Almost 1 in 3 Gays Voted Republican

It's an increase over 2008
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2010 11:52 AM CDT
Voters cast their ballots in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010 in Star, Idaho.   (AP Photo/Charlie Litchfield)
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(Newser) – Is the Republican party getting a bit more fabulous? In a CNN exit poll, 31% of those who identified themselves as gay voted Republican, up from 27% in 2008 and 23% in 2004. The sample size is pretty small—only 3% of the 17,504 voters CNN talked to were gay—but Republicans are celebrating anyway, Politico reports.

“The gay left would have you believe that gay conservatives don’t exist,” says the executive director of GOProud. “This should be a wake-up call for the out-of-touch, so-called leadership of Gay Inc. in Washington, DC, which has become little more than a subsidiary of the Democrat Party.” (Read more exit polls stories.)

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