Poll: 72 percent of Indian American voters support Biden, Harris

Poll: 72 percent of Indian American voters support Biden, Harris
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A survey of nearly 1,000 Indian Americans indicated overwhelming support for Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - White House, Dems play blame game over evictions GOP skepticism looms over bipartisan spending deal Biden vaccine rule sets stage for onslaught of lawsuits MORE and his running mate, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisMeghan McCain predicts DeSantis would put Harris 'in the ground' in 2024 matchup Honeymoon's over: Biden's record may have Americans demanding a divorce The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - CDC equates Delta to chickenpox in contagiousness MORE (D-Calif.).

Reuters reported Wednesday that a joint study from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and the University of Pennsylvania found that 72 percent of Indian Americans plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket. 

Just 22 percent of Indian Americans indicated support for President TrumpDonald TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - White House, Dems play blame game over evictions The Memo: Left pins hopes on Nina Turner in Ohio after recent defeats Biden administration to keep Trump-era rule of turning away migrants during pandemic MORE in the poll.

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Harris is the first Indian American and first Black woman to be the vice presidential nominee of a major party; her mother was a biomedical scientist who immigrated from India, while her father, an economist, is originally from Jamaica.

A village in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu, from which Harris's mother traces her family roots, put up banners in support of Harris's candidacy in August in honor of her selection as Biden's vice presidential nominee.

“Kamala Harris — she is of Indian descent, she should win the election and also should be in favor of India,” said Ananthapadmanaba Sharma, a priest at the Ramanathaswamy temple that held prayers in support of Harris earlier this year.

Trump made his own overtures to the Indian American community with favorable comments about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in recent months and spoke Hindi in a 2016 campaign ad aimed at Indian Americans.

The poll, conducted in partnership with YouGov, surveyed 936 Indian Americans from Sept. 1 to 20 with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.