The battle to win over women voters
Obama or Romney doing a better job?
- Duration 5:48
- Date Aug 9, 2012
Obama or Romney doing a better job?
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-- -- you attempts to win over the women of America the president courting female voters at a rally in Colorado.
Governor Romney announcing a new women for -- coalition in Virginia.
As of now -- Obama appears to have the edge among these voters but Republicans argued the details are what matter.
He is winning women this time around.
But by 50% less than he got last time around and he's running even worse among -- -- many as last time around -- the races.
In -- in today's Gallup tracking 4746.
Doug Jones a former advisor to President Clinton Monica -- radio talk show host both are Fox News contributors and both -- -- brand new books.
What probably happened to my women in America I'm not a guy that's your title -- -- a -- us getting did you decide how do you think this thing goes.
I -- may help that's you since Sunday what woman on the calendar and all -- These -- -- -- -- well traditionally in -- -- as that the Democrats have have usually had a pretty strong lead among women on this time around though it looks like President Obama still leading among women but the lead is relatively narrow at about nine points.
Governor Romney is leading among men -- -- of this right.
By about twenty -- so it's a much stronger lead among men but I think that the governor really sees the true opportunity here.
To go after women with an economic security message remember in 2004 George W.
-- the message this is after nine -- -- message both to men and women but particularly to women based on national security.
What governor Romney I think is doing very effectively as.
Also targeting men and women but women in particular -- economic security.
Because in this Obama -- women have suffered.
Just as much as of as men in terms of unemployment and in terms of lack of economic growth I think that's a very strong message I think -- powerful one and I think it's resonating.
With a lot of.
Here's -- I guess there -- some real numbers in a moment -- -- what do think about that economic security -- -- I I would tell you with all due respect Monica is far more Cogent.
In outlining an argument than the Romney campaign has been and I think.
That the Romney campaign has just been almost totally anti Obama all the time without offering women -- word for that matter all Americans.
A positive and coherent view the Obama campaign has focused on women.
Generally and single women in particular and using health care access to contraception.
Obamacare -- even to make the case that women are at risk.
If you go back is he says to the 1950s with health care policies that are inimical to the interest of women I think it was a compliment -- it was I think I think I I.
I thought -- was saying -- good communicators CNN.
Colorado now Obama Romney women voters 5143.
Obama has the edge.
In that state alone which you guess why he's out there are now.
Overall though losing that state the latest quinnipiac poll.
Here's present -- bomb against Senator McCain 56 to 43%.
-- a thirteen point gap for years ago Monica.
-- year it's it's interesting well again traditionally women do go for -- to go for the democratic candidate because the so called women's issues.
I thought to prevail with women.
And look I think that because the gap.
44 Obama among women has narrowed so much to about nine points maybe ten points.
That's what you see this strategy now about the bogus war on women he is seeking to.
Deflect and attention away for the Obama economy and divide women.
With this notion that somehow Republicans are governor Romney wanna take away their birth control or wanna take away they're universal health care whatever the notion might be.
They've manufactured this war on -- It was -- try to you know no doubt -- doesn't mean mean Republican right.
I mean they're gonna destroy your life aren't that well that and that is the Obama strategy which is.
They recognize that there are negatives are high they recognize that they're not doing as well as they were doing for years ago.
And they're making a case on access to contraception.
Access to abortion funding of Planned Parenthood.
Preexisting conditions being.
Covered and 26 year olds and younger.
Being carried out pat do you think that work should be off insults are absolutely I -- have -- among single women Obama is about 2530.
Points ahead that's the focus of the election.
And that's -- how Obama's trying to win belt that's terrible what one more theme here that I want you both respond to Wall Street Journal today Karl Rove writes that this race is essentially time.
And any time it's -- that is very good news for the challenger -- Mitt Romney.
In general Monica does he make a point.
You agree with yeah absolutely and I think -- will agree with that -- because when you've got this kind of calculation we've got a sitting president.
With all of the powers of the White House and the power of incumbency.
With somebody who has been around through this rodeo before four years ago when he at this point in the campaign heading into the general election.
Into the fall is tied with the challenger.
You'll usually see that people who are undecided at this point and going into November that they will usually break for the challenge and and that -- -- when and where he's come that is all.
Decided voters tend to -- -- -- the challenger Doug and engineers so here's to you probably are not problem with that analogy.
Because Romney's rating is so low the Obama campaign fully understands what Karl Rove was saying.
And they're good let's do the best they can to make Romney un electable and on palatable hence the war on women -- now campaign.
I don't I agree with Doug on that I do you think -- for the general electorate bill.
Got this election is not about governor Romney is a referendum on Barack Obama and that's what you see all of these desperate attempts to make up a bogus war on and and that's why Obama's could keep doing what he's doing my right I did you guys can unite a.
A referendum on his before you guys are terrific.
Doug thank you thank you Monica what they believe happened in my.
Exactly these rounds he's.