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Majority of Indian-Americans prefer Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, says a Survey

Asian-Indian or Indian American community led both the 2012 and the 2016 polls with overwhelming support for Democrats

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  • The Republican Party nominee Donald Trump falls into third place with only a meager 7% support for him
  • The New York-based billionaire has an edge over Clinton when it comes to India-specific foreign policy of the United States and the fight against terrorism
  • But in context with terrorism (48 to 43 percent) and India specific strategic alliances  (47 to 40 percent) with respect to countries like Pakistan, China and Russia Trump faired little better against Clinton over terrorism
Washington, October 20, 2016: A survey in United States on the Presidential election has come up with the conclusion that Majority of Indian-Americans prefer Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump as their choice for the next US President when it comes to issues of immigration, religious freedom and outsourcing, a Silicon Valley-based think tank said.
According to a new National Asian American Survey (NAAS), Indian-Americans 70% registered voters are favouring Hillary Clinton. The Republican Party nominee Donald Trump falls into third place with only a meager 7% support for him.

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However, the New York-based billionaire has an edge over Clinton when it comes to the India-specific foreign policy of the United States and the fight against terrorism, the Indian-American think-tank said yesterday, quoting its recent survey.

While releasing the results of the survey carried out on Indian-Americans about their opinions on the two US presidential candidates, the Foundation of India and Indian Diaspora Studies (FIIDS-USA.org) have declared that most of the respondent preferred Clinton over Trump on immigration (59 to 29 percent), religious freedom (67 to 27 percent), outsourcing (52 to 22 percent) and trust issues (40 to 17 percent).
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But in context with terrorism (48 to 43 percent) and India specific strategic alliances  (47 to 40 percent) with respect to countries like Pakistan, China and Russia- Trump fared little better against Clinton over terrorism.
Interestingly, Asian-Indian or Indian American community led both the 2012 and the 2016 polls with overwhelming support for Democrats. While in 2012, it was 68% Democratic, with only 10% shown as Republicans, in 2016, 71% registered voters are seen as Democrats vs. 13% as Republicans, for a net gain of one percent.
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The Foundation of India and Indian Diaspora Studies (FIIDS) is a US think-tank based working on dialogues and research related socio, economic and geopolitical issues and policy matters related to India and the Indian diaspora.

An overwhelming majority of the respondents were naturalised citizens (89 percent) and male (82 percent).

-prepared by Aakash Mandyal of NewsGram and inputs from PTI.  Twitter: @Aakashsen6

 

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Food Insecurity In New York,  Indian-Americans Work To Raise Awareness

"In the spirit of ‘give where you live', the community through IAC, has enabled close to five million meals in Texas in just over a year," said Raj Asava in a press release. 

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The group has mobilized the Indian-American community with the rallying call of "Hunger Mitao!", which means "Wipe Out Hunger." Pixabay

Indian-Americans across New York are coming together to fight food insecurity, with a major organisation working to end hunger throughout the city’s five boroughs.

The Food Bank For New York City’s new Indian-American Council (IAC) will work to raise awareness, improve engagement and channel community resources to help end hunger, The American Bazaar daily reported.

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“We are excited to bring this model to New York City and are confident that the Indian community here will galvanise around Food Bank and provide millions of meals for the city’s food insecure children, seniors, veterans and vulnerable families,” added Anna Asava. Pixabay

The newly-formed Council kicked off its “Million Meal March” campaign at Baar Baar restaurant earlier this month.

The event garnered more than 100 attendees and raised over 610,000 meals for New Yorkers in need.

The group has mobilized the Indian-American community with the rallying call of “Hunger Mitao!”, which means “Wipe Out Hunger.”

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The Food Bank For New York City’s new Indian-American Council (IAC) will work to raise awareness, improve engagement and channel community resources to help end hunger, The American Bazaar daily reported. 
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The Council’s Co-Chair is Payal Sharma, the Managing Partner of the restaurant, and its Founders and Advisors are Raj Asava and Aradhana Asava.

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“In the spirit of ‘give where you live’, the community through IAC, has enabled close to five million meals in Texas in just over a year,” said Raj Asava in a press release.

“We are excited to bring this model to New York City and are confident that the Indian community here will galvanise around Food Bank and provide millions of meals for the city’s food insecure children, seniors, veterans and vulnerable families,” added Anna Asava. (IANS)