The Asian American Voter 2012
The National Asian American Survey, conducted by Ramakrishnan and Lee, shows that only 45% of Asian Americans are likely to vote. 32% of likely Asian American voters are undecided about which presidential candidate they will vote for in November. 43% of Asian Americans who are likely to vote favor Obama, and 24% favor Romney. Interestingly, likely Indian American voters show more support for Obama (68%), while likely Filipino American voters show more support for Romney (38%).
51% of Asian Americans overall are Independent, whereas 33% are Democrats, and 14% are Republican. Hmong, Indian, and Korean Americans are more likely to be Democrats, while Filipino Americans are most likely to be Republicans.
The issues most important to Asian Americans include the economy & jobs, followed by health care and education. Women’s rights and health care are the issues which gain Obama more support, while the budget deficit gives Romney more support.
With the poll numbers being so close, Asian Americans can really make a difference this November with their vote. Be sure to encourage your friends to register to vote now and cast their vote on Tuesday, November 6!