55% Would Vote Gay. Maybe.
A slim majority of Americans would vote for a gay or lesbian presidential candidate if he or she were "generally qualified", according to a Gallup poll released today. Other results: 98% would vote for a Catholic (Giuliani), 95% for an African-American (Obama), 88% for a woman (Clinton), 72% for a Mormon (Romney). I'd like to see what the numbers are for self-identified Democrats, I'm guessing the gap between African-American and woman might evaporate.
I'm sure we'll never see an out gay president in our lifetimes. And the only category to score below 50%, unsurprisingly, are atheists. I'm guessing that a gay atheist like me would score somewhere below a serial killer. Good evening, Clarice.
Related: Florida Gov. Charlie Crist still over-tan, under-out.