New Poll from Latino Decisions Reveals Prominence of Immigration on the Minds of Nevada’s Latino Voters Today, at a live streamed panel at the Greenspun Auditorium of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Washington, DC and Nevada-based political analysts, advocates, and community leaders discussed how Latino voters and the immigration issue will shape the Presidential, Senate and House races [...]
Public Polling On Immigration Reform
In August 2010, the Chicago Tribune and WGN conducted a poll of 800 heads of households across the Chicago region. A majority of Chicago residents don’t want police to seek out undocumented immigrants for deportation.The poll found that “57 percent of the respondents did not want police to seek illegal immigrants for deportation.” [Chicago Tribune] Overwhelming [...]
Conventional wisdom used to hold that American voters oppose immigration positions like those taken by President Obama, support strategies like those advocated by Governor Romney, and will rise up to swing elections against pro-immigrant candidates. But numerous public opinion surveys—and the results of recent elections—have proven these claims are exactly wrong. These are the facts.
Experts from Latino Decisions and America’s Voice release the full and final results of a new national poll of Latino registered voters, revealing how these voters view the politics of immigration in light of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on SB 1070 and the President’s decision to stop the deportation of DREAM-eligible young people.
After a busy month of immigration news, including the Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s SB 1070 law and President Obama’s decision to protect DREAMers from deportation, a new nationwide poll of Latino voters conducted by Latino Decisions finds that President Obama has grown his lead over Mitt Romney with Latino voters to a margin of 70%-22%, up from a 66%-23% margin in June polling.
Latino Decisions and America’s Voice released the latest installment of their Latino voter poll in five battleground states (AZ, CO, FL, NV, VA). In an on-the-record webinar and press briefing, Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions and Frank Sharry of America’s Voice reviewed the most recent poll findings and demonstrated how a ground-breaking online tool (developed by Latino Decisions and America’s Voice Education Fund) provides a hands-on way for users to see how Latino turnout and candidate choice will impact the Presidential race.
Polls show support for both state-based laws and comprehensive, federal reform—not to mention pro-immigrant policies like President Obama’s recent commitment to protecting for DREAMers from deportation. So where do voters really stand? When it comes to immigration, do politicians have to choose between courting Latinos and other voters, or is there common ground after all?
On, Friday, June 15, President Obama announced that young undocumented immigrants in college will be able to apply for protection from deportation and work permits. Newly-released polls show that voters strongly feel the President did the right thing—and Latino voters are more enthusiastic about his re-election because he took this bold action.