The Associated Press rounds up some anecdotal evidence of an angry and disenchanted gay voter base that might stay home instead of voting for Democrats next week. "This year's election is a stark contrast to 2008, when the gay community turned out in droves to elect Obama and help Democrats regain control of Congress," the AP says.
The story provides no data on the subject. It quotes a few activists in the gay community who say they see signs of "lethargy" and "disgust" among voters who were energized for Democrats just two years ago, but who are disappointed with the administration's lack of action on gay marriage and the military's ban on gay service.
Speculation like AP's highlights the overall lack of data on gay voters in America, who often have specific wishes as a political bloc but aren't polled in the same way that other demographic groups are. Most public opinion polls don't ask respondents about their sexual orientation.Read More »from Is there really a gay voter backlash?