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Posted on 11/08/2012 9:52:10 PM PST by Steelfish
Asian Americans Overwhelmingly Backed Obama, Democrats
By Kim Geiger November 8, 2012 Much has been made of the Latino vote and its crucial role in boosting President Obama to victory, but it was Asian Americans who made the most dramatic shift in support for the president Tuesday.
Exit polls show that 73% of Asian Americans backed Obama, an 11-point increase since 2008. Asian Americans came out in such force for Obama that they topped Latinos as his second-most supportive ethnic group, behind African Americans.
Latinos, who made up 10% of the electorate, went 67% for Obama, 5 points higher than in 2008.
While Asians accounted for just 3% of the electorate up from 2% in 2008 their overwhelming support made them a key component of the Obama coalition, especially in swing states like Virginia, Florida and Colorado.
And their numbers are increasing rapidly. They were the fastest-growing ethnic group from 2000 to 2010.
We are clearly an undeniable and unshakable political power, said Rep. Michael M. Honda, a California Democrat and chairman emeritus of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. "As the fastest-growing ethnic community in the country, we are the margin of victory."
An election eve poll by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund and the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development confirmed what was seen in exit polls: 72% of Asian Americans backed Obama and 73% supported Democrats in congressional races. One-fifth were first-time voters.
Honda,, of San Jose, whose California district is now the first in the continental United States to contain an Asian American majority, said Asian Americans have become increasingly aware of their ability to influence elections.
When people start to understand their worth, they participate, he said.
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Asians, you worked hard for your money but you didn’t build that. Now go give everyone their free phones.
How the Jewish vote went: About 70/30
Despite HHS mandate, Catholic voters narrowly favor Obama over Romney
Throw the Jews and Catholics out, while at it. [/SARC.]
I’m part of the 30%
It appears that it’s over for whitey in the U.S. No crackers allowed. Now all we have to do if figure out where we’re going to go.
Strange bedfellows. In our neck of the woods, Asians can’t stand Hispanics. You can see the disdain during interactions in restaurants and retail stores. And yet, both groups overwhelmingly voted DEM.
Asian vote ping.
I thought Asians were supposed to be smart.
I don’t get this.
Smart. Hard working. Small business owners. American dream.
Should be 80-90% Republican.
Koreans vote Republican..at least the ones that I know..its the Chinese that vote Democrat
They generally are. They are also arrogant and bigoted.
“You can see the disdain during interactions in restaurants and retail stores. And yet, both groups overwhelmingly voted DEM.”
One of my best friends is Filipino, a right-winger so hard core he makes most freepers sound like DU trolls, one which is a rarity.
He tells me that Filipinos don’t like mexicans because mexicans talk to them in spanish, which pisses them off because they don’t. But unfortunately, they vote Dem.
They supported a guy who knows how to wok his dog.
Asian immigrant aren’t aware that the media is biased, they just believe the things that newspapers and tv news tells them.
Every Korean I know votes for democrats.
Republicans have screwed up so badly on explaining their immigration position that I don't think the damage can ever be repaired.
The focus here is on immigrants who come over and enjoy American largess and through their cultures and habits change the landscape. The same goes for Hispanics albeit their Catholicism.
I am part of 30%.
Good for you.