Most Indian-Americans back Biden, poll data shows

28 per cent of the Indian-American community, however, back Trump

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Indiaspora-AAPI Data survey released on Tuesday showed that 66 per cent of Indian-Americans supported Joe Biden, while 28 per cent supported president Trump. According to Indiaspora-AAPI Data survey, in 2016, 16 per cent Indian-Americans backed Trump. In 2016, however, 77 per cent Indian-Americans supported Hillary Clinton and in 2012, 84 per cent backed Barack Obama.

Of the Indian American community’s 1.8 million registered voters — 56 per cent reported being contacted being Democrats and 48 per cent by Republicans. In 2016, only 31 per cent were contacted by either party. 

As per the poll, 54 per cent Indian-Americans identified being Democrats, 24 per cent identified to being Independent and 16 per cent identified to being Republican. 

“The Biden campaign has to be especially attentive” and should conduct a vigorous outreach to the community, said Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi an ANI report reads. Eventually, he added, these voters will “come home” to the Democratic Party. 

As per the report, there’s been increasing power of the Indian-American electorate power in the US due to an increase in their population and increased political participation.

"Indian Americans are positioned to make a difference in several swing states that may be close in this election, such as Florida (87,000), Pennsylvania (61,000), Georgia (57,000), Michigan (45,000), and North Carolina (36,000), and perhaps even Texas, which has 160,000 Indian-American voters," said Dr Karthick Ramakrishnan, professor of public policy and political science at UC Riverside, and founder of AAPI Data was quoted as saying in an ANI report.

Currently, there are 1.8 million Indian Americans in the US, who are eligible voters.

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