72% of Indian voters support Mr. Biden in US presidential election: Survey

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About 72% of Indian voters in the United States are willing to vote for Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the US presidential election on November 3, the Carnegie International Peace Fund I found out by the investigation such as. Support for Mr. Trump was 22%.

The survey was conducted jointly by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Johns Hopkins University Graduate School of Advanced International Studies, and the University of Pennsylvania, with the cooperation of research firm Yugab, targeting 936 Indian immigrants. The survey period is from September 1st to 20th, and the error is plus or minus 3.2%.

Indian-Americans are the second largest immigrant group in the United States, but account for less than 1% of registered voters. However, both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party are moving to gain support from the group in case of a close battle.

The Indian immigrant community is also in the spotlight when Mr. Biden has appointed Senator Kamala Harris, who has a mother of Indian immigrants, as a vice presidential candidate.

Indians have traditionally supported the Democratic Party, but there has been growing belief that that trend will change as Indian Prime Minister Modi has strong personal ties to President Trump. There is also a view that if Mr. Biden takes power, he will take a hard-line stance toward India due to human rights issues, and it has been observed that the Indian immigrant society may not support Mr. Biden.

However, the survey shows strong support for Mr. Biden of Indian descent.

Voters who responded to the survey said that economics and healthcare are two major concerns. Concerns about US-India relations were low.

It was also shown that the appointment of Mr. Harris as a vice presidential candidate will motivate him to vote. Approximately 49% of respondents said the appointment of Harris has enthusiastically supported Mr. Biden’s candidacy. 15% said it wasn’t.

Source Reuters

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