Why do Republicans do relatively well with Asian Americans despite distinct ideological and non-racial demographic disdvantages?

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On many issues from climate change to gun control, Asian Americans are the most likely to take left wing positions. In addition compared with the rest of the population, even when excluding White individuals, they are less religious, more likely to live in urban areas, and more likely to hold college degrees -- all characteristics that favor Democrats. And on top of that, they are considered a minority group.

It surprises me after thinking about this that Democrats only get about 2/3 of support from this group despite their policy positions and having far more favorable demographics compared with the rest of the nonwhite demographic in the USA, which breaks for Democrats by a roughly 3-1 margin. Why do Republicans do (relatively) well with Asian Americans despite having a unique combination of demographic traits that are generally poor for Republicans?

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