More Asian-Americans Voters Trending Republicans, NYT Admits

Asian-American voters are gradually drifting toward the Republican Party amid increasing frustration with left-wing education policies , according to the New York Times, whose report is likely an unwelcome finding for much of its liberal readership.

DORAL, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 15: Boxes for Vote-by-Mail ballots that have been rejected or accepted due to signature discrepancies are seen as the Miami-Dade County Canvassing Board convenes ahead of the November 3rd general election at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department on October 15, 2020 in Doral, Florida. The canvassing board was verifying questionable voter’s signatures on the Vote-by-Mail ballots by comparing them to the signature on file. Voters have cast 149,683 Vote-by-Mail ballots so far and only 414 of those had been questioned. Voters head to the polls in Florida on October 19th for early in person voting for the November 3rd election where President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are facing off against each other. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
  • The trend is consistent in state and nationwide elections, the newspaper’s reporting also showed.
    The New York Times highlighted the shift showing Republicans gaining ground with the expanding voter bloc in nationwide contests since earning a recent low of 18% support in 2016, when former President Donald Trump won election.
  • Trump, for his part, rebounded considerably with the Asian American community, earning 30% of their support in his 2020 reelection bid. Republicans expanded on those gains to earn 32% from the demographic in the 2022 midterms.
  • In more localized contests, the trend is more pronounced. Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott managed to win a majority of Asian American voters in the state for his 2022 reelection bid, earning 52% support to Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke’s 46%.
  • The outlet attributed much of the change to the Asian American community’s discontent with Democratic Party policies on crime and education issues. Proposals to abandon meritocratic admission methods to elite schools do not appear to sit well with a community that traditionally performs well in those metrics.