The Hunter College Poll also finds that during the process of “coming out,” LGBs become more liberal and more engaged in the political process than the general population.
It's nice to see this all in hard numbers. It makes sense that the LBG population would become more liberal as they came out, given the strength of the hatred coming from the current governing conservative coalition. Keep in mind, though, that this population will only become bigger as coming out becomes more and more accepted. It's nice to know that this demographic will continue to fight for its rights as it grows. Hopefully, we'll get to a point where conservatives realize the mistake of alienating this demographic from any of its attempts to win elections, but I doubt it.
And for the horse-race data you need like that fifth peanut butter cup:
Senator Hillary Clinton has the support of 63 percent of LGB likely voters in the Democratic primaries, followed by Senator Barack Obama with 22 percent and John Edwards with 7 percent.