(Washington, D.C.)—Today, the Latino Victory Project announced the results of a poll conducted by Latino Decisions, in partnership with America’s Voice, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), AFL-CIO, Mi Familia Vota, NALEO Educational Fund, and People For the American Way. The poll shows that a plurality of 45 percent of Latino voters nationwide said immigration reform was the most important issue facing the Latino community that politicians should address; 34 percent ranked the economy or job creation first, while 21 percent mentioned education and 17 percent said health care.
“Latino voters support candidates that advance policies that strengthen Latino families, including support fixing the nation’s broken immigration system, ensuring families can earn a living wage, expanding education opportunities, and increasing access to affordable health care,” said Henry R. Muñoz III, Co-Founder of the Latino Victory Project. “No one should take the Latino vote for granted, and we will be closely watching what happens on immigration and health care.”
During the 2014 election cycle, the Latino Victory Project invested heavily in registering voters, supporting candidates that reflect the values of the Latino community, and building a network of Latino donors.
“Our investments are critically important to organizing and mobilizing our community for 2016 and beyond,” said Cristóbal Alex, President of the Latino Victory Project. “Demographics do not dictate destiny, and we will continue to work to ensure our community has a seat at the table.”
The Latino Decisions survey of 5,000 Latino voters revealed data for both the national electorate and the following states: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Illinois, Texas, Kansas, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona and California. Full results are available at www.latinovote2014.com.