Romney, women, and the swing states
A U-S-A Today/Gallup Poll indicates voter preferences in the top 12 Swing States … where neither Republicans nor Democrats are considered “solid”. Of course, Kansas is solidly G-O-P. This is the fifth Swing States poll since last fall. It indicates President Obama leading Republican front-runner Mitt Romney 51% to 42% among registered voters … just a month after Obama trailed Romney by two percentage points.
U-S-A Today reports: “The biggest change came among women under 50.” In mid-February, just under half those voters supported Obama. Now more than six in ten support the president … giving him a two-to-one lead over Romney in this group.
Romney’s main advantage in the Swing States is among men 50 and older, swamping Obama 56% to 38%.
With a sharply-divided political core, the key to presidential victory is the Swing States and the independent voters.
Remember that poll numbers can change dramatically during any political campaign.
Our thought for today is from George W. Bush:
“I have opinions of my own – strong opinions – but I don’t always agree with them.”