Sunday, September 25, 2016

LGBT voters overwhelmingly support Hillary Clinton

The last NBC News weekly election poll shows that 72% of registered LGBT voters support Hillary Clinton, compared to 20 percent who support Trump.

In past elections, LGBT voters have played an important role. According to results from the 2012 NBC News Exit Polls, 76 percent of LGBT voters voted for Barack Obama. Voters who did not identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual were split, 49 percent voted for Obama and 49 percent voted for Romney.

In addition, an overwhelming 82 percent of LGBT registered voters said they have an unfavorable impression of Trump compared to 41 percent who said they have an unfavorable impression of Clinton. Just under six in 10 said they have a favorable impression of Clinton. Only 17 percent said the same of Trump.

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