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How badly is the "war on women" hurting the GOP? Numbers don't lie.

Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru 2012/04/10 13:15:41
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The latest poll from ABC/Washington post shows what many who follow politics already knew. Mitt Romney is in trouble. Obama and Romney were in a virtual dead heat last month, but the numbers this month spell trouble for Romney in a big way. Obama has opened up a 51-44 percent lead over Romney. Wonder why? One word answer: WOMEN.



That's right, the women voters are fleeing in droves from the GOP. The "war on women" whether perceived or real is hurting Romney. The lead Obama has opened up among women is 57-38 percent. That is the largest margin to date. Adding more support to the theory that the GOP is hurting their chances with voters on women's issues, Obama leads Romney by 19 points among all adults when it comes to trust to handle "women's issues".



The bad news for Romney keeps on coming. Obama leads by 38 points in being seen as the more friendly and likable of the two, and 26 points in being seen as more inspiring. On top of all that approval of Obama's handling of the economy has improved by 6 points, and Obama leads Romney by 12 points in better understanding of the "average" American's economic problems.



On the economy Obama's numbers are improving as well. This poll indicates the fewest number of American in more than a year saying the country is on the wrong track, and almost half say their local economy is improving.



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  • Will Advocate of PHAET 2012/04/10 13:39:24
    Hurts some, but not a deal breaker.
    Will Advocate of  PHAET
    +15
    Very difficult to believe that the liberals have actually made this election about contraception. With the ecomomy, gas prices, and foreign policy issues? Pretty sad state of affairs!!!

    what crap

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  • lee 2012/04/13 18:41:30
    It will cost them the election.
    lee
    they don't seem to be able to self correct... because they don't seem to think there is a problem.
  • Spizzzo BN-0 2012/04/12 06:52:01
    It will cost them the election.
    Spizzzo BN-0
    At least it should.
  • **StarzAbove** 2012/04/11 18:24:53
    It will cost them the election.
    **StarzAbove**
    +1
    They have met their Waterloo!
  • trentinafur 2012/04/11 17:26:39
    It will cost them the election.
    trentinafur
    +4
    It's a series of despicable policies that will cost the GOP the election:

    1) War on Women
    2) War on Hispanics
    3) War on Seniors/Medicare and the Indigent-Disabled/Medicaid
    4) War on the Middle Class - Desire to Expand the Income/Wealth Gap between the Have-A-Lots and the Have-Little to Nothings
    5) Desire to Keep/Bring Back Failed Bush Tax and Economic Policy
    6) Desire to Bring Back Bush War Mongering
    7) Huge Tax Cuts - Especially for Mitt and Friends - Without Commensurate Spending Cuts = HUGE DEBT EXPANSION.

    The list of issues that will cost the GOP several elections is verrrry longggggg....
  • Raymond Allamby 2012/04/11 12:19:15
    It will cost them the election.
    Raymond Allamby
    +3
    the repugs are trying to cover up the truth, but the evidence is overwhelming.
  • redneck 2012/04/11 05:21:01
    No damage at all
    redneck
    +1
    Your king obama started the war on woman and the church,the racist war,the war on America,wars in the mid east,your king is just a loser.
    http://www.usnews.com/debate-...
    http://www.foxnews.com/opinio...
    http://www.google.com/#hl=en&...
    http://www.google.com/#hl=en&...
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    Your king obama started the war on woman and the church,the racist war,the war on America,wars in the mid east,your king is just a loser.
    http://www.usnews.com/debate-...
    http://www.foxnews.com/opinio...
    http://www.google.com/#hl=en&...
    http://www.google.com/#hl=en&...
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  • hisomouth 2012/04/11 02:26:22
    Damage is minimal
    hisomouth
    +1
    Women do not think with there reproductive organs.
  • KoAm 2012/04/11 02:20:46 (edited)
    No damage at all
    KoAm
    +2
    None of this means that there really is a Republican "war on women" -- it just means that the Democrats and their media allies are succeeding in selling the lie.

    Our economy is still sputtering and we have all sorts of other problems -- and yet the Democrats are making contraception and a phony "war on women" the big issues?

