published Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Female voters on the move

Start with the obvious: Opinion polls are fickle. A candidate is up today, down tomorrow. So placing too much stock in early presidential polls is risky business indeed.

With that caveat tidily out of the way, however, it is nothing short of incredible that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney not only was slightly ahead of President Barack Obama in a recent CBS/New York Times poll, but that Romney even led Obama among women. As you may remember, Obama soundly defeated Republican candidate John McCain among female voters in 2008.

Romney's current edge is quite a feat for the presumptive nominee of a party that Democrats regularly accuse of waging a "war on women."

In fact, it was only last month that a CNN survey gave the president a 16-point advantage among female voters. But in the more recent CBS/New York Times poll, Romney edged Obama among female registered voters by 46 percent to 44 percent.

Making that finding all the more remarkable, the latest poll was biased significantly in favor of Democrats, with 6 percent more Democrats than Republicans being sampled. Yet Romney still came out ahead. And he led among all respondents by 46 percent to 43 percent.

It should be noted that Romney's leads among women and overall are within the survey's margin of error, so statistically he and Obama are tied.

Still, the ground that Romney has gained on Obama among women in particular is an encouraging sign that a lot of women are dismissing the nonsensical claim that the Republican Party is waging a war to rob them of their rights.

Given the expected continuing weakness of the economy in coming months and Obama's shaky fortunes among independent voters, Romney's candidacy is shaping up to pose a significant threat to the president's hopes for a second term.

As well it should.

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"Oh yes, polls are fickle, but let us extol the virtues of this one because it says what we really want it to!"

Of course, you'll ignore the dozens of other polls that don't say anything of the sort, because you're really really trying to get us to believe what you want.

Let me just point out one thing you didn't see fit to notice. Gallup had a poll recently. Did you fail to look it up?

Or were you trying to bury it because it gives Obama an 8-point lead over Romney among Women?

I dunno, maybe you should have stopped with your first paragraph.

May 22, 2012 at 12:28 a.m.
joneses said...

Another example of liberal hypocrisy.

War on women: Obama White House paid women less than men in 2011, report says

May 22, 2012 at 5:48 a.m.
dao1980 said...

Poor little joneses, nothing left but to copy and paste his own posts from other threads.

It's slow kids like him that encourage division, and allow our crippled, non functioning two party system to lumber ever onward.

Try to hold onto your wigglin fits today jones, I'm pretty sure it's bad for your health if you turn physically red (commie red) when you write... er.. copy and paste a post.

May 22, 2012 at 6:46 a.m.
conservative said...

The affair is over!

May 22, 2012 at 9:12 a.m.

Actually it's really sad that he's posting a debunked claim, with several flaws.

Like how it compares all employees together, and makes assumptions based on names.

Well, actually, it's not sad, it's validation for ignoring it.

May 22, 2012 at 12:52 p.m.
jazzman said...

re: 'nonsensical claim that the Republican Party is waging a war to rob them of their rights.'

It's not a 'nonsensical claim' and republican legislation proves it. Those 'less government interference in our daily lives' republicans are ' waging a war to rob them of their rights' as republicans, via laws they write and advocate interfere with womens reproductive medical decisions.

Why do republicans want to force women to undergo needless medical procedures not recommended by her doctor?

Why do republicans believe that women aren't smart enough to understand their own medical choices?

Why are republicans against freedom for women?

May 24, 2012 at 1:56 a.m.
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