The Politico/Morning Consult survey found that 50 percent of respondents said they were definitely or probably ready to have an openly gay president, with 37 percent saying they are either definitely or probably not ready.

When the voters were asked whether they believed the U.S. is ready for an openly gay president, only 40 percent said they believed it is, compared to 44 percent who said the country is not ready.

Roughly a quarter of respondents said they believed their neighbors were ready for a gay president, while 46 percent said their neighbors were either definitely or probably not ready for a gay president.