End of Gender Gap or Proof of Credibility Gap?

End of Gender Gap or Proof of Credibility Gap?

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Roger Aronoff

The Obama campaign is complaining about the latest New York Times/CBS poll, because of its “methodology.” Their real complaint, however, is with the results. Whereas in April, the poll showed that in a general election match-up between Mitt Romney and BarackObama, Obama was ahead among women voters by 49% – 43%, now, in the latest poll, Romney is ahead among women by 46% – 44%, which is within the three-point margin of error, but represents an eight-point swing in one month. After the Sandra Fluke/contraception issue, and the whole “GOP war on women” theme pushed by Obamaand his media allies, these numbers seemed surprising. But, in fact, they indicate that a majority of women aren’t buying it.

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