Adult industry favors Obama over Romney by wide margin: poll

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, October 11, 2012 16:41 EDT
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Though porn star Jenna Jameson might favor Mitt Romney this year, the rest of the adult entertainment industry overwhelmingly supports President Barack Obama over his Republican challenger, according to a survey by XBIZ.

Of the 339 adult entertainment insiders surveyed, 68 percent said they favored Obama, while only 13 percent favored Romney. Another 14 percent said they wanted to see “someone else” elected to the White House and 5 percent responded “I don’t care.”

“The results aren’t really surprising because most people involved with the adult industry have a liberal view of government and how it should work,” Vivid Entertainment CEO Steven Hirsch said. “Social issues are more important than fiscal issues and they will support a candidate who shares their beliefs.”

The poll is being highlighted by the anti-pornography group Morality in Media.

“The porn industry is flourishing because the Obama Administration has given it a green light to distribute hardcore porn to every man, woman, and child in America. I don’t believe President Obama understands the devastating influence of pornography on American society and particularly to our nation’s youth,” Patrick Trueman, the group’s president, said in a statement.

Romney’s campaign had assured Morality in Media that the GOP candidate would “vigorously” crackdown on the porn industry. In 2007, Romney had promised to put a “filter to block pornography” on every new computer in the U.S.

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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