14th October 2020   •   video
Nearly 3 in 4 Indian-Americans to vote for Biden over Trump despite Modi bromance, finds survey


by Barfi Culture Team | @barfi_culture.
President Trump has hugged India's Narendra Modi more times than perhaps his own wife. But that has made little impact on Indian-American voters.

A new survey by the Carnegie Endowment for International Piece has found that nearly 3 in 4 Indian Americans were planning to vote Democrat in the upcoming election.

The results are based on a nationally representative sample of 936 Indian American voters surveyed by YouGov, and is similar to polling conducted by reputable companies.

The survey found that:
  • Seventy-two percent of registered Indian American voters plan to vote for Biden and 22 percent intend to vote for Trump in the 2020 November election.

  • Indian Americans do not consider U.S.-India relations to be one of the principal determinants of their vote choice in this election. The economy and healthcare are the two most important issues.

  • U.S.-born Indian American citizens tilt left compared to foreign-born citizens. Political participation by naturalized citizens is more muted, however, manifesting in lower rates of voter turnout and weaker partisan identification.

  • Kamala Harris has mobilized Indian Americans, especially Democrats. Harris’s vice presidential candidacy has galvanized a large section of the Indian American community to turn out to vote.

  • Indian Americans refrain from identifying with the Republican Party due, in part, to a perception that the party is intolerant of minorities and overly influenced by Christian evangelicalism.


  • The above video explains what they found in their survey.

    More on their website
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