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Polls Show Voters Split Along Gender Lines
PBS ^ | October 2, 2012 | Christina Bellantoni and Terence Burlij

Posted on 10/02/2012 7:01:33 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

On the eve of the first presidential debate, a pair of new national polls find President Obama and Mitt Romney locked in a close race with support for the two candidates divided sharply along gender lines.

The president leads Romney, 49 percent to 45 percent, among likely voters in a Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday, buoyed by an 18-point advantage, 56 percent to 38 percent, among women. Romney has a 10-point lead among men, 52 percent to 42 percent. The poll has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 2.2 percent.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; election2012; gender
The "president" with a lower case "p." Chris Matthews likely considers that a code word.
1 posted on 10/02/2012 7:01:36 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement
"The president leads Romney, 49 percent to 45 percent, among likely voters in a Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday, buoyed by an 18-point advantage, 56 percent to 38 percent, among women."

Perhaps we should consider taking away women's right to vote. (KIDDING! sort of...) :)

2 posted on 10/02/2012 7:07:35 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL
Some women will gravitate towards a pansy because it emboldens them; hence, the support for Obama. But males voting for him? Gays, union workers, people with trust funds.... and that could be it.
3 posted on 10/02/2012 7:11:19 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Single women too ugly or too “liberated” to have a husband, now need the government to take care of them. That turned out well.....


4 posted on 10/02/2012 7:11:44 AM PDT by txrefugee
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5 posted on 10/02/2012 7:17:02 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

pRESIDENT pU$$Y! We tax payers are paying for these lies just like we do when obama speaks.

LLS


6 posted on 10/02/2012 7:18:12 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: txrefugee

All these liberal polls assume most women are for murdering their children, well they’re not. Most women are more concerned with putting food on the table for their families, and Romney will get their support. Obamagabe will lose this election and these shrewed polls and the liberal media will have some splaining to do.


7 posted on 10/02/2012 7:18:17 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: LibLieSlayer
In 2008, some Dems tried to press the issue that a vote for McCain would ensure a military draft. In 2012, I was at a function and was stunned to hear a woman say she voted for Obama because she was “opposed to a military draft.” I questioned her and she truly believed McCain and the GOP would have a draft because she heard “something about it.” She said she was undecided about this election.
8 posted on 10/02/2012 7:24:44 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ETL
Perhaps we should consider taking away women's right to vote. (KIDDING! sort of...) :)

Funny you should mention that; as politically incorrect as it is, I believe women's suffrage is much to blame for our current state of affairs WRT welfare. Before women's suffrage men voted as heads-of-households, that is for the family, [anyone who claims that this disenfranchised women has never seen a husband and wife interact]... but with women's suffrage voting became individual-centered rather than family-centered. Women are also somewhat predisposed to go with "safety" rather than risk, so they as-a-group tend[ed] to be for welfare-type programs.

9 posted on 10/02/2012 7:26:44 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

America is full of people with IQ’s below 80.

LLS


10 posted on 10/02/2012 7:29:28 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: ETL
Perhaps we should consider taking away women's right to vote. (KIDDING! sort of...) :)

Actually you can trace the explosion of the welfare state back to women getting the right to vote. If I recall, before then the only thing even resembling welfare was a small government payout to the widows of Civil War soldiers. I not sure if it has to do with women's "mothering instinct" or what, but they seem to be much more accepting of socialism in the form of big government and social spending than men. (Of course I'm speaking in general terms, I know there are many conservative women who don't fit the profile).

11 posted on 10/02/2012 7:33:00 AM PDT by apillar
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To: ConservativeStatement

The one on the left looks like a Kennedy male. Well... so does the one on the right.

Gawd, libs are fugly.


12 posted on 10/02/2012 7:33:54 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

What about the effect the Sept. 11 riots in Cairo and the death of the Libyan ambassador have had in the minds of the SOCCER MOMS?

WHERE ARE THE SOCCER MOMS? Why isn’t Fox out there finding them and interviewing them???

This must be a real phenomenon, and you can’t tell me that mothers who thought W would be better keeping their kids safe than Kerry back in 2004 are now fooled into believing Zero is the guy to fight terrorism.


