Hillary Clinton holds a 41-point lead over Donald Trump amongst registered Asian Pacific American voters heading into November’s presidential election, according to a recent survey.
The Fall 2016 National Asian American Survey (NAAS) was released Wednesday and conducted between Aug. 10 and Sept. 29 in 11 different languages.
It found that, out of a sample of more than 2,500 registered AAPI voters, only 14 percent said they would vote for Trump, while 55 percent intended to vote for Clinton – despite 40 percent currently identifying as non-partisan voters.
Sixteen percent were undecided, and 7 percent declined to answer, according to the survey. Furthermore, the report found that Asian Americans are twice as likely to identify as Democrat than Republican. Compared to the U.S. general population, AAPI voters are more likely to support Clinton.
In a previous survey, released this spring by APIA Vote, AAPI Data and Asian Americans Advancing Justice, a diverse sample of over 1,200 Asian American voters showed that the segment had a strong unfavorable view toward Trump, at 61 percent. Forty-seven percent identified with the Democratic Party.
Since then, Trump’s favorability has taken even more of a hit – 67 percent of AAPI voters had a “very unfavorable” or “unfavorable” view of the Republican presidential nominee, while only 36 percent felt the same about Clinton, according to the fall survey.
“In the last three cycles, the number of Asian American voters grew by more than 1.2 million each cycle,” the report reads. “The tremendous growth of the Asian American community is having an effect on the U.S electorate.”