Impact of women voters in 2012 presidential election
Poll: Obama leading Romney in crucial voting block
- Duration 6:08
- Date Apr 4, 2012
Poll: Obama leading Romney in crucial voting block
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Well no surprises no candidate can win the presidency without winning with women so last night it Ronnie want them over.
In Wisconsin in the primaries as he does really throughout the primaries we've seen him do fairly strong.
In the GOP races against women he beat Rick Santorum by 7%.
In Wisconsin but President Obama has been strengthening his lead with this crucial voting bloc in some believe that that can be traced back.
To the emergence of the contraception question that came up.
In this race according to the latest USA today Gallup poll President Obama now leads Mitt Romney.
A pretty wide margin.
Among women voters a member -- -- backed Bill Clinton of course one over the soccer moms and George Bush made the security moms feel safe.
During his election so who can capture their hearts and minds this time around.
Let's bring in some of the -- experts that we now -- Mike Brown Fox News national security analysts is that our deputy assistant secretary of defense for President Reagan.
-- -- was a former federal prosecutor and human Green is the -- president of the women's media center.
And -- Fox News contributor a ladies welcome to all of you it was brought up an introduction.
It is sort of why -- did it.
And believe that this contraception issue is what sort of threw some women.
Off of the GOP bandwagon and push them a little bit back towards president -- my -- what are your quick thought about -- do you think that's the case.
I don't think so at all I think most women are fully well aware that you can go to a drugstore and I condoms relatively cheaply Hillary can go to Planned Parenthood and get them for free in their other places you can get.
Contraception for free.
So I I don't think it is an issue at all really for most women anyone with any common sense -- all we know that so I I think that this has been.
Used politically and tried to you know to hurt the Republican Party that -- -- -- -- had much effect in that sense at all to it was it.
In it to its numbers don't bear out that that was really the issue -- that moves the needle towards president about what what what are you sensing among women are in jail well I think.
It does play into a broader narrative that is.
Hurting Republicans hurting the brand of the Republican Party with women and you're seeing women -- the GOP because it may not be specifically about.
But the entire health care debate you know whether it's you know soccer moms one year I think this year it's going to be about health care women.
And health care isn't a social issued this is a that is very basic pocketbook issue for women.
And what they -- seen in the broader narrative is that one side is saying let women control their health care decisions.
And the Republicans are saying no we want to put the control in the hands of politicians and insurance companies that's why women are playing the GO PE.
You know it's interesting obviously Enron has been put out -- quite a bit lately and she's you know a great surrogate for her husband and a huge -- supporter of him obviously.
Here's what Mitt Romney had to say about her out of the campaign trail and what she's hearing -- -- that yes.
I've had the fun of big -- would my wife Celeste several days on the campaign trail.
And she points out that if she touched to women they tell her that their number one concern is the economy.
Getting good jobs for themselves and for their families understand that -- kids -- have good jobs.
He cheated he helped himself with that kind of us now Mikey thank -- sympathetic -- and I think -- -- only wanted to run for office found this.
Panel and I -- as they sent 2006.
And when when I would talk to women's groups the issue is worried about.
Contraception all that's happened most women think that's -- -- story I want today's story which is Johnson and a lot of it is the personal decisions for the statistics.
You're really care about that because it doesn't mean anything to you you -- -- whether you have a job your spouse has a -- your kids have a job.
And if they don't you look at the guys on the White House and say why not and if they do maybe your most sympathetic to I wonder how much.
The women you know the potential first ladies and the First Lady and you know Michelle Obama has been out there are a lot recently she's -- -- -- on the biggest -- there.
And you know very sort of -- her profile election and -- that and Romney who a lot of people think is is you know a terrific as surrogate and representative for her husband.
She think it matters you -- how you think people look at you know who will be in that position at the White House and I hope it.
Doesn't matter I I think that the message has to come directly from the candidate.
The voters especially women are going to be looking to both President Obama and governor Romney.
Who can make -- who do they feel is going to take their concerns and be able to deliver on what there what they need to provide for their family.
And that is why I think these numbers are playing so well in president Obama's favor.
Yes of course every issue is a woman's issue -- -- it's not just.
You know health care decisions -- reproductive decisions that women are concerned about so they're looking to these candidates.
And in the kind of -- the filter of their wives or other surrogates.
Add some flair to it but it has to come directly from the Canada.
And Romney so I do not I'm not -- the Canada's most important thing but I did think that that there's -- subliminal sort of left backed.
-- the First Lady as being sort of part of this package that you're voting for this this they only that your body for just a real quick back and -- how how much can she help him with women do you think.
And an enormous amount if she gets out there yet president gets that -- on perhaps he's very compelling.
Anybody has ever matters has -- issued -- one -- the president she's really terrific so I think it's important get -- out and get to women's groups and my.
I think it is important I think that if you have somebody in that role who.
If the voters especially women can't relate to that can really harm the presidential candidate -- -- and it depends what kind of a role Hillary Clinton had a very very large role in the presidency.
On some first ladies have more liberal than others so it also what people perceive as to how.
Effective they'll be in influencing their husband what role they'll actually have going forwards -- to have very important to about thank you can't help them find the feminine side.
And there you go out today -- do thank you so much camera thanks agent at grace -- -- -- women rising it.
It's well done -- -- expect it.