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Romney Solidifies GOP Position but Obama Gets Boost From Women

The13thPixie BN-0 2012/04/13 22:30:22
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Romney Solidifies GOP
Position but Obama Gets Boost From Women
By Gary Langer | ABC OTUS
News
– Tue, Apr 10, 2012

A widening gender gap, modest economic
gains, an edge on key issues and broad advantages in personal popularity are
boosting Barack Obama's re-election prospects. Yet Mitt Romney, moving to close
the deal in his own party, holds opportunities of his own for the road
ahead.


Obama has returned to a single-digit lead vs. Romney in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, 51-44 percent among registered
voters, after a virtual dead heat last month. That includes Obama's largest
margin to date among women, 57-38 percent. He trails by 8 points among men. http://www.langerresearch.com/uploads/1136a22012ElectionUpdat...


Underscoring that gender gap, Obama leads Romney by 19 points among all
adults in trust to handle "women's issues," his single largest advantage among a
dozen issues tested in this poll, which was produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates. That
includes a 10-point lead for Obama on women's issues among men, growing to 27
points among women. http://www.langerresearch.com/


After an extended period of debate and
political positioning on a range of issues of concern to women, there's also a
sharp gender gap in the president's overall job approval rating - 13 points
higher among women than men, another record in ABC/Post polls. Obama's 50
percent approval rating overall rests on positive views among 56 percent of
women vs. 43 percent of men.


Other factors are at play. Obama leads
Romney by significant margins in trust to handle six key issues in all, ranging
from international affairs to protecting the middle class to handling social
issues such as abortion and gay marriage. Romney clearly leads on just one,
handling the deficit. Obama also leads on a range of personal attributes,
including by a vast 38 points in being seen as the more friendly and likable of
the two and by 26 points as "more inspiring."


Among issues, the economy, and the broader
sentiment it inspires, are key to the election. Today the fewest number of
Americans in more than a year say the country is on the wrong track, nearly half
say their local economy is improving and a sense that jobs are "very difficult"
to find has eased by 14 percentage points from last summer.


In addition, approval of Obama's handling
of the economy is up by 6 points from last month, "strong" disapproval has eased
by 8 points from its record high and he leads Romney by 12 points as better
understanding average Americans' economic problems.

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  • dominic... DutchHe... 2012/04/15 21:42:26
    dominic garcia
    You guys are too funny! You need to stop making up stuff, please come out of lala land.
  • Wilde~M... uguess 2012/04/15 00:46:40
    Wilde~MoonChild ™
    +1
    lol.. where do you get this stuff from?!?!?
  • dominic... Wilde~M... 2012/04/15 02:01:30
    dominic garcia
    Please check out Daniel's information above you!
  • Wilde~M... dominic... 2012/04/15 02:12:04
    Wilde~MoonChild ™
    +1
    Is this the 'female democrat"??...
    What he cant speak for himself, you have to help him??
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    uguess
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  • DutchHe... Wilde~M... 2012/04/15 10:10:36
  • The13th... DutchHe... 2012/04/15 18:36:41
    The13thPixie BN-0
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  • DutchHe... The13th... 2012/04/15 20:57:09
    DutchHeretic Native non-American
    +1
    spam flooding , what ever you want to call it ..
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  • DutchHe... Wilde~M... 2012/04/15 20:58:00
    DutchHeretic Native non-American
    +2
    over and over again in any topic he can find ...
  • Wilde~M... DutchHe... 2012/04/15 21:50:52 (edited)
    Wilde~MoonChild ™
    +1
    This other con used to do that... No matter what the subject was he'd post the same thing!
  • Foxy Warrior Guru 2012/04/14 02:10:36
    Foxy Warrior Guru
    +6
    Any woman who votes for the GOP, after all they have done to send women's rights and choices about their own bodies and health care back to the last century, seriously needs to have her sanity tested.
  • The13th... Foxy Wa... 2012/04/14 08:16:58
  • Keeping It Real 2012/04/14 01:47:59
    Keeping It Real
    +4
    I'm not surprised that more women favor the president v. 2faced Romney!
  • Nestofasssps 2012/04/14 01:38:02
    Nestofasssps
    +5
    I stick to gallup I must admit. but I do think smart women will vote for Obama not the republicans
    the party of NO became the party of F*** no when they started all these bills against women
  • TrudyGirl 2012/04/14 01:26:36
    TrudyGirl
    +5
    The main problem with the GOP is that they hear but do not listen to the people. I can't tell you how many times I heard people say they need to run Ron Paul but they had it their way, In November when Obama is elected for the 2nd time they might start to get the picture. Trust me I am an Obama fan all the way but Ron Paul was their only intelligent choice and they did not make it. Like I tell my grandson when he gets into trouble; life is all about choices and you made your decision to do something that was wrong; now you get the results of a bad choice.
  • Spizzzo... TrudyGirl 2012/04/14 12:10:58
    Spizzzo BN-0
    +2
    Given what you say, I find it extra-ironic that Ron Paul is virulently anti-choice.

    His "Libertarianism" tends to fall apart on important issues here and there.
  • TrudyGirl Spizzzo... 2012/04/14 19:11:21
    TrudyGirl
    Yes but he also has an it's your buisiness but I don't like it attitude. I do not believe he would ever try to FORCE his beliefs on someone else..like some of the previous contendors. I don't care what they believe but they have no right to force their religion down my throat. As a matter of fact those who behave that way..the good christians..drove me to searching for something I could beleive in besides religon ...that would be science. Learned about the real world then. Additionally I did not say I would vote for him but that I felt he was the only intelligent choice they had..They blew it..he might have given the President a run but still would not have won.
  • Spizzzo... TrudyGirl 2012/04/19 16:28:49
    Spizzzo BN-0
    I think you are being sensible, but you need to tighten your argument to make sure.

