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Lib Dem surge in LGBT polls

April 26, 2010 12:43 PM
April 2010 - LGBT opinion poll

PinkNews opinion poll, April 2010

The latest in a series of opinion polls of the lesbian, gay, bi and trans communities shows a big surge in support for the Liberal Democrats, attracting the support of more than half of LGBT voters. "This reflects the long record of the Lib Dems as the leading party on LGBT issues, as highlighted in our 'Always' campaign." says Delga exec member Jen Yockney. "But it also reflects the popularity of Nick Clegg and our party's wider message of fairness. This election is a real three-party contest and many voters - LGBT or not - are recognising that this time around a Lib Dem vote has real impact."

The PinkNews report on their latest poll says, "A group of 911 LGBT people, weighted demographically and geographically have been informing PinkNews.co.uk of their voting intentions since March 2010 as well as their votes in the 2005 general election. Support for the Conservative Party has fallen from 17% in 2005 to 9% today. Labour support has dropped from 29% in 2005 and in the 2009 poll to 21% today. Liberal Democrat support has increased from 20% to 58%. The Green Party have dropped from 10% in 2005 to 8% today"

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