Indian-Americans Overwhelmingly Support Hillary Clinton

Monday, 31 October 2016, 04:58 Hrs
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NEW YORK: Indian-Americans are overwhelmingly supporting Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for president and feel she would be a better leader for furthering India-US relations, according to a survey.

The national online survey of Indian-Americans by Massachusetts-based media publication IndUS Business Journal and its sister publication INDIA New EnglandNews found that 79.43 pct of Indian-Americans would vote for Clinton if elections were held today while 14.89 pct would vote for Republican candidate Donald Trump.

The publication, focused on Indian-American and South Asian entrepreneurs and businesses, conducted the survey during October 21-26 after the third and final presidential debate.

On who would be good for India, 72.46 pct responded Clinton while 18.12 pct said Trump.

It said the Indian-American community viewed economy, job creation, healthcare, immigration, integrity, credibility and ethics as the most important campaign issue of the 2016 presidential election.

The participants who supported Trump in the poll cited his policies to combat terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism, the publication said.

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Source: PTI