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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

  • 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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