Asian Americans Voted Overwhelmingly Democrat in Midterm Elections
Asian American and Pacific Islanders showed support for the Democrats in the midterm elections, according to an AAPI Civic Engagement Fund voting eve poll. According to the poll, AAPIs voted for Democrats over Republicans by a margin of 70% to 25%. Among those voters, 63% of AAPIs disapproved of Donald Trump. The top issue for AAPIs was health care at 33%, economy and job creation 25%, and immigration 19%. “In 2018, Republicans and Democrats reached out to AAPI communities in higher numbers than ever before,” said Geraldine Alcid, Executive Director of Filipino Advocates for Justice. But still, when looking at leadership and policies, the demo chose the latter. Fund Director EunSook Lee said people polled were dissatisfied with the president. “The poll finds AAPI voters are alarmed with the direction the country is headed in and expressing their dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump,” he said. “They are showing their power at the polls and through other forms of participation, which has contributed to the Democratic takeover of the House.” More here.