WSJ/NBC Poll Finds That Majority Of Americans Would Prefer Gay President Over A Religious Evangelical One

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A new survey of 1,000 US adults, conducted in April for the Wall Street Journal and NBC News, found  that 61 percent of Americans would be enthusiastic about or comfortable with a gay or lesbian presidential candidate compared to only 52 percent that they would comfortable with an evangelical Christian running for president.

The survey of 1,000 US adults, conducted in April for the Wall Street Journal and NBC News, found 61 percent of Americans would be enthusiastic about or comfortable with a gay or lesbian presidential candidate. In comparison, 52 percent said they’d be enthusiastic about or comfortable with an evangelical Christian running for president.

This is an 18-point improvement for the gay or lesbian candidate: in 2006, 43 percent of Americans said they’d support a gay or lesbian person running for president. But the numbers for evangelical Christians have been roughly the same for years, rising from 41 percent since 2006 but hovering around 50 percent since 2008, according to previous polls from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News.

That big pop you just heard was Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association’s head exploding.  Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

 

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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  1. GaybyGod says:

    DUH…you DON’t want a holier than thou, tunnel visioned, discriminating, condemning, judgmental, finger pointing, righteous person, running our government?

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