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CNN Poll: Gender Gap And Likeability Keep Obama Over Romney [9-Point Lead For Obama]
CNN ^ | April 16, 2012 | Paul Steinhauser

Posted on 04/16/2012 5:35:50 PM PDT by Steelfish

CNN Poll: Gender Gap And Likeability Keep Obama Over Romney

CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser

(CNN) - President Barack Obama holds a nine-point lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney thanks in part to the perception that the president is more likeable and more in touch with the problems facing women and middle class Americans, according to a new national poll.

A CNN/ORC International poll released Monday also indicates a large gender gap that benefits Obama, but the public is divided on which candidate can best jump-start the economy.

Full poll (pdf)

According to the poll, 52% of registered voters say if the presidential election were held today, they would vote for the president, with 43% saying they would cast a ballot for Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who is making his second bid for the White House. The poll was conducted Friday through Sunday, a few days after former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania suspended his bid for the GOP nomination. Even though former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas continue their long-shot bids for the nomination, Romney is now generally considered the presumptive nominee.

The survey indicates women voters back Obama over Romney by 16 points (55%-39%), virtually unchanged from an 18-point advantage among women for the president in CNN polling last month.

The poll was conducted two days after Democratic strategist and CNN contributor Hilary Rosen created a controversy by saying that Ann Romney "never worked a day in her life."

"That remark may have little long-term effect on women voters," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "By a two-to-one margin, the women surveyed saw President Obama as more in touch with the problems facing American women today."

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gendergap; waronwomen
This is the sorry state of our national electorate. Or shall we say, the "female vote'?

The only person who came close to bridging the yawning gender gap and the one Obama feared most was Santorum and he's now out of the race.

This nation is moving headlong over the cliff.

1 posted on 04/16/2012 5:35:57 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Too bad CNN that the majority of Americans laugh at your polls.


2 posted on 04/16/2012 5:42:07 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Steelfish

But . . . but . . . Romney has very nice hair!


3 posted on 04/16/2012 5:43:33 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: From The Deer Stand

yep...what are the internals on this poll? How many dim’s polled vs repubs polled? And likely voter polls are typically more accurate than registered voter polls.


4 posted on 04/16/2012 5:44:54 PM PDT by Josa
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To: Steelfish

What American women are looking for (apparently) is an angry Muslim man who hates them.


5 posted on 04/16/2012 5:45:48 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: Steelfish

Said poll was taken at CNN HQ in CommietownAtlanta.


6 posted on 04/16/2012 5:46:22 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (He has Risen!!! If you do not know Him, this is the perfect week to seek Him out!!!)
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To: Steelfish
-> The only person who came close to bridging the yawning gender gap and the one Obama feared most was Santorum and he's now out of the race

LOL. Wrong. Rick would have divided that gap even further.

7 posted on 04/16/2012 5:47:27 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Steelfish

I looked all over the pdf for the “internals” on this poll...how many Rs/Ds/Is (republicans/democrats/independents) there were....couldn’t find them.

This “poll” was taken over three days. Of “adults”, and “registered” voters.

Looks like CNN and the Obama campaign (but I repeat myself) got wind that the Gallup poll wasn’t going to be in their favor so this piece of crap was created out of whole cloth.


8 posted on 04/16/2012 5:50:04 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: ClearCase_guy
Women as a group are easily frightened. Even by an angry hooga booga man who jumps out and shouts Boo! at them. I don't expect this effect to last, however, after the cranky "War on Women" BS fades with passing time.
9 posted on 04/16/2012 5:51:02 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Josa

Adults and no party breakdown, plz


10 posted on 04/16/2012 5:51:54 PM PDT by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: Steelfish

I never understood how anyone can consider home likeable. He’s an angry condescending divisive arrogant snobby jerk.


11 posted on 04/16/2012 5:53:06 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: Steelfish

12 posted on 04/16/2012 5:54:28 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Steelfish

Geez. Looking at this poll, it was designed to give Obummer a boost. CNN is really pulling out all the stops to prop up their POS.


