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POLITICIANS CAN GET 'LOST IN TRANSLATION' WHEN ENGAGING LATINO VOTERS

Olivia P. Tallet | April 13, 2018

Reaching out to a growing Hispanic populace can often stump politicians and researchers, who wonder if they should communicate in Spanish, English, or both.

That’s a dilemma that political campaigns, pollsters and researchers deal with when they want to connect with Latinos, either to mobilize their vote or understand the behaviors and attitudes of this multilingual community. And since there hasn’t been a way to predict the language they should use to communicate with specific Hispanic voters, getting ‘lost in translation’ is a common mistake that frequently ends up alienating them.

To tackle this issue, opinion research firm Latino Decisions of Washington, D.C., partnered with the data firm Catalist to produce a model that they are releasing this month, designed to predict language preference among specific Hispanic voters nationwide.

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STUDIES: DEMOCRATIC POLITICIANS REPRESENT MIDDLE-CLASS VOTERS. GOP POLITICIANS DON'T.

Political scientists are finding an alarming pattern.

Dylan Matthews | Apr 2, 2018

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VIRGINIA 2017: CATALIST PARTNERS WITH WINVIRGINIA, VOTERCIRCLE, RELAY 

50 State Legislative Races Leveraged Catalist Data Through These Partnerships

December 12, 2017 | Washington, DC

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 CATALIST PARTNERS WITH LATINO DECISIONS TO PROVIDE NEW RESEARCH AND INSIGHTS FOR PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY

 | February 21, 2017

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KIDS AT BARACK OBAMA ELEMENTARY HAVE KNOWN ONLY ONE PRESIDENT. MANY FEAR THE NEXT.

 | January 18, 2017

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HOW THE SKEWED DEMOGRAPHICS OF THE DONOR CLASS PULL OUR POLITICS TO THE RIGHT

 | February 8, 2017

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