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Anna in the Swing States: No 'Mile High' Enthusiasm in Colorado

Friday, July 13, 2012

The choice Colorado voters are anticipating in November is not so much Obama versus Romney, but whether voting for the guy they kind of like is worth the trouble.

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Opinion: Will Hispanic Voters Actually Turn Out?

Monday, June 25, 2012

Most Hispanics I’ve talked to in the past day see no boldness here and very tepid citizenship options between either president 

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Taking Stock: Latinos and the 2012 Election

Thursday, June 14, 2012

As part of our coverage of this political year we are doing what a lot of people in the U.S. are doing as they think about voting for a new President: Taking stock of the last four years and looking ahead to the next 12 months. We sat down with former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury George Munoz to discuss the role Latinos are poised to play in this year's presidential election.

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Conservative or Liberal, Latino Youth are 'Meh' on 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Young Latino voters are often discouraged by Congress’ inaction on immigration reform and other issues concerning youth in general, such as student loans.

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Opinion: Obama's on Shaky Ground With Crucial Constituencies

Monday, June 04, 2012

The President should be concerned about recent polling that shows his rival gaining ground among the same groups that elected him in 2008.

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Opinion: Why Santorum's 'English Only' Gaffe is Genius

Monday, March 19, 2012

GOP candidate Rick Santorum was quoted in saying that if the territory wanted U.S. statehood, they'd have to make English their only official language. Smart move.

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Hardliners and Swing Voters: Florida's Fractured Latino Voters

Monday, January 30, 2012

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio made the case that the sluggish economy is giving Republicans a clear shot at Latino voters this year. But to do it, Republicans have to change the way they talk about Latinos, legal and illegal.

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GOP Initiates Hispanic Outreach Effort

Thursday, January 19, 2012

George W. Bush made significant gains in attracting Hispanic voters, traditionally a strongly Democratic voting bloc, during his time in office. But those gains disappeared in 2008 when Barack Obama won more than two-thirds of the Latino vote. Despite the unpopularity of his administration's deportation strategy, Latin voters support Obama more than his Republican rivals. Realizing that they are missing a portion of the electorate that continues to grow, the GOP has initiated a Hispanic Outreach Effort for the 2010 election.

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What's Keeping Latino Voters Away from the GOP?

Monday, December 12, 2011

Recap from It's a Free Country.

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, Matt Barreto, advisor to impreMedia/Latino Decisions polling and a professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, discussed the findings of a new poll, which suggests that Latino voters do not care as much about religion or social issues as previously thought.

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Podcast: 2012 GOP Candidates Sink With Latinos

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

In this podcast, Fi2W Executive Producer John Rudolph speaks with La Opinión senior political writer and columnist Pilar Marrero about the first poll measuring how Latino voters are responding to the GOP presidential field. Listen:

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Latinos Support Health Care Reform, But Not Mandate

Friday, October 14, 2011

Latino voters have a complicated relationship with the health care reform law approved in March 2010. On the one hand, they support the majority of its provisions and oppose its repeal. But just like other voters, they are against the clause that will force them to purchase coverage, the so-called mandate.

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The Process is Political: A Surprising Win for Kucinich

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Looks like Rep. Dennis Kucinich can end his district-shopping, as Ohio's redistricted map looks to have treated him less harshly than he expected. A proposal to change Pennsylvania's electoral college rules away from a winner-take-all approach continues to divide state Republicans. And days after the Department of Justice sent Texas' map back to reconsider its treatment of Latino voters, Los Angeles considers the tipping point of when Latino population growth earns Latino residents another majority district. 

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With Falling Approval, Obama Loses Latino Support

Monday, September 26, 2011

August's Gallup poll numbers showed that 41 percent of American adults approve of the way Obama is currently handling his job, an all-time low for the President. And some of the most significant declines in approval come from Latino voters — a group that was formerly solidly supportive of the President.

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Obama Loses Black Voters as Approval Rating Slips

Monday, September 26, 2011

President Obama's approval ratings are at an all-time low. August's Gallup poll numbers showed that 41 percent of American adults approve of the way Obama is currently handling his job. Some of the largest declines in approval come from African-American voters — a group that formerly voted for Obama.

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The Process is Political: Judge Orders Review of Hispanic Voting Power in Nevada

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Nevada's Hispanic population is up by more than 80 percent, and Democrats and Republicans are arguing about how that should affect the Congressional map. Fundraising limits on recall campaigns reveal true motives of campaign finance reform, argues George Will. Nevada's  And Obama fundraisers go back to school. 

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What Will the Wealth Divide Mean for Hispanic and African-American Voters?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Pew Foundation released a report this week looking at the how the recession has affected the wealth gap between different ethnic groups. The results, based on the 2009 U.S. Census, showed the gap is the largest its been in 25 years. Hispanics were the group hit hardest, with a 66 percent drop in personal wealth, and African-Americans saw a 53 percent decline since 2005. This means financial gains in these groups have been set back decades. What will these findings mean for minority voters in 2012?

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Census Results: The Hispanic Vote

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent for The New York Times, is a weekly guest for the month of March. Each week he talks about the 2010 Census results and what they reveal about Americans and New Yorkers. This week he discusses how the Hispanic population has expanded.

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