80% Indian-Americans to vote for Obama: Poll

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 13:00

Washington: Indian-Americans would
overwhelmingly vote for US President Barack Obama in the
November presidential elections, while Mitt Romney has been
named as favourite among the Republican presidential
candidates, according to a latest opinion poll.

"Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney leads his
nearest rivals Ron Paul by 24.1 percentage points and former
Senator Rick Santorum by 33.4 percentage points," said the
latest national opinion poll among Indian-Americans.

"But if the presidential elections were held on Tuesday, an
overwhelming 80 per cent of Asian Indians would vote for
President Barack Obama," said the first of its kind survey
among Indian-Americans conducted by Boston-based INE Media
Inc., the publisher of Indus Business Journal and INDIA New
England newspaper.

The online survey was conducted on February 22-26 with
respondents coming from across the country.

"This is the first survey of Asian Indians during this
presidential election season," said Upendra Mishra, publisher
of Indus Business Journal and INDIA New England.

"Indians have been primarily known in the United States
for their entrepreneurial skills with excellence in the
academic, scientific and technology fields, but now they`re
making their mark on both the local and national political
scenes," Mishra said.

In the survey, Romney got the maximum support among the
Republican candidates from the participants with 51.9 per
cent.

However, Obama got the commanding lead with 80 per cent
when pitted against the Republican candidates with Romney
securing 14.7 per cent support from the participants.

PTI




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