    Science is good. Libertarianism ends up being bad in practice. If that is what you are saying, I agree.
  • TrudyGirl Spizzzo... 2012/04/19 16:34:41
    TrudyGirl
    +1
    We are in agreement. I am a science person but not a Libertarian. My son is libertarian and we have some heated political discussions. We both respect the others opinion but he is more hard core. I vote for what I think is the right person regardless of religion or party. I have not cast a Republican vote in years because I am an working woman who raised two children by myself and the GOP thinks poorley of woman who raise their children alone.
  • Spizzzo... TrudyGirl 2012/04/19 17:15:28
    Spizzzo BN-0
    OK. I've long thought that an attractive Party could be formed from elements of the Libertarians (social) and the Republicans (financial/defense), but it's not gonna happen since neither group seems likely to compromise on much of anything.
  • TrudyGirl Spizzzo... 2012/04/19 17:55:43
    TrudyGirl
    +1
    That is one of our biggest problems..we have learned too much from Religions of the World..Its my way or no way. There is no sense of community or compromise to fix the bigger picture.
  • Q 2012/04/13 23:58:57
    Q
    +6
    Its official...chicks dig him!
    official chicks dig
  • Fannie 2012/04/13 23:55:45
    Fannie
    +1
    Obama is full of schitt too.................he knew exactly what Hillary Rosen was saying, and she herself is a mother...........let's not forget that the democrats can stoop just as low as the republicans do.
  • rt Fannie 2012/04/14 00:04:22
    rt
    +3
    Which one between Rosen and Ann Romney would US women connect themselves to the most. Most women would agree with most of what Rosen said. There are stay at home moms that work very hard and there are the ones with servants.
  • Fannie rt 2012/04/14 00:06:55 (edited)
    Fannie
    Why sure, and most of those women with servants are white..........Just look at Arnold, and his to do with their servant(s)..............love child. Love child
  • Spizzzo... Fannie 2012/04/14 12:13:19
    Spizzzo BN-0
    +3
    Are you being insane enough to say there is ANY connection between Ms. Rosen and Mr. Obama, when EVERYONE knows there is NONE? If so, why?
  • Fannie rt 2012/04/14 17:32:06 (edited)
    Fannie
    +1
    No fooling, here you can appreciate this

    http://communities.washington...
  • Sissy Fannie 2012/04/14 14:53:36
    Sissy
    +4
    But it wasn't a paid democratic operative who said it and it certainly wasn't candidate President Obama who said it. You can milk this little kerfuffle forever but it doesn't stand a chance against ass-hat statements like "I don't care about poor people", "I love to fire people", "let the auto industry go bankrupt" and all of the other gaffes this phony flip flopper has uttered.

    As far as Rosen's remarks, while ill-advised to say the least, she was probably thinking that Ann Romney had nurses, nannies, housekeepers, drivers, upstairs maids, downstairs maids, gardeners, et al and in this she is absolutely right. I don't think Mrs. Romney has a clue what a middle class Mom has to deal with regardless if she works outside the home or in it.
  • Radical 1s1am1st 2012/04/13 23:44:11
    Radical 1s1am1st
    +6
    Romney's a wicked dick and you can quote me on that.
  • Spizzzo... Radical... 2012/04/14 12:14:34
    Spizzzo BN-0
    +6
    And I quote, "Romney's a wicked dick".
  • Jeremiah 2012/04/13 23:26:41
    Jeremiah
    +9
    These are the numbers we have been seeing lately, and they are good news. Of course the White House and the re-election campaign are aware changes in the economy can affect almost everything, except perhaps the women's and minority votes, which are probably lost to the Republicans this election cycle.

    As of now, it looks good for Obama and for the middle class and the poor of America. The billionaires will weigh in with their millions donated to Romney's super PAC, but hopefully the voters will see through their intentions.
  • jr Jeremiah 2012/04/14 03:11:34
    jr
    I hope you are not fooling yourself by these bogus polls. As an activist, you would be better served, to know the truth and act accordingly. Hiding the truth lulls liberal voters into a false sense of security and could affect turn out at the pols on election day
  • Jeremiah jr 2012/04/16 18:30:08
    Jeremiah
    +4
    Yes, it makes more sense to go to the polls and vote against your own economic interests.
  • LindaM 2012/04/13 23:20:13
  • Kaleokualoha 2012/04/13 23:18:45
    Kaleokualoha
    +10
    Romney's "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt" may be the final nail in his campaign coffin.
  • ehrhornp 2012/04/13 23:12:23
    ehrhornp
    +7
    Hard to imagine that such a flip flopper as Romney could actually win. Just goes to show that when republicans make an accusation, like calling Kerry a flip flopper, they are ten times as bad. Hopefully men will realize that Mitt is nothing more than a socialist for the rich and a vote for Mitt is a vote to transfer wealth from the middle class to the very rich.
  • rightside 2012/04/13 22:54:02
    rightside
    +2
    Oh gosh, I'm worried! NOT
    bama's gotta go and we will get him out.
  • Jeremiah rightside 2012/04/13 23:28:47
    Jeremiah
    +10
    It doesn't look good for your side. The right won't let Romney tack back to the middle, and the Dems will hold him to everything he has been saying.

    Have a great weekend.
  • rightside Jeremiah 2012/04/13 23:31:53
    rightside
    Thanks Jeremiah.

    But, answer me this. Why does the left ignore bama's history? Seems to me, they jump on Sarah Palin's clothing allowance during the campaign, but didn't care about bama's friends.

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