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Patch’s Poll: Are Women’s Issues The Deciding Factor in the 2012 Presidential Election?

While the economy continues to be a top factor, the debate over women’s reproductive rights is still driving much of the discussion in the election for the White House.

Analysts and pundits in the 2012 election season believe that the female vote will be a major factor in whether President Barack Obama will be reelected.

A new ABC poll shows Obama dipping in popularity among women voters, although he still holds an advantage over Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

A major part of the discussion has been the Republican and Democratic platform with regard to women’s reproductive rights.

First Lady Michelle Obama made a pitch to women during her keynote address at the Democratic National Convention that her husband, "believes that women are more than capable of making our own choices about our bodies and our health care.”

But a counter argument from the Republican side has been more on how women’s rights are a distraction from the economy, which still is the driving issue.

“This war on women is absolutely phony,” said Pat Longo, an RNC delegate from Wilton told Patch last week. “It’s strictly to distract from issues of debt, deficit and spending.”

Do you think women’s health issues will be a deciding factor in this election, despite the economy downturn and factors such as the high unemployment rate? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

cirrus September 06, 2012 at 06:02 PM
legal believing minds: I ADORE THIS ONE! 22 If a man is found lying with the wife of another man, both of them shall die, the man who lay with the woman, and the woman. So you shall purge the evil from Israel. 23 If there is a betrothed virgin, and a man meets her in the city and lies with her, 24 then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city, and you shall stone them to death with stones, the young woman because she did not cry for help though she was in the city, and the man because he violated his neighbor’s wife. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. 25 But if in the open country a man meets a young woman who is betrothed, and the man seizes her and lies with her, then only the man who lay with her shall die. 26 But you shall do nothing to the young woman; she has committed no offense punishable by death. For this case is like that of a man attacking and murdering his neighbor, 27 because he met her in the open country, and though the betrothed young woman cried for help there was no one to rescue her. 28 If a man meets a virgin who is not betrothed, and seizes her and lies with her, and they are found, 29 then the man who lay with her shall give to the father of the young woman fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife, because he has violated her. He may not divorce her all his days. Frightening. g-d out of politics unless you really believe the above
ckb September 06, 2012 at 06:06 PM
I want to know why cirrus can't spell out GOD.. are you that afraid, or perhaps it's another word you liberal loons want to ban? As for the topic..funny how the liberals don't want the government to control what goes on in their bedrooms, but they are all for government control of every other aspect of their lives. This smart woman is voting for the adults..Romney/Ryan 2012
cirrus September 06, 2012 at 06:58 PM
God is neglegent to the max so I choose to not type his name but will for you. God has no plavce in Government or inculde all gods since the beginning of time. which god do you ignore again?
cirrus September 06, 2012 at 07:07 PM
ckb, You know that darling of the r\Ryan life is Ayn Rand.. WHO happened to be a deliberately extreme anti god person of considerable intellect and also a methamphatamine addict her entire adult life.. WHY WOULD SHE hate god?? Oh wait a second, Ryan does not mention her much now that they need the gullible right wing christian votes.. he backed away from his idol pretty fast for a vote didn't he
cirrus September 06, 2012 at 07:38 PM
cbk, WOW! you are correct, stay out of our bedrooms, who do not believe what you choose to believe. I really like Paul Ryan. he loves Ayn Rand the ATHEIST and based his entire political life on a meth addled freak.. why do you all who adore Ryan choose to ignore Ayn Rands hatred of god? god out of politics.

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