A full one-third of Asian-Americans in a recent poll indicated that they still have no impression of Republican Mitt Romney as a candidate--but it appears that it's not for a lack of trying.
Just 17 percent of all Asian-Americans say they've been contacted by the GOP in the past two years; 23 percent say that the Democratic Party has attempted to contact them.
That number drops even further for declared independents: Less than one-fifth say they've been contacted by either party, said Celinda Lake of Democratic polling firm Lake Research Partners, which conducted the poll in partnership with the Asian American Justice Center and APIAVote.
Asian-American voters prefer President Obama over Romney by almost 4-to-1, according to an earlier report, but it might not be over for Romney in this demographic.
More than 80 percent of respondents said they were certain to vote, and more than half indicated they are more enthusiastic about this year's election than previous elections, although for many 2012 affords them their first chance to cast a vote for the presidency.
In fact, Asian-American participation in the elections is on the rise: 48 percent came out in 2008, a 4 percent increase from 2004. A large portion voted because they felt it was their civic duty or because they liked the candidate, Lake noted in a conference call announcing the results.