Obama's Lead Among Women Voters Grows, Widening Electoral Gender Gap

Ann Romney's uncomfortably insincere declaration of her love for fellow women at the Republican National Convention does not appear to have swooned many females over to team Romney.  According to a new survey gathered right after the conventions, the gender gap is growing this election cycle: While Obama wom women by a 13-point margin in 2008, the Democratic Corps survey now shows Obama winning women by a 20-point margin (58 percent to 38 percent).


From the National Memo:


So what do women want?  More than a quarter (28 percent) of women say the most important problem to address is… jobs.  This is the top concern for just one in five men (21 percent), for whom government debt and “crime and moral decline” are bigger concerns.  Among unmarried women, 29 percent say jobs are the biggest concern, followed closely by concerns about income inequality and the growing gap between rich and poor.

For women,  it really is the economy, stupid.  And right now, Obama holds a commanding lead among women.  More than half (52 percent) of all women say they trust Obama more on the economy, compared to just 39 percent who trust Romney more.  Among unmarried women, the margin is even wider—57 percent trust Obama more on the economy.

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AlterNet / By Kristen Gwynne

Posted at September 14, 2012, 10:39am