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Romney Sees Support Grow Among Women, Transgender Voters Left in Cold With Patchwork of ID Laws

Polls show women deserting Obama Salon After weeks of polling showing Barack Obama leading nationally with female voters, sometimes by nearly 20 points, we now have at least two polls taken after last week’s debate suggesting that Mitt Romney is narrowing the gender gap. Which leaves everyone who wondered why Obama missed the chance at the debate to define Romney as an extremist on women’s issues (after the Democratic convention centered very successfully around such issues) feeling grimly validated.

New Pew Poll Shows Romney And Obama Pulling Even With Women Voters The Inquisitr Both the Pew poll and a similar survey by Gallup declared Romney the debate winner by a large margin, possibly indicating the performances at the podium influenced likely women voters. The overall Pew findings among both male and female registered …

Presidential poll, women voters even on candidates WJLA The rally comes as new poll numbers from the Pew Research Center show that President Obama and Mitt Romney are dead even with women voters at 47% each. Back in September, President Obama held an 18 point lead with women voters.

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, in Van Meter, Iowa. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Romney ahead in polls for first time, gains ground with women voters Chicago Sun-Times For the first time, Mitt Romney is ahead of Barack Obama in polls — chipping away at Obama’s hold on women voters and gaining in favorability ratings. Romney also has pulled ahead of Obama in surveys in several battleground states key to winning the …

Romney’s Debate Performance Swings Polls In His Favor Vermont Public Radio SIEGEL: Here’s one big change that your poll found, women. You found that in September, just 42 percent viewed Romney favorably, while 60 percent had positive impressions of President Obama. Today, 51 percent see Obama favorably; 48 percent see …

Romney erases Obama advantage among women in new poll Fox News A new Pew Research Center survey depicted a remarkable swing in the numbers, with Romney pulling even among women in polling late last week. In September, the same polling outfit showed Obama leading by 18 points among women. Among all likely …

Romney Sees Support Grow Among Women Wall Street Journal Mitt Romney continues to enjoy a post-debate bounce, with not only nationwide polls showing a tightening race, but Romney taking advantage of President Obama losing support among women.

Swing-State Married Moms Trust Romney on Economy, Obama on Women Businessweek These women, who comprised one in six voters and narrowly backed Obama in 2008, now give Romney a small lead even though they see the president as more in tune with their concerns about federal funding for the family-planning organization Planned …

WATCH: Women Falling for Romney Fox Business I was speaking the volatility very surprising new poll from pull up you researchers showed a big swing in a poll among women voters — they’ve right now it’s tied according to — President Obama.

Obama uses Romney’s proposed cuts to PBS, Big Bird to woo women voters Daily Caller Team Obama is wooing women voters by declaring itself the defender of Big Bird against former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’ budget-axe. “There’s been a strong grassroots outcry over the attacks on Big Bird,” campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on …

Romney hasn’t closed the gender gap New York Daily News (blog) Ask yourself this: What has Mitt Romney done in the past month to close the gender gap and attract women voters who were previously supporting President Obama? The answer is nothing. So it is extremely surprising to learn through Pew Survey’s national tracking poll released yesterday that through the power of a single debate performance, which completely ignored women’s issues, Romney has miraculously closed an 18 point gender gap in three weeks’ time.

What women voters want Washington Post How many years of the woman have we had? Let me count. To the extent that women’s votes count more than men’s, it’s been the year of the woman since at least 1964 — when women began outvoting men. In 2008, 10 million more women than men voted, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. The operative assumption, obviously, is that women pick winners and losers as a voting bloc. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is true that more women are trending toward Barack Obama than Mitt Romney. But this owes only partly to the usual “women’s issues.” And it is, potentially, temporary.

Black Males Lag Far Behind Black Women in Registration and Voting Atlanta Black Star With less than a month to go before the presidential election, attention is being focused on the glaring disparity in the woeful voter participation rates of black men compared to black women and whites. Even in 2008 during the first run of Barack …

WATCH: Transgender Voters Left in Cold With Patchwork of ID Laws ABC News Swinford was in the beginnings of transition from male to female and her name had not yet legally been changed on either her driver’s license or the voter registration list. “All the information matched, however it did not match the person they were …

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Rutgers-Eagleton Poll: Christie scores more A’s and B’s on job performance (blog) A Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today shows Gov. Christie getting more ‘A’ and ‘B’ grades from New Jersey voters. Governor Christie is getting a higher grade from New Jersey voters, particularly among women, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

The Wife Vote Huffington Post When we watched the first debate this past Wednesday evening, many of us  anticipated there would be talk of what matters to women — and a diverse group of women at that. This would include women of all ages and stages of their lives; mothers, daughters, wives, widows, divorcées, straight women, gay women, working women, non-working women… After all, according to The Reuters Center for American Women and Politics, in the last thirty years, four to seven million more votes have come in from female voters than male voters.

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