New Poll Shows that Trump has Alienated Two-Thirds of Asian American Voters

GOP presidential nominee, Donald Trump.
GOP presidential nominee, Donald Trump.

A rarity among national polls, a new political poll jointly conducted by NBC News and SurveyMonkey has included much-anticipated survey data for likely Asian American voters.

The NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll reports that 66% of Asian Americans would vote for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton if the 2016 presidential election were held tomorrow, compared to only 23% who would vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump.

These results are consistent with the findings of an AAAJ, APIAVote and AAPIData poll published in May, which showed that Trump had a 61% unfavorability rating among Asian American and Pacific Islander likely voters. By contrast, that same poll found that 62% of surveyed AAPIs had a favorable opinion of Hillary Clinton.

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