Vietnamese-Americans Rally for President Trump, survey says

Vietnamese-Americans are more likely to vote for President Donald Trump over Democrat Joe Biden in November’s election, according to the 2020 Asian American Voter Survey conducted by three Asian American civic engagement groups.

The survey – referred to as AAVS and conducted by APIAVote, AAPI Data, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – polled 1,569 registered voters of Chinese, Indian, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, and Filipino descent across the nation.

When its results were released September 15, members of Joe Biden’s campaign celebrated the support among Asian American voters. Overall, the AAVS showed Asian Americans preferred Biden to Trump by 54% to 30%.

But there was one Asian group to still lean toward Trump, the data showed.

Out of all the Vietnamese-Americans surveyed, almost half said they would vote for Trump if the election were held today. Around a third said they’d go for Biden. Similarly, Vietnamese-Americans was the only group surveyed to identify more Republican than Democrat, though almost a third called themselves Independents.

Thinking about the upcoming November election for the U.S. House of Representatives in your Congressional district… If the election were being held today…

Asian Am Asian Indian Chinese Filipino Japanese Korean Vietnamese
Republican candidate 28% 24% 20% 32% 24% 30% 45%
Democratic candidate 53% 63% 51% 55% 62% 55% 32%
Some other party 4% 3% 4% 5% 2% 4% 1%
Don’t know 15% 10% 25% 8% 12% 11% 21%
N 1529 258 304 261 224 236 246
Source: 2020 Asian American Voter Survey (AAVS) by APIAVote, AAPI Data, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC
Note: Totals might not add to 100 due to rounding










Edited by Jim Kouri

Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show.. He's former chief of police at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at St. Peter's University and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.

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