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Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Over two-thirds of Indian Americans say they will vote for Joe Biden for president, with about as many saying the U.S. is headed in the wrong direction, a survey out Wednesday indicates.

Why it matters: Indian Americans have seen increased influence as a voting bloc in recent years, as one of the fastest-growing, wealthiest and most educated demographics in the U.S. Still, the group's "political attitudes are woefully under-studied," the report's authors write.

By the numbers: Some 22% of Indian Americans who are registered to vote say they will cast a ballot to re-elect Trump, compared with 72% for Biden, according to the poll by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

  • About 70% of those surveyed said they disapprove or strongly disapprove of the job Trump is doing. (15% disapprove; 55% strongly disapprove)
  • 56% of Indian Americans said they identify as Democrats, compared with 15% who said they are Republicans. Another 22% said they are independent.
  • 45% of those polled said Biden's selection of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who is the daughter of an Indian immigrant, as his running mate makes them more likely to vote for the former vice president.
  • Indian Americans make up slightly more than 1% of the total U.S. population and less than 1% of all registered voters.

What they're saying: "The data show that Indian Americans continue to be strongly attached to the Democratic Party, with little indication of a shift toward the Republican Party," write Sumitra Badrinathan, Devesh Kapur and Milan Vaishnav, who authored the report.

  • "In addition, Indian Americans view U.S.-India relations as a low priority issue in this electoral cycle, emphasizing instead nationally salient issues such as healthcare and the economy."

Go deeper: Kamala Harris and the political rise of America's Indian community

Methodology: The Indian American Attitudes Survey was conducted between Sept. 1 and Sept. 20, in partnership with YouGov. It has a margin of error of ±3.2%.

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Trump set to leave office with the lowest approval ratings of his presidency

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

President Trump is heading into his final days in office with the lowest approval ratings of his term, according to a set of new polls.

Why it matters: The polls indicate Trump has seen diminished support, even from his own party, in the wake of the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, with a majority of Americans favoring efforts in Congress to bar him from holding elected office again.

Mayors feel powerless to reduce homelessness

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Recreated from 2021 Menino Survey of Mayors; Chart: Jacque Schrag/Axios

America's mayors know their constituents hold them accountable for homelessness, but many don't feel they have the tools or power to fix things, a brand new survey says.

Why it matters: While homelessness has become more acute during the pandemic, city leaders say they lack the money, staff or political support needed to make a meaningful difference.

Ina Fried, author of Login
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Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard

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Microsoft announced Tuesday it plans to acquire video game giant Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion in cash.

Why it matters: The move comes as Activision Blizzard has faced a wave of accusations of workplace harassment.