13 posted on 10/02/2012 7:36:00 AM PDT by ShovelThemOut
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To: ConservativeStatement
The "president" with a lower case "p." Chris Matthews likely considers that a code word.

He can complain if he wants to, but that's correctly stylistically. Lowercase 'p' if used as a noun and not as a title followed by the name, or as part of the full title "President of the United States".

14 posted on 10/02/2012 7:40:05 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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Out of curiosity, I came across this from The Chicago Manual of Style:

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/CMS_FAQ/Capitalization/Capitalization19.html

The rule, surprising to me, seems to suggest the usage of lower case even prior to a name but leaves the door open to a particular editing practice.

15 posted on 10/02/2012 8:04:59 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: apillar
The biggest difference is that women think differently than men, not in just their opinions, but in the way their brains work.

Most hate math and have difficulty with ‘story problems’. Well, 99% of economics is exactly that, story problem math.

They are great at seeing fine detail, but not very interested in the details of things they can't see in front of them, like economic projections.

Most would rather watch soap operas than news.

16 posted on 10/02/2012 8:08:27 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The Gender Gap is a lie.

What you have is a Marriage Gap.

Married Women support Romney.

Unmarried Women support 0bama, their Sugar Daddy.

The Weaker Sex needs someone to rely upon; and for unmarried Women, it’s The State.


17 posted on 10/02/2012 8:35:52 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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I suspect it's a bunch of fag hags with peni$ envy.
18 posted on 10/02/2012 8:42:34 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Quit poking holes in the life raft!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’ll have to check it out. Last publisher I worked with (many years ago) used a different style code, not Chicago. I dont remember which. I also used to refer to my very worn copy of The Elements of Stle”.


19 posted on 10/02/2012 9:34:17 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Additionally, I made a big deal of always using capital “P” back in the days of my Bill Clinton Joke-of-the-Day Page, even when just using the noun but you understood whom I meant. I think I made a bigger deal out of it the day I decided to stop as he’d gone too far for me about something. (I had been trying to respect the office, even if he wasn’t.)


20 posted on 10/02/2012 9:37:01 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: ShovelThemOut; ConservativeStatement; ETL; txrefugee; LibLieSlayer; NKP_Vet; OneWingedShark; ...
wingshark: I believe women's suffrage is much to blame for our current state of affairs

Indeed! I head a woman on a local call-in show. She was a mother who voted for Hopeychange and was fed up with Obama now, and taxes destroying her family budget.

She "wanted" to vote for Romney as a businessman to lower taxes....but....she didn't FEEL like he could IDENTIFY or UNDERSTAND her positions since he is a RICH MAN.

Nevermind that Baraqqa is richer now than Mitt ever was...anyhow.

Emotional decisions are fine for an artist. They have no place in policy.

Women should not be barred from voting. But there should be a weedout test question on the ballot.

"Would you kill a cute, cuddly kitten to save your neighbor's uncle from getting rabies?"

If they answer no or "not sure" then their vote is discarded.

Ok, ok. That's not good.

THIS....

1. A homeless man needs money for food.

2. You only have $20, enough money for your grocery list for your children.

3. A rich man with $100 is being held up by a mugger.

If you controlled the situation, how much should each person get?

If the answers are not $0-homeless, $20-mom and $100-rich guy, 5 years in jail-mugger, then their vote is not counted.

21 posted on 10/03/2012 6:27:36 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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I'm going to have to disagree with you; a test requirement for voting would be far, far too easily subverted. (Besides, it would be in [Big] Government's interest to put in questions which would weed out those who would desire to cut down government size.)

When considering such Constitutional [or procedural] amendments always consider how such a change could be used against you, personally.

22 posted on 10/03/2012 8:44:40 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark
When considering such Constitutional [or procedural] amendments always consider how such a change could be used against you, personally.

Ok then. Fair enough. So then let's repeal the 19th Amendment.

23 posted on 10/03/2012 8:47:37 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Reason 1,230,423 why women should not vote.


24 posted on 10/03/2012 8:50:26 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: sam_paine
Ok then. Fair enough. So then let's repeal the 19th Amendment.

A different, and likely near as effective, tactic would be the repeal of the 17th Amendment -- it would also likely be much easier to accomplish.

25 posted on 10/03/2012 9:20:33 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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