Cool though it is, the poll is of a multi-candidate field so he doesn’t (yet?) command the support of a majority of Irish voters:
A gay Irish senator is the favourite to become Ireland’s next president, while former IRA commander Martin McGuinness is in third place, an opinion poll said Saturday.
Senator David Norris had the backing of 21 percent of those surveyed in a Red C/Sunday Business Post poll ahead of the October 27 election to succeed President Mary McAleese.
If he does win, I believe he would be the first openly gay head of state in the modern era.