Gay conservative group GOProud points to exit polls showing that the Republican party captured almost one-third of the gay vote in House races as evidence of a gay affinity for the Tea Party.
GOProud hailed the data as proof of gay voters’ role in helping the Republican party achieve historic gains on the way to its House takeover. By extension, the evidence also suggests that many gay Americans embrace the Tea Party’s limited government message, claims the group.
“According to CNN,” says a statement from GOProud, “31% of self-identified gay voters supported Republican candidates for the U.S. House. This number is a dramatic increase from the 19% GOP House candidates won among gay voters in 2008.”
Considering that the GOP is considered “homophobic” for their stance on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and gay marriage, many would not believe that there would be such a think as a gay Republican, but this elections shows that there is many that feel the way that we feel, at least regarding the fiscal side of our platform. This is not good news for the Dems who are already losing women, too, according to exit polling.