PHOENIX, October 15, 2012 ― On the eve of the second presidential debate, a new Gallup/USA Today poll shows that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is now tied at 48% with the president among likely swing-state women voters.
Overall, the Gallup/USA Today poll shows Romney leading Barack Obama, 50 percent to 46 percent, in the key swing-states that will decide the election.
For months now, Obama and the DNC have been trying to push the notion that Romney is the worst possible candidate for women in America that could ever be elected to the White House. Democrats have even gone as far to claim that the GOP has waged a “War on Women,” citing the Republican disapproval of the HHS mandate that forces religious institutions to provide abortifacient medications to their employees.
What’s even more telling is that in this new Gallup/USA Today survey, more women voters, 39 percent, name abortion as the number one issue that is most important to them this election cycle over any other issue. After that, 19 percent of women say jobs are the most important issue, and 18 percent say healthcare is the most important issue when deciding for whom to vote.
The fact that women name abortion as the number one issue dearest to them this election cycle, but still support Romney for president, is a clear indication that the liberal “War on Women” blitz is failing.
Tomorrow’s presidential debate should be very interesting, especially if abortion is a topic of discussion. So far, it has received a small amount of attention at the two debates we’ve seen, but that could change due to this poll. It’s also plausible that the Obama campaign may ramp up their “War on Women” attack in order to try and scare some women voters back to the president’s column.
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