2016 Asian American Election Eve Poll Set for Release in Multiple Installments

For Immediate Release
November 8, 2016

2016 Asian American Election Eve Poll Set for Release in Multiple Installments

Los Angeles, CA – The most accurate and in-depth information on Asian Americans’ election views, choices, and motivations will be detailed in a post-election webinar at 2pm ET / 11am PT on Wednesday. The research offers a fresh and one-of-a-kind comprehensive look at Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese American voters.

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are a growing electorate that is increasingly influential yet often ignored. AAPIs are the fastest-growing racial group in the U.S., with a population of more than 21 million. By 2040, one in every ten Americans will be AAPI, and the number of voters will double to 12 million. The voting-age population of AAPIs already exceeds 10% in seven states, including California.

The 2,391 person AAPI election eve poll, sponsored by Service Employees International Union (SEIU), AAPI Civic Engagement Fund, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and the National Education Association (NEA) will include national figures as well as results from these eight target states: CA, FL, IL, NV, NC, PA, VA, and TX.

Details for Weds, November 9th 2pm ET/11am PT AAPI Poll Webinar:
In Partnership with Project New America

WHO:

  • Taeku Lee, Principal, Asian American Decisions
  • EunSook Lee, Director, AAPI Civic Engagement Fund
  • Carrie Pugh, National Political Director, National Education Association
  • Luisa Blue, Executive Vice President, Service Employees International Union
  • Dan Ichinose, Director of Demographic Research Project, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles
  • Margaret Fung, Executive Director, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
  • Jill Hanuaer, President, Project New America

To Join Wednesday’s AAPI Polling Post-Election Press Call: DIAL-IN: 888-466-9863; Code: 8488287#

To Join Wednesday’s AAPI Polling Post-Election Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/610547090716850435

Taeku Lee, a professor of Political Science and Law at Berkeley and Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, is the lead researcher for the survey. This unique poll surveyed a nationally representative sample of 750 respondents from diverse Asian ethnic groups: Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese American voters. Interviews will be conducted in six languages, with all interviews completed in the language of preference of the respondents.

The poll also includes oversamples of 200-250 respondents in seven states where Asian American voters are poised to play a decisive role or there are key races of interest to Asian American voters. These states will include Florida, Illinois, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Texas; the national sample will also allow for a separate break-out of Asian American voters from California.

The Asian American Election Eve poll findings will be posted HERE as they are made public, with the first results posted at 2pm ET /11am PT Tuesday.

AAPI Civic Engagement Fund
The American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Civic Engagement Fund is a national initiative established in 2014 to instill a culture of year-round civic engagement in local AAPI communities across the country. We were formed in response to a longstanding need to increase the participation and influence of AAPIs, as a part of the New American Majority, in all facets of American civic life.

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