POLITICAL observations & opinions

* Lew: I predict women will vote strongly for Obama-Biden

Posted by Lew Weinstein on September 24, 2008

David Paul Kuhn writes on Politico …  (ILENE, thanks for sending the article to me)

  • Since picking Sarah Palin as his running mate, John McCain has obliterated what had been a 34-percentage-point deficit in a poll of likely women voters on the question of which candidate has a “better understanding of women and what is important” to them.
  • However, the women polled favored the Obama/Biden ticket 57 to 32 percent on which candidate “will help middle class families the most.” Polling has shown all year that the economy tops voters’ concerns.
  • Overall, women said Obama and Biden would best “reform the way Washington, D.C. does business” by 47 to 40 percent. But white women narrowly favored the McCain/Palin ticket on that count.
  • And, independent women gave the GOP ticket an 8-point advantage on the change issue.
  • But when these women were asked which candidates can most likely “end” the war in Iraq, Obama/Biden earned significantly more support.

The Lifetime Television/Every Woman Counts campaign poll of 534 American women likely to vote was conducted September 11 to 15, and has a margin of error of 4.4 percent.



My take on these poll results, which show Obama ahead of McCain on every issue but “better understanding of women and what is important to them” is that some women are giving a slap to Obama for defeating Hillary, and a pat to McCain for picking even “that woman.”

However, they are also showing that they favor Obama on the issues — the economy, reforming Washington, change, ending the war in Iraq — that will likely determine their votes.

Add to that McCain’s abominable record on women’s health issues, and his determination to make abortion illegal by overturning Roe v Wade, which apparently was not a question in the poll cited.

I think when it comes down to it, women will vote strongly for Obama-Biden.


Read the entire article at … http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/20080922/pl_politico/13714




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