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WATCH: How Are Women Responding to Candidates’ Debate? Gender identity doesn’t rule the female vote

Kathleen Parker: Gender identity doesn’t rule the female vote The Tennessean 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.

WATCH: How Are Women Responding to Candidates’ Debate Policy, Tone and Body … PBS NewsHour Coming off the vice presidential debate, Jeffrey Brown talks to Democratic pollster Celinda Lake and Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway about the ways the presidential candidates and their running mates have or haven’t addressed issues that are important to female voters, paying particular attention to the debate performances.

In bid for Va. women’s vote, wives fill busy roles WOOD-TV (AP) — The candidates named on the ballots are men, but the heavy lifting to win over a key demographic in this year’s decisive elections in Virginia is being done by women. President Barack Obama has sent first lady Michelle Obama into Virginia …

Will Moderate Mitt win the hearts of female voters? Globe and Mail Several state and national polls this week showed him closing in on Mr. Obama amongwomen voters. A Quinnipiac University poll still had Mr. Obama with a 10-percentage-point lead among women in Wisconsin, but that was down from 13 points before the …

Exclusive poll: Romney closes gap among women voters Bay News 9 As a result of these clashing viewpoints, the president and Romney are neck and neck when it comes to women voters, according to the latest polls. So where do women stand in this election.

Wake Up Democrats: Obama is Losing Female Voters in Droves Huffington Post While comprehensive polling break downs aren’t available, pro-choice groups like NARAL are engaged in one of the most intensive “micro-targeting” campaign efforts in US election history, identifying roughly 5 million women in 25 US counties as “Obama …

Are Women Voters Really Abandoning Democrats? Not So Fast (blog) Supporters of President Obama spent much of the week reacting to recent polling that showed Republican nominee Mitt Romney taking the lead with likely voters, especially women voters. Considering the Romney-Ryan opposition to equal pay, contraception …

Brand New Nationwide Poll: Obama 47%, Romney 44% Forbes The President continues to poll solidly among Democrats (88%-7%), Hispanics (62%-30%), African Americans (95%-1%), women (51%40%), Catholics (53%-42%), liberals (91%-5%), and moderates (56%-29%).

Election could come down to what women want Chicago Sun-Times Mitt Romney has added a new element to his stump speech, talking about an Afghanistan war widow he met at the GOP convention, “a wonderful woman,” he said a few days ago while campaigning in Ohio. This comes as Romney needs to woo more female voters to beat President Barack Obama — with both campaigns running massive programs to turn out the women’s vote — and with Romney making some gains for the first time.

Women’s Issues in the 2012 Vice Presidential Debate About – News & Issues Yet like that earlier exchange, women’s issues barely came up. Moderator Martha Raddatz, senior foreign affairs correspondent for ABC News, set down the guidelines of the debate: nine segments divided between domestic and foreign policy issues.

New polls on presidential race show mixed results in Virginia Richmond Times Dispatch …Both Obama and Romney maintain their respective advantages among the genders, with the president leading 56 percent to 40 percent among women, and Romney leading 52 percent to 45 percent among men in the Quinnipiac poll.

Women Are the Key to the Presidential Debate and Election Huffington Post Well before the vice-presidential debate began, even the president had agreed that he had failed to expose Mitt Romney’s lies and had allowed his opponent to present himself as a supporter of universal health insurance, Social Security and Medicare …

There’s something to be said for woman power, the author writes. | AP Photo




Women power could decide 2012 Politico And according to a fact sheet issued by the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), in the 2008 election, the female vote made a significant difference in Barack Obama winning the election over John McCain. In 2008, there was only a small …

Democrats banking on gender gap in Va. races for president, Senate; abortion … Washington Post Heading into the 2012 campaign, Virginia Democrats knew they had to do well among female voters if President Barack Obama and U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine were to have a chance in this swing state with its hobbled economy.

Montana is lagging behind in political female representation KAJ18 Kalispell Montana News“Women in general certainly are under-represented in the US in terms of elected officials,” said Dr. Craig Wilson, a Political Science professor Montana State Univeristy-Billings. Taking a closer look at those numbers, 13 Republican women are vying for …

At conservative summit in NJ, speakers examine the role of women The Star-Ledger – Heath spoke on a panel of women with varied ages and ethnicities about the role of women in the conservative movement during the sixth annual Defending the American Dream Summit, a gathering of the state’s most conservative political activists.

Warren, Brown launch ads aimed at women voters … 2 min Watch the video Warren, Brown launch ads aimed at women voters on Yahoo! News.

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