Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters are expected to
make a record turnout for the presidential election this November,
however the findings of a recent poll revealed that candidates and their
parties have largely ignored this rapidly growing voter population.
than 1,100 Asian American and Pacific Islander voters from across the
country were surveyed in April. The poll, organized by nonpartisan Asian
American Justice Center, APIAVote and the Asian American Institute,
marks the first time voting trends among Asian Americans have been
Conducted by Lake Research Partners, results
show that approximately 4 out of 5 Asian Americans in Illinois report
being almost certain to vote this November.
Majority of Illinois’
AAPI voters favor the Democratic Party at both the congressional and
presidential levels, according to the poll results; however a significant percentage of individuals see
no, or doesn’t know, the differences between the parties.
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