Apparently when your message is factually wrong it can lead to mistakes like this one.
Brad Woodhouse, a spokesman for the Democratic National Committee, tweeted photos today of a banner-carrying plane Democrats purchased to alert Republicans at the GOP convention to an important message about presidential nominee Mitt Romney. The DNC meant to say Romney is too extreme for women but, as Byron York of the Washington Examiner noticed, only one woman apparently believes Romney is too extreme.
The banner says Romney and pro-life vice-presidential running mate Paul Ryan are “too extreme for woman.”
The War on Women rhetoric of the Obama campaign, Planned Parenthood and other abortion backers appears to be failing — at least with married women voters.
A new Washington Post/ABC’s poll finds married women prefer pro-life Mitt Romney over pro-abortion Barack Obama on a 55-40 percentage point majority. Christian Heinze, a reporter for The Hill, indicates that means Romney is running ahead of the pace at which John McCain ran against Obama in 2008.
“Compare that with 2008 exit polls when Obama won married women with children, 51%-47%, while McCain won married women with no kids 53%-44%,” he said. “Romney’s 15% margin soundly beats both numbers.”
Heinze also notes that the new numbers put Romney where pro-life President George W. Bush was in 2004, when he won his bid for re-election.
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“That 15% is identical to George W. Bush’s 2004 performance when he beat John Kerry among married women, 57%-42%, so there’s good precedent for Romney with his current margin,” he writes today.
Even with unmarried women, Obama is only polling in the neighborhood of where losing pro-abortion presidential candidate John Kerry polled.
“Overall, Obama’s current lead among all women (49%-43%) is thanks to his huge lead with unmarried women, 57%-32%. But note: That’s a smaller 25% lead than Kerry’s 29% win with single women in 2004. So among both married and single women, Obama is doing worse than John Kerry. Thus far, the so-called “war on women” isn’t leading to any stronger a gender gap than in previous, close elections,” he said.