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US Election Analysis: Do men and women see economic issues differently? Will white men save Mitt Romney?

Blame Mars, not Venus The Economist (blog) Since Reagan’s election the gender gap has endured, more or less, with women consistently more likely than men to support the Democratic candidate. To be sure, this does not mean the Democratic candidate has always won the women’s vote—in fact, the …

Will differences of economic opinions by gender influence election 2012 vote? Credits: Photo by David McNew/Getty Images

Election 2012: Do men and women see economic issues differently? Examiner.com When it comes to economic issues, how do Denver men and women view them? If they are like the rest of the U.S. population there could be a big difference. If the 2012 Elections are decided on economic issues, gender could play an important part.

Undecideds nicknamed ‘Walmart moms’ because most voters who can’t choose … Daily Mail I’m a white woman at 40 with no kids,’ said Povsha, who voted for McCain in 2008 and has yet to be contacted by the campaigns this year. ‘I don’t see what either of these presidential wannabes can do for me. I might put Mickey Mouse down for president …

Who’s the undecided voter? It may be the “Walmart mom” Reuters NEW YORK Meet the undecided voter. Sometimes seen as the great prize of U.S. electoral politics, this elusive citizen is more likely to be female, white, lacking a college education and earning less than $25,000, according Reuters/Ipsos …

Working Class Women, Slammed by Job Loss, Pull Away from the GOP Forbes Grumpy complaints of skewed polls aside, President Obama appears to be outpacing Mitt Romney in a slew of recent polls, perhaps even more importantly in swing states. And once again, it seems we can thank women for helping widen that gulf.

Will white men save Mitt Romney? The Week Magazine “After decades of taking a back seat to the growing voting demographics of women and Latinos,” says Lois Romano at Politico, “middle-class white men are finding themselves front and center again.” They are being intensely courted by both President …

Can Ann Romney fix GOP’s deficit with female … NBCNews.com MSNBC’s Krystal Ball and The Grio’s Joy Reid debate what, if …

GOP must court male vote Washington Times However, the very extremism of the Democratic gap between the sexes may well hold the prospect for the last votes the GOP may find. Promises to equalize these gaps beginning in January 2013 might motivate more men to support GOP candidates and …

Mitt Romney’s Quest For Swing Vote An Uphill Battle, Say Republican Pollsters Huffington Post In short, DiVall noted, women who voted for Obama in 2008 but had showed openness to voting for someone else have at this point been won back over by the president. “They used very negative words to describe the state of the economy, but President …

Is this the ad that will win the election for Romney? Examiner.com This presents both a challenge and an opportunity for the Romney campaign, as they seek to woo more women to support their candidate while Election Day draws nearer. According to Resurgent Republic, a conservative organization that conducts polling…

Female swing voters like Romney’s new television ad Daily Caller Mitt Romney’s newest television ad has been effective in appealing to undecided female voters who supported President Obama in 2008, focus groups are indicating. In his “Too Many Americans” ad, which has began airing last week, Romney speaks directly …

Revealing Evidence of Who Votes — And Who Doesn’t — In Local Elections Huffington Post Gender also played a surprising role in the election. While more men than women tend to vote in elections nationally, nearly three-fifths of respondents were women. Nevertheless, the only female candidate won the least amount of votes in the election …

UT professor examines significance of women in presidential race The Horn With the presidential election just around the corner, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are seeking support from a demographic that makes up a large percentage of voter turnout: women. UT Game Changers, a Longhorn Network program showcasing faculty …

The recycling bin and the voting booth Baltimore Sun According to a Pew Research Center poll, President Obama holds a 19-point lead over Mitt Romney among women registered voters, so you would think the political tensions in my household would be playing out all over the neighborhood: married couples …

Money Issues Are More Important Than Women’s Issues at the Polls The Stir I had a conversation with my  14-year-old daughter on the way to school today after she told me she is “voting” for President Barack Obama. Um, “supporting” Obama? (Maybe they do a mock election at school?) She said it’s because Mitt Romney is anti-abortion. God love this child that she is bright enough to care and that she has opinions. I laughed because a year ago she told me she was a socialist, then announced that she was moderate Republican, only to tell me this morning she is voting for Obama. Kids! I am finally learning that with teenage girls, it isn’t worth a big to-do because by day’s end, she will probably change her mind!

Women at the polls 2012 The Moderate Voice A lot of the political discourse and speculation in the 2012 election season is about the women’s vote. There seem to be a lot of questions about why women tend to favor the Democratic Party over the Republican Party by large margins. I’ll give you a clue.

Why Obama Is Leading in the Polls The Atlantic A National Journal analysis of recent polling results across 11 states considered battlegrounds shows that in most of them, Obama is running considerably better than he is nationally among white women without a college education. Obama’s gains with …

Women And The Presidential Debate: A HuffPost Live Chat Huffington Post Tonight when President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney face off in the election’s first presidential debate, the focus will be domestic policy, and a variety of issues affecting women and the men in their lives will almost …

The Past, Present, and Future of the Women’s Vote The American In 1938, when the Gallup Organization asked people whether they would vote for a woman for president “if she were qualified in every other respect,” only a third said they would. In 1943, the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) asked people whether .

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