Polls show that Trump is rejected by LGBT electorate

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ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 25: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Anaheim on May 25, 2016 in Anaheim, California. The presumptive GOP nominee is on a Western campaign swing. A recent rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico turned violent, leading to at least one arrest and several injuries, police say. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Donald Trump’s poll numbers among LGBT people are flat-lining as he doubles down on his anti-LGBT policy stances. This week, a poll has found Trump’s poll ratings have crashed among LGBT voters, most of which have expressed their support to Hillary Clinton because she is more LGBT loyal. The NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll found that 72% of LGBT voters would support, compared to just 20% for Mr Trump. In a four-way match up including fringe candidates Jill Stein and Gary Johnson, Clinton maintains 63 percent of the vote while Trump is on just 15 percent. Stein picks up 8 percent while Johnson is on 13.

Despite being unpopular nationally, Clinton manages to preserve a rare positive favourability rating among LGBT voters of +18, with 59% seeing her positively. The poll found that LGBT support for Clinton was nearly as strong as it had been for Barack Obama in 2012, when 76 percent of LGBT voters backed the Democrat. The worst may be yet to come for Trump, as the polling of the 1,728 LGBT voters was carried out from September 5 to 18 – before his pledge to sign a radical ‘conscience’ law to permit discrimination.

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