Independent Women Ditch Romney

    MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 03:  Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks to supporters at an election-night rally April 3, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. According to early results, Romney won the D.C, Maryland and Wisconson primaries today with a total of 98 delegates at stake. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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    What’s with the ladies ditching Mitt? A new USA Today/Gallup poll found that Mitt Romney has lost considerable support among independent women in recent months. Polls conducted between October and December 2011 found Romney leading Obama by 5 percent in votes from this group, but recently the tables have turned. Data recovered from February and March found the president with 51 percent of independent women’s votes in comparison to Romney’s 37 percent. Oddly enough, Romney’s stance on contraception didn’t seem to sway voters one way or the other—8 out of 10 independent women polled were unaware of his views.

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