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Republicans Suffer Among Female Voters [Limbaugh, Catholic Church, Santorum To Blame?]
Washington Post ^ | March 09, 2012

Posted on 03/09/2012 10:41:57 AM PST by Steelfish

Republicans Suffer Among Female Voters By Karen Tumulty,

The fragile gains Republicans had been making among female voters have been erased by what in recent weeks has become a national shouting match over reproductive issues, potentially handing President Obama and the Democrats an enormous advantage this fall.

In the 2010 congressional midterm elections, Republican candidates ran evenly with Democrats among women, a break with long-established trends. That was a major reason the GOP regained control of the House.

THE FIX | In Ohio, polling shows support for both men was far less enthusiastic than you might expect. Now, female voters appear to be swinging back to Democrats.

When the Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey asked last summer which party should control Congress, a slim 46-42 percent plurality of women said it should be the Democrats.

But in a survey released Monday, compiling polling since the beginning of the year, that figure had widened considerably to a 15-point advantage for the Democrats, according to polling by the team of Democratic pollster Peter Hart and Republican Bill McInturff. Fifty-one percent favored Democratic control; only 36 percent wanted to see the Republicans in charge.

Both sides have tried to shape the narrative in this battle for and about women. But many Republicans are beginning to wish they had never waded into what has become a heated conversation over contraception, who should have it and what it says about people who use it.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


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Looks like the media spin is working for their preferred candidate!
1 posted on 03/09/2012 10:42:03 AM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Of course, this is the WaPo meaning it’s an exaggeration at best a flat out lie at worst....


2 posted on 03/09/2012 10:44:04 AM PST by Tzimisce (this sucks)
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To: Steelfish

Huge advantage this fall?

Why don’t they drop the pretense and just admit that they’re part of the reelection campaign already?


3 posted on 03/09/2012 10:45:28 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Steelfish

Isn’t the Washington Post that company that gets poor kids to take out student loans for worthless degrees and stuffs the money in their own pockets?


4 posted on 03/09/2012 10:45:59 AM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Steelfish

Yeah, right. WAPO wishful thinking.


5 posted on 03/09/2012 10:47:00 AM PST by jospehm20
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To: Steelfish

That’s their story, and they’re sticking to it.

Let’s just keep in mind that the ComPost will print any propaganda meme the Communists in Charge hand to them.

The Republicans could win this by a mile, if they could just get their act together. But the GOP-e is doing everything they possibly can to cooperate with Obama—and lose.


6 posted on 03/09/2012 10:47:15 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Steelfish
WASHINGTON COMPOST: "Drop your effort to preserve religious liberty conservatives and stop asking for people to be personally responsible, the wymyn don't like it."
7 posted on 03/09/2012 10:49:16 AM PST by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: Steelfish

How about mushy, emotive sentimentality to blame?


8 posted on 03/09/2012 10:49:38 AM PST by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Govenor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: Steelfish
But many Republicans are beginning to wish they had never waded into

That's rich. When did George Step-on-all-of-us ask the contraception question at the debate? When did Obama issue the order against the Catholic church? Republicans didn't see the wedge coming, but they didn't go looking for it. It's like getting run over in the street and then being accused of jumping into the car.

9 posted on 03/09/2012 10:50:05 AM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: Steelfish

Well, if the National Barak Channel (NBC) has anything to do a poll, you can pretty much assume it’s full of s##t


10 posted on 03/09/2012 10:50:32 AM PST by Marathoner (Obama has his own 9-9-9-plan: $9.99 a gallon at the pump.)
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To: Steelfish
Republicans Suffer Among FemaleFeminist Voters

There, fixed it....but of course, since when do they vote for Republicans, anyway?

11 posted on 03/09/2012 10:52:29 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Steelfish

I know its BS and you know its BS but, Santorum and Rush both took the bait.


12 posted on 03/09/2012 10:52:29 AM PST by mylife
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To: Steelfish

The news about Rush has been depressing, so I listened today, paying attention to the advertisers: Break 1, Hillsadle College, Grasshopper Mower, Lifelock, Constant Contact, Pro Foot, Local Houseflipping ad. Break 2, car dealer ad, Golf equipment sale ad, station announcement, local bottled water ad, station break, Break 3, Lifelock, Lear Capital, Station Break, PSA.....I think Rush will come out fine; and, I doubt he will negatively impact any candidate.


13 posted on 03/09/2012 10:53:06 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Tzimisce

I think WaPo is basing this on the internal polls. We ignore this shift at our peril. The Republican leadership is asleep at the wheel and is failing to counter this “war on women” perception. Where’s the RNC chair? Our side allows a false meme to gather momentum until it’s too late.


14 posted on 03/09/2012 10:53:32 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Tzimisce

Of course, this is the WaPo meaning it’s an exaggeration at best a flat out lie at worst..

...don’t know if it’s an exag or not, but you know it is PURE propaganda coordinated with the entire LamestreamMedia meme that Repeubs have a war on women, and 0bamao is the savior...
and they will push poll and journolist up the reports, articles and opinion to support the tale until it, for them, becomes a reality at election time... same old Alinsky playbook.

ymmv


15 posted on 03/09/2012 10:56:53 AM PST by ElectionInspector (Molon Labe...)
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To: Steelfish

If women are so easily led, perhaps they should defer to their wiser husbands. :)


16 posted on 03/09/2012 10:58:34 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: mylife

I don’t think the “shift” is BS- it’s real based on independent polling and I wonder why the RNC is not mounting an aggressive counter campaign to set the record straight that this is all about religious liberty and conscience? The MSM is setting the tone of this while our side lacks leadership and will. We will never learn if we keep blaming the messenger and bury our heads in the sand. Santorum is now shifting his theme to religious liberty but the MSM is not hearing this. Our only hope is for talk-radio to take it up via Levin and Hannity. Rush for the moment is “neutralized” at best on this issue.


