Female voters in Colorado speak out
Can Romney close the gap among voting bloc?
- Duration 5:37
- Date Oct 2, 2012
Can Romney close the gap among voting bloc?
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Welcome back to Denver we told you yesterday when we're in a -- Hoke county that women make a significant voting bloc here in Colorado higher than in some states.
And -- Polk County was 54% of the registered voters.
Mitt Romney has been trailing in that voting bloc in the recent poll trailing by eighteen points among female -- likely voters in the most recent.
Of several such surveys.
Today we went out to find what women here in Colorado -- saying.
About the issues about this race.
Obama's policies are making it harder.
I'm really ready for women and the highest in seventeen years when it comes to mean that it's.
And that's -- When it comes to women's rights it's a clear -- it's no secret.
One day before the first debate that both campaigns are focusing on women voters especially here in Colorado.
We -- -- well beds.
America is gonna it's gonna be okay Diana she went -- -- hair stylist who will soon own their own business.
She says she's still not sure who will get her vote.
I am still trying to figure it out I do a lot of research and -- and and I read a black and wanted to make sure and I think the best candidate pat.
And I don't want to just -- by hearsay or what everybody else is doing.
And while she feels the economy is getting better locally.
She sees some dark economic clouds on the horizon.
People -- afraid of its -- -- and lose benefits.
Maybe it's it's it's hard it's hard to.
Making -- would -- the politics it's really about you know how the economy looking hasn't happened.
Doing Nancy Collins out with her dog butter cup says ideally she wants a candidate who shares her family values.
But she says and economic issues trump everything else.
I don't like where we're hiring now and I don't agree with a lot of the policies and considered it happening here it's.
Wheels -- -- matters -- economy.
Mean how many years him.
506070 years -- I don't know if anybody could fix it yeah so you driven to go one way back.
Jerry have you decided yet decided.
I mean I'm definitely that from.
Yeah I think the change will be.
Economy that the top of my list because that that strong everybody has strong Helen rice owns an artist since market in Littleton.
She's anxious to see how President Obama talks about the country's economic future over the next four years.
Merchant or as a business owner that.
The economy is still kind of shaky and it wouldn't take a lot -- Can make that real unstable but I do feel like we've made a lot of progress over the last four years so -- factors -- for her but I do care about middle class.
And some people try and -- To make a living.
Got their own business so.
I don't want to see the rich getting richer and I'm not that kind of business woman.
And your mom of 33 teenagers and business person -- business person.
Debbie brown doesn't sugar -- she wants more women involved.
That's why she's involved as director of the Colorado women's alliance the group that defines itself.
As researching in advocating on issues that women care about most.
-- every women's issue is an birth control issue.
And I think there's a lot of us -- feel like the pandering in the scare tactics don't work for us that we want to focus on things like job creation.
Health care with -- access and issues that really affects women every day.
And do you think that that's getting through here in Colorado where women really make up a big.
Part of the voting yeah.
I think some of it's getting through I think a lot will be it decided on the debate night tomorrow night here DU.
But it's it's a tough one I think women are feeling scared and it whichever candidate makes the best case.
We'll win will win the women's vote.
Molly vote a financial consultants runs a project for deputies group called my purse politics.
Trying to inform women about financial issues.
Lot of women right now aren't.
Aren't paying attention to politics online every -- -- reading it they're not.
Doing the research they're you know I'm not watching the news all day -- like some other people -- And they get their information from a movie star on TV figured tagline from someone they like to watch a movie that says you have to vote this one particular way.
If your woman because -- person cares about.
Your rights and the secret items -- tune out and -- do with that person sent so I was saying instead of listening to attack line do you own research.
Leslie Ross owns an interior design business and she sees an economy that is hurting every day.
She's -- committed Romney supporter.
College graduates coming in here with degrees set.
Aren't even close to what I do here just trying to find a job which makes me incredibly sad for them and I know there has to be hard.
-- not find something that they love that they studied four for four years or five years summon some.
In some cases with master's degrees coming -- to start like my and that.
This is not what they want to -- but just trying to find a job and it just it breaks my heart about I have to.
'cause a lot of women who didn't -- -- talk on camera a lot of Obama's supporters a lot of Romney's supporters.
This state is very tight and according to the polls within the margin -- --