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Political Perceptions: Economics of the Women’s Vote, Which issue is most important? Men and women split

Explaining The Divide Between Men And Women Voters WFMY News 2 A new Gallup poll reports the top three priorities for women are abortion, jobs and health care, while the priorities for men are jobs, economy and the federal budget. Director of the Elon University Poll, Kenneth Fernandez explains the …

Study: Men Far Less Concerned About Abortion Than Women CBS Local Women are far more likely than men to rate several issues as very important to theirvote in the presidential election this year, including abortion and health care, according to a Pew Research Center study.

Poll: Which issue is most important? Men and women split CNN (blog) As the presidential campaigns focus their efforts on women as a key voting bloc, a new poll shows women who are registered to vote in a dozen key states have very different priorities than theirmale counterparts.

Political Perceptions: Economics of the Women’s Vote Wall Street Journal (blog) John McCain while men (47% of voters) went 49% Mr. Obama to 48% for Mr. McCain. (The small remainder wouldn’t say for whom they voted or voted for someone else.) –The recession was harder on men than on women; the recovery has been less harsh…

For women, presidential debates presented choices from health care to economy Palm Beach Post For Florida International University political scientist Kathryn DePalo, Tuesday’s second presidential debate at moments sounded like a street fight. “All the bullying and schoolyard tactics probably turned a lot of women off,” she said.

Women Voters Won the Second Presidential Debate TIME (blog) A day later, there was no doubt about the winner of the second Presidential debate:Women. Both candidates lurched onto the campaign trail Wednesday with new appeals to shore up support among a key demographic that may decide the outcome in key …

Obama Revives, Wins Second Debate Huffington Post Female voters are vital to both candidates. One question focused on a women’s issue, “In what new ways do you intend to rectify the inequalities in the workplace?” Romney punted with a lame remark that when he was governor of Massachusetts, he tried to …

Mitt Romney Campaign Muddles Response To Lilly Ledbetter Act Question Again Huffington Post The Republican nominee has deftly avoided answering that specific question, choosing instead to say he wouldn’t repeal the law, which makes it easier for women to sue over wage discrimination.

White House Record On Women Should Be Better Forbes Governor Romney made his case based to his record of staffing his Massachusetts cabinet with more proportional representation of women. A review of the respective records of the candidates reveals that both have some real problems in this area.

Mitt Romney doesn’t have a woman problem — at least not yet Washington Post (blog) First, what the polls among women look like today may not be what they look like in 19 days time. The Obama campaign is pushing hard to make the “binders” comments…

Romney’s Problem With Women Huffington Post Romney has been gaining ground with women voters in the polls. If my instincts are right, and of course they may not be, his comments on this could cost him. Most people don’t realize this, but it has been 20 years since a woman moderated a …

ANALYSIS: Campaigns Spar Over What Women Want ABC News As Time Magazine’s Michael Scherer put it, “there was no doubt about the winner of the second presidential debate: Women. Both candidates lurched onto the campaign trail Wednesday with new appeals to shore up support among a key demographic

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On the road to parity, where is the real debate? Reuters Blogs (blog) At Tuesday’s debate, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney offered glimmers of proof that when it comes to women’s economic parity, he takes a solidly conservative approach. However, in appealing to social conservatives, Romney’s personal stance

What Do (Suburban) Women Want? Huffington Post That graph might not predict how swing voters will break on Election Day, but it also might not discount the premium that at least some citizens want other citizens – and journalists – to put on facts, context, reason, history and reality. Of course no …

US elections 2012: Obama must now woo women voters allvoices Now that the second presidential debate on Long Island, N.Y., is history, one section of voters feels that Obama has won while another believes that Obama certainly improved upon his earlier performance in Denver but both the contenders are still …

Hey! Stop Talking, You Woman! The Attack on Katherine Fenton Huffington Post Conservative Right,” we see that the Internet has once again absorbed the idea that there is a public/private divide between men and women. And that a woman should be quiet and at home, complacent, while a man can be public and allowed to do whatever ..

Conservative publication smears woman who asked debate question about … Current TV The conservative publication Free Beacon on Wednesday published an article smearing the 24-year-old woman who asked about equal pay for women at the presidential debate. The article, published anonymously, alleged that Katherine Fenton’s Twitter …

Fox News’s Dana Perino and Andrea Tantaros Give Conservative Perspectives … Glamour (blog) Rather, the question that brought forth the answer-that-spawned-a-thousand-memes, and the answers from both President Obama and Mitt Romney that failed to satisfy many women, especially many conservative women

Three Reasons Why Obama Is Losing The Women’s Vote Forbes Just before the second presidential debate on October 16th, polls showed President Barack Obama’s 18-point so called “women’s vote” advantage had plummeted to a tie with Mitt Romney. Then, during the second debate, a question on the equality of ..

NewsmaxZogby Poll: Obama Losing Women, Union Voters in Florida NewsMax.com Barack Obama is sharply falling out of favor with two segments he has relied heavily upon — womenand union voters, according to data from the second of three NewsmaxZogby Tracking Polls for Florida.

Will President Obama win back women voters? The Week Magazine “There was no doubt about the winner of the second presidential debate: Women,” says Michael Scherer at TIME. President Obama and Mitt Romney are locked in an intense battle for women voters, whose shifting allegiances may be the main reason…

COLLINS: Women and the men seeking their votes Santa Rosa Press Democrat By then, of course, they will have gotten a little fuzzy about the details. Maybe they’ll tell the kids that, in the end, the whole election came down to the time Mitt Romney put Big Bird in a binder on the car roof. President Barack Obama has had his …

Political Wisdom: Obama, Romney Court Women Voters Wall Street Journal (blog) Both presidential candidates are shifting their focus to women voters, Laura Meckler and Carol E. Lee write in The Wall Street Journal. Some polls have suggested that Republican Mitt Romney has narrowed President Obama’s edge among women, helping ..

Obama, stumping in N.H., sees scant gain in post-debate polls Boston Herald “We don’t have to order up some binders,” said Obama as he highlighted his support of equal pay forwomen. The first poll to be released that includes the post-debate period, a Rasmussen pollconducted Monday through Wednesday, showed Romney…

Latest Presidential Polls Romney Gains Big With Women as Obama Slumps PolicyMic As Miniter goes on to describe, “She points out that research conducted for Independent Women’s Voice found that, while the ‘War on Women’ mantra might please liberal Democrats, it actually turns off independents. Unlike standard polls, which ask…

Ryan delivers economy message to women, seniors in Florida CNN (blog) Women’s issues permeated a campaign stop with Paul Ryan as the GOP vice presidential nominee warned of tax increases and changes to Medicare in central Florida on Thursday. At the town hall-style event that drew an audience of

Conservative women give backing to Todd Akin Bradenton Herald Ignited by the controversy that cost their candidate the backing of national GOP leaders, conservative and anti-abortion women rallied Wednesday in Kansas City to support U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin.

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