Exit Poll Shows Latino Voters Go Big for Marriage Equality
BY Lucas Grindley
November 06 2012 9:24 PM ET
After President Obama announced his support for marriage equality in May, political pundits warned about its potentially negative effect on Latino voters. But exit polls should finally put that worry to rest.
ABC News reports that preliminary exit polls show Latino voters support states recognizing marriage equality by a wide margin, and they were actually more likely than other voters to back same-sex marriage.
The poll found that 59% of Latino voters backed marriage equality, compared to 48% of the general public. Polls of Latino voters conducted ahead of the election also found broad support for marriage equality, seeming to quickly dispel the notion that Latinos are more socially conservative on the issue than others.
The public at large is almost evenly split on whether gays and lesbians should be allowed to get legally married. About 48% of voters support it, according to exit polling, while 47% oppose.
- An Exodus From the 'Ex-Gay' Movement?
- Op-ed: How My Mom Found Out About My Boyfriend
- Martina Navratilova Blasts Russian Antigay Law
- Op-ed: How Animated Shows Like Futurama Can Unite Us All
- Filipino Archbishop Says Gay Men and Lesbians Can Marry — Each Other
- R&B Singer Monifah Carter Talks About Her Journey as a Lesbian in the Music Industry
Sign Up For Email Updates
- Commentary Op-ed: How My Mom Found Out About My Boyfriend 45 min 20 sec ago
- Religion An Exodus From the 'Ex-Gay' Movement? 12:50 AM
- Entertainment News A Moment For James Gandolfini June 19 2013 11:38 PM
- Entertainment News Muscle Worship: Meet the Men of L.A.'s New Gay Strip Club June 19 2013 9:45 PM
- Religion Filipino Archbishop Says Gay Men and Lesbians Can Marry — Each Other June 19 2013 7:56 PM
- Travel Drag Racing in Jerusalem June 19 2013 7:20 PM
- Crime Police Seek Suspects Who Vandalized Chick-fil-A With Antigay Slurs June 19 2013 7:18 PM