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[credit provider=”obama photos via Flikr”] President Obama is riding a huge surge in popularity in public opinion surveys among Hispanics, who are overwhelmingly excited about his second-term efforts to pass immigration reform.Obama’s approval rating stands at 73 per cent among Hispanics, a 25-point swing from his low of 48 per […]
The Republican Party has found itself with a slowly closing window to appeal to Hispanics before it starts to see some serious electoral issues.
[credit provider=”flickr/valkyrieh116″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/valkyrieh116/5294747913/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Latinos will outnumber non-Hispanic whites in California by early next year for the first time since it became a US state, according to official forecasts released Thursday.The number of Latinos will equal the white population by mid-2013, when each group is expected to be about 39 per […]
[credit provider=”Latino Decisions” url=”http://www.latinodecisions.com/”] At a 2:30 p.m. press conference later today, a bipartisan group of eight U.S. Senators plans to introduce an outline of legislation that would lead to comprehensive reform of the nation’s immigration system. The proposed legislation is backed by four members of each party. Notably, the group […]
[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=eva%20longoria&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1323142849&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=01d0c023715f4efca054a5eaeccaf193&dbm=PY2006&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Eva Longoria, the actress best known for her racy Desperate Housewives character, has emerged as a political operator and Hispanic activist with Barack Obama’s ear after starring at the presidential inauguration.She shot to fame as a sultry seductress in Desperate Housewives, is regularly featured on glossy […]
[credit provider=”besighyawn via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/besighyawn/2469470367/”] The Census Bureau forecasts that the U.S. will become a minority-majority population for the first time in 2043, according to its first set of new population projections based on the most recent 2010 U.S. Census,This means that non-Hispanic whites will, for the first time, comprise less […]
President Barack Obama’s overwhelming 71-27 margin among Latino voters in the 2012 election has left the Republican Party with a clear problem.
America’s population will grow 40 per cent through 2060 after growing 60 per cent for most of the 20th century, according to new Census data.
[credit provider=”Facebook/Obama for America – California” url=”https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151183984772806&set=a.10151183984327806.514654.25005387805&type=3&theatre”] The 1984 presidential election was conservative America’s greatest triumph.Ronald Reagan won every state except Walter Mondale’s Minnesota. Yet here is an astonishing fact.
[credit provider=”AP”] Texas Republican Senator-elect Ted Cruz on Thursday night blamed Mitt Romney’s infamous “47 per cent” comments as the reason he lost among Latino voters by nearly historic margins.But that excuse doesn’t quite match up to what polls showed consistently throughout the race — that Romney had trouble courting Latinos to […]
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/4569094679/”] What will Republicans learn from the 2012 election?This may be the most consequential question in American politics of the weeks and months ahead. Will the GOP blame Mitt Romney for being an inept candidate? Will they point to his campaign’s tactical blunders, or his ideological […]
[credit provider=”AP”] President Barack Obama is on track to earn a record share of the Latino vote in Tuesday’s election, according to the latest and final tracking poll from the firm Latino Decisions.In the latest poll, Obama gets 73 per cent of the Latino vote, outpacing Republican nominee Mitt Romney […]
[credit provider=”AP”] President Barack Obama made one candid admission in an interview with The Des Moines Register that originally was off-the-record but subsequently released after some pressure by the publication.Here’s the key quote:
[credit provider=”AP”] President Barack Obama maintained gigantic leads in two new polls of Latino voters released Monday, earning at least 70 per cent of the Latino vote in both NBC/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo and Latino Decisions polls.More importantly, though, is the increased enthusiasm of Latinos measured in both polls. Both polls measure […]
[credit provider=”ABC News” url=”http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/arizona-elections-department-flubs-election-date/”] Spanish-language voter documents circulated in Arizona this week told voters that Election Day was November 8, while the English version of these same documents correctly listed the date as the 6th.Election officials in Maricopa County have brushed the slip-up off as “an honest mistake,” claiming that […]
