“How Asian-American Voters Went From Republican To Democratic”
“When she first became a citizen, she voted for the Republican presidential candidate.
“I remember I did vote for Reagan,” she said at a Vietnamese mini mall that offers everything from jasmine rice to jade jewelry. “Reagan was my hero because many Vietnamese at the time, we were very much victims of communism.”
But, she said, the party has changed.
“I think the Republican has gone too far to the right, and they are not the Republicans of the Reagans anymore,” she said.
But voter concerns have changed, too. It’s not communism that Vietnamese voters are worried about; these days, Nguyen said, they’re concerned about jobs, affordable health care and the economy.”