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Sat Dec 1, 2012, 09:58 PM

Is it me or did it seem like Obama's landslide among Asian voters was underreported?

I don't intend to start a hubbub here, but I noticed that whenever the MSM discussed Obama's leads with various groups and minorities, I hardly ever heard about his polling with Asians. They always mention Blacks, Latinos, women, and young people, but not so much Asians. And Obama's win among them was actually slightly greater than his win among Latinos (I think it was 73% compared to 71%).
Are they just not focusing on them so much because there aren't that many Asians who are registered to vote?

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Reply Is it me or did it seem like Obama's landslide among Asian voters was underreported? (Original post)
Jamaal510 Dec 2012 OP
Blasphemer Dec 2012 #1
theoldman Dec 2012 #2
Baitball Blogger Dec 2012 #3
GP6971 Dec 2012 #4
aaaaaa5a Dec 2012 #5
Rozlee Dec 2012 #8
Jamaal510 Dec 2012 #9
Rozlee Dec 2012 #15
aaaaaa5a Dec 2012 #17
aaaaaa5a Dec 2012 #16
PennsylvaniaMatt Dec 2012 #6
bluestate10 Dec 2012 #13
marybourg Dec 2012 #7
bluestate10 Dec 2012 #10
JI7 Dec 2012 #11
bluestate10 Dec 2012 #14
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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 10:01 PM

1. Yes, I think it has to do with population demographics

And that is why the focus was on the Latino vote. It was noted here on DU how well he did with Asian-American voters but you are correct that it is not often mentioned in the MSM.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 10:45 PM

2. Perhaps it is because there are still very few Asians in the US compared to other minorities.

I don't think much has been said about the Jewish vote either.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 10:49 PM

3. Yes. It goes to show you how out of touch with reality these pollsters are.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:00 PM

4. If citizens, most are

registered to vote. My wife is from Korea and has been an naturalized American citizen for years. We shop at an Asian market and all the talk right in the checkout stands before the election was about politics. Mostly about voting democratic, I might add.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:00 PM

5. Agree 100%


I would add that Asians are the fastest growing demographic in the country. Not hispanics. And Asians were critical in such places as Virginia, where they are 2-4% of the population and hence, represented nearly Obama's entire margin of victory.


It is downright scary how little the so called experts and TV pundits really know about what is going on.


Blacks 93-7
Asians 75-25
Latina 71-27


Literally every ethnic minority in this country looks at the GOP the same way. They are a party that hates you unless you are southern, white, and male.

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Response to aaaaaa5a (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 12:13 AM

8. I've been trying to unsuccessfully find out what the percentage of the vote

was Native American this year. They're an even smaller part of the population, 1.6%, and have a lousy voter turnout, but I read a couple of months ago that they historically vote by nearly 90% margins for Democrats. As for Asian-Americans being the fastest growing minority in the country, I googled it and you're right, which surprised me. In some special on TV a couple of years back, I heard Muslims were the fastest growing minority in the US, but whether this pertained to strictly Arab-American Muslims or those from other nationalities such as Asian, African, Bosnian, Kosovo, etc., is something I missed. Arab-Americans used to vote reliably for Republicans up until Bush II. Then, once the War on Terra started, that kind of got shit-canned. In any event, you're right. The GOP is surrounded by minorities who hate them, from Jews (who voted for Obama by 70%), to all the others you've mentioned. Add women and the youth vote and they've got bumpkis.

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Response to Rozlee (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 12:45 AM

9. 90% margins for Dems from NA voters? I never knew that.

That's something else that the MSM has left out. Pretty soon the GOP is going to find themselves up Shit Creek then.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 01:56 AM

15. It's official.

Muslim Americans voted for Obama by 85% and I could only find one source that stated that Native Americans voted for Obama by 89% and that was in a Q & A on Cha Cha that they stated was from a Harvard questionaire. However, I did find a couple of references to 88% votes for Obama in one blue area in South Dakota, which turned out to be a Pine Reservation and 100% in two Crow Reservations and another 99% in a Minnesota Sioux Reservation on Native News Network websites. Since these are northern Indian tribes, I don't know if the demographics change in the South, where the racists really hang their hats and if having casino economies changes voting habits, but NAs are strongly against cuts in social services, the destruction of our natural resources, cramming religion down people's throats like it was to their ancestors and every form of injustice toward the downtrodden and helpless. It's no wonder that, despite any tribal differences, they uniformly detest Republicans.

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Response to Rozlee (Reply #15)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 08:08 AM

17. Just saw your post. Good info. This is the first time I have seen NA numbers. nt

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Response to Rozlee (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 08:06 AM

16. I've read Muslims backed Obama with 85% of the vote. Jewish Americans were at 70%



Still, the Jewish vote was off from 78% from 2008. It was the only major ethnic or religious minority group that saw a slip from 4 years ago.


I would love to get some numbers on the Native American vote. I have never seen any numbers on them. They are truly the forgotten minority in this country. Despite their small numbers, I often wonder what their influence would be in places like Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. As we continue to expand the map, a 1% Native American turnout could make a difference.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:15 PM

6. Newt Gingrich actually mentioned this a few times

When he was refuting Mitt Romney's "gifts" comments. He actually made a good point. President Obama didn't target the Asian voting demographic with "perks or incentives", and they are the last people to accept "gifts" because they are the fastest growing and most successful demographic in the country, and yet he won Asian Americans by a larger margin than he won Latinos.

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Response to PennsylvaniaMatt (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 01:18 AM

13. Asian Americans are a highly educated group. Education is poison to the GOP. nt

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 11:31 PM

7. I heard it discussed, or at least

mentioned, on Morning Edition on NPR .

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 12:46 AM

10. Asians still make up only around 3% of the population. The group of people that fall under the

"Asian" label can provide a victory margin only in a very, very close race.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 12:58 AM

11. Asians tend to be into Math

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Response to JI7 (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 01:32 AM

14. And educating themselves and into comparative analysis, all characteristics that screw the GOP.

The modern republican party depends on hatred and ignorance for the great majority of it's support.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 01:09 AM

12. because there are more Whites on Welfare than Asians and it doesn't play into the crap

about takers, Job creators and other crap Romney and republicans spewed.

in the end most asians who voted for Obama did so for the same reason most blacks, latinos, whites etc voted for Obama.

on the asian vote after the election the right wing sites were full of racist crap. they said things like asians hates blacks and started bringing up the asian convenience store owner stereotype as an example. bunch of stupid racist fucks.




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