Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto

Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto

About

Victoria is a political scientist that got the political nerd bug in middle school student council. Today she hangs her hat at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and engages in political wonkiness on MSNBC, NBCNews.com, and Telemundo among others. more→

Research

Victoria brings an interdisciplinary lens to understanding the politics, policies and people that shape our fascinating yet frustrating political landscape. Her areas of expertise include immigration, Latinos, women, political psych, & elections.

Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto
Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto

Recent Media

In the wake of the RNC convention Romney did receive much of a bump, at least not in the general electorate. However he did receive a slight boost within the Latino electorate. The Romney campaign was able nudge his approval rating through highlighting their Latino GOP leaders. But they also effectively dodged the issue of immigration and trained the spotlight on the economy which is the top issue of concern for Latinos who have suffered the most in the recession.

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