Democrats’ Asian-voter crisis, making new tobacco criminals and other commentary

By Post Editorial Board |

A survey by AAPI Data showing that “69 percent of Asian Americans supposedly favor race-based college admissions” has “gone viral” but is fundamentally misleading, explains Renu Mukherjee at The Hill.

It’s “more about the question Asian Americans were asked than the values they hold.” 

The poll asked about programs designed to help “minorities get better access to education” — dropping a past question that asked about “programs designed to increase the number of Black and minority students” which got markedly less support. And that one, notes Mukherjee, “more closely reflects existing affirmative action programs” in college admissions.

In short, AAPI Data “seems more interested in pushing a particular narrative than in understanding what Asian Americans really think about affirmative action.”

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