The poll says Biden leads Trump with Asian American voters


According to a poll released Tuesday by a coalition of Asian American civic engagement groups, Asian American voters prefer President Trump to 54% to 30% Joe Biden for the November presidential election. This gives Democrats another strong showing with one of the nation’s fastest-growing but often-neglected voting blocks.

1,569 registered Chinese, Indian, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, and Filipino American voters across the nation were surveyed by APIAVote, AAPI Data and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC, arguing that Asian American voters play an important role in an increasingly diverse Battlegrounds such as Arizona, Pennsylvania and North Carolina can play.

Even in highly competitive swing states like Wisconsin, where political news coverage often dominates the likely preferences of white voters, “Hmong farmers and voters in rural areas” whose votes may be important, especially if you are a Seeing the win where every vote actually counts, ”said Christine Chen, executive director of APiVote, a non-collaborative engagement group.

As with all voting blocks, the original racial identity only tells a small part of the story. Among Asian American nationalities surveyed, Indian Americans were the most democratic group, with 54% identifying as Democrat and 16% Republican.

Indian Americans already had a strong Democratic demographic before the California fighter. Kamala Harris, who is an Indian American, became Biden’s running mate in August. The survey was conducted from 4 July to 10 September.

Vietnamese Americans were by far the most pro-Republican group polled, with 38% of Republicans vs. 27% identified as Democrats, which is common for groups that arrived in the US after fleeing communist countries.

Democrats took advantage of at least a 15-percentage-point party identification with each other Asian American group, although Chinese American registered voters were the only group where self-identified independents self-identified Democrats spread from 41% to 38% went.

Chen said that due to strong immigration to Democratic China, the number of Chinese Americans who identify as independent rather than Democrats has increased recently, while many previous immigrants came from Taiwan or Hong Kong.

“China’s new Chinese expatriates, their outlook and understanding of Asian American history and how they look at issues are different from the Chinese Americans who are here now,” said Chen, who is Chinese American.

However, Chen said, independent Chinese Americans are “not necessarily” shifting their support for Republicans as the Kung Flu “because of Trump’s anti-China rhetoric and his racist references to coronovirus”. Sixteen percent of Chinese Americans voters identified as Republican for the weakest affiliation with the GOP among survey respondents.

But despite Trump’s persistent anti-immigrant rhetoric, naturalized citizens – who are rising as a share of American voters – were significantly less likely to support Biden than their American-born counterparts in a poll of Asian-American registered voters . Naturally Asian American respondents supported Trump by 48% to 34%, while American-born respondents supported Trump by 68% to 20%.

But both parties hold a significant place for improvement in reaching Asian American voters. In separate questions about whether they were approached by the Republican and Democratic parties, about half of the respondents asked no for each question.

“Joe Biden knows how important the Asian American and Pacific Islander community is and is committed to ensuring that every member of the AAPI community is treated with dignity and has a fair shot at the American Dream,” Jason Tangco, chief of staff for the coalition, Biden campaign, said in a statement. “We are not leaving any votes behind, we have put together a strong AAPI outreach program that recognizes diversity within the AAPI community and we are working every day to earn our vote.”

“Asian Pacific Americans have included themselves, consistently supported candidates who advocate for a safer and stronger America, have more hard-earned money in their pockets, freedom to choose the best school for our children, And less tax, ”Ken Fernasso said in a statement by the Deputy National Press Secretary for the Trump campaign. “President Trump has given more on all of that in just three years while Joe Biden’s five-decade record of failure speaks for itself.”

The survey was conducted in English, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese via phone and Internet and had a 2% margin of error.