The latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll shows Democrat Hillary Clinton holds a wide lead when it comes to voter support in the LGBT community.
The survey indicates Clinton garners 72% of the LGBT vote compared to Donald Trump’s 20%.
Who the hell are these 20% folks? Seriously?
Not only has Trump wavered back and forth in regard to his support for LGBT issues, his running mate, Gov. Mike Pence, has a long history of supporting anti-LGBT positions and legislation. Among those dubious achievements are passing, then retreating from, a “religious freedom” bill in his state of Indiana which would have legalized LGBT discrimination.
Clinton still maintains a commanding lead when third party candidates Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein are included in the poll. Clinton still receives 63% of registered LGBT voters support, while Trump drops to 15 percent support. Johnson almost ties Trump with 13 percent, and Stein follows down in single digits with 8%.
LGBT voters traditionally lean Democratic when voting in presidential elections. In the 2012 race for the White House, 5% of voters identified as LGBT to the NBC News exit polls, and of those 76% indicated they voted for President Obama.