Hillary Clinton is topping on Grindr, a poll has confirmed.
The gay hook-up app utilised its pool of users across the US to carry out a Presidential poll, as part of a campaign to encourage voting in November’s Presidential election.
The results are surprisingly similar to the views of the LGBT community at large, with an overwhelming rejection of Donald Trump.
Grindr found that 68.7% of users will be voting for Hillary Clinton in the election, miles ahead of Trump on just 15.1%.
In a four-way match-up, Trump is closer to fringe candidates Jill Stein and Gary Johnson – on 3.4% and 6.4% respectively – than he is to catching Clinton.
A number of users also specifically cited stopping Trump as their motivation for voting.
However, Clinton has an in-built advantage in the poll, with an overwhelming Democrat affiliation among Grindr users – perhaps unsurprising given the anti-LGBT platform of the Republican Party.
58% of Grindr users identify as a Democrat, while just 12.4% identify as Republicans.
Engagement is fairly high among app users, with 70% likely to vote in the election – but some are still planning to sit it out.
Check out Grindr’s amazing infographic below.
Despite some critics of Clinton’s historic record on LGBT rights, the former Secretary of State is now a firm supporter of equality and has outlined a vast LGBT policy manifesto. Mr Trump has outlined zero pro-LGBT policies and released no LGBT policy documents.
Mr Trump was once a moderate within the Republican Party on LGBT issues, suggesting that people shouldn’t be fired because of their sexuality.
But he has reneged since, saying he would “consider” appointing ultra-conservative Supreme Court justices to repeal equal marriage, and confirming he would sign a Republican-backed law to directly permit homophobic discrimination.
On September 23, Trump confirmed he would sign the so-called First Amendment Defence Act, which bans the government from taking any “action against a person, wholly or partially on the basis that such person believes or acts in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is or should be recognised as the union of one man and one woman, or that sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.”
The broadly written law would effectively legalise all discrimination against LGBT people in all sectors – from employment to retail to healthcare – as long as the person discriminating claims it was due to their religion.
The shocking move would require the repeal of Barack Obama’s landmark LGBT discrimination protections, which Trump also confirmed he would axe.
He said in a statement: “Religious liberty is enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution.
“It is our first liberty and provides the most important protection in that it protects our right of conscience. Activist judges and executive orders issued by Presidents who have no regard for the Constitution have put these protections in jeopardy.
“If I am elected president and Congress passes the First Amendment Defense Act, I will sign it to protect the deeply held religious beliefs of Catholics and the beliefs of Americans of all faiths.”