17 posted on 03/09/2012 11:00:28 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Not with any women I know...


18 posted on 03/09/2012 11:00:41 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: Steelfish

I have been very upset with this entire fiasco.


19 posted on 03/09/2012 11:06:25 AM PST by mylife
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To: Psalm 144

I’m surprised they didnt blame Bush and globull warming....


20 posted on 03/09/2012 11:08:11 AM PST by Crapgame (What should be taught in our schools? American Exceptionalism, not cultural Marxism...)
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To: Steelfish
Republicans Suffer Among Female Voters [Limbaugh, Catholic Church, Santorum To Blame?]

The continuation of Sandra Fluke's 15 minutes!!

21 posted on 03/09/2012 11:10:02 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: mylife

True. I’m more upset with the RNC for sitting on its haunches while the liberal media drives the story.


22 posted on 03/09/2012 11:13:35 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

HEADLINE: “Washington Post Calls All Women Stupid”


23 posted on 03/09/2012 11:17:45 AM PST by veritas2002
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To: Steelfish

WASHINGTON POST: Only the socialist democratic commie ones.


24 posted on 03/09/2012 11:29:17 AM PST by spawn44
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To: Steelfish

This is just a taste if what we are in for.
Hannity pimped that dumbass film yesterday of Obama and the left is going nuts because they can make us out to be racists from the way hannity is running with it.

We all know Obamas predispositions already Sean! This is not news.

Obama has done far worse things while in office than commiserate with some racist black guy with a chip on his shoulder.

We are going to get creamed if we cant frame the narrative to be about serious issues in the general election.

We can’t allow this election to be a bout Birth control and racism or gay marriage.
We all feel strongly about this stuff but it don’t mean **** if we are all unemployed when the nuke goes off in downtown anytown USA.


25 posted on 03/09/2012 11:31:50 AM PST by mylife
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To: mylife

You nailed it!


26 posted on 03/09/2012 11:37:47 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish
The majority of female voters in my circle detest Obama.The feminist voters are another issue.To paraphrase the Irishman ‘Steven’ in “Braveheart” - “they're not right in the head”.
27 posted on 03/09/2012 11:47:31 AM PST by Apercu ("Obama is graffiti on the wall of American History")
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To: Steelfish

Yeah you can take the word from the Whopper. The premier employer of bitchy columnists.


28 posted on 03/09/2012 12:02:04 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

Øbama is but a symptom of an illiterate electorate.


29 posted on 03/09/2012 12:08:30 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Steelfish

the Washington Poop....what else would you expect????


30 posted on 03/09/2012 12:10:55 PM PST by Nifster
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To: bicyclerepair

You are too kind. I have used much harsher terms than “illiterate electorate.” It would turn your computer screen blue.


31 posted on 03/09/2012 12:11:34 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Steelfish
There has always been a female pro-Democrat gender gap becuase women tend to reward them more for their promises of free stuff. This isn't new. It is just getting worse. Just like more liberal men are also voting Democrat on promises of free stuff.

There has always been a gender gap of women voting Democrat. Always. This is one of the reasons I am sorry women got the vote. Women getting the vote has lead to more Democrat power. Not blaming anyone, it is just a fact. The female vote has always gone to the Dems and always will, it's just getting more disproportionate.


32 posted on 03/09/2012 12:13:39 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Steelfish

“We ignore this at our peril” You have got to be kidding. The Post would tell you the sun rises in the West if they thought it would help Obama. “women” voters (idiot liberals like Nancy Pelosi) have been voting dim for generations. Smart women (those who know how to balance the family budget) have voted for fiscal responsibility.


33 posted on 03/09/2012 12:14:32 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Steelfish

You apparently aren’t old enough to remember the ‘gender gap’ that Reagan suffered through ( oh but wait he won). You are truly clueless


34 posted on 03/09/2012 12:16:29 PM PST by Nifster
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To: dfwgator

I was thinking, women who depend on the government to pay for their eight children, their endless sex, their medical, food and housing payments. These are women who are married to the government. What country was it that required government dole folks to work a certain mount of hours for their check- o- matic? Anyway, people just didn’t want to work. Those women are enslaved to the dem party. Between those women and women who work for the government, I would say there is indeed a large block of enslaved folks in America.


35 posted on 03/09/2012 12:26:18 PM PST by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: Steelfish

Barack sh!t!


36 posted on 03/09/2012 1:45:37 PM PST by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: Steelfish

Is all this means is their latest bid to take attention off Obama’s record is temporarily working It is up to us to bring back the message that Women are hurting more under Obama than Republicans. It is apparent that the Obama team saw a problem with them losing women and have attempted to correct it. We can’t expect the Republicans to fight this we must remind women what is better, a job that can support a family or free birth control?


37 posted on 03/09/2012 1:52:48 PM PST by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: Steelfish

In his last reelection effort Santorum got 39% of the female vote.


38 posted on 03/09/2012 2:14:26 PM PST by ansel12
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To: Steelfish
This post here at FR got mentioned and linked in this article at the Weekly Standard:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/print/blogs/washington-post-poll-contradicts-washington-post-narrative-women-voters_633469.html

39 posted on 03/12/2012 2:43:09 PM PDT by yellowhammer (Progressives pressure the Pope to provide pills and prophylactics.)
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