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May 30, 2012

Romney Gaining in Favorability Among Women; Obama's Favorability Slips

Don't these women know there's a war on them?

A sharp advance among women has boosted Mitt Romney to his highest favorability rating of the presidential campaign – albeit still an unusually weak one – while Barack Obama’s personal popularity has slipped in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll.

Obama still beats Romney in favorable ratings overall, by an 11-point margin, 52 vs. 41 percent. But that’s down from 21 points last month, giving Romney the better trajectory.

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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.

By the way, Obama's lead in favorability seems to be partly due to the fact that while this poll asks registered voters about their actual vote preference, it asks all adults about favorability. Registered voters skews Democratic, and "all adults" skews even further Democratic.

Sorry I'm up so late. I've got insomnia again, dammit.


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