Poll: Americans more likely to support gay presidential candidate than an older one

According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted online, Americans are more likely to reject a candidate older than 70 than a candidate who is gay.

The poll finds that 48% of adults in the U.S. says they were much more less likely  — or somewhat less likely — to support someone in the White House, if that person is older than 70.

34 percent were less likely to vote for someone who is gay.

12 percent said they were more likely to vote for a gay candidate — compared to 11 percent, who said they were more likely to support a candidate over 70.

Among the Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are respectively 76 and 77.

President Donald Trump is turning 73 next week, as he seeks re-election.

The Democratic field also has an openly gay candidate, Pete Buttigieg.

As of 2007, polls found that Americans were more likely to want a septuagenarian in the White House than they were a gay politician.

The shift in opinions is likely due to the nation becoming more supportive of gay candidates.

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  • Mario
    12 June 2019 at 12:15 am - Reply

    This is Democrat leftist media,it is called mind conditioning,”Likely support GAY, than old man”. Remember 2016 polls, HClinton 92%:Trump 8%, Trump highest pool was 40%….. Filipino voters by nature are “MATCHO”, they hate “BAKLA”, they despise “BADING” or BADAFF”. In my generation we call them “MARICONA”, they carry maricona belly bag, full of make-up kit, CREAM and CONDOM to protect them from AIDS. This writer must be GAY.

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