(Headline USA) New research published this week found that Asian-Americans are joining other minority groups, such as Hispanics, in moving towards the political Right.
On Monday, the New York Times released a deep dive into Asian American voters and how they voted during the 2022 midterm elections. Specifically, the Times focused on the New York gubernatorial race between Gov. Kathy Hochul and former Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y.
The report found that although the neighbhorhoods with significant Asian-American populations “remained blue overall,” they shifted Republican by 23 points comapred to 2018. It was the “largest electoral shift in Asian neighborhoods in the period from 2006 to 2022,” the Times said.
Although Hochul came out on top, almost the “entire city” shifted to the Right, with Asian voters shifting towards the Right the most.
Leading Asian GOP lawmakers argued the political evolution is the result of Democrats’ skewed priorities. Asian-Americans don’t want “big government,” said Rep. Michelle Steel, R-Calif.; they want the freedom to pursue the American Dream.
“Many Asian Americans, especially first-generation immigrants like me, have witnessed the destruction of communism and socialism first hand,” Steel told Fox News. “They understand the dangers of Progressive big-government policies and out-of-control spending that has led to the destruction of nations’ economies. Over one third of my district is Asian American. They tell me consistently that they simply want the government out of their way. Leftist priorities of high taxes and over regulation are working to the exact opposite of that end.”
Rep. Young Kim, R-Calif., agreed: “Keeping the American dream alive requires safe, prosperous communities, but far-Left policies are killing opportunities for hardworking Americans to succeed, endangering public safety and eroding American values we hold dear,” she said.
This shift is bad news for Democrats, who have already been hemorrhaging support among Hispanic voters. Black voters, too, have been voting for Republicans in higher numbers in recent years.