In new research, Neil Visalvanich examines how voters support for candidates changes depending on whether or not the candidate is white, foreign born, or Asian-American.
I find that Asian candidates actually do significantly better than white candidates with the same biography.
Asian candidates did better than white candidates with both biographies, showing support for the hypothesis that Asian candidates in general might benefit from the “model minority” stereotype.
Surprisingly, Asian candidates do significantly better than white candidates even when their foreignness is cued.
This means that foreign Asian candidates not only suffer no penalty for being foreign, but actually do better than white candidates with a similar biography.