“The opposition is fixated on higher education,” said Karthick Ramakrishnan, a UC Riverside professor who studies Asian American political attitudes.
And nationwide, Asian Americans have similarly been on the front lines of fights against affirmative action programs at Ivy League colleges and top New York City high schools.
The Asian American Voter Survey, a separate poll that Ramakrishnan oversees, has consistently found that most Asian Americans as a whole support affirmative action.
The survey received support from Asian Americans Advancing Justice, a group that supports affirmative action.
The survey, which did not have enough responses from Asian Americans to detail their views, found just 31% of voters overall support the ballot measure.