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And -- and both sides is crucial in November chief political correspondent Carl Cameron tells us how things are shaping up.
The opening skirmish of the general election has exploded into a pitched battle for women voters.
One day after Mitt Romney declared the general election campaign under way the latest Fox News poll shows that despite weeks of democratic pounding.
Romney has a two point edge over the incumbent president within the poll's margin of error.
Among women mr.
Obama enjoys an eight point so called gender gap advantage but among men comparatively speaking President Obama has a bigger problem.
Trailing Romney by fourteen points work.
The first round of the -- Obama one on one match up this has erupted into a rapid response trench warfare.
Of surrogates social media and attack video one as Republicans debated social issues during the recent primaries.
Democrats counted them as anti woman.
-- Romney no longer distracted by GOP rivals he's firing back that on beat top election issue for both women and men yes jobs in the economy the left has failed.
The Democrats I think in anticipation of the anger of the women in America have been saying all Republicans are waging a war on women -- no no no.
The real war on women has been waged by this president's economic policies they have failed America.
Women evidently don't get paid quite as well as men in the Obama White House.
The median salary for many as 18% higher than for women which doesn't prevent White House aides from touting the Lilly Ledbetter law designed to make pay for women.
Why did it take President Obama.
Entering office being sworn into office to have the fair pay act become law because Republicans overwhelmingly.
And presumably still do.
Congressional Republicans including some Romney surrogate opposing the measure but -- never did and has set as president he won't change.
He met Ronnie is a person that admires women and listens to them and I am grateful.
That he is listens to me and listens to what I am telling him as well what women are facing right now and he's listening and he cares.
Politically the last three days has been the best of Romney's life.
He all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination -- the right not forceful rapid response that -- Democrats on defense for appearing to overplay negative gender politics.
And he launched his bid against the incumbent president.
With polls virtually tied.
Obama -- been warning for about a year the Democrats need to recognize Romney will be a formidable -- -- -- car.
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