In the United States, simply put, the Republican Party tends to do well with non-hispanic white voters and the Democratic Party tends to do well with Hispanics, African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, and other minorities. For example, in the 2016 Presidential Election, Trump received 58% of white votes, 8% of African American votes, 29% of Hispanic votes, and 26% of Asian American votes. That seems to point to a trend that minorities are more likely to vote for the Democratic Party. Yet in Hawaii, the Honolulu Civic Beat reports:
Trump did well in districts with lots of white people and in some cases areas with a lot of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.
The billionaire also took the tiny “forbidden island” of Niihau, which is populated mostly by Native Hawaiians. In fact, nearly 60 percent of the island’s voters went for Trump, the highest percentage in the state.
Does the Republican Party in general or Donald Trump in particular do well with the Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander vote? If this is true, what factors can explain this, in particular considering it goes against the general trend that the Democratic Party does better with any group that isn't non-Hispanic white?