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The Majority of Asian American Voters Supported Obama and Immigration Reform, New Findings Show

posted by Gracie Zheng

vote86% of Asian Americans polled in New York voted for President Obama and 67% polled support immigration reform, according to findings released recently by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF).

AALDEF conducted an exit poll of 4,089 Asian American voters in New York in the past 2012 presidential election. “Asian Americans are a rapidly growing portion of the electorate in New York,” said its executive director Margaret Fung.

“Elected officials and candidates should understand the policy priorities of Asian American voters, from the economy to immigration reform.”

69% of the survey participants were Democrats and 8% were Republicans. 20% were not enrolled in any party.

The findings also show two out of three Asian Americans, or 67%, polled in New York support immigration reform, including a pathway to citizenship. Almost half of those who voted for Romney also supported immigration reform.

Read more details of the survey here.

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