US: Poll: Obama leads among women, The men’s vote could decide 2012, VIDEO: Drag Queens Support President

Polls:

Poll: Obama leading Romney 47-42 in Iowa The Hill (blog) The president does best with union households, topping Romney by a commanding 31 points, with younger voters, where he is up 17 points, seniors, who prefer him by 12 points, and among female voters who give him an 11-point edge. Romney does best …

Poll finds Romney up 6 in swing-state Florida The Hill (blog) The president holds a 2-point lead among women, down from his 14-point edge in July. Among independent voters, Romney is ahead 49 to 43, with 8 percent saying they are still undecided. The poll also finds that Romney leads on Medicare, with 52 percent …

NBC/WSJ poll: Obama leads Romney 48 to 47 The Hill (blog) Obama’s edge is thanks in part to him holding a slightly stronger advantage with female voters than Romney enjoys with men. Obama leads among women 51 to 43 percent, while Romney leads with men 51 to 44. The poll also comes after Hurricane Sandy …

PPP poll finds Obama up 2 points in Iowa, NH The Hill (blog) Obama’s lead in the Hawkeye State is built on strong support from independents, who back him 51-43, and from women, at 52-46. Obama trails 53-45 among seniors, but the poll finds him winning every other age bracket. Iowa voters have a net-unfavorable …

CNN/ORC International

CNN Poll: Obama 50% – Romney 47% in Ohio CNN (blog) The gender, generation and income gaps that CNN polls have indicated in other states are readily apparent in Ohio as well, with Obama winning women by 16 points, lower-income voters by 30 points and those under age 50 by 15 points, while Romney …

Still fighting for Florida prize Sarasota Herald-Tribune Polling shows Obama ahead among women in Florida. Men support Romney 52 percent to 43 percent, but women back Obama 53 percent to 43 percent, according to a Quinnipiac poll released last week. Obama’s advantage with women in Florida has been …

Election Coverage:

Down To The Wire For Florida Women’s Vote NorthEscambia.com There’s a difference between how women and men decide who to vote for – but it’s not really clear just how big the difference is. Women favored Barack Obama by double digits earlier in the campaign, but Mitt Romney has erased that lead since shortly …

Explaining the gender gap in the US election Aljazeera.com Polls show Obama leads women by several percentage points, while Romney enjoys a similar lead among men. Democratic presidential candidates have performed better among women than men for the past few decades. And this election cycle, the …

Where are the ‘women voter’ classes? Washington Post The 160 million women in this country do not think identically. Fun fact: Women care about things besides abortion and birth control, because women have purposes besides reproduction. You may argue that the politicians are the ones pandering for female …

‘Real Women Vote For Obama’: Drag Queens Support President In New Video Huffington Post New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg isn’t the only one to back President Barack Obama in the final week before Election Day. In this hilarious new video, a gaggle of drag queens express their support for Obama, noting, “A real woman would never vote …

Political Notebook: Some analysts say women will decide if Florida is blue or red Naples Daily News Women vote differently from men, MacManus said. They have less tolerance for negative campaigning, and they tend to be late-deciders. But in Florida’s 2008 presidential election, women out-voted men by 597,000, the largest gap among battleground states …

The ‘Marriage Gap’ Wild Card Daily Beast Women who are unmarried for whatever reason—single, divorced, or widowed—see government in a more positive light and are more likely to vote Democratic. In 2008, Obama won women by 13 points and men by 1 point; he won unmarried women by 41 …

I’m young, female and … decided CNN If there was a predominant reaction to this voter’s indecision, shared in “Young, Female and Undecided” on CNN two weeks ago, it was incredulity. “The candidates have spent billions,” I was told. “Their TV ads have replaced normal programming. (Photo: Cat del Valle Castellanos)

The Media Often Mischaracterizes Female Swing Voters Independent Voter Network Despite the media focus on abortion and contraception issues, there are reasons to believe the crucial female swing voter will base her vote on economics, not “compassion politics.” While one-third of Americans are self-described independent voters …

Who is Winning the Female Vote Romney or Obama PolicyMic Not only do women outnumber men at the polls, but a higher percentage of women than men will vote. It has been said that Romney is winning the female vote. When contemplating this statement, several questions come to mind. First, is Romney winning the …

Forget the war on women: The men’s vote could decide who wins in 2012 Yahoo!7 News A barrage of attention from the presidential candidates and the news media has been paid to “waitress moms,” “Walmart women” and other exhibits of the female species this election, with pundits wondering whether the female gender gap, which works in …

The impact of women voters WTVM As early voting polls closed on Friday, some political experts say women could help sway the race for the white house between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Former Governor Mitt Romney. The lines for the last day of early voting in …

INSIGHT-Women voters helped make Obama; could they break him? Reuters Obama lead with women slipped after first debate. * “Gender gap” is larger in crucial swing states. * Jobs and economy worry women voters. By Patricia Zengerle. WASHINGTON, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Women helped propel Barack Obama to the White House in …

Gender gap rules race Daily Star Online Don’t be fooled that the gender gap — the measurable difference in the way women and men vote for candidates and in the way they view political issues — is disappearing. To the contrary, it is driving the 2012 election. Nate Silver of the New York …

American Woman: The front line of the presidential political divide Vancouver Sun In a state where religion plays an important and often powerful roll in directing people’s lives and politics, her transformation is unusual. In America as a whole, however, Workman is hardly alone. She is part of the widening gap in gender politics …

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