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Women Favor Obama: Poll

President Obama’s lead among women isn’t going away easily. A new ABC News/Washington Post poll now has Obama 19 points ahead of Romney among women, though he’s 8 points behind with men. Obama also leads Romney on a slew of personal issues: voters find him more likable and friendly by a 2–1 margin, and “more inspiring” by almost the same margin. His Achilles’ heel is, as always, the economy. Nearly half of all Americans say his handling of the economy is a major reason to oppose his reelection. Overall, Obama leads Romney 51 to 44 percent.