Women Will Decide The Election This Year
1:30 pm, November 6th | by Sarah Devlin
The 2012 presidential campaign this year could have been renamed “Who Loves Women More: 2012 Edition.” Between the “War On Women,” binders full of women, Sandra Fluke and Ann Romney’s rallying cry of “I love you, women!”, female voters were focused on to a degree unseen in previous elections. Will it make a difference?
As this infographic shows, the two demographics most likely to turn out on Election Day are women and the elderly. In the 2008 election, 65.7 percent of women voted in 2008, compared with only 61.5 percent of men.
Polls show that while Mitt Romney enjoys a seven point lead over Barack Obama among men, Obama leads him with female voters by eight points. However, Mitt Romney has spent the last few days of the campaign aggressively wooing female voters, focusing on jobs and the economy.
One thing’s for sure — regardless of which candidate wins the election tonight, he will largely have the support of women voters to thank for his victory.
[Infographic via Huffington Post]