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Women Voters: Are Your Photo IDs Up to Date? Poll: Obama leads Romney in three swing states

Obama leads in three key swing states, but Romney can still sway voters Christian Science Monitor A new poll of likely voters in Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania shows President Obama winning all three states, on the basis of his strength among women voters. But given voter concerns about the economy, Mitt Romney can still catch him.

Poll: Obama leads Romney in three swing states Politico (blog) The poll, conducted from July 24-30, shows Mr. Obama leading his presumptive Republican challenger 53 percent to 42 percent in Pennsylvania. The 11-point lead results largely from independents, who favor the president by 22 points, and women, who favor the president by 24 points.

FDU Poll: Christie job approval at 55% PolitickerNJ On these measures of job performance, the governor does significantly better among men than women. Sixty-one percent of men approve of Governor Christie, compared with 49% of women; Fifty-five percent of men say he’s doing an “excellent” or “good” job…

Colorado’s Key Voting Blocs: Suburbanite Women KUNC Coloradans will once again play a pivotal role in the presidential election, female voters in particular. Both President Obama and Mitt Romney see suburbanite women between the ages of 30 and 50 as critical to their victory in Colorado and other states…

Women Voters: Are Your Photo IDs Up to Date? Huffington Post Maybe those actual words haven’t been uttered, but that is part of the underlying message from those who believe that only people with government-issued photo IDs should be allowed to vote in the election this November.

GOP women, ‘tea party’ team up for school board campaigns Livingston Daily An effort to recruit “fiscal conservative” candidates to Livingston County’s five public school boards is under way through a local Republican and “tea party” partnership, one of the organizers of the effort said.

Biden Pens Op-Ed Urging Congress To Renew Vawa TPM Vice President Joe Biden pushed for reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act which is up for renewal in Congress in an op-ed in McClatchy Newspapers.

Joe Biden: Congress must act to protect women La Crosse Tribune I’ve spent a lot of years in Washington, and in the past, I had always found that even when partisanship was at its worst, there were still certain issues that rose above the normal course of politics. These days, unfortunately, even that precept is being challenged.

After Weekend of Gaffes, Romney Attacks Obama Women’s Rights Ad Lez Get Real In an attempt to deflect attention from his numerous gaffes, Mitt Romney is trying to attack President Barack Obama on a recent campaign ad which goes after Romney for his positions on women’s issues.

Election Bulletin Board: Prettner Solon heads women for Obama effort Duluth News Tribune
Yvonne Prettner Solon will talk about the “stakes for women in the 2012 election” in an afternoon news conference today and then speak at the Duluth kickoff of “Women for Obama” and start the “Women Wednesdays” program in northern Minnesota.

Single Voters Could Decide 2012 Election Utah Policy Townhall’s Jeff Jacoby writes that married voters lean toward Republican candidates, while singles favor Democrats. That could be one big reason Obama leads Romney in the polls right now. Obama grabbed 70-percent of the single woman vote in 2008.

Dems Set Convention Program With Women And Latino Voters In Mind U.S. News & World Report (blog) As plans for the Democratic National Convention take shape, the party’s general-election strategy is becoming increasingly clear: The Democrats will attempt to rally their core constituencies more than ever before and make a particular appeal to women

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