Biden holds lead over Trump among Indian American voters: Survey

Vastavam Web: As many as 66 per cent of Indian Americans currently favour Democrat Presidential candidate Joseph Biden, and 28 per cent favor President Donald Trump, with both Democratic and Republican parties reaching out to this increasingly influential voting bloc for the 2020 presidential election, says Indiaspora, the leading diaspora body of the Indian American community.

A joint report released by Indiaspora and AAPI (publisher of demographic data and policy research on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in USA) on Indian American voters’ attitudes in the upcoming 2020 U.S. presidential election documents the strengthening political power of the Indian American electorate in the U.S. due to factors such as their rapidly growing population and increased political participation.

“66 percent of Indian Americans currently favour Vice President Biden, 28 percent favour President Donald Trump, and 6 percent were undecided. In the 2016 presidential election, 77percent voted for Secretary Hillary Clinton, and 16 percent voted for President Trump. If the remaining undecided voters broke in the same pattern as those who have madeup their mind, Biden would secure 70 percent of the vote, when compared to 30 percent for Trump,” the report read.