Exit polls have thrown up some rather thought-provoking statistics.
Exit polls have revealed 14% of LGBT voters chose Donald Trump for president.
Back in September, a pre-election survey ran by NBC News and SurveyMonkey found that 20% of LGBT voters planned to support Trump, while 72% were in favour of Clinton – and those results weren’t too far off.
The New York Times has published results of a national exit poll of 24,537 voters from 350 voting stations across the United States, suggesting that Trump failed to win the LGBT vote as expected.
According to the polls, 78% of voters who identify as LGBT picked Clinton, 14% voted for Trump, and the remainder came out in support of third-parties.
Perhaps it was the announcement that he would “strongly consider” overturning same-sex marriage? Or his running mate choice Mike Pence, a ‘conversion therapy’ supporter who believes in discrimination based on religious beliefs?
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