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posted Friday, November 29, 2019 - Volume 47 Issue 48
LGBTQ voters love Warren; not so much Mayor Pete
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LGBTQ voters love Warren; not so much Mayor Pete

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A new poll from YouGov and OUT magazine found that LGBTQ voters favor Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren by a nearly 2-to-1 margin over her rivals in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The online survey of 816 likely Democratic voters was conducted Nov. 11-18 and released Nov. 25. The poll is said to be the first systematic analysis of LGBTQ voters to be conducted for the 2020 campaign.

Thirty-one percent of the respondents said that Warren is their pick for the nomination, followed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (18%), former Vice President Joe Biden (16%), and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (14%). Buttigieg is the only openly Gay candidate in the race.

Further down the list, California Sen. Kamala Harris came in at 6%, followed by New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker (3%), entrepreneur Andrew Yang (2%), Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar (2%), and former HUD Secretary Julián Castro (2%).

The poll shows that LGBTQ voters have a distinctly different take on the Democratic candidates than the electorate as a whole. Survey averages calculated by RealClearPolitics currently show Warren in third place, behind Biden and Sanders, and more than 10 percentage points back of frontrunner Biden.

State-specific polling also shows her behind Buttigieg in Iowa and barely maintaining a lead in New Hampshire.

According to YouGov, Warren's popularity among LGBTQ voters is "probably reflective of the fact that the LGBTQ voters in this survey identify as much more liberal than the Democratic primary electorate writ large."

"Seventy-seven percent of LGBTQ Democratic primary voters identified in our survey as very or somewhat liberal, approximately 20 percentage points higher than the percentage of Democratic primary voters overall who identify as very or somewhat liberal in our surveys," said Alissa Stollwerk, vice president of YouGov Blue, in a statement to OUT magazine.

In fact, a question on the survey asked LGBTQ voters whether they favor incremental change in policymaking or bold structural reform. Respondents chose bold change by an overwhelming 36-point margin.

Who LGBTQ voters like and who we don't
Warren also enjoys the highest favorable ratings with LGBTQ voters by a 10-point margin. Fifty-four percent of respondents say their views of her are "highly favorable."

In contrast, 33 percent of LGBTQ voters have a "highly" or "somewhat" unfavorable view of frontrunner Joe Biden. Only Tulsi Gabbard and Marianne Williamson scored lower, with 38 percent unfavorable ratings.

Biden also ranked close to the bottom with LGBTQ voters when they were asked to name the candidate they'd refuse to vote for in the Democratic primary. Thirty-four percent said they definitely would not vote for Biden. Only Gabbard (38%), Williamson (also 38%), and Tom Steyer (41%) were less attractive to LGBTQ voters.

Survey respondents also believe Warren has the best chance to beat Trump in the general election. Fifty-three percent said she could do so, followed by Biden (52%), Sanders (46%), and Buttigieg (29%).

The issues we care about
In addition to surveying LGBTQ voters about candidate preferences, YouGov and Out also asked about what issues matter most to the LGBTQ community.

According to respondents, the top issues for them in the upcoming election are health care (66%), climate change (59%), income inequality (37%), and gun policy (36%). Perhaps surprisingly, only 34 percent of respondents listed LGBTQ rights as the top issue for them in 2020.

Among issues specific to LGBTQ people, respondents believe the most critical problem facing the community today is the epidemic of violence targeting Transgender women of color. Seventy-three percent of respondents said it is a critical concern for them, followed by fighting for fully inclusive nondiscrimination protections (60%), tackling LGBTQ+ youth homelessness (59%), ensuring same-sex couples have access to adoption and foster care (58%), and banning so-called conversion therapy (56%).

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