Survey: Dean leads among gay voters
August 07 2003 11:00 PM ET
According to a survey released this week by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean is the favorite of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered voters. Among those planning to vote in the Democratic primary, 32% said they back the former Vermont governor. Sen. John Kerry came in second with 10%, and the rest of the candidates were in the single digits. "I am proud that the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community has embraced my candidacy," Dean said in a prepared statement. "I am committed to ensuring full equality for every American."
Openly gay, lesbian, and bisexual voters make up 5% of the vote in national elections and 10% of the vote in the Democratic primary, according to the Voter News Service. "Clearly, Governor Dean's record of leadership on civil unions in Vermont and his willingness to speak about equal rights for gay people to all audiences is resonating in our community," said Matt Foreman, NGLTF executive director. In the NGLTF survey, 1,471 people were questioned at three gay pride parades in New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., in June.
- Hot Sheet Hot Sheet: History Boys 4 min 44 sec ago
- Marriage Equality Here's The Most Absurd Thing You Missed in Michigan's Marriage Equality Trial 9 min 47 sec ago
- Uganda As Aid Cuts Continue, Ugandan Officials Not Concerned 32 min 45 sec ago
- Religion Fired Gay Administrator Sues Wash. Catholic School 35 min ago
- Women Who the F Is … California Politico Toni Atkins? 1 hour 36 min ago
- Women Op-ed: Why We Need International Women's Day 1 hour 40 min ago
- Books Lambda Literary Awards: Leavitt, Bianchi, Winterson Nominated 1 hour 48 min ago