Gender and Politics in the media

Obama wins male vote in FL 50 to 46, Women Testifying on Voter ID, Moms Matter “Swing State” Road Trip

Union leader strives to ease Obama’s “white guy problem”  Reuters Polls show support for Obama from white males without college degrees at under 30 percent, well below the 39 percent he had when he defeated Republican John McCain four years ago. While he has overwhelming support from Hispanics and blacks and does well among women, the Democratic president needs to shore up his backing among those men.

Obama hits 50 percent in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania Politico (blog) Obama wins the male vote in Florida 50 to 46 percent — a demographic where he has largely trailed. In Ohio, voters remain split on who would better handle the economy — with 46 percent picking Obama and 45 percent picking Romney.

Women and the Presidential Vote La Crosse, WI (WXOW) – According to the Center for the American Woman in Politics, 56% of women voted for Obama in 2008, and women have voted democratically over the last five presidential elections.

Candidates use the economy to sway female voters WKBT La Crosse As the 2012 presidential election creeps closer, both campaigns are trying to use their stances on the economy to appeal to a core group of voters: women. But will a focus on the economy narrow the traditional gender gap between the parties?

Poll: Obama Leads Romney in Critical Swing States U.S. News & World Report (blog) “The president’s strength among women is the dominant dynamic fueling his lead,” said Brown. “It is this dynamic that argues for Romney to pick a female running mate…

Poll: Obama leads Romney among women voters in key swing states Daily Caller WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama leads GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney among likely voters in three key swing states, according to a poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University, in cooperation with CBS News and The New York Times …

Mitt Romney could face huge hurdle with women voters in swing states CBS News WASHINGTON – A Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times poll released Wednesday in three key swing states shows President Obama leading his Republican rival, especially among female voters.

Women voters key in swing state push – CBS News 3 min The latest Quinnipiac/CBS News/New York Times poll in three swing states show President ..

Obama: Women make up 80 percent of my household Politico (blog) President Obama touted his record on women’s issues and stressed the women in his personal story as he addressed a major gathering of women bloggers on Thursday. “Women’s issues are front and center as they should be. But the conversation has been oversimplified a bit,” he told the BlogHer conference in New York, speaking live via video from Orlando, Fla. “Women are not a monolithic bloc, not an interest group. You make up more than half our country and our workforce, not to mention 80 percent my household if you count my mother-in-law.”

Obama to women bloggers: I won’t give ‘any ground’ on abortion rights Washington Times (blog)  Looking to expand his already strong lead among women voters, President Obama addressed a women’s blogger conference in New York City Thursday pledging “not to give any ground” when it comes to abortion rights or women’s reproductive issues.

The Key to Unlocking the Youth Vote: Why Birth Control Is a Force Multiplier … RH Reality Check (blog) Now that we can cross “how do I afford my birth control” off our lists of things to worry about, college women can focus on making the kinds of decisions we want to make, the ones that empower us to choose what we want from our lives. See also: Truth-Out 

What women really want (in politics) New York Daily News Can contraception pick a President?

Obama campaign to stage ‘women’s summit’ in Orlando Sunday Orlando Sentinel (blog) Every poll — be it national or in a single state — shows how important the women’s vote is for President Barack Obama; he consistently beats Mitt Romney among women — sometimes by double digits — while trailing him badly among me.

More Good Polling News for Dems in Ohio Plunderbund Obama is still down 10 points with men, but he more than makes up for it by winning with women by 21 points. Brown also beats Mandel by 21 points with women – but he had a lead with men by 1 point.

Gillibrand works to elect more women Washington Post But not for her reelection — she’s got millions in her campaign chest and is leading her Republican opponent in the polls by a 2 to 1 margin. Gillibrand instead raised money for three Democratic women who have a good shot at unseating House Republicans.

First Navajo Woman Runs For Congress Fronteras: The Changing America Desk Arizona’s newly drawn Congressional District 1 includes more Native Americans than any other district in the country. That sets the stage for a historic first — an American Indian woman serving in Congress.

Minority women in the U.S. still lagging behind in most fronts, says report VOXXI (blog) Only 17 percent of Congress is composed of women. Of those 90 women in Congress, only 27 percent represent minority women. There are no women serving in the Senate, and only 24 women joined the ranks of the House of Representatives

Women Testifying on Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Ms. Magazine Elderly women, members of minority populations, college students, Pennsylvanians with disabilities, and transgender individuals have testified in the case against the new law, claiming it would disenfranchise them.

Quinnipiac Poll: Casey Leads Smith 55-37 PoliticsPA …Casey leads among women who are likely to vote by a margin of 59 percent to 31; men who are likely to vote by a margin of 50 percent to 43, and independent voters who are likely to vote by a margin of 61 percent to 33.

Gregg vows to seek equal pay for women INDIANAPOLIS | Democrat John Gregg has vowed that women in Indiana will earn equal pay for equal work if he’s elected governor. Citing statistics showing the average Hoosier woman earns 74 cents on the dollar compared to a man…

France Sexual Harassment Law: French Parliament Votes On New Legislation Huffington Post The National Assembly passed the law after the Senate voted earlier in the day. Its passage comes more than two months after a court struck down the previous statute, saying it was too vague and failed to protect women.

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