Tag Archives: Hispanics

To What Extent Does Income Affect Voting Behavior When Accounting For Race?

In heavily Hispanic Californian neighborhoods, wealth had no relationship with voting patterns in the 2008 United States presidential election and the 2010 California gubernatorial election. Continue reading

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Thinking About Romney’s Southern Problem

It’s pretty clear that Mitt Romney has a Southern problem. The Republican candidate has consistently lost southern states. Indeed, it’s probable that if the South didn’t exist, then Mitt Romney would already have the nomination sown up today. Continue reading

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Packing Hispanics

This is the second part in a series of posts examining how to create super-packed congressional districts of one race. Continue reading

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Growing Republican Strength Along the Rio Grande?

The state of Texas is one of the Republican Party’s most valuable strongholds. It adds a good 38 electoral votes to the Republican candidate’s electoral vote; Democrats have not been competitive in the state for at least a decade. One of the only Democratic regions in Texas lies along the Rio Grande. Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “Permanent Democratic Majority” Thesis

This is the second part of two posts analyzing and challenging the idea of a “permanent Democratic majority.” The previous part can be found here. A “Permanent Democratic Majority” The previous post argued that the “permanent Democratic majority” – the idea … Continue reading

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Challenging the “Permanent Democratic Majority” Thesis

This is the first part of two posts analyzing and challenging the idea of a “permanent Democratic majority.” The second part can be found here. A “Permanent Democratic Majority” The permanent Democratic majority is a theory spun by many Democratic … Continue reading

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The Strange Duality of Spanish in the American Imagination

It’s quite interesting to see how America perceives Spanish. There are two quite different ways that the Spanish language is viewed in the American imagination. Indeed, in many ways these two approaches are the exact opposite. The first way is the one more … Continue reading

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