Thursday, October 9, 2008

US Elections: Indian Factor

Lots of people are asking me, who the Indians are going to support for President in American Elections.

Well, the basic fact is, it depends on the state and the kind of business people are in.

Also the state's economy make a difference.

For example in New York, it has a strong Democratic flavor.

The unemployment rate is around 5% and Social security benefits to elders are done perfectly, with medicare. One of the best administered states.

There is quite a good Indian population in NY. So the winning percentage would be higher here. Still as you all understand the electoral college matters.

The other states where Indians show a significance in New Jersey (Typically the Northeast), California and Illinois. Texas has a good number of Indians living owing to the weather factor like India, but the Spanish population always tilts the favor towards Republicans and generous immigration policy. Still the electoral college votes matter for Obama.

All the above four are know for African American population.

If the registered voters are allowed to vote, then Obama (Dem.) swings. Already there is conspiracy to not allow the social security benefit seekers to vote. Dangerous. Liberalism will go out of the door.

My take on Obama and McCain would be to judge by their plans for Financial Crisis, War on Terror (Iraq & Afghanistan) and unemployment. Obama wins paramount in these...

So my feeling is Indians are going to vote in favour of Obama / Biden ticket.

Indian American
Total population

0.8% of the U.S. population

Regions with significant populations
Northeast, California, Illinois, Texas
American English, Indian languages
Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism


thenali said...

என்னங்க Regions with significant populations லிஸ்டில் இந்தியன் ஸ்டேடான நியூஜெர்சிய காணோம்?

divya said...


Are you trying to check whether the Northeast has New Jersey?

Looks like you did not read the full post.