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US: Gender gap-women aren’t risk-takers, Romney leads with vet men, not vet women

29 May

NEW For Canada, US Debates Are Old News New York Times Those Americans embroiled in combustible debates over abortion, birth control, same-sex marriage and other social issues this electoral season might look north of the border to find North Americans who are not riven by such heated disputes.

NEW Blackburn Part of New GOP Women’s Group Nashville Public Radio Democrats and critics of the GOP, however, don’t think that the panel truly addresses women’s concerns. Blackburn is the vice-chair of the group, which is only made up of female Republicans.

Video Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: Appealing to Republican Women Voters

Video CNN’s Schneider Analyzes Gender Gap, Jokes ‘Men Are Stupid’ NewsBusters (blog) Appearing as a panel member on Sunday’s Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC, CNN’s senior political analyst, Bill Schneider, undermined the judgement of men versus women while analyzing the gender gap in American

More females running for office WLFI.com LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Whether you vote for a Democrat or a Republican governor this November you will likely also see a female lieutenant governor. Both Democrat John Gregg and Republican Mike Pence have chosen women to be their second in command.

Obama’s Nod to Sotomayor in Bid for Brown Votes Politic365 Latina women have been voting at a higher rate than Latino men. In the 2008 election, 34.3% of eligible Latinas voted while only 29.1% of their male counterparts did.  Additionally, a November 2011 poll showed that 69% of Latinas were more likely to vote for Obama than for Romney versus 47% of non-Latinas who were likely to support the President.

A day after a holiday, voters head for polls KHOU “We’ve seen a tremendous excitement at the grassroots level, with Tea Party activists, with Republican women, with conservative leaders,” Cruz said during a Memorial Day appearance in Dallas. “They are energized.”

Bold voice shifts fight for women Palm Beach Faced with what critics call a war on women, Planned Parenthood is launching its own tactical weapon. Its new website – Women Are Watching – is emblazoned in bright pink, the color associated with women and women’s health.

Why US Centers Foreign Policy On Women Voice of America From the very beginning of his administration, President Barack Obama has put women at the heart of United States foreign policy, says Melanne Verveer, the United States Ambassador-at-large for Global Women’s Issues.

UPDATED Polling

NEW Obama has big edge in California, poll shows Los Angeles Times By huge margins, women, independents, moderates and Latinos are arrayed against the presumptive Republican nominee, according to a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll of registered voters that found Obama leading overall 56% to 37%.

Poll: Romney tops Obama by 28 points among male veterans The Hill (blog) …The breakdown of the veteran vote also mirrors the gender gap seen among all voters and male voters are seen giving Romney a solid block of support. Romney has the backing of 60 percent of male veterans to Obama’s 32. Among female veterans Obama holds a five-point edge, with 47 percent to 42, however Gallup says the size of the female veteran electorate is dwarfed by the number of male veteran voters.

Romney’s decisive advantage with veterans Washington Post (blog) Only 9 percent of men ages 18 to 29 are veterans, compared to 57 percent of men ages 70 to 79 and 73 percent of men ages 80 to 89. Older men are among those groups most likely to vote Republican, and among veterans, they show the strongest support for…

Poll shows Romney with commanding lead over Obama among veterans Fox News The polling firm noted in its latest report that veterans, which make up 13 percent of the adult population, are mostly older men – who have tended to support Romney in this race. Both Obama and Romney were paying tribute Monday to America’s veterans…

Romney Leads Obama Among Veterans KMGH Denver In recent weeks, polls have indicated significant gender gap between Obama and Romney, with woman more favorable to the president and men leaning more towards Romney. Interestingly, the new poll shows that Romney’s male advantage may be attributed to…

Poll: Romney holds substantial lead among veterans Los Angeles Times While Obama has consistently held advantages with women in the polls, just 2% of women are veterans, compared to 24% of all men. As one would expect, 60% of veteran men prefer Romney compared to Obama’s 32%, while Romney holds a 1 point lead among…

Romney has big lead over Obama among military veterans Christian Science Monitor A new Gallup poll shows Mitt Romney leading President Obama by 24 points among military veterans, essentially accounting for Obama’s ‘gender gap’ among men. But as the number of vets declines, the GOP’s advantage here may dwindle.

Forget the ‘mommy wars’ — it’s the economy stupid MinnPost.com …Pew offers some hints: “For more than a decade, women have been more likely than men to favor an active role for government. And recent surveys show that higher percentages of women than men say that government should do more for the poor, children and the elderly.” Further, women are far more likely than men to say that government regulations should be strengthened in matters such as workplace safety, health and regulations on food production and packaging.

Maryland GOP bet on trifecta in November elections Examiner.com Theresa Giordano is a woman torn between her more pro-choice liberal values as an Italian-American woman, and her rather conservative ideologies of limited government, lower taxes and affinity for capitalism…

 

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