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Well this November's election promises to be a squeaker but there is a heated battle for female voters in the presidential campaign.
Exit polls suggest 56%.
Of women voted for candidate Obama in 2008.
This time around though he appears to be losing ground to governor Romney with this key voting group.
Let's talk about it -- AB Stoddard associate editor of the hill any indications as to why -- B.
Well the polling will -- From pole to pole and it will also change throughout the campaign as you know in this.
Volatile electorate the New York Times CBS poll that we're looking at today.
Showing -- numbers have tightened drastically showed Romney behind President Obama by double digits just a month or so ago with women.
This is obviously going to be resulting from the bad economic news in the last -- job reports.
On his decision on gay marriage and some other.
Events that have transpired.
I think that President Obama is that working very hard.
-- woman's vote he wanted to -- but there's a good chance in this economic environment that women are -- set -- this man with the economic outlook.
And vote for the challenger as they did in 2008 this timely Romney and back then it was Obama.
Let's take a look at that to New York Times so poll you were just referenced saying when asked among among women.
Which candidate do you prefer President Obama comes in at 44% president.
I'm sorry well Mitt Romney comes in at 46% now that's within the margin of error but they're used to be a huge spread -- something like eighteen percentage points right.
That's right and that and that is that move.
They were overall the approval for Romney has three points -- -- Obama of those.
Respondents from the previous poll were called back and so it's is that largely supposedly the same group of people.
And may have tilted towards governor Romney independents and women voters in particular that's about fine.
-- President Obama what you see inside the polling on women John is that.
Married women tend to prefer governor Romney and single women for -- Prefer to.
-- the president they tend -- and so.
What you're gonna see with President Obama is an attempt just sort of you know -- younger unmarried voters registered new ones who are women hoping that he can make up for the numbers.
I'm in married women that governor Romney will -- will attract is that why we're seeing President Obama make appearances like he did yesterday when he gave the commencement address -- Bernard college in New York.
A women's university.
And then he went to the view -- uh huh yes -- they're predominantly female audience.
And daytime television.
Yes and you'll see more of these events he's not gonna let up on women voters this is something that he.
A group he hopes to win that women voters went with Republicans in the congressional mid terms and when he -- for the first time.
In a very long time it's important for Democrats to take advantage of any opening that they can to get them back but as I said.
If you're looking at the I think economic outlook deteriorating.
Women of course concerned.
With the economy right more than anything and married women tending to favor governor Romney that's a group he's gonna have to fight hard for.
AB Stoddard from the hill -- thank you.
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