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76% of LGBTQ people are voting for Joe Biden but only 17% support Donald Trump

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A poll commissioned by GLAAD found that 76% of LGBTQ adults support Joe Biden in the upcoming presidential election, while only 17% support Donald Trump.

The poll also found that LGBTQ people have a more favorable opinion of the Democratic candidate, with 57% saying they have a favorable opinion of Biden and only 16% saying the same of Trump. Kamala Harris also had a higher favorability rating compared to Mike Pence, getting support from 50% of LGBTQ people to Pence’s 16%.

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GLAAD said that they were motivated to commission the poll after the gay app Hornet released the results of an unscientific web poll that found that 45% of queer men planned to vote for Trump. That poll was touted by Fox News and Trump himself – as well as many of his supporters – as proof that he had support from LGBTQ people.

“In contradiction to unscientific polling released by another entity, this survey shows Biden holding a substantial lead among LGBTQ voters of all sexual orientations and gender identities, including those who identify as gay men,” Pathfinder Opinion Research, which conducted the poll, wrote in a summary of the poll’s results.

The poll found that 79% of gay men said they were going to vote for Biden and only 17% said they will vote for Trump.

“The poll should put to rest the misinformation from unreliable sources about where critical LGBTQ voters stand in this election, misinformation that’s unfortunately been repeated in the media,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis.

The poll also found that 88% of LGBTQ people are registered to vote and 81% said that they’re more motivated to vote than in previous elections. Among the registered voters, 92% said that they’re likely to vote.

The poll was conducted from September 21 to 25 and included 800 adults who identified as LGBTQ in some way. The results were weighted by gender, age, race, education, and geographic region using data previously collected by the Williams Institute.

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