Death by Woman

During the latter part of the 2012 campaign, we heard a lot of talk about how Mitt Romney was closing the sex gap and capturing women's support. "Mitt is on the move - a poll shows he's pulled even with women!" My attitude about this was that if Barack Obama didn't carry the female vote, I'd accept a demotion to PVT in political prognostication and change my name to Dick Morris. And, man, do I ever get tired of being right. The statistics are in and not only did the president win women, but the sex gap was the largest in history. The Hill provides the details: President Obama won women by 12 percentage points, while Mitt Romney won men by 8. That's a 20-point gender gap, edging out the 1984 election when Ronald Reagan defeated Democrat Walter Mondale in a landslide.  Of course, this wasn't hard to predict. I don't know of any major modern American election in which women haven't broken for Democrats. In fact, contrary to popular myth, women favored them even in the 2010...(Read Full Post)

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