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Tue Apr 10, 2012, 10:38 AM

Obama opens up big 19% lead among women over Romney

If a Romney-Obama matchup were held today, registered voters would divide 51 percent for the president to 44 percent for the former Massachusetts governor. That is similar to the edge Obama held in a Post-ABC poll in February; the two were more evenly matched in March.

A wide gender gap underlies the current state of the race. Romney is up eight percentage points among male voters but trails by 19 among women. Among independent voters, one of the most watched groups in the electorate, the two men are closely paired, with 48 percent supporting Romney and 46 percent backing Obama.

In addition to his big lead among women Obama won that demographic by 13 points in 2008 the president is moving to secure other key elements of his winning coalition. As he did four years ago, he has overwhelming support from African Americans 90 percent back his reelection effort and he has a big lead among those ages 18 to 29. As ever, one issue will be how many of these young adults register to vote and turn out.



http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-holds-key-leads-against-romney-as-economy-malaise-looms-over-bid/2012/04/09/gIQA8s1G7S_story_1.html
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/04/10/1082125/-Obama-opens-up-19pt-lead-among-women-over-Romney

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 10:52 AM

1. But Mikey Barone said that the USA Today/Gallup poll saying the same thing was an outlier!

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Tue Apr 10, 2012, 10:56 AM

2. K&R

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 12:33 PM

3. It isn't enough

...for Obama to open a lead among women voters over Romney; the voters have to realize that it is the entire Republican platform that is anti-women, anti-choice, anti-gay rights, anti-freedom.

It will serve no great good for Obama to win in a landslide and have the two houses remain in opposition to him. We've seen how well the "Great Obstructionist Party" is at creating gridlock in Washington. For any real change to happen these cockroaches have to be swept out of power.

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