Skip to comments.Rick Santorum Winning More Support From Republican Women [Romney 61%, Santorum 57%, Gingrich 37%]
Posted on 02/23/2012 9:33:59 PM PST by Steelfish
Rick Santorum Winning More Support From Republican Women
By Amy Gardner, February 23
Over the past several weeks, Republicans have watched squeamishly as presidential contender Rick Santorum has waded into multiple controversies that risk alienating half the 2012 electorate: women.
But in fact, Santorum has grown more popular among women while talking about his opposition to abortion, his disapproval of birth control and his view that the federal government shouldnt pay for prenatal screenings. A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows not only that Santorum is doing better among GOP women than he was a few weeks ago, but also that he is less unpopular and also less well known among Democratic and independent women than his Republican rivals Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.
Voters and political strategists alike say Santorums rise has less to do with his views on these issues than on his ability to relate to the daily struggles of the middle class.
Nonetheless, the former senator from Pennsylvania and the other Republican candidates remain largely untested by the dynamics of a general election in which independent and Democratic women are expected to play a deciding role.
All of the campaigns and the White House are paying close attention to this major voting bloc, exploring how women feel about hot-button social issues and economic matters. Santorums views on health issues do not appear to have hurt in the primary. Yet he and the other Republican candidates are acutely aware of the danger those issues could present this fall.
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Move along folks...nothing to see here. Social Issues are bad for the party. The establishment says so.
Without the women demographic, no candidate is electable. Period.
A Washington Post/ABC poll? Gosh,, we can trust THAT! They would NEVER have an agenda.
Saintorum is a big Gov weenie.
Not this woman.
And without the Independent demographic, no candidate is electable either.
Unless my high school math from 40years ago is too rusty, that appears to be 155%.
An excellent summation of Saintorum happened last night.
He was grilled for voting to fund planned parenthood, but he ‘splianed it away saying, “Well I went out of my way to spend taxpayer dollars to offset that by funding abstinence programs”
Go away Rick, and get your hand our of my pocket to fund your Saintly BS.
This is not the business of Governance.
Stop pending our money for YOUR pet causes!
Senator S. is an articulate, handsome, energetic, conservative, clean cut, nice guy, devoted family man type. Sure the crack heads and whores with myriads of ear piercings who contribute to Planned Parenthood won’t like him one bit, but most NORMAL American women (either those married, or those desirous of marriage and a man unlike Bill Clinton who will actually stick around and keep his zipper in the up position) I think will tend to get a good feeling about Rick and like him, more-so over any other candidate and despite the Government-Media Complex will tell them, like Pravda and Izvestiya, not to like him. And when it comes to BHO in the general, lets just say, a lotta women are gonna get the creeps over Obongo.
He pledged our money away to fund abortions but he made it right by pledging our money away to fund abstinence programs
I don’t like this guy.
I never have.
They're not dividing the sum total. They're saying what percentage of the female vote each candidate would get were they the nominee.
This analysis is strait out of the Romney-Paul playbook. -Go listen to Rush . In the sausage factory of legislation, you are damned if you do, and damned if you don’t. Since $$s were going to be voted for Planned Parenthood, Santorum was fighting for equal dollar treatment for abstinence.
No where at all was this even discussed. Very shocking that people can overlook this and defend this.
The guy is professional lawyer, weasel.
I don’t buy the Holier than Thou schtick.
I dont need a bureaucrat that spends my money in willy nilly ways to stroke his own ego.
I need a Representative that is responsible for the money he pledges from OUR pockets.
None of this stuff is the Business of the FED.