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How Did Walmart Moms React to the Debate? Debate Reactions From Women On Twitter

How Did Voters React to the Debate? ABC News (blog) A focus group of Walmart moms in Las Vegas, sponsored by Walmart and moderated by bi-partisan pollsters, revealed mixed reactions to each candidate in tonight’s debate but a broad sense that Romney was the victor. In a break-off group of non-Latina women afterwards, the general consensus in the room was that Romney won. But even so, the women didn’t walk away seeing Romney in a very positive light.


Presidential Debate 2012 Reactions From Women On Twitter Huffington Post Before Barack Obama and Mitt Romney set foot on stage in Denver, Colorado, for the first presidential debate, the stakes were high. The focus was domestic policy, and both candidates faced pressure to deliver a debate win and answer big questions about taxes, job growth, the deficit, education and health care.

Obama’s electoral college edge Washington Post… Faced with their weakness among African Americans and Latinos, whose share of the vote is steadily growing, Republicans need to win something on the order of 60 percent of all white votes to get to a majority. And this is difficult because significant groups of white voters, notably the overlapping groups of younger voters and professional and technical workers, have been driven away from the GOP in part by its social conservatism. This problem is aggravated by the Democrats’ strength, especially pronounced this year, among women….

Black Women’s Agenda Launches Get Out The Vote Initiative Sacramento Bee WASHINGTON As the 2012 campaigns head into the final weeks, The Black Women’s Agenda, Inc. (BWA) announced an ambitious initiative to get out the vote that will be powered by the members of 18 National …

Cokie and Steven V. Roberts: US women finally gaining political power Billings Gazette This really is the Year of the Woman. We know, you’ve heard this all before. But consider these numbers: More women are running for Congress than in any previous year — 16 for the Senate and 163 for the House, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers. And this year, women voters almost certainly will determine the outcome of the election.

Women voters may cast deciding vote Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) explains how, in her view, the President’s economic plan …

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