Gender gap closing - not unexpectedly

Romney is making a strong comeback among women voters while President Obama's personal popularity has taken a hit. The latest ABC/Washington Post poll  shows Romney gaining 13% over the last survey among women voters while narrowing the favorability gap with the president to 52-41. It was 21 points last month. This survey comes after a period in which Romney's chief GOP competitors withdrew from the Republican race and lined up behind his candidacy. Romney clinched his party's nomination in Texas last night. All Romney's gains have come among women - up by 13 percentage points in personal popularity from last month, while Obama's lost 7 points among women. (Views among men have been more stable.) Obama's rating among women, 51 percent favorable, still beats Romney's 40 percent - but again that margin is far smaller than what it was six weeks ago. An ABC/Post poll last week found improvement for Romney in vote preferences among married women. This survey finds that his...(Read Full Post)