[credit provider=”AP”] A new poll among Florida’s Latino voters shows that President Barack Obama’s lead on Mitt Romney is shrinking, which could spell trouble for the president in the crucial swing state.Obama leads Romney 51-44 among likely Latino voters in the state, according to a new FIU/Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald […]
[credit provider=”Grace Wyler / Business Insider”] DENVER — Vera Ortegon is a Colombian-born microbiologist, a small-business owner, a mother, a former city councilwoman, and “die-hard Republican.” She’s also an Elector, one of just 538 people who cast a vote in the Electoral College, the unelected body that ultimately determines who wins […]
[credit provider=”AP”] New voter ID laws in 23 states have the potential to disenfranchise up to 10 million Latinos by preventing them from voting or discouraging them from registering, according to a new study from the civil rights group The Advancement Project.The Advancement Project said Monday that the laws have […]
[credit provider=”flickr/whiteafrican” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/whiteafrican/3004595893/”] The stated goal might have been curbing voter fraud, but voting regulations recently passed in several states may also cut down the Hispanic vote by 10 million, according to a study released Monday.The Hispanic community, the fastest growing demographic in the U.S., accounts for more than 8 […]
[credit provider=”AP”] A new Fox News Latino poll shows Republican nominee Mitt Romney earning 30 per cent of the Latino vote to President Barack Obama‘s 60 per cent, still a big gap but a sign that Romney is gaining on Obama in the demographic. The number still lags behind Romney’s intended target of […]
[credit provider=”Getty”] Mitt Romney may be struggling in some key swing states, but there’s no slippage for him in conservative Texas, a new poll shows.Thanks to a lopsided lead among white voters, Romney is leading President Obama 55-40, according to a poll from Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research, which carries […]
[credit provider=”Getty”] A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll continues to put presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney way behind among Latino voters nationwide, something that is not likely to change with his selection of Paul Ryan as a running mate. The poll — the first national poll since Ryan’s selection — gives President Barack Obama a […]
[credit provider=”Getty Images / Jason Merritt”] News Corp., the parent company of Fox, recently announced the launch of MundoFOX, a new Spanish language channel.One potential reason for the move: Hispanics hardly watch mainstream broadcast TV.
The Romney campaign is out Wednesday morning with a new Spanish-language ad featuring Craig Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s youngest son.
[credit provider=”AP”] Hispanic and Latino unemployment remained essentially unchanged at 11.0 per cent, according to the latest Bureau of labour Statistics report released Friday. It remains at sky-high May levels, which further complicates things for President Barack Obama heading into November. That’s down from 11.6 per cent last June, but the rate has […]
[credit provider=”NBClatino.com” url=”http://nbclatino.com/”] NBC News on Monday launched NBCLatino.com, a news and lifestyle website that will draw from NBC News, MSNBC, and NBCUniversal property Telemundo.The site, which will feature English-language news and Latino perspectives and opinion pieces, officially two months after ABC and Univision announced plans to start a new English news […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/Naden” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/nikkiaden/2708542529/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] In a Quinnipiac swing state poll released Wednesday morning, President Barack Obama has an enormous lead over Mitt Romney among Latino voters. The likely reason why? Voters in all three states — Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania — overwhelmingly support Obama’s recent shift in immigration policy, which will make it policy […]
Jon Stewart introduced a new “Los Panderos” segment Monday night, taking score of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney‘s most obvious attempts to appeal to Hispanic voters.
[credit provider=”Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla” url=”http://www.inthesetimes.com/working/entry/12438/with_anti-immigrant_law_alabama_is_again_ground_zero_for_civil_rights/”] Poll after poll has shown that the economy, rather than immigration, is the most important issue to Latino voters in the 2012 election. But that doesn’t mean immigration won’t come heavily into play. In fact, some Latino pollsters and immigration advocates think it could be a […]
The polling firm Latino Decisions released a new survey today showing a surge in overall Latino support for President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney.
