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Mitt Romney at March campaign rally—before he had to pretend to care about the womenfolk.
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From the latest CNN/ORC poll (PDF):

Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think each one applies more to Barack Obama or more to Mitt Romney: Is in touch with the problems facing women today?

Obama 55
Romney 27

And that's why we see numbers like these:

As of today, do you lean more toward ...?

Women: Obama 55, Romney 39
Men: Obama 49, Romney 46

Total: Obama 52, Romney 43

That +16 advantage with women is in line with other pollsters, it's a bigger advantage than the +13 Obama enjoyed on election day against John McCain in 2008, and it comes after last week's ferocious GOP counter-attack on the war on women—you know the one, in which the war on women didn't exist, but it did exist and was being waged by Obama, but it was unpatriotic to call it a war on women, but it actually did exist and was being led by someone no one had ever heard of named Hilary Rosen, and boy, isn't that Ann Romney amazing?

Apparently, the GOP's version of "I know you are but what am I?" isn't doing much to erase the gender gap.

Originally posted to kos on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 01:59 PM PDT.

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