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New Findings on Asian-American Voters Show Wide Range of Views

Posted: Jan 17, 2013


The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) on Thursday released detailed findings from its multilingual exit poll of 9,096 Asian-American voters in the November 2012 presidential elections, the largest survey of its kind in the nation.

While three-quarters (77%) of Asian Americans polled voted for Barack Obama for president, as many as 96% of Bangladeshi Americans voted for Obama, compared to 44% of Vietnamese Americans. Support for policies including immigration reform also varied by ethnic group.

In addition, while Asian Americans in the Northeast voted for Obama at high levels (89% in Pennsylvania and 86% in New York), as few as 16% of Asian Americans polled in Louisiana voted for Obama.

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