Post by Logan on Feb 16, 2016 2:23:34 GMT -6
Clinton Beats Sanders in Survey of LGBT Voters; Trump Is Top Republican With 2%
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tops a new survey of likely LGBT voters, although fellow Democrat and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is viewed as the candidate who would be most supportive of equality, according to Community Marketing & Insights.
Forty-eight percent of the 563 likely voters surveyed said they would support Clinton if the election were held today, followed by Sanders at 41 percent.
Businessman Donald Trump led the Republican field among LGBT voters, with just 2 percent, followed by Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Marco Rubio with 1 percent each. Four percent said they were undecided, and all other candidates received less than 1 percent each.
In the 2012 presidential election, LGBT voters made up 5 percent of the electorate, with 77 percent supporting President Barack Obama and 23 percent supporting Republican Mitt Romney, according to exit polls.
Read more: www.towleroad.com/2016/02/clinton-beats-sanders-survey-lgbt-voters-trump-top-republican-2/