Matt Barreto

Matt Barreto is a political science professor at the University of California Los Angeles and the co-founder of Latino Decisions, a polling firm that looks at the political opinions of this increasingly influential group. Time Magazine called Latino Decisions the “gold-standard in Latino American polling.”

Barreto’s expertise lies in Latino public opinion, voting behavior and race politics in the U.S., including voter ID laws. Along with Latino Decisions co-founder Gary Segura, he was a principal investigator of the American National Election Study Latino oversample, the first ever oversample of Latino voters.

He was hired by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2015 to direct polling and focus group research for Latino voters. In 2016, he also directed Latino outreach research for the election campaigns of Sens. Catherine Cortez-Masto (D-Nev.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.)

Barreto makes frequent appearances in the news. During the 2020 presidential election, he was quoted by The Atlantic, The New York Times  and the Washington Post.

Location: Seattle, WA

Areas of Expertise: Politics, Latino electorate, Latino political opinions, voter ID laws, Voting Rights Act

Contact Information:
(909) 489-2955
Twitter: @LatinoDecisions

Featured on PBS: Race 2012: Matt Barreto on Voter ID Laws

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Last updated: March 11, 2020