A new report released by GLAAD this morning reveals that Joe Biden has a huge majority of LGBTQ+ voters.
According to the organization’s LGBTQ+ Voters Report, 75 percent of LGBTQ+ voters are supporting the former vice president, while only 17 percent are supporting Donald Trump.
The poll, which was conducted in partnership with Pathfinder Opinion Research between September 21 to 25 and surveyed 800 LGBTQ+ people, also revealed that five percent plan to support a third party candidate. Two percent claim to still be undecided.
Additionally, 92 percent said they were “definitely or probably” voting in the election this year, while over 80 percent admit to feeling more motivated than ever to be part of the voting process. The numbers also reflect that sentiment, given that 88 percent of respondents are registered to vote while 10 percent of them are not.
As far as the vice presidential picks, 50 percent have a “favorable opinion” about Kamala Harris while only 13 percent said the same thing about Mike Pence.
Fifty-three percent of respondents also claimed to have experienced discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, while 47 percent said they have not.
Of course, these numbers contradict a poll released last month, conducted by the gay dating app Hornet, that alleged over 40 percent of gay men planned to vote for Trump. The poll has since been debunked given its lack of scientific integrity since it allowed participants to self-select and did not accurately representative samples of the LGBTQ+ community at large.
GLAAD’s latest poll shows that Biden leads Trump 79 to 17 percent among gay male registered voters.
"In contradiction to unscientific polling released by another entity, this survey shows Biden holding a substantial lead among LGBTQ voters of all sexual orientations and gender identities, including those who identify as gay men," Pathfinder Research wrote in a memo to GLAAD.
As GLAAD notes, Trump has made at least 175 attacks in both policy and rhetoric against LGBTQ+ people, including threats to deny protections against discrimination in the workplace.
Trump also fought against anti-discrimination practices that would protect LGBTQ+ people looking to become parents — the Supreme Court will hear this case on November 4. Not to mention, Trump ha banned transgender people from joining the military and has systematically attempted to roll back protections for queer people in health care, education, and housing.
Meanwhile, Biden has consistently affirmed his pledge to progress LGBTQ+ equality if elected into office. One of his missions includes passing the Equality Act, which, if passed, would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity from the workplace and most walks of life.
"America's at an inflection point," he recently said at Human Rights Campaign’s United for Equality Live event. "This election is going to determing our future for a very long time. We're facing multiple crisis — pandemic, recession, racial injustice, climate change, wildfires, assault on LGBTQ+ rights, a declining faith in a bright American future."
He continued, "What's the common thread? A president who makes things worse not better. Who brings chaos not order. Who sees violence and only fans the flames. The White House should never be a source of opposition or fear or oppression. It should be a source of hope, of moral courage and of unification.”