Romney Winning Swing States Thanks To Females, So Much For The “War On Women”
Democrats have invested a lot in the idea of a Republican “war on women.” Their candidates and surrogates have talked about it endlessly. Sandra Fluke, the birth control activist who was at the center of a media firestorm after Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut,” was given a prime speaking slot at the Democrat National Convention on a day at that convention where the focus was, almost exclusively, women’s health issues.
So how has that worked out in terms of swinging the female vote to Democrats? At least in the presidential election not so great, as it’s the female vote that is putting Romney ahead in swing states:
WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney leads President Obama by four percentage points among likely voters in the nation’s top battlegrounds, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, and he has growing enthusiasm among women to thank. …
As the presidential campaign heads into its final weeks, the survey of voters in 12 crucial swing states finds female voters much more engaged in the election and increasingly concerned about the deficit and debt issues that favor Romney.
The Republican nominee has pulled within one point of the president among women who are likely voters, 48%-49%, and leads by 8 points among men.
I always thought the “war on women” stuff was a miscalculation by Democrats. They’ve already pretty much got a lock on the single-issue pro-abortion vote, but because that’s such a divisive issue it wasn’t likely to inspire many women beyond those already voting Democrat to switch their vote.
And it just isn’t an issue Americans – male and female – care about as much as jobs and the economy in general. The “war on women” was always meant as a distraction from other issues that are less convenient for Democrats, like the economy and the national debt. It’s pretty clear that it hasn’t been as distracting as they’d hoped.Tags: Barack Obama, election 2012, mitt romney, polls, war on women