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MORE ASIAN-AMERICANS ARE IDENTIFYING AS DEMOCRATS, SURVEY FINDS

Jeremy Peters | The New York Times

"More than twice as many Asian-Americans now identify as Democrats than as Republicans, and they hold strongly unfavorable views of Donald J. Trump, a new national survey found, emphasizing the Republican Party’s continued struggle to appeal to minority groups.

"The figures, published on Wednesday by the nonpartisan National Asian-American Survey, suggested that the political allegiances of Asians might be hardening in a way that could harm Republicans with the fastest-growing minority group well beyond 2016.

"'Over the past 20 years,' the report said, 'Asian-American support for Democratic presidential candidates has increased more dramatically than among any other racial group.'"

Read the rest of the article at The New York Times to learn more about the work Janelle Wong and her research team are doing on Asian-American voters.

Image: Issac Brekken for The New York Times.

 

 

Date of Publication: 
10/6/16