Among Asian Voters, Democrats Have 12-Point Lead on Generic Congressional Ballot

If the election were held today, 42% of Asian voters would vote for the Democrat from their district while 30% would vote for a Republican. A national survey found that advantage for Democrats is twice as large as their six-point lead among all voters.

In most public opinion surveys, the number of Asian voters is too small to report reliable results. However, by reviewing the data from over 7,000 total interviews conducted during the week ending June 7, we were able to produce a statistically meaningful sample. A total of 350 Asian voters were asked their preference for the Generic Ballot.

By way of comparison, black voters prefer Democrats by a 76% to 8% margin and Hispanic voters favor Democrats by 33 points (54%) to 21%). White voters favor Republicans 44% to 34% (see crosstab results).

Twenty-five percent (25%) of Asian voters trust the federal government to do the right thing all or most of the time. Twenty-four percent (24%) rarely or never trust it (see crosstab results). That is a far higher level of trust than offered by most Americans.

Forty-seven percent (47%) of Asian voters approve of the way President Trump is performing his job. Just 11% Strongly Approve (see crosstab results). Thirty-seven percent (37%) of Asian voters think the country would be better off if Hillary Clinton was president. Twenty-six percent (26%) believe that things would be worse. Among all voters, a narrow plurality has consistently believed that things would be worse with Clinton in the White House. releases new public opinion data every day relating to topics in the news and other items of interest. Please sign up to receive the latest data and insights each day via email.

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This data was derived from a  national survey of 7,004 Registered Voters conducted from May 31-June 7, 2019 by and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodologyand a Demographic Profile of the sample). Results from the full sample have +/-1.2 percentage point Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence. Results based upon sub-groups only have a larger margin of sampling error.

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