U.S. LGBT community: 13% Rep, 43% Indie, 44% Dem

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    Oct 27, 2012 9:54 AM GMT
    http://www.gallup.com/poll/158102/lgbt-americans-skew-democratic-largely-support-obama.aspx

    LGBT Americans Skew Democratic, Largely Support ObamaGallup's landmark study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans finds that 44% identify as Democratic, 43% as independent, and 13% as Republican. That compares to 32% of non-LGBT Americans who identify as Democratic, 39% as independent, and 30% as Republican.

    These results are based on the largest analysis of the LGBT community in the U.S. on record, consisting of 121,290 Gallup Daily tracking interviews conducted between June 1 and Sept. 30, 2012. Respondents were asked in each survey if they personally identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Overall, 3.4% of Americans said "yes."

    While these results confirm that many in the LGBT community initially identify their partisanship as independent, many of these independents lean toward Democratic identity. The combined measure, which takes into account leaned party identification, shows that 65% of LGBT Americans identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party, while 21% identify with or lean toward the Republican, leaving 13% as "pure" independents who do not lean one way or the other. Among the overall U.S. population, 44% identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party, while 42% identify with or lean toward the Republican. Twelve percent are pure independents.

    One in Five LGBT Americans Are Conservative

    While 45% of LGBT individuals describe their political views as liberal or very liberal, one in five (20%) describe themselves as conservative or very conservative. Among non-LGBT Americans, 23% say they are liberal, and two in five (39%) say they are conservative. LGBT and non-LGBT individuals are almost equally likely to think of themselves as moderate (35% and 38%, respectively).


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  • DR2K

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    Oct 27, 2012 9:55 AM GMT
    13%, what a shameful number. icon_confused.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 27, 2012 9:25 PM GMT
    DR2K said13%, what a shameful number. icon_confused.gif
    Not surprising given the takeover of the GOP by the right wing extremists.
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    Oct 30, 2012 8:39 PM GMT
    Yay for independent!
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 30, 2012 8:52 PM GMT
    DR2K said13%, what a shameful number. icon_confused.gif


    I know, I can't believe there are that many?!?! I'm sure there'd be zero, if it weren't for all the Uncle Toms.icon_mad.gif
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    Oct 30, 2012 11:47 PM GMT
    13 percent of the LGBT community is comprised of whores. Why are we acting surprised?