Poll: Gay Prez Is OK, Barely

Mar 29, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Although many voters in Southwest Ohio probably would disagree with its findings, a new poll indicates most Americans would have no problem with a president who is openly gay.—-

A poll conducted by the 60 Minutes TV show and Vanity Fair magazine found that 50 percent of respondents would be comfortable with supporting an openly gay person to serve as president, while 45 percent are opposed. The question was asked in connection with a poll about the possible repeal of the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

Also, 55 percent said they would support an openly gay justice serving on the U.S. Supreme Court, and 56 percent said they would support an openly gay U.S. secretary of state.

The poll has a 3 percent margin of error.

Here’s more about the poll.