coronavirus update indiaas on : 28 October 2020 04:51 GMT+5:30
One Third Of Indian American Expected To Vote For Joe Biden,Says Survey
In any case, according to the survey, most Indian Americans believe the Democrats do a better job of managing US-India ties.
One-Third Of Indian American Expected To Vote For Joe Biden, Says Survey
New Delhi: In the next month's US presidential election, over 70 percent of the registered Indian American voter plans to vote for Joe Biden, according to the 2020 Indian American Attitude Survey(IAAS), and only 22 percent of the rest will vote for Donald Trump.
The data on responses from 936 Indian American surveyed online in the first 20 days of Septemeber also says in line with past studies... members of the community continue to strongly identify with the Democratic Party"; the 56 percent of the respondents said they identified as the Democrat, while only 15 percent saw themselves as Republican
The report adds, Indian American also do not consider the US-India relationship to be the big factor in their voting decision something that is likely to run against President Trump, who has stressed on his close ties with PM Modi and claimed "great support from India" in a bid to win over the community.
According to the survey in any case most Indian Americans belives the democrats do a better job of managing US-India ties.
Whereas the Indian American vote is squarely in the spotlight, even though the community represents less than one percent of the registered US Voters but as per the author of the report "the big takeaway is that there is scant evidence for... popular narratives (that indicate) widespread defection of Democratic voters toward Trump".
"There is little evidence of a significant evolution in partisan allegiances since 2016. The vast majority (91 percent) of Indian Americans who voted for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016 plan to support Biden in 2020," the authors said.
Meanwhile, the Christian community leans more toward Mr. Trump with 45 percent of the respondent preferring the Republican as American President.
The US will vote for the new president in the first national election since the pandemic swept the world early next month. Early voting for the election has already begun and, according to reports by CNBC, these have "smashed" 2016 levels.