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Mon Apr 16, 2012, 04:31 PM

CNN Poll: Gender gap and likeability keep Obama over Romney

Source: CNN

(CNN) - President Barack Obama holds a nine-point lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney thanks in part to the perception that the president is more likeable and more in touch with the problems facing women and middle class Americans, according to a new national poll.

A CNN/ORC International poll released Monday also indicates a large gender gap that benefits Obama, but the public is divided on which candidate can best jump-start the economy.

According to the poll, 52% of registered voters say if the presidential election were held today, they would vote for the president, with 43% saying they would cast a ballot for Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who is making his second bid for the White House. The poll was conducted Friday through Sunday, a few days after former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania suspended his bid for the GOP nomination. Even though former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas continue their long-shot bids for the nomination, Romney is now generally considered the presumptive nominee.

The survey indicates women voters back Obama over Romney by 16 points (55%-39%), virtually unchanged from an 18-point advantage among women for the president in CNN polling last month.


Read more: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/16/cnn-poll-gender-gap-and-likeability-keep-obama-over-romney/



I'm sure Fox News will give this the same attention that they gave their outlier poll that had Romney up by 2.

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Reply CNN Poll: Gender gap and likeability keep Obama over Romney (Original post)
brooklynite Apr 2012 OP
still_one Apr 2012 #1
rtracey Apr 2012 #14
aaaaaa5a Apr 2012 #2
nolabear Apr 2012 #4
SpencerShay Apr 2012 #3
Iliyah Apr 2012 #5
Politicalboi Apr 2012 #9
aaaaaa5a Apr 2012 #12
Bradical79 Apr 2012 #13
Grassy Knoll Apr 2012 #6
DonCoquixote Apr 2012 #7
WomenAgainstRomney Apr 2012 #8
uppityperson Apr 2012 #10
Lex Apr 2012 #11

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 04:38 PM

1. Women, labor, minorities, those on social security and medicare, and believe in the right to privacy

better realize the stakes that are up for grabs.

gallop reports romney up by 2 in there latest tracking polll, which makes me want to believe it is truely not a representative sample


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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 17, 2012, 09:23 AM

14. true

Actually anyone with a sense of honor, morality and conscious should vote democrat. Gallop must get its reporting from Rasmussen.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 04:42 PM

2. Great news! However we must keep working.



This isn't over yet by a long shot!

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Response to aaaaaa5a (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 05:00 PM

4. Amen and amen! Don't rest til it's 20!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 04:47 PM

3. HA-HA!

 

It's looks like that phony outrage over Ann Romney last week didn't help Mitt Romney with his gender gap problem afterall!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 05:00 PM

5. Gallup has Mittens winning by 2 points

which is hard to believe, wherein they stated that Mittens has an advantage of independents voters which is hard to believe that one too. So I know its very early with these polls, but I remember the presidential polls in 2008 having that race to close to call, and even having McCain/Palin ahead.

Nice to know that women know the difference of total BS, ie Rosengate.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 07:01 PM

9. I saw that too

With the gender gap how can they be right? Independents are women too.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 10:29 PM

12. That is a daily tracking poll which are up and down and all over the place for no reason.


I have really soured on daily tracking polls. They are just too inconsistent and you get too many wild swings for no reason.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 10:45 PM

13. I think a lot of people just aren't paying very close attention.

At least that's how it seems with many of my co-workers. A lot kind of tuned out all political news during the Republican race, and really have no clue what's going on other than the occasional major story. Once both start campaigning more heavily, and the debates start, I have a hard time seeing Romney stay that close.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 05:40 PM

6. Happy Birthday Annie......

hope you like your parting gift.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 05:54 PM

7. WE cannot rest

Until this election is not stolen, period!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 06:33 PM

8. Women Against Romney

Women will be a strong force in this election - and all of us - ALL OF US - need to get out there, voice our opinions, and vote! Check out Women Against Romney on Facebook and please like us and spread the word! Mitt Romney is remarkably out of touch with issues that face women - and women need to be heard clearly and strongly. Support W.A.R.!

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Response to WomenAgainstRomney (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 09:36 PM

10. Welcome to DU, question for you.

Are you here to discuss things or to promote your facebook page? I'm curious as to your intent. Thank you.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2012, 09:44 PM

11. And the MORE people see and hear from Romney the LESS

they like him.

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