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Women Voters Make A Difference In Two More Senate Races

Women Voters Make A Difference In Two More Senate Races

 

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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2:13PM PDT on Apr 2, 2012

SGKF is in big trouble and legitimately so. Had VP Handel 'handled' her own position as a representation of health over politics, the organization would not be suffering the consequences of taking a far right agendist position against PPFA. I hope those who supported SGKF do not forget anytime soon why they decided to withdraw support from Susan G.

9:26AM PDT on Apr 2, 2012

Lynn, excellent comment.
And this is from an article today on Care2:

"Nancy Brinker, founder of the Susan G. Komen Foundation ....sent a letter to Congress on Friday apologizing for the organizations “mistakes” during its recent handling of the decision to defund Planned Parenthood. And as soon as she was done apologizing she began asking for money."

I think we've shown that women DO make a difference. We vote with our purses, too. Many, many people said they sent their donations directly to Planned Parenthood this year instead of to Komen.
We roared. And thanks, too, to all the men who roared with us.

9:18AM PDT on Apr 2, 2012

Lynn, excellent comment.

6:27AM PDT on Apr 2, 2012

thanks

3:31AM PDT on Apr 2, 2012

CONTINUATION . . .

All the GOP and 1%ers do is create jobs in other countries so they can maximise profits!

"And the Democrats' focus on contraception, she said, is "absurd" and a "red herring". . . " --- It is not the Democrats that have focused on contraception and reproductive health but the lame assed Republican/Teabaggers in their war on women! The GOP are the ones using red herrings!

Ever smelled a load of herring that has fallen from a tuck down a steep embankment, there to sit rotting in the sun? I have and it is enough to gag a maggot! These Republican/Teabagger herrings smell much worse!!!!!

3:29AM PDT on Apr 2, 2012

From Politico --- Asked about recent polling showing President Obama ahead with the female vote, former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan said that's only because the GOP hasn't made its case yet with that demographic.

"Historically women have moved more to the Democratic candidate than the men have, and so that’s where the gap occurs," Buchanan said, citing entitlements as a major reason women tend to vote Democratic. "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."

And the Democrats' focus on contraception, she said, is "absurd" and a "red herring" to distract voters from Obama's record on the economy.

"...the GOP hasn't made its case yet with that demographic." --- What does this idiot, unfortunately a delusional woman, mean? The Greedy Old Pharts (GOP) have waged a war on women's rights for months now. I think it has made its case --- the Republican/Teabaggers don't give rat's ass about women except how many ways they can screw them!

"... what we need is jobs, someone who understands the economy, and I think women understand that more than anyone right now." --- Everyone except the Republican/Teabagger obstructionists understands that jobs are important. The Republican/Teabagger obstructionists blocked the jobs bill more than once to the point that Mr Obama did what he could by executive order. All the GOP and 1%ers do is create

10:33PM PDT on Apr 1, 2012

I wonder what new gimmicks the Republicans will come up with to suppress the women's vote?

9:24PM PDT on Apr 1, 2012

I have always thought that women were the backbone, the muscle and the heart of every country.
Having lived in a third world country and traveled to many other third world countries, it was obvious that the women were the ones that held the country together. It is the same in America.
Although men think that they have the all the power, they are helpless without women.
It is time that we women prove just how strong we are......it is time to stand up for our rights and show these politicians that we are smarter and stronger than they think.
We should organize "Goddess Gatherings" at the polls on election day and prove how strong our influence is in this election........

8:15PM PDT on Apr 1, 2012

The Stupidity of the PARTY OF HATE is so unbelievable. Even a child would understand that if they waged war on someone they would lose the support of the person they repeatedly attacked. This is a no-brainer, and yet the Greedy Obstructionists still aren't truly getting it. They continue to wage their WAR ON WOMEN and think that somehow they will get elected to do more harm to the female gender! How incredibly stupid and arrogant, to say the least.

Vote all of the Greedy Obstructionists our of office, and vow to never vote for the Party of NO, the PARTY OF HATE again, or at least until they become a more sane, humanistic, caring, party, (caring for human beings, not just GREED & MONEY!)

7:54PM PDT on Apr 1, 2012

Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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