    Pathetic.
  • Raymond... KoAm 2012/04/11 12:18:00
    Raymond Allamby
    +2
    so scott walker didn't actually sign the legislation repealing the equal pay law in wisconsin? it's all smoke and mirrors?
  • Spizzzo... KoAm 2012/04/12 06:56:51
    Spizzzo BN-0
    Get real. I know you are out of the country--but if you do not see the actual facts of the Republican War on Women, then you are out of touch. Look at what Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski said. Republicans brought this on themselves--Democrats are not smart enough or aggressive enough to have invented it. They are just barely smart enough to take advantage of it.
  • Boris D. 2012/04/11 02:10:32
    No damage at all
    Boris D.
    +2
    What are you worried about?
    Free birth control, paid for by others? Birth control is cheap.

    The real question should be "Do you trust socialized health care (I.E. Obamacare) to ration the health care you truly need...

    "Influenced by the president’s mandate to “bend the health care cost curve,” the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is preparing to deny late-stage breast cancer patients access to the critical, but expensive, life-extending drug Avastin. The FDA wants to “de-label” the drug, a move that would force patients with insurance or Medicare coverage to pay for the drug out of their own pocket in order to survive. Now patients groups are speaking out.

    Led by the Susan B. Komen Foundation for a Cure, 15 patient advocacy groups have petitioned the FDA to reverse their effort to ration the drug. In a letter to the FDA, Elizabeth Thompson, the organization’s President, expresses concern over the potential negative impact that the FDA’s decision will have on women who are benefiting from Avastin:

    "We know that for some number of women, Avastin works and works well. We have heard from women who are gaining not just months, but years with a high quality of life, from this treatment.

    We are concerned about the potential impact on women who are benefiting from Avastin...



















    What are you worried about?
    Free birth control, paid for by others? Birth control is cheap.

    The real question should be "Do you trust socialized health care (I.E. Obamacare) to ration the health care you truly need...

    "Influenced by the president’s mandate to “bend the health care cost curve,” the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is preparing to deny late-stage breast cancer patients access to the critical, but expensive, life-extending drug Avastin. The FDA wants to “de-label” the drug, a move that would force patients with insurance or Medicare coverage to pay for the drug out of their own pocket in order to survive. Now patients groups are speaking out.

    Led by the Susan B. Komen Foundation for a Cure, 15 patient advocacy groups have petitioned the FDA to reverse their effort to ration the drug. In a letter to the FDA, Elizabeth Thompson, the organization’s President, expresses concern over the potential negative impact that the FDA’s decision will have on women who are benefiting from Avastin:

    "We know that for some number of women, Avastin works and works well. We have heard from women who are gaining not just months, but years with a high quality of life, from this treatment.

    We are concerned about the potential impact on women who are benefiting from Avastin if the FDA ultimately removes its approval for the drug for metastatic breast cancer treatment. We want to be sure that women who are using Avastin, and for whom it is working, can continue to have access to it, and that their insurers will continue to pay for it...

    Today, the issue is Avastin. In the coming years, there will be other treatments that may be controversial but will help some number of women and men with breast cancer live longer, high quality lives, and perhaps to ‘beat’ breast cancer altogether…[w]e must make it possible for these treatments to be available to all who will benefit from them. The decision on Avastin is precedent setting and deserves to be considered in a public setting."

    The Avastin case is the rationing camel nose under America’s health care tent. Should the FDA successfully introduce cost into the drug approval process, the long-term implications will be enormous. It will not be breast cancer patients alone who will suffer. Avastin is first step on the slippery slope toward rationing. The FDA’s action is dangerous and cannot stand.

    Fortunately, Judge Vinson’s ruling that ObamaCare is unconstitutional has temporarily given hope that we may reverse course before it is too late. While Vinson’s decision finds Obamacare’s individual mandate unconstitutional, it strikes down the entire law as the mandate is not severable from the full legislation.

    Like the individual mandate, FDA rationing is a flawed (some might say lazy, dishonest, or inhumane) attempt to lower Obamacare’s alarming financial cost. But both come with heavy price tags, nonetheless. While the mandate will cost jobs and wages, FDA rationing will cost lives that could otherwise be extended, improved, or even saved. We simply cannot afford the real cost of ObamaCare.

