Sylvia Manzano

In an interview with Joy Diaz at KUT, political scientist Sylvia Manzano explains that “Hispanics don’t see eye-to-eye on everything, but there are issues that do get them out to the polls in large numbers…they might say, ‘I identify as a Republican or Democrat or Independent.’ But when it actually comes to those issues that trigger ethnic identity, we see a lot of policy agreement.”

Manzano is currently a Principal at Latino Decisions, a Latino polling firm, where she previously worked as a senior analyst.

Prior to Latino Decisions, Manzano served as assistant professor of political science at Texas A&M University where she taught courses such as “Race, Ethnicity and American Politics” and “Latino Politics in the United States.”

She has been a guest on her local stations KUT and Texas Public Radio. Her most recent publications include articles about Judge Sonia Sotomayor and Latino gender attitudes in the journals Political Communication and Politics and Gender.


Principal at Latino Decisions

Areas of Expertise: Latino Voting Behavior, Latino Vote, Politics of Race and Ethnicity,State and Local Politics, Political Behavior

Location: College Station, TX
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Hispanic Diversity Makes for Unique Voting Bloc

Added January 2013

Last Verified September 2015