13 posted on 04/16/2012 5:56:07 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Too many Lesbians and their supporters among registered voters. Homos hate Mormons over Prop. 8 in CA


14 posted on 04/16/2012 5:56:07 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

I guess our Founders were right in thinking women were not fit to vote. Today, the losers who can’t run their own lives properly look to the government to confiscate the earnings of others to support them and their children. With mothers such as these parasites, their children will expect others to take care of them.


15 posted on 04/16/2012 5:57:20 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Steelfish

As someone pointed out almost three decades ago when talk of the “gender gap” started, “which blade of the scissors cuts the paper?”

In other words, why is Obama so unpopular with men? And this isn’t a situation where they focus on the problems of the guy who is trailing — the “gender gap” was invented as a way to attack Ronald Reagan.

Reagan would be up 20 points among men and 5 points among women and the MSM would talk about how he was unpopular among women. Obama’s up 18 points among women and something like even with men and the MSM is talking about how he’s popular among women.


16 posted on 04/16/2012 6:00:30 PM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: Steelfish

As someone pointed out almost three decades ago when talk of the “gender gap” started, “which blade of the scissors cuts the paper?”

In other words, why is Obama so unpopular with men? And this isn’t a situation where they focus on the problems of the guy who is trailing — the “gender gap” was invented as a way to attack Ronald Reagan.

Reagan would be up 20 points among men and 5 points among women and the MSM would talk about how he was unpopular among women. Obama’s up 18 points among women and something like even with men and the MSM is talking about how he’s popular among women.


17 posted on 04/16/2012 6:00:44 PM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: Steelfish

CNN!! With no internals and sketchy, inaccurate sampling. Treat this as a partisan, outlier push poll which is exactly what it is.


18 posted on 04/16/2012 6:04:44 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Josa

........ Total... Dem . Ind. Rep Lib Mod. Conservative
-—— -—— ——— ——— -—— -—— -———
Obama.. 44% 77% 41% 8% 75% 52% 21%
Romney 42% 10% 43% 82% 13% 34% 68%

This is for the “who will win the election” question. I’m a little shocked that he got 21% of the conservative vote. and 52% of the moderates. This poll seems pretty bogus to me.


19 posted on 04/16/2012 6:06:24 PM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Josa
yep...what are the internals on this poll? How many dim’s polled vs repubs polled? And likely voter polls are typically more accurate than registered voter polls.

They only polled women on welfare.

20 posted on 04/16/2012 6:07:00 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Steelfish

“female vote”

Females don’t sing “Sweet Mystery of Life” around 0bama. Ever.

“Word.”

;>


21 posted on 04/16/2012 6:08:55 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: marstegreg

All CNN polls are bogus..I refuse to vote in them...

CNN rating are in the basement...as well...


22 posted on 04/16/2012 6:12:29 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: SoFloFreeper

Questions 3 and 4 give it away. The actual breakdown is Obama 48, Obama clone 47, Neither 5.


23 posted on 04/16/2012 6:14:49 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: marstegreg

>>This is for the “who will win the election” question. I’m a little shocked that he got 21% of the conservative vote. <<

He didn’t get 21% of the conservative “vote.” Instead, 21% of the conservatives polled think Obama will win. That doesn’t mean in any way that they would vote for him.

And this poll has no breakdown of Rep/Dem/Ind that I could find, so it’s almost certainly loaded to the Dem side. Maybe someone else can find it. Absent that information, it’s no better than an online poll; worse, in fact, because CNN is representing it as a valid poll.


24 posted on 04/16/2012 6:18:00 PM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: Christie at the beach

Christie, why are you still bashing Santorum. It is over. You sound like a woman scorned. What is your issue. You got your wish. Santorum is out. Now you can vote without conscience for Romney.....I won’t ever vote for Romney in a million years. I hope I am the deciding vote on whether Romney is President or not.....that would give me the biggest pleasure ever. Down with ROMNEY!!!!!


25 posted on 04/16/2012 6:24:10 PM PDT by napscoordinator (VOTE FOR NEWT!!!!)
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To: Steelfish
The original intent of the nation's founders was for male property owners to vote.

