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Mia Love: African-American, Mormon, and she is GOP plus Polls, polls, polls (US)

22 May

A new kind of Republican? ABC News (video) Check out this week’s Spinners and Winners to hear Love’s first order of business should she get to Washington, and her response to people who say her race is playing an out-sized role in all the attention she is receiving from the Republican party. 

NEW 5 most powerful women in US politics MSN Money These five women are the current cream of the crop among Washington’s power elite (listed in alphabetical order):

Polls and the gender gap in the Presidential election

Prosperity Shortfall Puts Obama at Risk; But Romney’s Not Yet Seized the Day ABC News (blog) Obama leads by 7 points among women who are registered to vote, 51-44 percent, compared with 57-38 percent in April. (It’s now a 47-49 percent Obama-Romney contest among men.) The change chiefly is due to married women, who went from a scant 4-point tilt toward Obama last month to a 38-55 percent split in Romney’s favor now….

NEW ABC/WashPost Poll: Obama Still Under 50 – Among Adults National Review Online “While overall preferences are fairly steady, the gender gap has narrowed. Obama leads by 7 points among women who are registered to vote, 51-44 percent, compared with 57-38 percent in 4April. (It’s now a 47-49 percent Obama-Romney contest among men.) The change chiefly is due to married women, who went from a scant 4-point tilt toward Obama last month to a 38-55 percent split in Romney’s favor now.” “Married women are more apt than men, or other women, to say they’ve gotten worse off rather than better off under Obama’s presidency.”

NEW Chuck Todd Touts NBC Poll As ‘Gold Standard,’ ABC As ‘Silver Standard’ Mediaite On Tuesday morning, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd brought a touch of shade, if you will, to Morning Joe by hitting ABC where it hurts: right in the polls. Todd had come on to discuss strategy, “likability,” and issues of importance to voters, using an ABC / Washington Post poll as a jumping off point.

NEW WaPo/ABC poll shows dead heat between Romney, Obama Hot Air The latest Washington Post/ABC News poll shows Barack Obama only three points ahead of Mitt Romney, 49/46, within the margin of error.  The poll also shows Obama’s advantage among women dissipating, and the President falling further behind his challenger on the economy.  All of this is rather amazing, given the manner in which Republicans keep shrinking in the sample series…

NEW The war for men: Votes that Obama and Romney can’t take for granted The Hill Amid the intense focus on courting female voters, President Obama and Mitt Romney can’t afford to take the male vote for granted. Republicans have long held a distinct advantage among men, and Obama is unlikely to win a majority of the male vote in November. But his reelection could hinge on whether he can narrow the gap with Romney, whose lead over Obama among men is approaching double digits, according to two national polls released in May.

Poll: Race, gender will play roles in presidential election The Daily News Journal, Kingsport Times News What you think of President Barack Obama’s job performance over the past 40 months might have something to do with your race, sex or beliefs. Tennessee women are more likely than men to approve of the job the 44th president is doing, a Vanderbilt University poll found. African-Americans are more than twice as likely as whites to give Obama two thumbs up.

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