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Mitt Romney gaining back women's vote, according to new poll

votingbooths021512_opt_copyBY GINA G. SCALA

The final countdown is a dozen days away, but the polling gaps between President Barrack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney are tapering.

Romney, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts, has eradicated Obama’s 16-point edge with the female voter, according to a new Associated Press-Gfk poll. The president, on the other hand, has narrowed his lead with male voters.

In September, women preferred Obama over Romney on economic issues by a 56 to 40 percent margin. With 12 days until the election, Romney has shortened the gap with a nine point jump, leading 49 percent to 45 percent.

Also in the last month, Obama has lost ground with the female voter as the candidate who best understands the nation's problems, losing eight points while Romney gained seven percentage points.

The survey found Romney is now favored by 47 percent of likely voters; Obama by only 45 percent. By the same token, the prospect of an Obama re-election has dipped by five points; from 55 percent to 50.

"I'm ready for a change," Monica Jensen, 55, told Yahoo! News. "I want to see the economy go in a different direction."

Jensen, an independent from Mobile, Ala, said she voted for the president four years ago, but decided to give Romney the nod because of the economy.

While other voters are sticking with the president, David Bierwirth, who owns an autograph sales business in Las Vegas, said Romney has his vote because of the state of the economy.

"I want people back to work," he told Yahoo News, "because then they will buy my products."

The Associated Press-GfK poll was conducted Oct. 19-23 by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. It was conducted via phone interviews with 1,186 adults nationwide, including 839 likely voters. Results for the full sample have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points; for likely voters it is 4.2 points.

Comments (2)
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1 Friday, 26 October 2012 14:54
Steven Janiszewski
Blue collar moms used to be Democrats.  If Romney wins enough of them over, he might win the election, which would be tragic. With him, there would be no separation between Church and State. The USA would become a Mormon Nation. To gain an existential understanding of the cult that produced Mitt Romney, and to get your socks scared off, read The Assassination of Spiro Agnew, available in paperback and e-book on Amazon at:

Its unwilling, part-Mexican Mormon assassin dramatizes the Mormon superiority complex, manifesting it as racism, sexism, jingoism and an anti-federal government temperament. His research in the new library reveals ominous similarities between Islam and Mormonism. The spiritual power behind the cult, which is not the Holy Ghost, acts out.

"With a clarity of language and vision unsurpassed in contemporary American prose, Steven Janiszewski's Assassination of Spiro Agnew takes us into a U.S. mazed with madness and Mormonism and all things Utah, a U.S. that was then and still is. Do we need a novel, even as brilliant as this one, about a young man on a divine mission to assassinate the Vice President because he is too liberal? Yes, now more than ever. Readers, welcome to a masterpiece."
Tom Whalen

Read The Assassination of Spiro Agnew.
Word has it that David Axelrod enjoyed its post-modern style as much as he relished being abhorred by the Mormon experience.

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