Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s had a tumultuous relationship with the LGBTQ community throughout her career. After opposing the legalization of gay marriage for years—and rightfully being booed for her outspoken opinions—Clinton flipped her stance this election, which naturally led many to believe she was pandering for votes. Whether or not that’s true—and it’s probably true—NBC reports that an “overwhelming 82 percent of LGBT registered voters said they have an unfavorable impression of Trump compared to 41 percent who said they have an unfavorable impression of Clinton.”
Grindr, the election’s most unlikely source of political stats, echoed these findings with an in-app survey of their American users. “Donald J. Trump has made an effort to appeal to LGBT voters, but only 15.1 percent of those polled said they will give him their vote, although the word cloud shows he is the biggest reason that users are voting this election,” Grindr said in a press release, reviewing responses from 1,728 self-identified LGBT people, surveyed between Sept. 5 -18. The results also show that 58 percent of Grindr’s surveyed users identified as Democrats, compared to 12.4 percent for Republicans.
Beyond this, Grindr’s been getting actively involved in the 2016 election by encouraging its users to “Grind The Vote”—a program with “Rock The Vote” to help make voter registration easy, reminding its followers that registering “takes an average of two minutes or less to complete.” At this point, any activation that encourages Americans to vote is much-needed, especially since we’re dealing with a massive younger generation that’s uninvolved simply because they “don’t like this election.”