    Vinson’s decision makes clear ObamaCare implementation by state and federal officials should immediately cease. The Cato Institute’s Mike Cannon and Ilya Shapiro, in a devastating column in the Providence Journal note:

    "In ruling as he did, Judge Vinson wrote that “it must be presumed that federal officers will adhere to the law as declared by the court.” Yet the Obama administration has thus far shown no inclination to do so. But neither has it sought to stay the practical effects of the ruling — perhaps because it thinks that doing so would give credence to the court’s decision."

    Sadly, the Obama Administration appears to be making calls out of President Andrew Jackson’s playbook. America’s seventh President reportedly once said about a Supreme Court ruling that Georgia could not impose its laws upon Cherokee tribal lands, "John Marshall has made his decision, now let him enforce it!"

    Rather than adhering to Judge Vinson’s ruling or request a stay, the Obama Administration is instead requesting a ‘clarification’ of the decision, a thinly veiled attempt to run interference for ObamaCare’s supporters to continue moving forward with implementation of the law. Like its attempts to use the Environmental Protection Agency to bypass Congress in issuing politically unpalatable energy and environmental regulations, the Administration is showing a blatant disregard for the Constitutional separation of powers in ignoring Judge Vinson’s ruling.

    Even with Vinson’s decision, the fight is not over and ObamaCare advocates may ultimately prevail, FDA health care rationing and all. The case is expected to move to the 11th Circuit Court by this summer. Efforts are even underway to expedite consideration by the Supreme Court. Until, then, however, it is clear ObamaCare implementation must be put on hold. We do still live in a nation of laws, after all.

    Mr. President, Judge Vinson has made his decision, now you have to enforce it!"
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  • Spizzzo... Boris D. 2012/04/12 07:00:53
    Spizzzo BN-0
    Guess what, you are SO far beyond rational and knowledgeable that nobody cares what you think. You are free to think what you think, but you won't convince anyone. Oh, and your avatar is appropriate, as you are stuck in the 1930s, at least in your attitudes on women.
  • Q 2012/04/11 00:15:48
    Hurts some, but not a deal breaker.
    Q
    +2
    They went and stirred up a hornet's nest with this issue which will undoubtedly push many women away from the republican party.
  • Louis Shipman 2012/04/10 23:26:00
    No damage at all
    Louis Shipman
    +2
    No because I think that most people see this so-called wor on women as a deversion from the real issuses. Such as Obama economic policies.
  • Spizzzo... Louis S... 2012/04/12 07:02:30
    Spizzzo BN-0
    Why am I not surprised that with an attitude like yours, you are male?
  • Louis S... Spizzzo... 2012/04/12 23:27:25
    Louis Shipman
    And I see you are male too. But really do you think most women are more concerned with contraceptive issuses or how they are going to put gas in thier cars or food on thier tables. Do you really think that they are worried about whos going to pay for thier birth control or are they are going to have a job next week. Or maybe how they are going to educate thier children. Those are the real issuses.
  • Spizzzo... Louis S... 2012/06/04 20:44:36
    Spizzzo BN-0
    Of COURSE women as a group care more about "women's issues" than men do! That's just a well-known FACT. You are strangely blind if you think otherwise. OF COURSE women as a group right now worry about the economy most of all--everyone does. However, everyone worries about more than one thing and women will NOT overlook that one party is out to restrict their rights and access to healthcare. There is just no way waging a war on women will not push some women away. Here's a clue: women are not stupid.
  • Louis S... Spizzzo... 2012/06/04 23:17:15
    Louis Shipman
    That's just it no one is trying to restrict anyone rights to healthcare the point is how it's payed for. Alot of us out here think that people should take responseablity for tier own contraseption.
  • Spizzzo... Louis S... 2012/07/05 22:02:53
    Spizzzo BN-0
    It's not me you need to convince (which you could not do anyway), but all the women who are leaning away from Republicans right now, in part due to the War on Women.
  • Louis S... Spizzzo... 2012/07/05 23:10:23
    Louis Shipman
    Again what war. Can you tell me one thing that anyone has done to restrict women rights.
  • Spizzzo... Louis S... 2012/07/08 21:05:49 (edited)
    Spizzzo BN-0
    Are you really unaware of these things?

