Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto

Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto

About

Victoria is Assistant Dean at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and a contributor to MSNBC and Telemundo. Her areas of expertise in the domestic policy landscape include immigration, Latinos, women and childcare, and economic equity. more→

Research

Victoria brings an interdisciplinary lens to understanding policy development and its intersection with institutional and political contexts. Underlying her academic work is the applicability of rigorous research to on-the-ground policy realities.

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

Recent Media

The President has a long list of things to worry about, topped by his approval to disapproval ratio in the general electorate.  Among Latinos the downward trend in approval is reflected, but less severe.  The big worry for the administration regarding Latinos is not that their disapproval will push them into the arms of the GOP but rather that they will not have the same ganas that they did in 2008.

The Latino Decisions tracking poll has shown Obama’s approval numbers take a steady and continuous tumble.  In the February tracking poll Latino approval of the president was 70%, in June that support slipped to 68% and most recently stands at 63%.  From June to August there was a five percentage point drop.  (more…)