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New poll: More than half U.S. voters would support openly gay President

Monday, March 29, 2010

A new poll says more than half of U.S. voters would support an openly gay president, or an openly gay person in a top government position.

Image: CBS/Vanity Fair

The 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair survey found more Americans accepting of gays and lesbians in powerful and high-profile positions in sports and government than were opposed.

Fifty percent of respondents said they would accept a gay president and 44 percent said they would not. Another 55 percent said they would be comfortable with a gay Supreme Court justice and 56 percent would accept a gay secretary of state.

The world of sports does even better — 60 percent responded they would accept a gay quarterback playing in the Super Bowl. And for pageant followers, more than 50 percent responded a gay Miss America would be OK too.

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11 more reader comments:

  1. about damn time.

    Posted on Monday, March 29, 2010 at 10:36am
  2. :D

    Posted on Monday, March 29, 2010 at 10:37am
  3. I'm one of those people :D

    Posted on Monday, March 29, 2010 at 3:39am
  4. I'm one of those people :D

    Posted on Monday, March 29, 2010 at 10:39am
  5. hell yeaaaaaaaaaahz

    Posted on Monday, March 29, 2010 at 10:40am
  6. Me too!

    Posted on Monday, March 29, 2010 at 10:41am
  7. I would support an openly gay president, but not necessarily their political beliefs…

    Posted on Monday, March 29, 2010 at 10:53am
  8. yeah, polls leading up to prop 8 said that it was going to be defeated easily…I dunno, its a nice thought, but I'm skeptical.

    Posted on Monday, March 29, 2010 at 10:53am
  9. Good. Now I have nothing to worry about, lol. I can take over the world!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 6:02pm
  10. I don't come close to believing this……..

    Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 6:38pm
  11. I will NOT believe this until it actually happens!

    Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 8:01pm