Despite Coronavirus, LGBTQ Voters Continue Historic High Turnout

by Lucas Acosta

This presidential primary every exit poll, in every state, shows one consistent trend: LGBTQ voters are fired up and turning out in record-high numbers.

This presidential primary every exit poll, in every state, shows one consistent trend: LGBTQ voters are fired up and turning out in record-high numbers.

From New Hampshire and South Carolina, to Texas and Illinois, LGBTQ voters have more than doubled — and in some cases tripled — their proportion in the population.

Over the last two decades, our rights have been on the ballot, spurring LGBTQ people to register and participate in politics more than many other demographic groups. LGBTQ voters have consistently punched above their weight and solidified themselves as a constituency to court.

For more information on LGBTQ and Equality Voters in states with primaries and caucuses in March, go to HRC’s March State Voter Snapshot.

TUESDAY’S PRIMARIES - CNN Exit Polling

State

LGBTQ Voters as % of Primary Voters

LGBTQ people as % of Adults

Arizona

10%

4.5%

Florida

8%

4.6%

Illinois

10%

4.3%

 

PREVIOUS PRIMARIES - CNN Exit Polling

State

LGBTQ Voters as % of Primary Voters

LGBTQ people as % of Adults

Alabama

7%

3.1%

California

9%

5.3%

Colorado

9%

4.6%

Maine

14%

4.9%

Massachusetts

13%

5.4%

Michigan

9%

4.0%

Minnesota

8%

4.1%

Mississippi

8%

3.5%

Missouri

12%

3.8%

New Hampshire

8%

4.7%

North Carolina

7%

4.0%

Oklahoma

10%

3.8%

South Carolina

7%

3.5%

Tennessee

8%

3.5%

Texas

10%

4.1%

Vermont

10%

5.2%

Virginia

8%

3.9%

Washington

9%

5.2%

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