Immigration Reform’s Big Obstacle: The Important Senate Races Are Very White

By: Monday April 14, 2014 11:13 am

Democrats winning back the House is extremely unlikely since the GOP has huge structural advantage there, so the big fight will be over the Senate. There Republicans have a chance of picking up enough seats to win the chamber — and almost all of the most competitive races are in overwhelmingly white states.

U.S. Born Hispanics Even More Democratic-Leaning Than New Immigrants

By: Friday August 9, 2013 10:43 am

Hispanics in America overwhelming identify with the Democratic Party, according to a new Gallup poll. By greater than a 2-1 margin Hispanics are more likely to identify with Democrats than Republicans. From Gallup:   This breakdown should really concern Republicans. The poll found Hispanics with a longer family history in the United States are more [...]

Hispanics Heavily Lean Democratic Across Generations

By: Tuesday July 16, 2013 10:28 am

Democrats now have a huge advantage with Hispanics across all age groups. According to Gallup in every age group Hispanics are almost twice as likely to lean Democratic than to lean Republican. From Gallup: It is interesting to see that Republicans do slightly better with young Hispanics than they do with older Hispanics. While many [...]

Growing Importance of Hispanic Vote for Obama

By: Tuesday June 19, 2012 12:51 pm

President Obama currently holds a seven point lead over Mitt Romney in Colorado according to a new PPP poll of the state. What is must interesting about the poll is why Obama is leading: it’s driven in large part by a huge lead among Hispanics. From PPP: The reason the race has tightened over the [...]

Voters Overwhelmingly Back Obama’s Immigration Move

By: Tuesday June 19, 2012 10:17 am

President Obama’s new move to help undocumented children may already be paying off serious political dividends. The policy change is extremely popular with likely voters. From a Bloomberg poll: President┬áBarack Obama is winning the opening round in the battle over immigration, according to a Bloomberg poll released today, putting Republicans on the defensive with his [...]

Obama’s Job Approval Drops Below 50% with Hispanics

By: Wednesday September 7, 2011 5:38 pm

According to Gallup, President Obama’s job approval number has dipped below 50 percent among Hispanics for the first time in his presidency. This year’s decline is steep, having gone from 60 percent approval in January to only 48 percent approval now.

After a Season of Unkept Promises, Hispanic Support for Democrats Withers

By: Friday October 1, 2010 1:09 pm

According to Gallup, since March, support for Democrats among whites and African-Americans has remained almost unchanged, but among Hispanics support for Congressional Democrats has been imploding. In March, Hispanics supported Democrats by a 33-point margin; that has dropped to only a 13-point margin today. Obviously, Hispanics have been hit hard by the economic downturn and [...]

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