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POLL: Women Voters Abandon GOP In Key Battleground States As Contraception Battle Takes Its Toll

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At 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com

President Obama has emerged with an impressive lead in swing states around the country -- thanks to women voters abandoning the GOP in droves, according to a new USA Today/Gallup poll showing President Obama leading among women voters in the top dozen battleground states by a whopping 18 points -- greater than the 12-point gender gap he won with in 2008. One month ago, the same poll showed Mitt Romney leading the president by 2 percentage points; but Sunday, the newest poll gave Obama a 9-point lead, 51 percent to 42 percent. The change, the poll indicates, comes from women: 'The biggest change came among women under 50. In mid-February, just under half of those voters supported Obama. Now more than six in 10 do while Romney's support among them has dropped by 14 points, to 30%. The president leads him 2-1 in this group.'

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Just in case they somehow manage to lose control o... by Jill Herendeen on Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012 at 9:35:21 AM