A second Logo poll, again conducted by Harris Interactive, reveals that the relatively small but increasingly energized LGBT voting population could be pivotal in this extremely close presidential election next week.
The results will be addressed this coming Monday in depth on NewNowNext Vote with Wanda Sykes, a Logo special featuring guests such as RuPaul, Al Sharpton, Chely Wright, Dean Obeidallah, S.E. Cupp, Judy Gold, and Thomas Roberts.
The highlights from this recent poll, just days before the election are:
In the days following the last of the presidential debates, President Obama’s 44-point lead among LGBT voters in August expanded to 52 points.
* While Mitt Romney actually overcame a 5-point deficit to +2 statistical tie among general population voters, his 52-point deficit among LGBT voters is more reminiscent of what exit polls looked like among gay voters in the Democratic year of 2008 (2008 exit poll of gay voters: +62 for Obama) than in the Republican year of 2010 (2010 exit poll of gay voters: +38 Republican candidates for the House of Representatives nationally).
* The movement toward Obama is mostly a shift of LGBT voters who were unsure on the initial vote in August (9%) who have now moved to Obama.
* If Election Day is as narrow as many are predicting, Romney’s inability to turn these unsure LGBT voters to his candidacy could mean the difference between victory and defeat.
Click below for the full results from the poll: