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In the 1992 presidential election Republican George H. W. Bush received 55% of the Asian-American vote compared to 31% for Democrat Bill Clinton. Asian Americans voted Republican and were the only racial group more conservative than whites in the 1990s, according to surveys.  The Asian American vote has slowly shifted since then with Democrat John Kerry winning 56% of the Asian American vote in the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election; Chinese and Indian Americans were more likely to support John Kerry, whereas Vietnamese and Filipino Americans supported George Bush. The Japanese leaned towards Kerry, while the Koreans leaned towards Bush. Democrat Barack Obama won 62% of the Asian American vote in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election with the margin increasing during the 2012 United States presidential elections, where Asian American voters voted to re-elect Democrat Barack Obama by 73%.
 

Overall, Asian Americans as a whole tend to vote for Democrats, but this trend has been fairly recent. As recently as 2000 polling number had difficulty determining Asian American voter affiliation. With some polls indicating a tendency to vote Republican, while other polls indicated a trend to vote Democrat. Due to the smaller size of the groups population, in comparison to the population as a whole, it remains difficult to get an adequate sampling to forecast voter outcomes for Asian Americans. In 2008, polls indicated that 35% considered themselves non-partisan, 32% Democrats, 19% independents, and 14% Republicans. The 2012 National Asian American Survey, conducted by Professor Ramakrishnan of UC Riverside and Professor Lee of UC Berkeley, found that 51% considered themselves non-partisan, 33% Democrats, 14% Republicans, and 2% Other; Hmong, Indian, and Korean Americans strongly identified as Democrats, and Filipino and Vietnamese Americans most strongly identified as Republicans. In 2013, according to the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Chinese Americans were the least likely Asian American ethnicity to have a party affiliation, with only one third belonging to a party. In the 2014 midterm elections, based on exit polls, 50% of Asian Americans voted Republican, while 49% voted Democrat; this swing towards voting for Republicans was a drastic change from the support given to the Obama re-election in 2012, and had not reached 50% since 1996.


 

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filipinos aren't asian.
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It's probably because Asian-Americans get shafted by Democrats all the time, the logic makes sense, if you're going to be treated like an invisible (or detrimental) segment of society, might as well vote for the party who advocates "pulling yourself up by your bootstraps".

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filipinos aren't asian.



Right...and Dominicans aren't Black.

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Don't asians frequently fall into mid to high socioeconomic status by owning a small family business or going into health care professions. That would make them republican right there. Not to mention the republican party being the traditional family and religious values party.

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Don't asians frequently fall into mid to high socioeconomic status by owning a small family business or going into health care professions. That would make them republican right there. Not to mention the republican party being the traditional family and religious values party.



They attained their American wealth through opportunities afforded by civil rights groundwork of Democrats though.

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They attained their American wealth through opportunities afforded by civil rights groundwork of Democrats though.

 

How so?

 

They have been excluded and punished since they got to America in the first place. Immigration caps, internment camps, college quotas, the model minority myth, let's be honest - they get treated like white people without having most if not all of the benefits of being white.

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They attained their American wealth through opportunities afforded by civil rights groundwork of Democrats though.

Pshh once you made it... you are republican. the past is in the past. No way you go up 2 or 3 tax brackets and stay democrat. Jimmies will be too rustled with progressive tax structure.

 

As far as what each party did for who..... you cant be loyal to partisan politics because of that. You gotta constantly assess who is doing for you and your children and vote based on the right now. BTW by you and your children I really mean doing for themselves.. they just happen to be a similar demographic or income as you and your children. Don't think democrats did what they did out of the kindness of their heart. Someone had to get paid. Republicans ultimately freed the slaves. Doesn't mean blacks are indebted to vote for them.

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