I say we get back to that ASAP.

26 posted on 04/16/2012 6:27:53 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: From The Deer Stand

This from the same news agency that gives the “Occupy” movement credibility.


27 posted on 04/16/2012 6:28:32 PM PDT by Kryn-Man (Self-righteous, gun-totin', military-lovin', redneck)
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To: Steelfish

But Romney’s got what voters crave... He’s got electability


28 posted on 04/16/2012 6:34:37 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Josa

The internals show this poll is a joke, an absolute joke.


29 posted on 04/16/2012 6:36:22 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Josa

How many primaries left before the GOP convention?

keep on telling everyone how romney is going to lose media!

This should help Newt


30 posted on 04/16/2012 6:36:22 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Steelfish

Forget the catastrophic deficit. Ignore foreign policy disasters, a lost Middle East, and a nuclear Iran. Don’t worry tyranny and dictatorship. Vote “likeability” — it’s what matters.


31 posted on 04/16/2012 6:39:08 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Steelfish

Registered voters


32 posted on 04/16/2012 6:54:06 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
The internals show this poll is a joke, an absolute joke.

I don't believe any poll that shows Obamer leading.

33 posted on 04/16/2012 6:55:14 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Mr. K
keep on telling everyone how romney is going to lose media! This should help Newt

Yup,that'll do it.The press is *sure* to warm up to Newt."Gingrich gives me a thrill up *both* legs" (Chris Matthews)

34 posted on 04/16/2012 6:58:33 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Steelfish

Heck, I don’t like RINOmny - and I wonder about his gender...


35 posted on 04/16/2012 6:59:35 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("Of two evils, choose neither." -- Charles Spurgeon)
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To: Steelfish

People are insane.


36 posted on 04/16/2012 7:06:55 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: Steelfish
'CNN Poll: Gender Gap And Likeability Abject Stupidity And Engineered Social Dependence Keep Obama Over Romney'.

Enough with this shit. We're just gonna have to split the farm into two parcels and run a DMZ along the border.

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


37 posted on 04/16/2012 7:14:18 PM PDT by Viking2002 ( "Give me a diablo sandwich, a Dr. Pepper, and make it quick, I'm in a gaddamn hurry.")
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To: Josa

How many primaries left before the GOP convention?

keep on telling everyone how romney is going to lose media!

This should help Newt


38 posted on 04/16/2012 7:27:18 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Steelfish

There is something terminally awkward about Romney.


39 posted on 04/16/2012 8:02:36 PM PDT by AlwaysThinking (Pray, Christian 2 Chron 7:14)
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To: Steelfish
But, but, but — only Romney is electable over Obama! I absolutely want to throttle those “Republicans” who keep mouthing this drivel.
40 posted on 04/16/2012 8:47:34 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Steelfish

95% of his campaign is being soooooo likeable. If we can crack that egg, we can fry him.


41 posted on 04/16/2012 8:56:53 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Forget the catastrophic deficit. Ignore foreign policy disasters, a lost Middle East, and a nuclear Iran. Don’t worry tyranny and dictatorship. Vote “likeability” — it’s what matters.

Your words, with apropos clips, should be a campaign ad. Shame people for being so stupid!

42 posted on 04/16/2012 9:00:05 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Josa

Interviews with 1,015 adult Americans conducted by telephone
by ORC International on April 13-15, 2012. The margin of
sampling error for results based on the total sample is plus or
minus 3 percentage points. The sample also includes 910
interviews among registered voters (plus or minus 3.5 percentage
points).


43 posted on 04/16/2012 9:28:02 PM PDT by matthew fuller (The Magic Mormon is now in position to re-elect the Magic Negro- FOR LIFE!.)
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To: Steelfish
The only person who came close to bridging the yawning gender gap...

Uh... Santorum's defeats came largely on his lack of support from women voters.

With "friends" like him and Rush it's no wonder the Obama's been able to launch a "war on women" front in his reelection campaign.

44 posted on 04/17/2012 12:57:14 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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