Gender and Politics in the media

US: Why Wendy Long Should Keynote the Republican Convention. NZ: Women abandoning Key – poll

Why Wendy Long Should Keynote the Republican Convention WEBCommentary
 If only men had voted, John McCain would be President. Barack Obama won because he carried the vote of women even bigger than McCain carried the vote of men.

Obama Getting More Money from Liberal Super PACs and Women Atlanta Black Star Liberal super PACs in support of President Obama began to close the spending gap last month with their conservative super PACs supporting Romney, according to an analysis by the website Open Secrets.

Candidates seek to woo ‘dream woman’ Financial Times With just over three months to go before voters head to the polls, both presidential campaigns know that their ability woo certain segments of the female vote will be decisive on election day

Republicans vs. Women New York Times A new Republican spending proposal revives some of the more extreme attacks on women’s health and freedom that were blocked by the Senate earlier in this Congress. The resurrection is part of an alarming national crusade that goes beyond abortion…

Boot camp teaches girls how to be politicians Sacramento Bee WASHINGTON — Where does a 17-year-old girl who wants to be president learn how to do it? At a politics boot camp for middle school and high school girls.

Poll finds McCaskill, Obama both down in swing-state Missouri The Hill (blog)

‘Polarising’ PM losing gloss Sunday Star Times Before the last election, polls showed around 50 per cent of women supported National, but that is down to 39 per cent…

Political round-up: July 30 New Zealand Herald Women appear to be increasingly turned off John Key, but at least they notice him. In contrast, David Shearer seems to be part of the wallpaper for many voters…

Women abandoning Key – poll National Business Review A Fairfax/Ipsos poll has 39% of women supporting National, with females more likely to see the Prime Minister as a polarising figure following issues such as the class sizes controversy.

Key slides in eyes of voters Otago Daily Times This compared with 14.2 per cent of voters who viewed him more positively than a year ago. The poll also found it was woman who were quickest to fall out of love with Key. Before the last election about 50 per cent of woman supported National, but that 

MOMBOURQUETTE: Boundary changes could affect female councillors I had a moment of panic this week when I thought, mistakenly, that the change in electoral boundaries meant that Dawn Sloane, Jennifer Watts and Sue Uteck would all be running against one another in the same district in this fall’s municipal election. I was relieved to see that Watts plans to run in the new District 8 (Peninsula North) and Uteck in District 7 (Peninsula South), but, just as I was writing this, I learned that Dawn Sloane will unfortunately be facing off against Jennifer Watts.

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