Gay vote gave Obama an edge, study shows

11/16/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

An analysis of the 5% of voters who identified as gay, lesbian or bisexual in Election Day exit polling shows that President Obama’s significant lead among the group was crucial to his victory, especially in Ohio. Nationwide, Obama won 76% of the group’s vote, while Mitt Romney won 22%. R. Clarke Cooper, executive director of the Log Cabin Republicans, said GOP lawmakers privately say the party must change its anti-LGBT rhetoric, “but publicly they’re not doing that.”

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