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A large proportion of the Asian-American vote is up for grabs in the 2012 election, according to a new poll. While President Obama leads Republican Mitt Romney by a wide margin -- 59 percent to 13 percent -- impressions of Romney remain largely unformed, and both Democrats and Republicans have work to do with this potentially important but often overlooked voting demographic.
WASHINGTON: The Indian-American community has come out in strong support of US President Barack Obama, who kicked off his re-election campaign with two rallies in Ohio and Virginia, with an overwhelming 85 per cent of them favoring a second term for him.About 85 per cent of the Indian-Americans support Obama for a second term, according to a latest survey conducted by Lake Research Partners, a DC-based political consultancy firm, with APIAVote. APIA stands for Asian American Pacific Islander.
Super Tuesday surprise: I blew it. I predicted Super Tuesday would determine our Democratic candidate for president, and I was wrong. Instead we are faced with a close contest between two electrifying, history-making candidates: Clinton versus Obama. I love it. I have never seen so much enthusiasm, participation and political activity among the Asian Pacific Islander community.
t's election time again and the stakes are high as to who will be the nation's next president. And with all the political activity on the national and local level, the timing couldn't be better for the unveiling of two reports on the political preferences and emerging influence of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs).
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WASHINGTON, May 8, 2012 (Reuters) — President Barack Obama, whose campaign has focused heavily on courting Hispanic voters ahead of the November 6 election, reached out to another important and sometimes overlooked voting group on Tuesday: Asian Americans. A recent poll showed the fast-growing Asian American community is largely untapped by presidential candidates even though they are expected to vote in record numbers this fall.
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.