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Research by Gary Gates of the Williams Institute Cited in New York Times Article on Support for President Obama Among Gay Voters


November 15, 2012 -- Research by Gary Gates of the Williams Institute is cited in a New York Times article on how support for President Obama among gay voters helped with his re-election.

Mr. Obama’s more than three-to-one edge in exit polls among the 5 percent of voters who identified themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual was more than enough to give him the ultimate advantage, according to the study, by Gary J. Gates of the Williams Institute at the U.C.L.A. School of Law, in conjunction with Gallup. The results are consistent with earlier research on the number and political beliefs of gay voters.

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