    Here's a few:

    Insulting women ("slut", use aspirin between knees for contraception).
    Restricting access to healthcare (defunding Planned
    Parenthood, "personhood" bills)
    Fighting against access to contraception for all insured women
    Barring access to and making more difficult access to constitutional right
    to abortion (transvaginal ultrasound, waiting periods, closing clinics,
    more)
    Repeal of equal pay law (Wisconsin)

    http://thelastword.msnbc.msn....
  • CAROLYN NTARWNJBS 2012/04/10 23:24:06
    It will cost them the election.
    CAROLYN NTARWNJBS
    +4
    Girls are waking up,finally!
  • No damage at all
    MIZ®  ₱д₸Ɽ¡Ö₸ ₩дⱤⱤ¡ÖⱤ   †
    +2
    "Fleeing in droves from the GOP?" LMAO
    Tells you right there what B.S. this is - and yet... unsurprisingly, many have bought into it. (People who let others think for them).

    So, where's the answer choice "N/A?"
  • Assassi... MIZ® ₱... 2012/04/10 22:14:25
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +3
    Its my poll. If you dont like my answer choices you don't need to vote. The answer choices are ample. I provided both choices for conservatives and liberals. N/A is for wimps.
  • MIZ® ₱... Assassi... 2012/04/10 23:02:20
    MIZ®  ₱д₸Ɽ¡Ö₸ ₩дⱤⱤ¡ÖⱤ   †
    +1
    That's just dumb.

    Sorry, but it won't let me comment unless I pick one of the ridiculous answer choices you left...
  • Assassi... MIZ® ₱... 2012/04/10 23:38:51
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +1
    Then don't comment. My answer choices are fine. don't play prima donna now. LOL Its unbecoming.
  • MIZ® ₱... Assassi... 2012/04/11 01:32:46
    MIZ®  ₱д₸Ɽ¡Ö₸ ₩дⱤⱤ¡ÖⱤ   †
    +2
    Please stop trying to control me. I'll respond where, when and how I choose.
  • Assassi... MIZ® ₱... 2012/04/11 01:53:35
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +1
    How am I trying to control you? You have some serious issues. I merely said if this poll is not to your taste feel free to skip it. You seem very irascible.
  • Idiot r... Assassi... 2012/04/11 17:38:18
    Idiot repubs
    +1
    Keep your Mitt of her uterus, trying to control her unlike the GOP.
  • HOMBRE Assassi... 2012/04/11 00:34:49
  • Assassi... HOMBRE 2012/04/11 01:54:16
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +3
    What was the point of that? I never watch or listen to Dick Morris . LOL
  • HOMBRE Assassi... 2012/04/11 02:06:48
    HOMBRE
    +4
    Just when I thought you were fair and balance. LOL He backed some of your points but he also told how polls can be fixed
  • Assassi... HOMBRE 2012/04/11 02:08:49
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +2
    Sorry, but I don't listen to stuff like that. If there is a transcript I would read it. I hate to hear that man talk. LOL
  • HOMBRE Assassi... 2012/04/11 02:12:19
    HOMBRE
    +2
    Look how red he is. I think he has real high blood pressure.He dont look heathy.
  • Assassi... HOMBRE 2012/04/11 02:14:44
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +2
    hahaha... Heavy drinker I imagine.
  • Spizzzo... HOMBRE 2012/04/12 07:04:51
    Spizzzo BN-0
    FYI, pointing to ANYTHING "dickmorris" will NOT get you ANYWHERE. EVER!
  • Rore73 2012/04/10 21:51:18
    No damage at all
    Rore73
    +4
    The American people are more intelligent than to allow the media to drum up some story about a war by the GOP on women! The only people that have a war on women are Muslims, and they apparently like it.
  • MIZ® ₱... Rore73 2012/04/10 22:00:27
    MIZ®  ₱д₸Ɽ¡Ö₸ ₩дⱤⱤ¡ÖⱤ   †
    +3
    EXACTLY!
  • Assassi... Rore73 2012/04/10 22:15:00
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    +1
    No they aren't. If that were true then elections wouldn't be directly based on who raises the most money.
  • Cold Warrior 2012/04/10 20:48:04
    No damage at all
    Cold Warrior
    +5
    What a joke, the "war on women". All part of the attempt to divert attention from Obamas dismal performance as President. How stupid do Democrats think people are anyway?
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