Taeku Lee

The crucial Asian American vote

Taeku Lee quoted in UCR Today, September 25, 2012

“Given the high proportion of immigrants among the Asian American electorate, we find a much higher proportion of non-partisans than the national average.” Lee is a principal investigator of the survey and co-author of a book (with Zoltan Hajnal), “Why Americans Don’t Join The Party.”

The untold future of American politics

Taeku Lee writes for The New York Times, June 4, 2012

Our research shows that the dominant force among minorities is not attachment to the Democratic Party but uncertainty about where they fit into American politics. What this means is that the future of the minority vote, and consequently the balance of power in American politics, is still very much up for grabs. If either party wants to attain dominance, it ignores this segment of the American population at its own peril.

Taeku Lee Notes Diversity of Asian-American Political Views

KQED-FM, January 18, 2011 Host Scott Shafer

“One of the really canonical features in political science about who votes and who doesn’t vote is what their socioeconomic background is like. The more well off and the more highly educated people are, the more likely they are to vote. But if you try to use that lens to predict which Asians are going to vote and which aren’t going to vote, you’re not likely to enjoy a great deal of success.”