Gender Gap

Obama Leads Romney in Swing States

It looks like all the anti-contraception rhetoric is taking a toll on the GOP. President Obama now leads Mitt Romney by 18 percentage points among women in the top 12 swing states, giving him an overall lead of 9 points in those states. Just one month ago, he trailed Romney by 2 points. According to the USA Today/Gallup poll, the biggest change came from women younger 50, where the president leads Romney by 2–1. Romney has spoken about getting rid of Planned Parenthood and endorsed the Blunt amendment, which would have allowed employers to deny coverage of contraception on religious grounds.