Gender and Politics in the media

US Election round-up: National polls vs swing state polls and the gender gap (1 of 3)

Gender Gap in Election Fueled More by Men Than Women PRINCETON, NJ — Despite the great attention paid to the importance of the women’s vote in the 2012 election, there has been a larger change in men’s than in women’s preferences compared with 2008.

Presidential Polls 2012: New NBC, WSJ Poll Shows One of the Closest Races in … PolicyMic The poll found Mr. Romney with a wide lead among men, 53% to 43%, while Mr. Obama continues to maintain an advantage among women, 51% to 43%. Mr. Romney’s edge among men has grown over the past month, while Mr. Obama’s lead among women…

US Election Voter Poll 2012: Gender Gap In Voter Preferences Fueled By Men … Latinos Post Tuesday’s report also revealed a minor drop in women’s voter preferences since 2008. Gallup revealed that Obama leads Romney by eight points among women, whereas he previously led McCain by 14 points in 2008.


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Women Are for Obama, Men Are for Romney Slate Magazine (blog) Silver doesn’t really delve into why the gap, which persists in nearly every presidential election, is so big this year, but does mention in passing that abortion rights play a prominent role in presidential elections and that women tend to be more …

Obama lead in Ohio shrinks The Hill (blog) Broken down by gender, Obama holds a double-digit lead among women over Romney, with 55 percent supporting Obama to 40 percent supporting Romney

The latest in Kentucky and Indiana politics The Courier-Journal (blog) Polls have shown that there is a gender gap – how large depends on the poll – in the presidential race with women favoring President Barack Obama over Romney. In addition, the GOP is fighting to take over the United States Senate, a change that would …

Gallup: Obama has the edge with female swing state voters State Journal Although the “war on women” is mostly about perception, women in key swing states have different responses than men when asked what they think the most important issue is for their gender in the 2012 election.

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AP poll: Romney erases Obama advantage among women The Seattle Times Those churning gender dynamics leave the presidential race still a virtual dead heat, with Romney favored by 47 percent of likely voters and Obama by 45 percent, a result within the poll’s margin of sampling error, the survey shows.

In 2012 Election, Gender Gap Is As Wide As It’s Ever Been Smithsonian (blog) The gap between men and women in the polls isn’t new, but it’s nearly the biggest it has ever been. In the elections since 1972, Silver explains, men and women haven’t agreed in three elections: 1996, 2000 and 2004.

‘Gender Gap’ Near Historic Highs New York Times (blog) If only men voted, Mr. Obama would be biding his time until a crushing defeat at the hands of Mitt Romney, who might win by a similar margin to the one Ronald Reagan realized over Jimmy Carter in 1980.

When It Comes to Election-Year Gender Gaps, 2012 Ranks High New York Times Since 1972, when exit polling became widespread, men and women split their votes in three elections — 1996, 2000 and 2004 — and came close on several other occasions…

Poll: Obama edging Romney nationally The Hill (blog) Obama has also seemed to regain his momentum among female voters, opening up his widest gender gap lead of the cycle, with a 14-point advantage over Romney among women.

Gender Gap Politics: If Women Were the Sole Voters, President Obama Would … Glamour (blog) Silver reported yesterday evening that women were the sole voters in Election 2012, President Obama would be re-elected in a landslide victory

Poll: Obama, Romney locked in tight race CBS News The poll also shows a narrowing of the gender gap. Women have given the President a nearly double-digit lead in many polls, including the September CBS News/New York Times Poll. Now, however, women support Mr. Obama by five points, 50 to 45 …

AP poll: Romney leads Obama 47-45, tied among female voters The Hill (blog) A new poll finds GOP challenger Mitt Romney erasing President Obama’s lead among female voters and pulling ahead nationally with under two weeks to election day.

Poll: Mitt Romney, Barack Obama tied Newsday The poll found Romney leads among men, 53 percent to 43 percent, and Obama leads among women, 51 percent to 43 percent. Romney’s support among men has grown in the past month while Obama’s advantage among women has fallen slightly, …

AP poll: Romney erases Obama advantage among women Huffington Post Less than two weeks out from Election Day, Republican Mitt Romney has erased President Barack Obama’s 16-point advantage among women, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows.

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