It was really refreshing to see comments that did not get mean or crude. Agree or disagree, each one was fairly well-stated and civil.
My wife is a Filipina and not political. The consensus I’m getting through her network of friends (any guy with a Filipina wife knows the extent of such), is pro-Romney.
Considering we’re in So. Cal, I grabbed at that silver lining. :)
From the article: “We have no control over sampling.”
I love the honesty. A recent thread here stated something like 91% of those sampled either hang up or refuse to answer questions. To me that represents a huge margin of error that could sway a poll one way or another for reasons the 91% will never give.
In other words, our pollsters have no control over sampling either and all polls are really a bunch of crap. To me if a given poll has 91% of those contacted refuse to give a opinion, then there is a 91% margin of error.
Not a bit surprising. Filipino-Americans are an overwhelmingly Republican constituency. Not 100% of course, but as a group more Republican than US whites.
The problem is that they aren’t politically significant anywhere, even in their strongholds of California and Hawaii.
In California, even with their significant numbers (1 million or more) they are a drop in the bucket compared to the hispanic population. In Hawaii there is an element of ethnic rivalry vs the Japanese-Americans that translates into politics, but the Filipinos are also outnumbered.