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Fri Mar 9, 2012, 01:46 PM

Republicans suffer among female voters

The fragile gains Republicans had been making among female voters have been erased by what in recent weeks has become a national shouting match over reproductive issues, potentially handing President Obama and the Democrats an enormous advantage this fall.

In the 2010 congressional midterm elections, Republican candidates ran evenly with Democrats among women, a break with long-established trends. That was a major reason the GOP regained control of the House.

When the Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey asked last summer which party should control Congress, a slim 46-42 percent plurality of women said it should be the Democrats.

But in a survey released Monday, compiling polling since the beginning of the year, that figure had widened considerably to a 15-point advantage for the Democrats, according to polling by the team of Democratic pollster Peter Hart and Republican Bill McInturff. Fifty-one percent favored Democratic control; only 36 percent wanted to see the Republicans in charge.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republicans-suffer-among-female-voters/2012/03/08/gIQANzfM1R_story.html

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 01:47 PM

1. I would hope so. Women's groups need to keep the current news, in the news all year. nt

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 01:48 PM

2. Candidate for this year's "You Call This NEWS?" Award

It's enough to give you the vapors...


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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 01:51 PM

3. As a female voter I can say with absolute certainty that I have suffered from the Republicans much

more than they will suffer from me.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 01:57 PM

4. Women Rock!

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 02:01 PM

5. Does this fact mean that Palin or Bachmann will be guaranteed the VP position

of the rePIGlican party ticket? The rePIGs will have to do something to make up for this lopsided disadvantage they now suffering.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 02:25 PM

6. Ya think? The Republicans are unbelievably stupid.

It's like they asked themselves, "How can we best alienate a huge bloc of voters?"

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 02:27 PM

7. Golly...it must have taken 3 supercomputers for the pollsters to figure that one out

As it turns out, when you show consistent and systematic hatred of women, they sometimes don't like it.
And while we're on the subject of voting blocs, I wonder how the GOP is doing with their Latino Outreach and Incarceration program.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 02:28 PM

8. Well, DUH!

Someone has a blinding grasp of the obvious.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 03:14 PM

9. Of, of couse NOT good, faithful, MARRIED women

Don't bet on THAT ONE. We too are over-educated sluts who use contraceptives too. If we are mothers, we also have DAUGHTERS who we want to PROTECT from returning to the 13th Century.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 05:03 PM

10. Ladies, you've got to take that to the local level, too. All the way down to dogcatcher. nt

 

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 05:25 PM

11. Hmmm... Wonder why?

Hopefully the gap increases, permanently.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 05:43 PM

12. I wondered how the "feminization" of the GOP was going to implode

Many of their rising stars of late had been women: Sarah Palin, Nikki Haley, Michele Bachmann. I just found it a laughable notion that rich, chauvinistic, megalomaniacal, white men would allow this charade go on for long.

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Response to DearAbby (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 05:46 PM

13. Female voters suffer among republicans.

There! I fixed it for you.

No need for thanks or anything

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