US: Hurricane Sandy, Women, Momentum, Prez race heading to photo finish, Men and Women Voters: How Gender Affects the Election

COMEDY VIDEO Hormonal Women Voters from JenAndLaura Funny or Die In the final days before the election, the presidential candidates are targeting women voters.

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Pew Research Center Women were more likely than men to vote early, particularly by mail. Women made up 60% of early voters overall, and 66% of those voting by mail. Early voters also were older than those who voted on Election Day.

“Women For Obama” Urge Florida Women To Early Vote WFSU “It’s Up To You To Early Vote” is the slogan “Women for Obama” groups are using across Florida in support of the President’s re-election.

Women’s vote still important in U.S. race Carroll told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the female vote was a major one in the election because women outnumber men in the United States. The newspaper said Romney’s campaign had made some gains among women in recent weeks and was still …

Obama and Romney on women’s issues PolitiFact Both Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama have targeted this swing group, trying to sway female voters on issues such as contraception, equity pay and employment. The focus on females has produced some of the …

Hurricane Sandy, Women, Momentum & More Keys to a Romney Victory Daily Beast Women: More women than men vote. And Obama won the women’s vote by 13 percentage points in 2008. But today, the AP poll finds Romney has closed the gender gap; women are now split evenly between the incumbent and the challenger…

Tighter Gender Gap, Sharper Partisanship – But No Change in the Bottom Line ABC News (blog) A tightening of the gender gap and a closer race among political independents mark trends among likely voters the past several days, but with no meaningful change to the bottom line in the evenly matched 2012 presidential race.

‘Women’s Issues’ Not the Cause of the Gender Gap, Expert Says Christian Post Wolbrecht took issue with Silver’s contention that the gender gap is at “historic highs” and attributable to abortion and other social issues.

Men and Women Voters: How Gender Affects the Election Decoded Science Gallup, a widely trusted source of political polling, recently declared that men, more than women, are fueling the gender gap in the 2012 elections. Men favor Republican candidate Mitt Romney by 14 percentage points over women, while women favor …

Brazile: Gender gap could decide election The gender gap matters because, to quote my pollster consultant, “Women are the deciders. Women make up a larger proportion of the electorate (53 to 54 percent), and a point gained among women is going to be more net votes than a point gained among …

Rachel Maddow – Mobilizing women key to Virginia … 4 min

Mitt Romney Hasn’t Closed Gender Gap In Final Days Before Election Huffington Post One of the initial polls to indicate a significant shift of women voters in Romney’s direction — a survey often cited by those arguing that the gender gap has been closed — was conducted by the Pew Research Center immediately after the first debate …

11Alive poll shows Romney with 8-point lead in Ga. WXIA-TV The poll includes close to 600 likely and actual Georgia voters who were questioned last week. The poll shows men in Georgia are more likely than women to vote from Romney, but his support among both genders is at or above 50 percent. If you look at …

With eight days to go, polls stay tight CBS News Comparing this poll to the same one last week, the president has gained his edge back among women. He leads Romney 54 percent to 43 percent among women voters, but Romney leads the president among men by 12 points.

Obama Ties Romney Among Likely US Voters in Pew Poll Businessweek In the Pew poll, Obama led, 50 percent to 44 percent, among likely women voters, while Romney led, 51 percent to 44 percent, among men. The earlier poll found Obama and Romney tied among women while Romney led by 8 points among men.

Battleground Tracking Poll: Obama retakes lead Politico MARION, Ohio — With eight days to go until the election, President Barack Obama has recaptured a narrow national lead over Mitt Romney, riding increased support from women and an edge in early voting.

Polls break down presidential race in Florida CNN (blog) Romney led among independents 49%-41%, and among men by a sixteen point margin. While Obama led among women, it was not by as large a margin as other polls have shown in different parts of the country.

Poll: Obama edging Romney nationally with 48-47 advantage The Hill (blog) The gender gap in the poll is essentially a wash, with Obama leading Romney 52 to 44 among women, and Romney leading Obama 51 to 44 among men. In addition, the poll found Republican attacks against the president over the administration’s …

CBS/NYT poll: Obama 48, Romney 47 (Updated) Politico (blog) The president is holding his coalition together with strong support from women and minority voters and is supported by 48 percent of likely voters nationwide, the poll found, while Mr. Romney holds a wide advantage among independents and men…

Women Voters in 2012 Election — Sally Kohn on Fox 5 min

Mitt Romney’s Still Having Trouble Winning Over Women The Atlantic Wire Despite rumors that his luck with woman has changed, Mitt Romney has continued to fail at closing the sizable gender gap among voters with only a week to go until the election.

Struggle for women’s votes as race enters final stretch TODAYonline WASHINGTON – As the race for the White House enters its final week, campaigners for President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are doing everything they can to secure women’s votes, which could become a decisive factor in …

Seven takeaways from the Pew poll Washington Post (blog) In fact, if Romney fell short to Obama among women voters by just six points, it would be the narrowest loss for a Republican presidential candidate among females in more than 20 years. It’s worth noting that many …

Women more willing to share views Galesburg Register-Mail Knox College journalism students saw a pattern emerge while telephoning registered voters in Galesburg for a poll on this year’s presidential election. Women were eager to share their opinions and viewpoints on this year’s presidential race but men …

For Romney and Obama, suburban women are key to Virginia Los Angeles Times “Women’s health issues are always important to me, women’s reproductive rights issues, even though it does not affect me personally,” said the 47-year-old, whose two children include a teenage daughter.

Obama fights for female voters he may have lost Bradenton Herald Introducing Obama in New Hampshire on Saturday, Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen characterized Romney as someone “women can’t trust,” mocking his debate line that he was given “binders full of women” when he sought to diversify his administration.

Campaign Talks Women’s Issues The News Record Political surrogates for President Barack Obama held a conference call with members of the collegiate media Thursday to discuss the president’s positions on women’s issues. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, Cecile Richards, president of …

Female factor in US presidential elections The Voice of Russia With the time ticking for the US presidential elections, experts continue to analyze factors that they say can affect the results of the voting. One of the main such factors are mood and preferences of American women.

Dan Rather: White House race heading to photo finish USA TODAY By now this year’s race comes down to Ohio, the economy, women and voter turnout. Ohio because it is difficult — not impossible, but very hard — to create a prospectus in which Romney wins the electoral count without carrying the Buckeye state.

BRENDA SHAW: So what are the ‘men’s issues’ in this election? Enterprise News (blog) For months we’ve been hearing of “women’s issues” extreme importance in this Presidential election. I’m curious, what are the “men’s issues” and why does the government find it necessary to separate the issues of the sexes?

AFF closes with message courting women Politico (blog) The conservative American Future Fund is making a direct pitch to female voters in the final week of the 2012 race, going up with TV ads in four states that feature women declaring they’re voting for Mitt Romney because they want “real solutions.” …

Stein, Barr, LaRiva and others: who are the women in the U.S. presidential race? “Do you know the US ranks 72nd in the world as far as female representation in government is concerned?” Davis said. “And the New York Times magazine figures that if we add women to Congress at the existing rate, we will achieve parity in 500 years.

State lags in electing women to office — few clear answers why Worcester Telegram Massachusetts also has yet to elect its first female governor, putting it behind the adjacent states of New Hampshire, Vermont and Connecticut ó the latter of which has elected two women as the stateís chief executive in recent decades. Republican Lt. Gov.

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