[credit provider=”Getty”] If early polling is any indication, President Barack Obama has gained the upper hand over Mitt Romney and congressional Republicans with his new immigration policy, which will stop the deportation of some young illegal immigrants in good legal standing.A new poll from Bloomberg, released today, shows that Independent voters are overwhelmingly in favour of the […]
[credit provider=”olly/Shutterstock”] Graduations presents, birthday gifts, Hanukkah handouts (we don’t want to know what you received on the 2nd night) — for decades nose jobs have been a common bequest in the Jewish community for the nasally well-endowed. These days however, the thousand-dollar rhinoplasties are slowly becoming a thing of […]
[credit provider=”AP”] At his afternoon discussion at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York on Thursday, Florida Republican Sen. and vice presidential front-runner Marco Rubio was asked about the GOP’s Hispanic problem. A recent NBC/Telemundo poll had Barack Obama up an astounding 34 points on Republican challenger Mitt Romney.But Rubio, who […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Today’s Quinnipiac swing state poll of Florida gives Mitt Romney a significant 6-point lead over President Barack Obama — 47 per cent to 41 per cent. We’ve pointed out that Florida is a virtual must-win for Romney this fall, and Moody’s breakdown this morning gives even more reason that […]
[credit provider=”AP”] The Washington Post today digs into voter registration numbers that should leave the Barack Obama campaign a bit worried: among black and Hispanic voters — especially in key states and districts — voter registration is trending sharply down. Consider these numbers: Registration among Hispanics nationwide is down 5 per […]
[credit provider=”AP”] Bettina Inclan has quite the task in her first election as the Republican National Committee’s Director of Hispanic Outreach — making inroads with a demographic that has traditionally shunned the Republican Party. In 1980, Ronald Reagan told top adviser for Hispanic outreach Lionel Sosa that he would have an […]
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Bettina Inclan”] 30-two years ago, as Ronald Reagan built his campaign for a presidential run, he told a top adviser to expect an easy job.“Latinos are Republican,” he told Lionel Sosa, the man who would lead his outreach effort. “They just don’t know it yet.”
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/4569094679/”] What are the three demographic groups whose electoral impact is growing fastest? Hispanics, women, and young people. Who are Republicans pissing off the most? Latinos, women, and young people.It’s almost as if the GOP can’t help itself.
[credit provider=”Seattle’s Best” url=”http://www.seattlesbest.com/”] March 19–Seattle’s Best Coffee, which lost about 450 of its cafes when Borders bookstores closed, is overhauling its image in pursuit of a different customer.The Seattle-based, Starbucks-owned chain expects to open a prototype store Monday in west suburban Northlake that aims to serve young working-class families, […]
For quite a while I’ve been explaining the rabid, frantic vehemence of tea partiers and Republicans in general with a single visualisation:
[credit provider=”Instant Vantage on flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/instantvantage/6098085011/”] Asian couples, including mixed couples with either an Asian husband or wife, dominated the combined earnings in 2010, out-earning other mixed couples by $10,000, according to The Rise of Intermarriage study by the Pew Research centre. [credit provider=”Pew Research centre” url=”http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/files/2012/02/Intermarriage-II.pdf”] Pure Asian couples earned on […]
[credit provider=”AP”] In this overwhelmingly Hispanic city of 225,000 just outside Miami, Mitt Romney was made to feel right at home on Sunday.The Hialeah Police Department closed down streets surrounding his rally here and escorted the candidate’s campaign bus as it rolled into a restaurant parking lot that was packed […]
[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mzn37/291643230/”] The same technical problems that caused thousands of votes to be thrown out last year in New York may invalidate 100,000 votes next year, according to the Brennan centre for Justice (via Gothamist).New York’s optical scan machines, used for the first time in the 2010 gubernatorial election, […]
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