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Queer men to forgo their morals this November with a thumping 45 per cent vowing to back Donald Trump
A survey of around 1,200 queer male Americans found that around 45 per cent – around 540 – plan to vote for Donald Trump.
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POLITICSQueer men to forgo their morals this November with a thumping 45 per cent vowing to back Donald Trump
JOSH MILTON SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
Donald Trump holds an LGBT+ Pride flag given to him by supporter. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)
As much as a widening gulf has yawned between LGBT+ voters and US president Donald Trump over the years, apparently launching an array of anti-queer policies and, overall, not caring about queer people is enough to get them to vote for you.
A survey of around 1,200 queer male Americans found that around 45 per cent – around 540 – plan to vote for Trump.
As much as Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has netted an, albeit, slim majority of the queer male vote, securing 51 per cent, it signalled to pollsters how the president’s brand of bullish showmanship has roiled the political landscape.
Queer men have always voted reliably Democratic. Until now.
Indeed, the LGBT+ voting bloc has long been reliably Democratic. The poll conducted by queer dating app Hornet found that, overall among its users, around 66 per cent prefer Biden while 34 per cent support Trump.
But for queer Americans, pollsters said, the statistics were far tighter together. Just less than half of queer men said they do not support Trump, and a slither of just 11 per cent said they generally disagree with his stances.
Only 10 per cent emphatically said they do not support him “at all” and would not vote for him regardless.
Nine per cent were more conflicted, the poll found, in that they agreed with some but not all of his views. Only 27 per cent of respondents mostly or fully supported Trump