The left’s strategy to exploit the Orlando massacre backfired rather spectacularly.
To the surprise of nobody sane, trying to blame a mass shooting carried out by a man who pledged allegiance to ISIS on the NRA didn’t go over too well. Likewise, while Obama did try to pander to the gay community by referring to the massacre as an “act of hate,” they certainly didn’t need to be told that this was an act of hate – I think they’re smart enough to figure that one out.
It’s what inspired the hatred that Obama and other Democrats failed to address. And since then, Hillary’s support among gays has fallen like a rock. The Gateway Pundit reports:
According to the Reuters tracking poll, since June 13 Hillary’s poll numbers have tanked among registered voters who are not straight — falling from 65 percent to nearly 40 percent. Slightly more of them actually said they would vote for someone else or wouldn’t vote at all (42 percent), way up from the 20 percent that they started with before the Islamic terrorist attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando.
Trump has also seen increasing support from the gays, from 7 percent to 17 percent, although that is still within the range that he had been getting earlier in the race.
The major change is Hillary’s cratering support from the cultural left’s sacred minority group du jour — far lower than the previous low points in the race.
Quite simply, they see how weak she is on dealing with Islamic terrorism, and they may also have become wise to how many tens of millions in bribes Crooked Hillary has taken from Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries that punish homosexuality with death.
The gays have also become far more in favor of a temporary ban on all Muslims from entering the country, a more extreme position than Trump is proposing. In early June, they were over 80 percent against the ban, and now are only 55-60 percent against. More are outright in favor, and more are merely uncertain (at least being open to it, instead of closed off to it).
As Milo Yiannopoulos put it, armed gays don’t get bashed. As Hillary continues to push for stricter gun control, she can expect to see her support from this demographic shrink faster than her favorability.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]