A nationwide election-eve poll will provide insights into the Asian American vote in the 2014 elections. The results will include detailed data on Asian American voters nationwide and in the following states: California, Texas, and Virginia. The findings will focus on how Asian Americans are voting; their motivations for doing so; their views on key issues; and their views on 2016 presidential hopefuls.
The poll is being conducted by Asian American Decisions on behalf of the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund, the sponsoring organization. Formed this year, the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund seeks to instill a culture of year-round civic participation within Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. The Fund supports the non partisan activities of 16 AAPI groups in 10 states, provides customized trainings, and strengthens civic engagement tools.
The poll includes interviews with both early voters and election day voters to provide a full nationally representative portrait of the Asian American vote in 2014. The poll will be released in two stages, with basic results distributed when polls close on the West Coast Tuesday evening, and then Wednesday morning. The poll data will detail how Asian Americans voted in Congressional elections and how they voted in Gubernatorial races in California, Texas, and Virginia. The full findings will then be released via a media webinar on Thursday, November 6th at 1pm ET/10am PT. The program will include a full presentation by the Asian American Decisions team, led by Professor Taeku Lee, as well as comments from the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund.