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Hillary Clinton is crushing Donald Trump among Asian Americans

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Chinese-Americans largely identify as Independent voters.
By Hanna Kozlowska
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On the same day that Fox News came out with a highly offensive segment on New York’s Chinatown, a new report revealed that Asian Americans are voting Democrat more than ever.

The National Asian American Survey for Fall 2016 polled registered voters from nine ethnic origin groups, a total of more than 2,500 people. Although this is a diverse group, both ethnically and socioeconomically,  its members are planning to vote for Hillary Clinton, by a huge margin: 55% say they would vote for Clinton, while only 14% say they would vote for Trump.

Clinton enjoys the support of 67% of American-Indians, and 52% of American-Chinese. For Trump, it’s 7% and 11%, respectively. Many Asian Americans identify as Independent, but they lean Democrat rather than Republican.

According to the survey, Asian Americans are the fastest-growing group of US voters, with more than 600,000 new voters each election cycle. An estimate from the Center for American Progress and AAPI Data says that they will constitute 5% of all voters nationally by 2025. And their support for the Democratic party is growing.

Asian Americans of every origin support progressive causes and policies, such as the Affordable Care Act, but oppose marijuana legalization (except American-Indians).

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