Thursday, November 09, 2006

CNN Exit Polls Show Asian American Voters Continuing Leftward Trend

The earliest exit poll figures from Tuesday's House races released by CNN showed the trend toward the Democratic Party cutting across diverse groups by gender, ethnicity, and age.

Accounting for all these attributes, CNN's poll showed Asian American voters (2% of those polled) also continuing to inch toward the left, giving 62% of their votes went to Democrats running for the U.S. House this year.

Although this represents a slight increase over the 61% of Asian Americans who reported voting for John Kerry in CNN’s 2004 election night exit polls, it continues what must be considered a radical leftward shift that Asian Americans have made recently since giving their overwhelming support to both George H.W. Bush and Robert Dole in the 1990s.

Additional customized exit poll information is available through CNN's comprehensive database here.