McCain Gets 27% of Gay Vote

Jim Burroway

November 5th, 2008

According to CNN’s exit polling, 70% of the gay vote went for Barack Obama, while 27% voted for McCain. This is in line with Bush’s gay votes in 2000 and 2004. It appears that no matter what, something around a quarter of LGBT voters will stick with the Republican candidate on other issues in presidential elections.


November 5th, 2008

I think that the names of every single one of those Republican Gays should be made public.

Lets tell the other Republicans who they are and lets see if they accept them or reject them. Gay Republicans are a delusional, slef deceptive lot.

Charles Lanigan

November 5th, 2008

Elaygee, I think that your words are kind of harsh. Although I can’t understand why all gay people are not voting Democratic, I am sure they have their reasons. I kind of like the idea that a subset of the gay community may force the leadership of the republican party to re-address their attitudes on gay issues. I’ve met straight republicans who are fiscally conservative and socially liberal and willing to publicly support same-sex marriage. And although it might be political suicide to have that stance, I have hopes that attitude could rub off on others.


November 5th, 2008

Let’s see, elaygee, why might someone — even a gay someone — not vote for the Democrats:

The Dems are weaker on defense than the Repubs.

The Dems want the government to grow even faster than the Repubs at their most stupid and corrupt did.

The Dems love tax increases.

The Dems provided the opposition to banning partial-birth abortion.

The Dems provided the opposition to the Born-Alive Infanst Protection Act (Barack Obama voted against this).

Need I go on?


November 5th, 2008

Here’s a gay Republican I’ve mentioned before: Dan Blatt (Gay Patriot West). He blogs at, which is the site of another gay conservative, Bruce Carroll jr.

Blatt was credentialed as press at the Republican National Convention. The Republicans knew him to be an openly gay man. To my knowledge he still hasn’t been drummed out of the GOP.

Dale Carpenter, another of those gay Republican types, reports that “49 percent of the delegates to the GOP convention supported civil unions or gay marriage.” So it seems that reporting all those gay McCain voters to the Repubs won’t have the effect you so desire, elaygee.


November 5th, 2008

It’s degrading to all queer people to demand they have to vote for the party stronger on queer issues! Are we not more as people than our sexuality?
Besides, full rights will only come to queer Americans when Republicans start supporting them too and gay Republicans are a big catalyst for that.


November 5th, 2008

There are two good reasons why no faction of the electorate should be entirely in one party’s camp: firstly, it can become self-fulfilling. The Republican party needs to be coaxed away from those intending to legislate morality and back to its ideals of limited government; that will not happen if it has nothing to gain, electorally, for it.
Secondly, if a group will vote for a party come what may, it will be ignored by both. One reason for the slow progress of African-Americans since the 60s is that they are so wedded to the Democrats.
And elaygee, private ballot was introduced in the 19th century precisely so as to combat intimidation and bribery.


November 7th, 2008

Why would a gay white male vote republican??

Ah, liberty.
of that 27% who voted for McCain.. how many were white males?????
Would anyone bet that McCain got at least 43% of the gay white male vote?? — mark

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