Same-sex marriage may be dominating the headlines nationwide, but political candidates' stances on other LGBT-relevant issues are also significantly impacting voters' decisions as November gets closer.
According to a new survey released today by Logo TV, 49 percent of the general population would also be more likely to vote for a candidate if he or she supported legislation to define and prevent bullying of LGBT youth, while 41 percent would favor a political official who would continue to allow LGBT people to serve openly in the U.S. military.
Dr. Kenneth Sherrill of New York's Hunter College, who advised the Logo project, was among those to also praise its findings, saying it documented a "political transformation of epic proportions."
"LGBT rights are no longer a wedge issue in American politics," he added. "Instead, support for LGBT rights is now a mainstream position and candidates stand to benefit from their support for LGBT rights."
More specifically, the poll (which surveyed a total of 1,367 U.S. voters "reflecting the broader American electorate" and 1,190 self-identified LGBT voters, according to Logo officials) found that the LGBT population prioritized the same issues of the economy, unemployment, and health care as heterosexual people.
The number one most important issue for LGBT voters was the economy (18 percent), followed by unemployment/jobs (14 percent). "Gay rights in general" came in fourth with nine percent while just six percent listed same-sex marriage as the top priority.
Though 67 percent of the LGBT voters polled said they planned to vote to re-elect Obama, one out of five said they'd be more likely to vote for Mitt Romney if he held the same positions on same-sex marriage and other LGBT-relevant issues as the president.
View more findings from the Logo TV poll below:
One out of five LGBT voters say would consider voting for Mitt Romney if he held the same position on gay rights as President Obama.
One out of every four LGBT voters (26 percent) said they'd be more likely to vote Republican if the GOP held the same positions on LGBT rights as the Democratic party.
The survey finds that both general population voters (48 percent) and LGBT voters (67 percent) are currently leaning toward re-electing President Obama over Mitt Romney.
Support for same-sex marriage went from 31 percent in 2007 among all adults to 52 percent in 2012 among likely voters.
Forty-nine percent of the population says they'd be more likely to vote for a political candidate who supports legislation to define and prevent bullying of LGBT youth.
The economy was named as the most important issue in deciding the 2012 presidential election vote by both LGBT people (18 percent) and the general population voters (24 percent) surveyed.
Forty-eight percent of general population voters said they out be more likely to vote for a political candidate who supported laws prohibiting workplace discrimination of LGBT people, compared with just 14 percent who said they would be less likely.
Thirty-eight percent of general population voters said they'd be more likely to vote for the candidate who supports legal recognition of same-sex marriage.
Of the general population voters polled, 41 percent said they'd be more likely to vote for the political candidate who would continue to allow LGBT people to serve openly in the military.
Thirty-six percent of general population voters polled said they'd vote for the candidate who'd support adoptions by same-sex couples.
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