I Could Have Told You That: Survey Says Romney Would Have Been Better Off With Female VP
10:45 am, August 24th | by Laura Donovan
We’re not crazy about Mitt Romney’s vice presidential selection, so it comes as no surprise to us that a new survey shows the Republican candidate would have fared better among swing voters by picking a female running mate.
Market research company, Affinnova, Inc conducted a survey and revealed that both Barack Obama and Romney were more popular among swing voters with a strong female VP — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the current president and Condoleezza Rice for Romney. The Romney-Rice ticket was more favorable among these folks than the Romney-Ryan ticket, which is what we have in reality. Hillary Clinton also performed almost as well as Joe Biden in all ticket combinations, according to Herald Online. We could have told you all that. In fact, we suggested several excellent women picks to Romney earlier this summer, including Rice, but obviously he had other plans in mind for his campaign. That said, Rice never wanted the position in the first place, so I guess we were out of luck on this one to begin with.