Poll: Obama favorability slipping among women
What's behind shifting numbers?
- Duration 4:09
- Date May 31, 2012
What's behind shifting numbers?
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Fox News is America's election headquarters and right now a new poll out on our key voting -- feels about President Obama and governor Romney at this point in the campaign.
Governor Romney's favorability rating among women is getting a boost a 13%.
Jump since mid April.
Meanwhile president Obama's favorability rating among women dipping by 7% over that same period.
Still the president we should point out leads the governor among women overall.
By 11% what's going on here Marjorie Clifton is a former consultant to the Obama campaign and a principal at Clifton consulting.
Angela McGlowan is a Fox News political analyst -- why do you think the president's favorability rating among women has been slipping.
Well I think with all -- you have to look at things over time and not just in the snapshots of what -- the trends over time and we've seen Obama has taken the lead.
But what the -- the -- what looked back at April and some what was happening in April and actually that was the time in this birth control debate was really erupting.
Well we saw was that a -- -- got a huge boost during that time he was up to an eighteen point lead.
Which is actually he had a twelve point lead when he won -- oh wait that was actually had huge bump to -- was with women even before.
And -- had everything to do with women overall regardless Republican Democrat or independent.
Favored the democratic possess the democrats' position on the birth control issue so I think this is actually more of an evening out what we've seen is that.
The birth control should control issue alone is not something that's gonna hold over time.
But it's something that did give him not that that boost that snapshot in time.
Well Angela is that why Republicans have have pointed out that it's not necessarily birth control issue but.
Rights and responsibilities issue of freedoms issue.
This is freedoms issue and reproductive rights is not the only thing that women care about and I have to disagree the fact is that women care about jobs women care about the economy.
And unfortunately this administration is campaign is -- so many types of gimmicks.
The size standing on policy.
That is beginning to backfire and women want results -- solutions oriented.
And just because President Obama wants to give us free -- control.
And today he promoted to women appointed to limit to the Supreme Court.
And dim -- that equal pay act that is not going to win an -- -- it's up for grabs.
He got the vote overwhelmingly 2000 -- but if you remember Marjorie.
-- when he tanned women help Republicans win in the house.
Just a little over a month ago ABC news Washington Post -- took a look.
At the favorability ratings of these two candidates and there has been -- noted jump there as well.
President Obama was it 56%.
Favorable back in mid April right now he's at 52% governor Romney.
Now but he's up from 35%.
Earlier what's the explanation there -- Well.
I think again it comes down to the economy I -- that is going to be the issue that plays and I agree that women care about the economy first and foremost I do all Americans -- it's on social issues that sometimes Romney gets on rocky ground.
And it'll it'll it'll be a question to play whether the economy does end up giving.
Romney got -- whether he is someone that women feel like they can.
Connect -- But in terms of where we are now -- the numbers.
Obama is is about on the same favorability ratings as George W.
Bush and Ronald Reagan were when they went into their elections.
And I think the thing that the little bit in question with Romney is he's a bit on shaky ground he's not where typical candidates are.
At this stage in the election process when they are sort of the new nominee.
Yeah -- the nomination and the last night and we can talk about Reagan and George W.
Different day different time Americans are suffering an all these president's policies have not -- so I believe that.
Romney might be on shaky ground dealing with some of the social issues.
But when we go to the ballot box as women we're not gonna vote on social issues but in a -- in my pocket -- and right now -- not helping us much with that aren't.
But -- come out with a little education plan so.
I think that it's up to Romney to do an aggressive advocacy campaign to get -- but we're gonna have to leave it there Angela McGlowan Marjorie.