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Survey: Clinton dominates among Asian-American voters

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Hillary Clinton is trouncing Republican presidential rival Donald Trump among Asian-American voters, according to a survey released Wednesday.
The Democrat leads Trump by 41 points, 55 percent to 14 percent, among Asian-American registered voters, according to the Fall 2016 National Asian American Survey.
{mosads}About 16 percent are undecided in the poll. Clinton’s lead grows to 43 points, 59 percent to 16 percent, when taking into account undecided voters who lean toward a particular candidate. 
Clinton also leads by 25 points, 43 percent to 18 percent, among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander registered voters, according to the poll.
The poll found that Asian-Americans are more than twice as likely to identify as Democrats than Republicans, and the proportion of those who identify as Democrats has increased 3 percent since 2012. 
Overall, 58 percent of Asian-Americans surveyed hold a favorable view of Clinton and 67 percent hold an unfavorable view of Trump. Clinton holds big leads among both men and women, as well as across age groups.
The report found that while Asian-Americans represent just 3 percent of voters overall, they could potentially have an influence in swing states such as Virginia, Nevada and North Carolina where Trump and Clinton are clawing for votes.

“Even in states with a smaller Asian-American population like Ohio and Florida, they could play a role given how close those races are,” Karthick Ramakrishnan, the survey’s director, told NBC News.

The survey includes responses from origin groups including Asian Indian, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese.

The survey of 1,684 Asian-American and 261 Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander registered voters was conducted Aug. 10 through Sept. 29 via landlines and cellphones in English and 10 other languages with an overall margin of error of 3.5 points.

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