Poll finds surprising amount of support for an LGBT President

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Poll Finds LGBT Presidential Candidate Will Fair Better Than An Evangelical

Could you handle a queer commander and chief? According to a Wall Street Journal NBC poll, Americans will be more comfortable with an LGBT presidential candidate in apposed to an Evangelical Christian one.

Sixty-one percent of participants said that they would be enthusiastic of comfortable with a gay or lesbian candidate, while only 52% will be comfortable with an Evangelical. Less than a decade ago in 2006, a same survey found that only 43% of Americans would support an LGBT candidate.

The results revealed that Americans are actually quite open to having a gay presidential candidate.

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Poll finds surprising amount of support for an LGBT President
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 19: Items relating to LGBT history are displayed at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, August 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. The museum has acquired a significant number of objects to display relating to LGBT history. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 19: Items relating to LGBT history are displayed at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, August 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. The museum has acquired a significant number of objects to display relating to LGBT history. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 19: Items relating to the Will and Grace television show are on display during an event to honor LGBT history at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, August 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. The museum has acquired a significant number of objects to display relating to LGBT history. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 19: Dr. Renee Richards glasses are on display during an event to honor LGBT history at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, August 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. The museum has acquired a significant number of objects to display relating to LGBT history. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 19: Passports of former New Zealand Ambassador David Huebner are on display during an event to honor LGBT history at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, August 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. The museum has acquired a significant number of objects to display relating to LGBT history. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
This handout photo provided by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History shows production scripts and press materials from NBC’s Will & Grace program, 2000-2006. Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, the creative power behind the hit situation comedy, intentionally presented LGBT characters who were not stereotyped, caricatured, or demeaned. The success of Will & Grace marked a turning point in media portrayals. The museum is acquiring several pieces of history from the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, including items from the TV show “Will and Grace.” (AP Photo/Smithsonian National Museum of American History)
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 19: David Huebner, former ambassador to New Zealand speaks during an event to honor LGBT history at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, August 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. The museum has acquired a significant number of objects to display relating to LGBT history. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 19: People inspect items relating to LGBT history at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, August 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. The museum has acquired a significant number of objects to display relating to LGBT history. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 19: David Huebner, former ambassador to New Zealand speaks during an event to honor LGBT history at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, August 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. The museum has acquired a significant number of objects to display relating to LGBT history. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 19: David Kohan (L)and Max Mutchnick, creators of Will and Grace television show attend an event to honor LGBT history at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, August 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. The museum has acquired a significant number of objects to display relating to LGBT history.(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 19: David Kohan (R)and Max Mutchnick, creators of Will and Grace television show attend an event to honor LGBT history at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, August 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. The museum has acquired a significant number of objects to display relating to LGBT history. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 19: Rhea Kohan (R) hugs her son David Kohan, co creator of Will and Grace television show during an event to honor LGBT history at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, August 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. The museum has acquired a significant number of objects to display relating to LGBT history. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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