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Despite Donald Trump's embrace of the LGBTQ community at his Republican National Convention and credit for being the "most pro-LGBT nominee in GOP history," gays and lesbians are voting for Hillary Rodham Clinton, according to a new survey.
Trump made history at the summer GOP convention by talking about the LGBTQ community and featuring a gay speaker.
LGB voters’ Democratic leanings are also on par with recent years. About eight-in-ten LGB registered voters (82%) now identify with or lean to the Democratic Party, while 18% identify with or lean to the GOP. This party balance is similar to patterns seen in a 2013 Pew Research Center survey of LGBT adults in which 79% of LGBT adults identified or leaned Democratic and 18% identified or leaned Republican.
originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: Hazardous1408
It looks like the gay community is smarter and more educated than you suspected.
originally posted by: ketsuko
Most people who were going to vote progressive were going to vote that way no matter what anyone did on either side. Hillary could push gays off of buildings and they would still vote for her and Donald could have come out on national television, married Pence publicly and declared that he would hold anti-Christian pogroms once elected and they were still going to vote for Hillary.
Change like that does not come easy to anyone.
So instead you expect them to vote for the party that openly opposes them right here? Republicans & conservatives have consistently opposed measures to help the LGBT community. Or are they supposed to forget that?