Joe Biden increases popularity among Indian Americans


Indian Americans of all faiths prefer Joe Biden to Donald Trump, support for the Democrat is stronger from Muslims (82 per cent) than Hindus (67 per cent).


Over 70 per cent of registered Indian American voters plan to vote for Joe Biden in next month’s US presidential election, according to the 2020 Indian American Attitude Survey (IAAS), and only 22 per cent of the rest will vote for Donald Trump.


The data, based on responses from 936 Indian Americans surveyed online in the first 20 days of September, also says “in line with past studies… members of the community continue to strongly identify with the Democratic Party”; 56 per cent of respondents said they identified as a Democrat, while only 15 per cent saw themselves as Republican.


The Indian American vote – the second-largest immigrant group in the US – is in the spotlight even though the community represents less than one per cent of registered US voters.


Indian American men and women both prefer Mr Biden to Mr Trump, and by considerable margins. Sixty-nine per cent of women and 68 per cent of men intend to vote for the Democrat, while just 19 per cent of women and 24 per cent of men plan to vote for Mr Trump. The report says.