Polling round-up: Obama leads 49%-45%, thanks to women voters. Is Mass. Liberal Enough To Vote For Warren?

Polls

Poll: Obama leads 49%-45%, thanks to women voters USA TODAY … to pay equity to health coverage for contraception; this new Quinnipiac poll bolsters that strategy. Brown added: “It is also very difficult to win an election when you are getting shellacked among women, the group that makes up about half the …

Latest Presidential Polls Show Biggest Gender Gap Among Women and Men Voters in US History (PolicyMic)

Latest Presidential Polls Show Biggest Gender Gap Among Women and Men … PolicyMic Contrary to some reports, Barack Obama did not enjoy the biggest voting gender gap in U.S. history in 2008. According to the Center for American Women in Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers, Barack Obama had a 7 point gender gap advantage with women in the …

Romney Closes Gap in Florida and Virginia While Trailing in Ohio San Francisco Chronicle In the NBC/Journal poll of swing states — those with a history of voting for either major party candidate — Romney gained in Florida and Virginia among likely female voters. In Florida, Obama led among women, 48 percent to 45 percent, down from a 12…

Women voters favour Obama Independent Online Women voters have lifted President Barack Obama over his Republican rival in the latest national poll out on Tuesday, just five weeks ahead of the November 6 presidential election. Obama remains ahead of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney …

Poll finds Obama up 4 nationwide; 18-point edge with female voters The Hill (blog) A new poll gives President Obama a nationwide lead over GOP challenger Mitt Romney, thanks in part to a commanding 18-point edge among female voters. A new Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday puts Obama ahead of Romney with 49 percent …

Obama Leads Romney by 18 Points Among Women Businessweek Quinnipiac showed Obama with a 14-point lead, 54 percent to 40 percent, among likely women voters in a Sept. 11-16, 2008, poll, as McCain led among men, 50 percent to 43 percent. A Pew Research Center poll of registered voters taken Sept. 27-29, 2008…

Why Obama Is Leading in the Polls National Journal Across most of the presidential battleground states, particularly in the Midwest, President Obama’s lead rests on a surprisingly strong performance among blue-collar white women who usually tilt toward the GOP. A National Journal analysis of recent …

Latest Presidential Polls Show Obama Leads Romney When It Comes to Women PolicyMic Sorry, Cindy Gillespie: according to the latest polls, it doesn’t look like women are going for Mitt Romney (no matter how courtly he may be.) In an official statement last week on the part of the Romney campaign, Romney’s former employee announced …

Quinnipiac Poll: Obama Has a 18-Point Lead over Romney Among Women Voice of America On the eve of the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, a new opinion survey released Tuesday by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute shows Mr. Obama holds a four-point lead nationally …

Obama has 18-point lead over Romney with women voters StandardNet WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama, boosted by support from women voters, holds a four-point lead nationally over Republican challenger Mitt Romney, according to a poll released Tuesday. The survey of likely voters by Quinnipiac University gave …

Obama widens lead among women voters Financial Times The new Quinnipiac poll, one of the most respected independent surveys, released on Tuesday found that the president is leading Mr Romney by four points, with 49 to 45 per cent, with a commanding lead among women in particular. Quinnipiac found Mr …

Obama holds lead with boost from women: poll AFP WASHINGTON — Women voters have lifted President Barack Obama over his Republican rival in the latest national poll out Tuesday, just five weeks ahead of the November 6 presidential election. Obama remains ahead of former Massachusetts governor …

State races

McCaskill leads Akin by 9, according to internal polling Politico (blog) In a memo shared with POLITICO, the pollsters at Kiley & Company write that McCaskill’s lead is built on strong advantages among women and independent voters. She leads Akin overall, 50 percent to 41 percent, with 7 percent of the vote still up for …

Warren Narrowly Leading Brown in Latest Two Polls Patch.com The poll also looked at specific issues within the race, such as the candidate’s backgrounds and what readers felt their voting records would be if elected. The poll showed that 47 percent of voters felt Warren would stand up for women’s issues, while …

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) addresses the media on September 24, 2012 in Kirkwood, Missouri. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Akin Campaign Unfazed By Gender Gap Huffington Post Washington, D.C. — Republicans close to Rep. Todd Akin dismissed his apparent weakness among female voters as a matter of “optics” and see their path to victory — among women and men alike — as a focused campaign against Senator Claire McCaskill.

What the Second Brown-Warren Debate Says About Gender in Politics The Atlantic But political debate over this extends even to whether there is a double standard, despite numerous studies that have shown that voters do set a higher bar for women candidates and there is a greater emphasis on their appearance and “likeability.”

Analysis

Is Mass. Liberal Enough To Vote For Warren? WBUR Voted For Women At That Level? “One of the biggest barriers to women in Massachusetts is men don’t want to give up power,” said Carol Hardy-Fanta, a senior scholar at the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts …

Nebraska women face partisan gap in politics KVNO News University of Nebraska-Lincoln associate professor Dr. Alice Kang studies women’s political representation around the world. She said there are several main barriers to increasing women’s political participation in the U.S.. The first is recruitment …

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