It looks like the GOP’s attempts to paint women as irresponsible nitwits that have no idea about their own reproductive health is really starting to pay off – for President Obama:
In the fifth Swing States survey taken since last fall, Obama leads Republican front-runner Mitt Romney 51%-42% among registered voters just a month after the president had trailed him by two percentage points.
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.
This is a huge shift and to show the gender gap now present:
Romney’s main advantage is among men 50 and older, swamping Obama 56%-38%.
And it looks like Women are really abandoning the GOP as a whole:
While women typically are more likely to identify themselves as Democrats than men are, that difference widens to a chasm in the USA TODAY poll. By 41%-24%, women call themselves Democrats; men by 27%-25% say they’re Republicans.
But I’m sure they don’t know what they are talking about. They are just a bunch of dumb broads after all. Or that’s at least what I’m sure the Republican brains are saying in a backroom somewhere.