POLL: Majority Oppose Openly Gay Boy Scout Leaders

Gallup was ranked as one of the least accurate polling firms in the 2012 election, but a new survey presents an astonishingly disappointing result even if it is skewed. According to the poll, only 42 percent of voters believe openly gay adults should be allowed to serve as leaders for the Boy Scouts of America, while 52 percent stand opposed. Even among Democrats, support only reached 60 percent. Other LGBT questions had more positive responses, including inheritance rights for gay couples (78 percent support), health insurance and employee benefits for gay couples (77 percent), and even adoption rights for gay couples (61 percent). It’s unclear what informs the bias against Scout leaders, but the result does not bode well for public awareness about the basics of LGBT identities.