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Gay Vote Remains 4%

Timothy Kincaid

November 8th, 2008

Those persons who were willing to identify as gay or lesbian to exil pollsters remained constant in 2008 at 4%. That translates to roughly five million voters.

This percentage is consistent with exit polling in 2004 and 2000.



November 8th, 2008 | LINK

And if they follow with the rest of the population which,this year, had a 40% of the population turnout then there’s 10% of gay ppl in US. I would like to think, however, that gay ppl had a higher turnout as they have 1 more thing at stake other than the economy, healthcare… etc.

November 9th, 2008 | LINK

Joel-That’s bad math. If we take the percentage of voters who self-identify as LGBT to be representative of the population as a whole it would suggest that LGBTs are 4% of the population. It works like this: if voters are 40% of the total population and LGBT voters are 4% of voters, that means LGBTs who vote are 1.6% of the whole population (4% of 40%). As you suggest, its hard to know if LGBTs vote at a higher or lower percentage than the population at large.

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