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Asian-Americans’ rising influence in U.S. Presidential election

Asian-Americans’ rising influence in U.S. Presidential election


Turning to the race for the White House. There’s still plenty of time for movements
in the polls. In some swing states, one crucial voting bloc
could be Asian-Americans. Shin Se-min highlight their rising influence. Determining who becomes the next President
of the United States isn’t as simple as liberal versus conservative. Amid the underlying realities of ethnicity
in America, the Democrats are getting a competitive edge from a particularly fast-growing group
— Asian-Americans. Although Asian-Americans have relatively little
influence on the election numerically, they are the fastest growing ethnic group in the
U.S,… accounting for more than 9-million eligible voters in this election cycle,…
up 16 percent from four years ago. Asian-Americans also earn the most money of
any major group and have the highest level of education,… factors traditionally correlated
with high voter turnout. Though they represent only about 4-percent
of eligible voters,… their influence in some of the key battleground states is significantly
greater than that. In California, Asian-Americans make up nearly
15-percent of the electorate; and that’s 9-percent in Nevada, 7 in New Jersey, and six-point-three
percent in New York. But the growing influence of Asian voters
doesn’t necessarily help the Republican Party. A survey earlier this year by the Asian and
Pacific Islander American Vote project found that 61-percent of the Asian-American registered
voters held an unfavorable view of Republican Donald Trump,… while a similar proportion
held a favorable view of his rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton. Some observers say the Republican Party should
be wary of alienating the group as the influence of Asian-Americans is expected to rise in
the long-term. A Pew Research Center study shows that in
less than half a century, Asians will outnumber Hispanics among all new immigrants. Shin Se-min, Arirang News.

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

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