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New poll: AAPIs pessimistic about future of the country

A new national survey out found that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders polled don’t have a favorable outlook at the direction of the country.

The Hill reports that 68% of the respondents believe the country is headed in the wrong direction. Almost everyone in power is being blamed, according to the poll from AAPI Data and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research

About half disapprove of the job President Joe Biden is doing, slightly lower than the general population. Only 4 percent are confident in Congress. Less than 17 percent have faith in the Supreme Court and it’s about the same when Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are asked about those running state government.

AAPIs still lean Democrat with 52% identifying as Democrats, 27% Republicans and 21% independent.

Yet only 27% have confidence in the Democrat’s presidential nomination process, The Sentinel reports. Even less, 20%, have faith in the GOP nominating process.

“It seems like more misinformation is spread through the Republican Party from my personal experiences,” Cassie Villasin of Washington State said to The Sentinel. “In terms of informing people with scientific evidence, or just evidence in general, it seems like the Democratic Party is more likely to provide that,” she said.

Will Chou, a Republican, blamed Democrats for “letting in millions of millions of people from outside and find ways to let these people vote.”

83% of those polled expressed concerns about misinformation.

The poll of 1,115 adults from the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities also found just 12% believe Democracy is working extremely or very well and 47% says its working somewhat well.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4%.

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