The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund’s multilingual exit poll on Nov. 8 surveyed 2,628 voters across Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. A majority weighed the economy/jobs and health care as more influential to their vote than public safety.
Further, Asian American voters generally supported Democratic candidates, including Gov. Hochul and Iwen Chu, the first Asian American woman elected to the state Senate.
There is no doubt Democrats need to do more to reach out to our communities and earn our votes, but painting Asian Americans as simply driven by sensational rhetoric around crime is misleading.
It is no surprise that many Asian voters have changed course.
Democratic politicians have taken these hardworking, productive people for granted for too long.
It is difficult to accept that right here in New York, many of our radical political leaders have decided that there are too many Asian students in schools of high standing.
With the final data in on the last election, it seems the Asian voting bloc has sent out a strong message.
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