Sunday, March 11, 2012

Republicans Driving Votes to Obama

Women, check.  The young, check.  Minorities, check.  Moderate conservatives, check.  Liberals, check.  The poor, check.  The soon to be poor, check. 

The Republicans, it seems, have done a dandy job alienating voters from just about every group except affluent old white geezers like the Koch brothers and radical Christian fundamentalists.  Okay, add to that the usual bunch of racists, misogynists and the hordes ignorant enough to believe what they hear on FOX News.

Obama is now focusing on solidifying his support among women voters who make up a majority of America's eligible voters.  The New York Times reports that Republican radicalism is taking a toll with women voters.

...dozens of interviews in recent weeks have found that moderate Republican and independent women — one of the most important electoral swing groups — are disenchanted by the Republican focus on social issues like contraception and abortion in an election that, until recently, had been mostly dominated by the economy.

And in what appears to be an abrupt shift, some Republican-leaning women...  ...said they might switch sides and vote for Mr. Obama — if they turn out to vote at all.

 ...From 1992 to 2008, Democrats won the overall women’s vote in every presidential election.

But in the 2010 midterm election, women swung to the Republicans. Now there are signs of another shift: in a New York Times/CBS News poll last month, the president finished ahead of Mr. Romney among all women by 57 percent to 37 percent. He held much the same advantage over Mr. Santorum.

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