Republican Mitt Romney’s problems appealing to minority voters extends beyond blacks and Hispanics, with Asian-Americans also heavily favoring Democratic President Barack Obama’s re-election on Nov. 6.
Among likely voters who are Asian American, 43 percent back Obama, compared with 24 percent for Romney. But there are still many out there to be won over, because a third – 32 percent – of those who are judged likely to cast ballots on Nov. 6 have not yet made up their minds, according to the National Asian American Survey, which organizers said was the largest such study of Asian American and Pacific Islanders’ public opinion ever done in the United States.
Many, however, have yet to be won over, because a third – 32 percent – of those who are judged likely to cast ballots on Nov. 6 have not yet made up their minds, the study found.
Romney could have a tougher time attracting them. Obama’s approval ratings are higher with the group – at 59 percent versus the national average of about 50 percent. Romney’s are lower, at 30 percent versus 45 percent.
Recent surveys of the total U.S. voter population show the number of undecided voters has dwindled to the single digits, with just six weeks remaining before the election. Ninety-two percent of likely voters in a Reuters/Ipsos poll on Monday had made up their minds, with 49 percent for Obama and 43 percent for Romney.