Mountain West Voters Outline Priorities for Trump Administration on Public Lands

Mountain West voters weighed in on the Trump Administration’s priorities for managing the use and protection of national public lands in a new Colorado College State of the Rockies Project Conservation in the West Poll released today. The poll, now in its seventh year, surveyed the views of voters in […] Read more »

Separating Rhetoric from Reality When it Comes to Mountain West Voters’ Support for National Public Lands

Against an uptick in anti-public lands rhetoric from militant extremists, a new Colorado College State of the Rockies Project Conservation in the West Poll released today revealed strong public support for efforts to protect and maintain national public lands. The poll surveyed the views of voters in seven Mountain West […] Read more »

Ohio, New Mexico the Best Presidential Bellwethers

The Buckeye State, long recognized as perhaps the nation’s premier presidential swing state, deserves its status. In the 30 presidential elections since 1896, Ohio has correctly picked the winner 28 times. Ohio has company at the top though — it beats out another top presidential swing state, New Mexico, by […] Read more »

Latino Voters Key Factor in Success of Environmental Ballot Initiatives in 2014

A groundbreaking study released today finds evidence that Latinos’ stated concerns for the environment and protection of America’s public lands is demonstrated at the voting booth – and impacts policy. The new research brief, released by leading pollster Latino Decisions and the nonprofit Hispanic Access Foundation, analyzed the results of […] Read more »

The States That Will Pick the President: The Southwest

Political change has been gestating longer in the new swing states of the Southwest than in the emerging battlegrounds of the Southeast. At the apex of their presidential strength, Republicans dominated the desert. From 1968 to 1988, the GOP presidential candidates swept Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico all six times. […] Read more »

How Immigration Plays in Border States

When it comes to the immigration overhaul debate, the U.S.-Mexico border states are different. Those four states – Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas – hold 27.5 million Hispanics, about half of the total U.S. Hispanic population. As the House of Representatives digs into immigration policy you might think those […] Read more »

The Hispanic Challenge and Opportunity for Republicans

Resurgent Republic and the Hispanic Leadership Network jointly surveyed Hispanics who voted in the 2012 Presidential election in four critical states: Florida, Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico. The results make clear the size of the hole Republicans have dug among Hispanic voters over the past eight years. At a time […] Read more »

The Hispanic vote: Challenging our assumptions

Republicans are in general agreement about one central premise as we look ahead to future elections—we must do better with Hispanic voters. That begins with challenging some long held assumptions. Data referenced below is taken from a post-election survey conducted in New Mexico among 500 voters who cast a ballot […] Read more »