A third of gay voters now back Tories, poll finds
Friday 27 December 2013
Tory support among the gay community has soared since David Cameron backed same-sex marriage, according to a poll.
Some 30 per cent of those surveyed by PinkNews.co.uk said they would now vote Conservative - compared to just 11 per cent at the last general election.
Mr Cameron was also the most popular choice as Prime Minister, with 46 per cent saying they wanted him in Number 10 against 37 per cent endorsing Labour leader Ed Miliband and 17 per cent Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg.
PinkNews has been tracking the voting intentions of 724 members of the gay community, selected to be demographically and geographically representative, since 2010.
Publisher Benjamin Cohen said: "It is clear that David Cameron's strong support for same-sex marriage, despite loud opposition from within his party, has been recognised by the gay community, although this hasn't necessarily translated into support for the Conservative Party."
- 1 Forget 'The Dress': Here are five of the biggest news stories you might have missed
- 2 The black and blue dress: Makers considering a white and gold version
- 3 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
- 5 Saudi Muslim cleric claims the Earth is 'stationary' and the sun rotates around it
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Russia's roadmap for annexing eastern Ukraine 'leaked from Vladimir Putin's office'
£9 per hour: Recruitment Genius: This role is based within a small family run ...
£28000 - £32000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This Design and marketing agenc...
£46000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This property investment firm are lookin...
£18000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company specialises provid...