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Bill O'Reilly Confused By Hawaii's 'Liberal' Asians Who Don't Meet His Stereotype (VIDEO)

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Apparently Hawaiian voters all look the same to Bill O'Reilly.

On Thursday's "O'Reilly Factor," the Fox News host and his producer, Jesse Watters, attempted to wrap their heads around Hawaii—the island's ethnic composition and social problems they diagnosed there, like "rampant" drug addiction, homelessness and the state's "enormous debt."

These declared ills surprised O'Reilly, who noted 35 percent of Hawaii's population is Asian and adds, "Asian people are not liberal, you know, by nature. They're usually more industrious and hard-working."

The conversation then turned to O'Reilly and Watters adding up Hawaii's various minority groups, concluding that whites are outnumbered "by more than two to one," which explains the state's "big time" margin of votes for President Obama in the 2012 election.

According to U.S. Census data from 2011, Asians constitute 38.5 precent of Hawaii's population, with Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders accounting for another 10.1 percent. White people comprise just over a quarter of the island's demographics, at 26 percent.

In the 2012 U.S. Presidential election, President Obama won Hawaii by a more than 40 percent margin.

So O'Reilly isn't all that far off with his data -- just his stereotypes.

[h/t Mediaite]

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