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Asian American voters came out in droves for President Barack Obama over GOP challenger Mitt Romney, but the country’s fastest growing ethnic group is not wedded to either party, according to a new poll out Wednesday.
A group says the Asian-American vote will be crucial, especially in battleground states in the US elections. ABS-CBN North America Bureau correspondent Steve Angeles reports.
Although it is a small sampling, a poll conducted April 5-15 by polling firm Lake Research Partners shows that a majority of the Indian American potential voters surveyed then had a “very favorable” impression of President Barack Obama, while former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney received his highest share of responses in the “very unfavorable” category.
Filipino-American community leaders in the Hampton Roads area – home to nearly 40,000 Filipinos – gathered here over the weekend with a strong commitment to be actively engaged in the US political process by registering hundreds of eligible voters and getting them out to vote in the November 6 elections.
Within the vocabulary of today’s political campaigns, few words are employed for rhetorical effect as frequently and casually as that of “diversity.”
According to 2010 United States Census Bureau statistics, Asian-Americans account for more than five percent of the country’s population, with the fastest growth of any ethnic group in the U.S. since 2000.
Representatives of the presidential campaigns last month addressed Sikh, Asian and Pacific Islander American issues at a town hall in Washington.
Four years ago, Barack Obama captured 62 percent of the Asian-American vote. But in the 2012 cycle, Mitt Romney’s campaign may have found the formula to chip away at that margin, and in swing states with booming Asian populations like Virginia, Nevada and Florida, that could make all the difference.