Don’t totally believe that the women’s vote could make or break the elections this year? Check out these new polls from Ohio and Florida, where both Democratic senators are now in the lead, all because of the support of women.
According to Roll Call, “Boosted by strong performance among women, Democratic Sens. Bill Nelson (Fla.) and Sherrod Brown (Ohio) led their GOP challengers in two Quinnipiac University Polls…In horserace matchups, Nelson led GOP frontrunner Rep. Connie Mack IV 44 percent to 36 percent while Brown led GOP nominee Josh Mandel, the state treasurer, 46 percent to 36 percent.”
It’s becoming more and more apparent that women are the demographic to win over in order to have a successful campaign, and more candidates are eager to vie for their vote. Likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is coming around to the idea, as well. After falling far behind President Barack Obama in polling nationally, and learning that women are preferring the President by a wide margin, Romney is now using surrogates to try and boost his campaign among females.
Former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan told Politco, “Historically women have moved more to the Democratic candidate than the men have, and so that’s where the gap occurs…I think that this year’s going to be different … what we need is jobs, someone who understands the economy, and I think women understand that more than anyone right now…Democrats have to win the women vote big, so what the Democrats are doing is coming up with red herrings, hopefully to get the debate on something like contraception.”
The economy is most definitely a woman’s issue, but when a large economic issue is health care, a problem that the party seems unwilling to address and eager to actively dismantle, it could end up as a tough sell.
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