How many “straight” Republicans have had gay sex? Quite a few, actually.

12 percent of straight-identifying Republicans admitted to having experimented with a member of the same sex. This news would undoubtedly upset Mike Huckabee just a little bit.

12 percent of straight-identifying Republicans admitted to having experimented with a member of the same sex. This news would undoubtedly upset Mike Huckabee just a little bit. AP

12 percent of straight-identifying Republicans admitted to having experimented with a member of the same sex. This news would undoubtedly upset Mike Huckabee just a little bit.AP

12 percent of straight-identifying Republicans admitted to having experimented with a member of the same sex. This news would undoubtedly upset Mike Huckabee just a little bit.

Despite being the political party known for its hard stance against gay rights, a new survey has found a surprising number of Republicans have engaged in same-sex relations at some point in their lives.

A poll by YouGov (the same group that recently found nearly half of Brits between the ages of 18 and 24 years don’t identify as “100 percent heterosexual”) reveals that one third of Americans under the age of 30 identify as straight; however, when asked if they’ve ever experimented with a member of the same sex, 12 percent of those straight-identifying people said “yes.”

Of that 12 percent, six percent were African-American, 15 percent were Hispanic, and 20 percent were Caucasian. Straight-identifying women reported being almost twice as likely as straight-identifying men to say that they had hooked up with someone of the same sex.

But where it really gets interesting is when you break down the figures by political party.

12 percent of straight-identifying Republicans admitted to having experimented with a member of the same sex, compared to 19 percent of Democrats and 20 percent of Independents. Additionally, 5 percent of straight-identifying Republicans said they’d “definitely” be open to having gay sex if the right person came along.

The takeaway from all this? There are currently 17 Republicans fighting for the 2016 presidential nomination.

12 percent of 17 is two.

h/t: Pink News

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