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(Politico) Woman power could decide 2012

 

There’s something to be said for woman power. Women are the majority gender in the U.S. , represent over 50 percent of the electorate and show up to vote at a higher rate than do men . Thus, women wield a lot of power in this presidential election. For the past two decades, since 1992, polls indicate that women vote for Democratic presidential candidates at a much higher percentage than Republican candidates.

And according to a fact sheet issued by the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), in the 2008 election, the female vote made a significant difference in Barack Obama winning the election over John McCain. In 2008, there was only a small percentage difference between the candidates for male voters, but there was a 13 percent difference in women voters favoring Obama over McCain.

According to polls last month, a similar pattern was emerging for the 2012 race between Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. A study by Quinnipiac University indicated an 18-percentage point lead for Obama over Romney with women, and a 10 percentage point Romney lead for men.

 

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