US: 2012 Gender Gap Largest in Gallup’s History, Obama is the First Feminist President, 10 women who cost Romney the presidency

Gender Gap in 2012 Vote Is Largest in Gallup’s History Gallup.com President Barack Obama won the two-party vote among female voters in the 2012 election by 12 points, 56% to 44%, over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Meanwhile, Romney won among men by an eight-point margin, 54% to 46%.

Obama-Romney: Record gender gap USA TODAY “The gender gap continues to be a significant factor in U.S. presidential elections, and the preferences of men and women have never differed more than in the 2012 election. “There are a number of possible reasons for the increase in the gender gap …

Now that’s a gender gap LA Observed It turns out that in the exit poll questionnaires, 63 percent of women supported Measure B. But 61 percent of men said they opposed imposing the condom requirement, according to a Daily News story. That is two starkly different mindsets.

Election 2012 Results Show Women Voters Making Huge Impacts in Politics PolicyMic While we won’t have accurate electorate data for a long, long while (as PolicyMic’s own Amy Casil points out in her piece on voter turnout), pundits across the interwebs have turned to exit polls to further analyze trends in the infamous “women’s vote.

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How the GOP Can Get Right With Women U.S. News & World Report (blog) Like many Republicans, I was surprised that President Obama was re-elected. Unlike some Republicans who think nothing need change in our party, I believe there’s now an opportunity to improve its image with voters.

Female Vote 2012: Obama is the First Feminist President PolicyMic Disclosure: I worked on the President’s re-election campaign as a full-time, unpaid employee in the District of Columbia. President Barack Obama has made history again by achieving a landslide victory against Republican challenger former Governor Mitt …

Women want politicians who respect them Malay Mail BARACK OBAMA is the kind of man today’s women want in office, and they said so loud and clear in the recent US elections. Fifty-five percent of women voted for President Obama, compared to men. Women were the undeniable X-Factor; they came out in record numbers not just to deliver Obama his second-term in office; they also swept in historic numbers of women representatives in the US Senate and House of Representatives.

10 women who cost Romney the presidency Salon In the end, President Barack Obama trounced, er, battered, um, eked out a victory, or to be more precise, Mitt Romney lost. Or shall we say, found a thousand ways to lose. Except for one brief shining moment in the first debate, virtually carrying with him a defeat diviner. And each and every one of his failures can be traced directly to females. The distaff of life. Single women. Married women. Old women. Young women. Ladies and divas and flappers and baby mamas; duchesses, priestesses, shorties and floozies. So here they are, the top 10 females who cost Mitt Romney the presidency…

Women continue to change politics The Reflector online Twenty senate seats, more than ever before, are now occupied by women from both parties. That is outstanding, and a testament to the amount of women who came out to vote; however, as Warren herself later said, it is still 30 seats less than it should be.

Cops: Woman angered by Obama re-election runs over husband for not voting Orlando Sentinel PHOENIX — An Arizona woman, in despair at the re-election of Democratic President Barack Obama, ran down her husband with the family car in suburban Phoenix on Saturday because he failed to vote in the election, police said Monday.

Women make a mark in New Hampshire’s elections The Keene Sentinel Tuesday’s win of New Hampshire’s two House seats by Ann McLane Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter is remarkable for two reasons: the assurance of a first-ever all-female delegation to Washington (they’ll serve with Senators Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen), …

How Conservatives Lost Women Voters Canada Free Press Late last year when a presidential primary candidate was asked how he was going to reach women voters, he responded that he was polling well with women. Oh, oh. He seemed clueless about what most women really want.

