Proving again that some gay men will go for any dick they can get, 11% of Scruff users said they will vote for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton. Fortunately, seven times as many said #ImWithHer.
That's the takeaway from nearly 13,000 respondents to a Scruff survey that polled gay, bisexual and transgender men on a wide variety of political topics, from who they picked as president to their most important equality issues, marijuana legalization and gun rights.
Overall, Clinton cornered the gay vote. So keep trolling Trump, gay Atlanta.
As has been the case in all of our polling this election season, Hillary Clinton is the clear favorite with support from roughly 79% of gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (GBTQ) guys. Donald Trump is supported by around 11% of GBTQ guys, while third party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein receive the support of roughly 2.5% of guys. An additional 5% of GBTQ voters either plan to vote for another candidate or are undecided.
Some of Trump's biggest pools of support comes from the South – Louisiana (28.32%) and Alabama (20.48%) made up two of the four states with the most support for him. Bless their hearts.
Among Clinton supporters, her strongest supporter came from the District of Columbia (87.89%) and Oregon (87.71%).
Clinton's strong support from gay men likely comes down to this: 79% of survey respondents said she supports LGBTQ rights, compared to 12% who said Trump does.
Donald Trump’s vaunted outreach to LGBT voters seems to have had little impact. Trump invited Peter Thiel, the billionaire PayPal investor, to be the first openly gay person to address a Republican National Convention. Trump recently held up a rainbow flag at a rally and surrogates have worked to soften his message on LGBT rights. But the overwhelming response shows that LGBT voters still say #ImWithHer.
The survey, conducted Oct. 28-31, had nearly 13,000 responses. Two-thirds of respondents had at least some college education and an income of at least $80,000.
Atlanta had the ninth-highest participation, with 3.18% of the respondents saying they lived here. That was slightly higher than the overall rate in Georgia of 3.01%. New York City had the highest participation at 13.02%.
Better yet, nearly 98% of the men that took part in Georgia said they were registered to vote.
Among all responses, nearly 65% said they are registered Democrats, 23% identified as Independents and just under 11% said they were Republicans. Some 88% identified as gay, while slightly less than 8% called themselves bisexual. Some 2.44% identified as queer and 0.33% as transgender.
The highest percentage of Clinton voters – 78.99% – came among gay men ages 55-64. Trump did best among gay men between 45-54.
The survey results also contained a pleasant surprise: 77.53% of the respondents said transgender rights should be a part of the struggle for lesbian, gay and bisexual rights. Some 94% of respondents also disagreed with the statement that “the fight for transgender rights in the U.S. is mostly complete.”
Nearly 85% disagreed that the “struggle for LGBTQ rights is mostly complete.”
On other issues of LGBT equality, nearly 39% named federal employment protections for LBGT people as their most important legislative issue. Another 26% agreed that “combating religious freedom laws” was their top concern. Access to PrEP came in third with 10%. Other issues included same-sex adoption (9.2%), trans rights (6.05%) and HIV criminalization laws (4.8%).
Nearly 53% of respondents agreed that “the right to bear arms is very important” and nearly 86% said marijuana should be legalized.
Just two-thirds of respondents – 63.43% – said that the rainbow flag represented them.
Gay sex app users like their politics almost as much as they like their dick. Between tricks earlier this year, Grindr gays helped fight anti-LGBT legislation in Georgia. No really.