Barack Obama, Polls, President Obama — October 2, 2012 at 6:59 am

UPDATED: If women vote in November, Barack Obama will be re-elected. It’s actually that simple.


It’s called “arithmetic”

UPDATED: Check out the excellent OFA Women for Obama video after the graphic.

A new poll out by Quinnipiac has some remarkable numbers for us this week. They have President Obama ahead of Mitt Romney by 4 points among likely voters. But among women voters?

18 percent.

An 18 point lead among women puts President Barack Obama ahead of Gov. Mitt Romney 49 – 45 percent among likely voters nationwide, and voters expect 54 – 28 percent that the president will win the debates, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

The president leads 56 – 38 percent among women and 94 – 2 percent among black voters, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Men back Romney 52 – 42 percent while white voters back the Republican 53 – 42 percent. {…}

“President Barack Obama won only about 43 percent of the white vote in 2008, so his current standing among whites tracks his earlier winning performance,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “If the president can match or exceed his 2008 showing among whites it will be difficult to impossible for Romney to win.

“It is also very difficult to win an election when you are getting shellacked among women, the group that makes up about half the electorate.”

So, ladies, what’s it going to take to get you to the polls? Because, right now? At this moment? We need you to express yourselves loud and clear. Our country is depending on you.

Adding… Let us not forget women like Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton who fought for this right. The ability to vote should be taken as seriously today as it was then.

  • Grung_e_Gene

    I demand you unskewer these polls and show Romney Winning!!!

    • Grung_e_Gene_FANCLUB

      I upvoted you, assuming that your comment was satire. I really hope it was satire.

      • Grung_e_Gene

        Ha! You wish! After Diebold gets ahold of your liberal ballots and Trues the Votes, R-Money will saunter in the White House a-smirkin’ and a-gigglin’ bout all them poor and middle class people he intends to raise taxes on whilst he lowers his own!

    • SurpriseCindy

      NO! we love obama’s D in our V!

  • Hey the ones who are simply voting against Romney always have the option to vote for Gary Johnson. It may seem wasted but especially in blue/red states it could help drastically get his numbers up to the 5% or higher margin guaranteeing funding in the next election round. This is the chance to end this two party fiasco. Vote for someone you side with on all issues including women’s health issues but not just that.

    • Hobbes83

      Why vote for GAry Johnson? So they can throw their votes away on a person who would allow states to restrict their freedom? No thanks.

    • Don’t vote for Gary

      No, it’s not your chance. Very few people are going to vote for Gary, unfortunately, no matter how inspired you may be feeling right now. The two-party system sucks, yes, but until we can actually overhaul the system that created it in the first place (First Past the Post voting), we’re going to be stuck with it.

      When you vote for Gary Johnson, you don’t vote for Obama. That means less voters for Obama while Romney’s constituency never fluctuated.

      If you want to learn more about it, this video does a good job of explaining it:

  • Fluck Fluckleson

    Just a quick note from the rest of the world: Mitt Romney may be the MOST evil candidate, but because the GOP is throwing out such absurd candidates, you’re all overlooking Obama’s continuing war crimes. What about the drone strikes? What about the indefinite detention? What about the attacks on whistleblowers? What about Guantanomo?

    • Caleb

      The only good muslim is a dead muslim.