Patch’s Poll: Are Women’s Issues The Deciding Factor In The 2012 Presidential Election?

While the economy continues to be a top factor, the debate over women’s reproductive rights is still driving much of the discussion in the election for the White House.


Analysts and pundits in the 2012 election season believe that the female vote will be a major factor in whether President Barack Obama will be reelected.

A new ABC poll shows Obama dipping in popularity among women voters, although he still holds an advantage over Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

A major part of the discussion has been the Republican and Democratic platform with regard to women’s reproductive rights. First Lady Michelle Obama made a pitch to women during her keynote address at the Democratic National Convention that her husband, "believes that women are more than capable of making our own choices about our bodies and our health care.”

But a counter argument from the Republican side has been more on how women’s rights are a distraction from the economy, which still is the driving issue.

“This war on women is absolutely phony,” said Pat Longo, an RNC delegate from Wilton told Patch last week. “It’s strictly to distract from issues of debt, deficit and spending.”

Do you think women’s health issues will be a deciding factor in this election, despite the economy downturn and factors such as the high unemployment rate? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

REVMAN September 10, 2012 at 12:17 PM
Ron - I think you summed up pretty good but what really scares me is that Sandra Fluke will get married some day and have children.
REVMAN September 10, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Jane -Evidently women are NOT as intelligent as you say just google this and other articles--All of President Barack Obama's employees may not be treated equally in the White House, as recently released financial records show that female employees earn significantly less than their male counterparts.BUT YOU WILL STILL VOTE FOR SOMEONE WHO WILL LIE.(NOT VERY INTELLIGENT) Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2128513/Women-paid-significantly-Obama-White-House-male-counterparts.html#ixzz264Lh1t1c
REVMAN September 10, 2012 at 12:39 PM
John Y.-& LiveFor- You forgot to mention that Bill Clinton was an impeached president (for lying)one of only 2 ever in our history(The other was Andrew Johnson) and they fell out of their seats clapping and screaming for him and how great he was.
Think Positive September 10, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Bill Clinton was an accused rapist? Who accused Clinton of rape? Link please.
John Yannacci, Sr. September 10, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Think Positive, You've got to be kidding. Juanita Broaddrick accused Clinton of raping her. Of course, in the minds of liberals, any woman who accuses a Democrat of rape is obviously lying. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juanita_Broaddrick There was also: Eileen Wellstone (Oxford) - rape Elizabeth Ward Gracen - rape - quid pro quo, post incident intimidation Regina Hopper Blakely - "forced himself on her, biting, bruising her" Kathleen Willey (WH) - sexual assault, intimidations, threats Sandra Allen James (DC) - sexual assault 22 Year Old 1972 (Yale) - sexual assault Kathy Bradshaw (AK) - sexual assault Cristy Zercher - unwelcomed sexual advance, intimidations Paula Jones (AR) - unwelcomed sexual advance, exposure, bordering on sexual assault Carolyn Moffet -unwelcomed sexual advance, exposure, bordering on sexual assault 1974 student at University of Arkansas - unwelcomed physical contact 1978-1980 - seven complaints per Arkansas state troopers Monica Lewinsky - quid pro quo, post incident character assault Gennifer Flowers - quid pro quo, post incident character assault Dolly Kyle Browning - post incident character assault Sally Perdue - post incident threats Betty Dalton - rebuffed his advances, married to one of his supporters Is that enough for you? I can find more.


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