What the 2012 Election Means for Women and for Feminism RH Reality Check (blog) The Obama campaign really pushed the idea that this election would be in large part a referendum on the war on women, to see if the majority of voting Americans were for or against it. Turns out that they were more right than they knew, because the …

Gender gap continues to widen in presidential politics State Journal Women continued to show their support for President Barack Obama in the Nov. 6 general election while more men showed their support for GOP nominee Mitt Romney, Gallup found. Gallup has measured how American men and women cast their votes in …

Gender Gap In 2012 Election Largest In Modern American History Independent Voter Network The president secured the overall female vote by twelve percentage points, fifty-six percent to forty-four percent, according to Gallup’s pre-election results. Mitt Romney took the male vote by a lesser margin, fifty-four percent to forty-six percent …

Women and gender barriers: let’s talk The Guardian Charlottetown In speaking to the motion, Mella shared what was clearly a strongly held view about women in politics: “There is a certain percentage of people on Prince Edward Island that just feel women are smart and capable and women can be certain things, but when …

60 Percent of Women in Congress Were Girl Scouts Mother Jones (blog) When the new Congress is sworn in next January, it will include a record number of women senators. Interesting fact about the 20 women in the Senate: 70 percent of them were Girl Scouts. Of the newly elected senators, Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), Elizabeth … (Photo: Danny_Eugene/Flickr)

The new female faces of the US Senate Washington Examiner There will be a record 20 women in the U.S Senate come January, including five new female faces. Republican Deb Fischer will be joined by Democrats Mazie Hirono, Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Baldwin and Heidi Heitkamp. So what do we know about these …

Winners and Losers From Election 2012 The Hour Women: Women comprised 53 percent of the total national vote – as they did in 2008 – and went for Obama by 11 points, a gender gap critical to his victory. Female politicians – particularly on the Democratic side – also had a very good night…

With their big political win, the new American electorate has arrived KTVQ Billings News According to CNN’s exit polls, 55% of women and 45% of men voted for Obama, while 44% of women and 52% of men voted for Romney. That level of female support for the president made an especially big impact in swing states like Ohio where the gender …

Tali Mendelberg and Christopher Karpowitz: Parity means strength for female … Dallas Morning News The Congress that convenes in January will include a record number of women: 20 senators and at least 81 representatives. Female candidates broke other barriers last Tuesday. New Hampshire will be the first state to send an all-female delegation to …

What An All-Female Delegation Says About NH WBUR Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte in the nation’s first all-female congressional delegation. But another Granite State woman who won big Tuesday, Gov.-elect Maggie Hassan, is quick to stress that putting women in top offices is nothing new here.

Maggie Hassan was elected governor of New Hampshire on Tuesday, as the state also voted in the first all-female congressional delegation. (AP)

Issues, not gender, helped women make history for New Hampshire Nashua Telegraph “Women were clearly a very motivated voter group in this election,” Smith said. “New Hampshire is very libertarian, ‘live and let live,’ when it comes to social issues, and this strident anti-abortion posture in Concord and in Washington backfired on …

Truthdiggers of the Week: Women in the US Senate Truthdig “With more women in Congress, men may have greater difficulty passing anti-woman bills when they have to look their female colleagues in the eye and justify their reasoning. Female senators could—and likely will—introduce more legislation that …

Women’s issues emerge from shadows Boston Herald After decades of seeing the promised “year of the woman” evaporate with each election eve, 2012 will be remembered as the year when women finally found their electoral power. Make no mistake about it. The election wins Tuesday were significant for …

Women Continue to Make Strides in Congressional Representation National Journal Some of the most prominent members of the House and Senate in recent years have been women, ranging in ideology from liberal House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to conservative former presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.

Ten firsts from the 2012 election The Guardian (blog) The state’s governorship, two Senate seats and two House seats will all be occupied by women in January. Democrats Carol Shea-Porter and Ann McLane Kuster beat two Republican men to represent the state in the House.

Unmarried women make voices heard during … Video on NBCNews.com: Pollster Stan Greenberg and Celinda Lake of Lake Research Partners …

Woman Wants to Vote for The Black Race abcnews.go.com Louisiana voter says what’s most important to her in the 2012 election.

2012: The year of the woman? – Video on NBCNews.com The 2012 election brought women into the spotlight, and ended in …

Fox’s Tantaros Claims “Free Birth Control” Drove … mediamatters.org Fox’s Tantaros Claims “Free Birth Control” Drove Women’s Vote: “Turns Out They Are One …

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