Skip to comments.Republicans Suffer Among Female Voters [Limbaugh, Catholic Church, Santorum To Blame?]
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.
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Of course, this is the WaPo meaning it’s an exaggeration at best a flat out lie at worst....
Huge advantage this fall?
Why don’t they drop the pretense and just admit that they’re part of the reelection campaign already?
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?
Yeah, right. WAPO wishful thinking.
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.
How about mushy, emotive sentimentality to blame?
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.
Well, if the National Barak Channel (NBC) has anything to do a poll, you can pretty much assume it’s full of s##t
There, fixed it....but of course, since when do they vote for Republicans, anyway?
I know its BS and you know its BS but, Santorum and Rush both took the bait.
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.
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.
Of course, this is the WaPo meaning its 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.
If women are so easily led, perhaps they should defer to their wiser husbands. :)
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.
Not with any women I know...
I have been very upset with this entire fiasco.
I’m surprised they didnt blame Bush and globull warming....
The continuation of Sandra Fluke's 15 minutes!!
True. I’m more upset with the RNC for sitting on its haunches while the liberal media drives the story.
HEADLINE: “Washington Post Calls All Women Stupid”
WASHINGTON POST: Only the socialist democratic commie ones.
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.
You nailed it!
Yeah you can take the word from the Whopper. The premier employer of bitchy columnists.
Øbama is but a symptom of an illiterate electorate.
the Washington Poop....what else would you expect????
You are too kind. I have used much harsher terms than “illiterate electorate.” It would turn your computer screen blue.
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.
“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.
You apparently aren’t old enough to remember the ‘gender gap’ that Reagan suffered through ( oh but wait he won). You are truly clueless
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.
Is all this means is their latest bid to take attention off Obamas 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 cant expect the Republicans to fight this we must remind women what is better, a job that can support a family or free birth control?
In his last reelection effort Santorum got 39% of the female vote.