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Polls show Romney closing the gap, The Dem-feminine mystique

Women have the power – why aren’t more of them using it? Philadelphia Daily News In 2008, 6 million Pennsylvanians voted in the presidential race and yet just two years later, 4 million voted in the U.S. Senate race – a staggering 2 million Pennsylvanians who voted in 2008 failed to do so in 2010

Your Say: For Romney, uphill battle for female vote? USA TODAY Romney and the GOP deserve to lose the women’s vote. They have made it very clear that they have no respect for women’s rights of conscience and religious freedom. They want to impose on all women the malicious medieval misogynist morality pushed by …

Polls: Romney leads Obama, Pew poll shows a big 12% boost after debate Examiner.com Last month, Obama led Romney by 18 points (56% to 38%) among women likely voters. Pew Research Center’s presidential election polling. By about three-to-one, voters say Romney did a better job than Obama in the Oct. 3 debate, and the Republican is …

Polls show Romney closing the gap StandardNet 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 …

Poll: Obama lead in Va. smallest of election cycle The Hill (blog) Still, the poll found that Romney has trouble spots in Virginia — especially among female voters and minorities. Obama leads Romney 52-44 percent among women and 59-34 percent among non-whites, while Romney leads Obama among men just 49-48 …

Poll shows Romney closing gap with Obama in Michigan after debate Detroit Free Press The poll also found Romney ahead among independent women and Obama ahead among independent men, though its margins of error grow as the sample is divided into smaller groups. “Independent women must have positively responded to the debate,” …

Wooing women voters NBCNews.com Wooing women voters. iVillage Chief Correspondent Kelly Wallace and Marie Claire’s Lea Goldman discuss the close Connecticut Senate race between challenger Linda McMahon and Rep. Chris Murphy (D), the gender gap, and why more women don’t run …

Election 2012: 6 Women Explain Why They’re Voting for Barack Obama Glamour President Barack Obama was elected in 2008 because voters—especially women—rallied behind his campaign for change. In 2012 he’s pointing to his record on jobs, health care, women’s issues, LGBT rights, and foreign policy. “This country has come too …

Women make opinions known at rallies The Colorado Statesman As President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney prepared for their first presidential debate of the election season on the University of Denver campus, liberal and conservative women in Colorado portrayed differing messages on what …

Maine Women Flex Voting Muscle in Key US Senatorial Race Huffington Post At 53 percent of registered voters, they will be a potent force in the November election when they are expected to exceed male voters as they have in every Presidential election since 1964. This is good news for Barack Obama who leads in the state…

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The Dem-feminine mystique The Durango Herald  If there’s any such thing as a typical Colorado Democrat, it’s a woman age 41 to 60. For Republicans, it’s a man the same age.New figures from the Secretary of State’s office offer a peek into the gender gap that separates the two main parties in Colorado. Among the striking revelations: Nearly 3 out of 5 Colorado Democrats are women.

Opinion: Why Obama Needs Hillary & Mitt Needs Ann Patch.com Women will decide this election. Perhaps they already have. Perhaps not. In 2008, 10 million more women voted than men. The gender gap is wide, according to the National Journal. Obama’s single greatest advantage, in raw numbers, has been women.

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