Young Vietnamese Want Change
The poll found that all Asian-American groups with the exception of Vietnamese-Americans supported Obama over McCain. Fifty-one percent of Vietnamese-Americans said they were for McCain; 24 percent were for Obama, with the rest undecided.
But a deeper analysis of the poll show the generational split. Forty-five percent of Vietnamese-American likely voters age 40 and over told pollsters they were Republicans, and 20 percent said they were Democrats, according to researcher Karthick Ramakrishnan of the University of California-Riverside. But 49 percent of Vietnamese-American likely voters under age 40 identified themselves as Democrats; 16 percent said they were Republicans.