Today, HRC released the following statement regarding the Iowa Caucus results:
“For millions of LGBT people across our nation, everything is at stake in November. Hillary Clinton has proven she has the record, the vision, and the strategy to win and lead from her first day in office,” said Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin. “Tonight we are proud of our members and supporters in Iowa and across the country who have stepped up to fight alongside Hillary Clinton and to ensure no opponent of LGBT equality ever sets foot in the Oval Office.”
The Human Rights Campaign has endorsed Hillary Clinton has sent staff to organize members and supporters in Iowa and beyond that, New Hampshire and South Carolina ahead of the upcoming elections.
With 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide HRC is planning an unprecedented organizational effort to register and mobilize the nation’s pro-equality majority and elect pro-LGBT candidates up and down the ballot. In 2016, HRC expects that the pro-equality vote will be larger, stronger, and more energized than at any point in history. Exit polls show that in 2012 at least six million LGB Americans voted in an election decided by less than five million votes. Today, in key states like Ohio, North Carolina, and Florida, the population of LGBT adults is greater than the average margin of victory in the last three presidential elections.
Polling done by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner for HRC shows that a 55 percent majority of voters are less likely to support a candidate for president who opposes allowing same-sex couples to marry. This majority includes Independents, married women and white millennials. All of these groups voted Republican in the last congressional election. Meanwhile, Public Religion Research Institute has reported that a 57 percent majority of Iowans support marriage equality.