Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund has just released new results from its multilingual exit poll of over 3,500 Asian American voters in five states. In collaboration with 30 national and local groups, AALDEF dispatched 400 volunteers on Election Day to polling places in New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas and Georgia. Lawyers, students and community residents watched for voting problems at the polls and helped to get a snapshot of Asian American voting patterns in this volatile political year.
The 2010 exit poll was conducted in five states with large or fast-growing Asian American populations: New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas and Georgia. The five largest Asian ethnic groups polled were Chinese (42%), South Asian (25%), Korean (17%), Filipino (6%), and Vietnamese (3%). Among those polled, 60% of Asian Americans were registered Democrats, 19% were not enrolled in any political party, and 14% of Asian Americans were registered Republicans.
Read a summary of their preliminary exit poll results here.