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Women and the Vote in 2012, Obama’s Support Among White Men Falls, but Not in Ohio

Latest Poll Shows Women’s Vote Will Deliver Obama Victory Forbes Abortion was named the “single most important issue for women in this election” by female voters in 12 key swing states in an October Gallup poll and Democrats have been serving up women’s issues including abortion, access to contraception and …

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If Obama Wins Tomorrow, It Will Be Because Of Women Business Insider Obama continues to struggle to win over white male voters, so he needs to make up the difference by widening the gender gap on the other side. If he can translate his resurgent support among women in the polls into a double-digit win with female voters …

Women and the Vote in 2012 Huffington Post (blog) Tomorrow all eyes will be on women — some say the deciding demographic of this year’s election — as we cast our ballots for president, members of Congress and major ballot initiatives in key states. And although we women have been casting ballots for …

Obama’s Support Among White Men Falls, but Not in Ohio Wall Street Journal More so than women, who tend to base voting decisions on a combination of economic and social issues, men are focused on the economy this year, almost to the exclusion of other matters, said Democratic pollster Peter Hart, who directs the Journal poll …

Virginia poll: Obama 48% – Romney 47% CNN (blog) Among independents, Romney has a five-point edge over the incumbent president, while Obama has a modest advantage over his Republican challenger among women, 51%-45%. The gender gap, however, is half the amount from the same poll last month.

Polls: Obama holds slim 1-point lead in Fla., tied with Romney in NC The Hill (blog) In Florida, a Times-Union poll put Romney up 5 points, at 52-47, with a Tampa Bay Tribune poll giving him a 6-point lead. The PPP poll finds Obama up with female voters in Florida by 52-47 and winning Hispanics by a 53-47 margin. Romney holds the edge …

Evolution of women voting and how it affects this election YNN But women’s issues haven’t always been a hot topic on Election Day, even in the years following the ratification of the 19th Amendment in1920. Despite women winning the 72 year battle for the right to vote, there wasn’t a rush to the polls. Andersen …

Women Donors Shun Super-PACs, Favor Democrats Fundraising Businessweek “Women understand — they, quote-unquote, get voting — they get volunteering,” said Siobhan Bennett, president and chief executive officer of the Women’s Campaign Fund, a Washington-based group dedicated to increasing the number of women in elected …

Storms Swirl Around Outcome of Women’s Vote Today Women’s eNews As U.S. women finish voting today they will be sending a big message on who they are as a bloc and what they want in the way of abortion policy and health care. They will also be displaying their influence over races across the country, …

Is Obama the women’s choice? Socialist Worker Online The Republican threat to women’s rights is deployed in support of the lesser evil Democrat in every election. Thus, in a recent Nationarticle activist and author Phyllis Bennis otherwise criticizes the idea of voting for the lesser evil–but when it …

Will Election 2012 Be The Next Year Of The Woman? Forbes “Women, as a rule, look forward,” California Senator Barbara Boxer (D) told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Sunday morning. She was there to discuss the importance of the women’s vote in Tuesday’s presidential election, but her mantra rings true on the more …

Reality Check: A Women’s View of the Economy on the Eve of the Election Forbes The few he is willing to suggest – defunding Planned Parenthood and PBS – clearly appeal to the conservative base if not to women, but would save the average taxpayer pennies. He promises lower tax rates across the board, with the difference made up by …

Women Govern Differently Than Men — They’re Better New York Magazine On a certain level, gender parity in government is an issue of democratic legitimacy: Women are a majority of the American electorate, and yet we have less female representation in government than most of the planet. (In a recent United Nations study …

Vidoes:

What’s at stake for women in this election … Video on NBCNews.com: Gloria Steinem, the feminist activist who championed women’s …

How women have shaped the 2012 campaign … video.msnbc.msn.com How women have shaped the 2012 campaign.

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