WASHINGTON, D.C., November 20, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – At least three-quarters – and perhaps as much as 90 percent – of homosexual voters supported Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election, a high return on the president’s decision to court key Democratic constituencies.
A national poll found that homosexual and transgender voters backed Barack Obama over Mitt Romney by a margin of 76 percent to 22 percent.
LGBT voters made up five percent of the electorate, according to Gary J. Gates of the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, which specializes in homosexual and transgender issues. The survey was conducted in conjunction with Gallup.
That is higher than the highest estimate of the homosexual population, which Gallup has said totals 3.4 percent.
The findings were, perhaps surprisingly, lower than other estimates.
A Community Marketing & Insights (CMI) pre-election poll showed nearly 90 percent of homosexuals planned to vote for Obama.