Users of gay hookup app Scruff are backing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for president.
Scruff conducted an in-app survey of nearly 15,000 US users about their party and candidate preferences and released the results Thursday (25 February).
More than 70% of respondents affiliated with the Democrats, nine times greater than the 8% affiliated with the Republicans. Independents comprised nearly 16% of respondents, with Libertarians (2%), Greens (1%), and other parties (2%) accounting for the remaining responses.
‘The upcoming U.S. presidential election is an undeniably hot topic. The recent passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, and the resulting Supreme Court vacancy, is a timely reminder of how transformative a supportive president can be for LGBTQ rights in America,’ wrote Scruff’s chief product officer, Jason Marchant, Chief Product Officer, in a blog post.
Among the 10,510 Democratic respondents, Hillary Clinton had 63% of , while 31% supported Bernie Sanders
On the Republican side, 39% of respondents said they would vote for Donald Trump, who had a substantial 20-point lead over Marco Rubio (19%). Rounding out the field were John Kasich (9%), Ted Cruz (6%), Jeb Bush (5%) – who dropped out of the race while the survey was conducted – and Ben Carson (2%).