national results were released last week and California-specific
numbers released today. Some highlights from the national poll:
- The majority of Asian Americans who voted in the primary
supported Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama by nearly 2 to 1, but Clinton
supporters now overwhelmingly plan to vote for Obama rather than for
John McCain by a 59 percent to 10 percent margin among likely voters.
80 percent of likely voters who are Asian American list the economy as
one of the most important problems the nation faces, followed by the
war in Iraq. On both issues, there are strongly divided opinions
between Obama and McCain supporters.
- 32 percent of all Asian
Americans identify themselves as Democrats; 14 percent as Republicans;
19 percent as independents; and 35 percent as nonpartisan.
- One-third of Asian
American citizens get informed about politics from Asian-language media
and 28 percent say they would use Asian-language ballot materials.