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Women Put Romney Ahead In 12 Swing States

From USA Today:

Swing States poll: Women push Romney into lead

By Susan Page | Mon October 15. 2012

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney leads President Obama by four percentage points among likely voters in the nation’s top battlegrounds, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, and he has growing enthusiasm among women to thank.

Is it too soon to start talking about an ‘arousal gap’?

As the presidential campaign heads into its final weeks, the survey of voters in 12 crucial swing states finds female voters much more engaged in the election and increasingly concerned about the deficit and debt issues that favor Romney.

The Republican nominee has pulled within one point of the president among women who are likely voters, 48%-49%, and leads by 8 points among men.

This was never supposed to happen. We are supposed to believe that women only care whether about getting free contraception and free abortions. Is it possible that most women would rather have a job than free birth control pills or even a free Obama-phone?

The battle for women, which was apparent in the speakers spotlighted at both political conventions this summer, is likely to help define messages the candidates deliver at the presidential debate Tuesday night and in the TV ads they air during the final 21 days of the campaign. As a group, women tend to start paying attention to election contests later and remain more open to persuasion by the candidates and their ads.

Which sounds awfully sexist to us.

That makes women, especially blue-collar "waitress moms" whose families have been hard-hit by the nation’s economic woes, the quintessential swing voters in 2012’s close race…

Lest we forget, these blue-collar "waitress moms" were Hillary’s staunchest supporters in 2008. They don’t seem to have ever been thrilled about Obama. And that was before Obama decided to write off the entire white working class.

Among all registered voters in the survey, Obama leads by nine points among women and by two points overall, 49%-47%.

In fact, according to Gallup, Romney now leads Obama by 50%-46% among likely voters in the swing states.

For the record, Gallup has not provided any information about their methodology. According to reports, Gallup plans to release some of that information Tuesday afternoon.

For the first time, with Election Day looming, the poll includes a screen to identify likely voters

To be sure, there continues to be a gender gap, a phenomenon in most presidential elections since Ronald Reagan won the White House in 1980 with disproportionate support from men. Now, the gender gap is nine points — that is, there is a nine-point disparity between the support men and women give Obama and Romney.

That disparity has narrowed since last spring, when the gender gap was about 20 points among registered voters in Swing States polls taken in March, April and May. The gender gap drops to 13 points among registered voters in the latest survey.

It narrows even more among likely voters in part because Republicans continue to be more enthusiastic about voting than Democrats are — one of the measures considered in determining who will actually cast a ballot. Other factors include previous voting history, knowledge about where to go to vote and thought given to the election

Among women, more Romney supporters are extremely enthusiastic than Obama supporters, 46% versus 38%. Married women, who tend to vote Republican, are more enthusiastic than unmarried women, who tend to vote Democratic…

It’s almost as if women live in Obama’s economy, too.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Women Put Romney Ahead In 12 Swing States”

  1. amber

    This tactic of the liberals baffles me. I don’t understand where they get their data that says women want abortion on demand and hate men.

  2. Right of the People

    The libtards only contact with women must be the demented sweeties from Code Pink and NOW and lovelies like Sandra Fluke. They wouldn’t know a real woman if they met one because no real woman would have anything to do with the majority of them.




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