According to a National Exit Poll by Edison Research that was released after last November’s elections, Asian American support for Donald Trump was fairly low with 65 percent of Asian American voters saying they voted for Hillary Clinton while only 27 percent voted for Trump.
But now in a recently released poll by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) that number is even lower with just 18 percent supporting Trump and four out of five Asian Americans squarely on team Hillary:
AALDEF surveyed almost 14,000 Asian American voters, more than 14 times the number in Edison Research’s poll. Edison Research also did not conduct any polling in languages other than English and Spanish while AALDEF had questionnaires in English and 11 Asian languages including Chinese, Bengali, Korean, Tagalog and Vietnamese, as well as volunteers reaching out in 23 Asian languages and dialects.
In previous AALDEF polls, Mitt Romney won 21 percent of the Asian American vote in 2012 and John McCain won 23 percent in 2008.
To read AALDEF’s complete report, click here.