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GOP: Gay Old Party? More gays voted Republican than in 2008
|Contributor||Homegrown Democrat |
|Last Edited||Homegrown Democrat Nov 04, 2010 08:04pm|
|News Date||Thursday, November 4, 2010 06:50:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||f you want more data that gay men and lesbians are pretty much just like everyone else -- worried about the economy, freaked out about the direction of the country and perhaps ticked at the slow pace of change with regard to their civil rights -- get a load of this exit poll result. |
Gay men, lesbians and bisexuals who self-identified to exit pollsters made up 3 percent of those casting ballots in House races on Tuesday, and 31 percent of them voted Republican. By itself, that number is amazing, especially when you consider that way too many people think being gay and voting Democratic are one in the same. But that percentage is ominous news for a White House viewed with suspicion by many gay men and lesbians, because that's four percentage points higher than the change election of 2008.