, Want Dreamers to Stay and Oppose the Border Wall, How Does this GOP Immigrant-Bashing Strategy Work Again?

New NBC/WSJ Poll Suggests Republican Strategy of Stoking Fear of Immigrants in Hopes of Disqualifying Democrats is Meeting Stiff Resistance The new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll is the latest evidence that the Republican strategy to make the midterms an ugly referendum on race and immigration is at odds with the growing pro-immigrant sentiment of … Continue reading »

New CNN Poll: GOP Embrace of Trump on Immigration May Come at a Political Cost

GOP Will Have Tough Time Distancing Themselves from Ugly Policies As we highlighted yesterday, internal Republican polling of battleground congressional districts found that the cruel family separation policy has hurt President Trump and Republicans’ standing among moderates and independents in congressional battlegrounds. Despite the toll, the Republicans’ midterm “divide and distract” strategy is all about … Continue reading »

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