More bad news for rightwing Evangelical wing nuts in American politics. Americans are getting real tired of their shit. At least according to a new survey conducted by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News.
The survey, which was taken last month, asked 1,000 adults living in the U.S. if they would be okay with having a gay or lesbian presidential candidate. 61 percent said yes, they’d be fine with it.
When asked if they would be okay with an evangelical Christian running for president, however, and only 52 percent said yes. (Whomp, whomp.)
According to the survey, the number of Americans who approve of having a presidential candidate from the LGBT community has seen an 18-point improvement since 2006, when only 43 percent of Americans said they’d support a gay or lesbian person running for the Oval Office.
Paired with the fact that the majority of Americans also support same-sex marriage and we’d say the problem conservatives have been having with courting new voters in recent years is only going to get worse.