Quiet, ladies. The menfolk are drafting strategery.
Matt Bors is hilarious, spot-on, and equal opportunity — seriously. Check out the Obama Hunger Games. Though the Republican Party is being slammed for not including women, several high-profile Republican women were scheduled for this year’s convention — though the number of female speakers overall is similar to the 2008 convention in Minnesota.
Are more women supporting Romney? If the polls have anything to say about it, no, but the gender gap is not as huge as the Democrats are making it out to be, at least in party preference. From Gallup:
50% of women prefer Obama, and 42% prefer Romney. The gap has remained relatively steady.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie claimed in his keynote speech last night that “real leaders don’t follow polls,” but somehow change them.
Gallup Editor-In-Chief Frank Newport responded, “Does [Christie] mean that they ignore polls and by inference ignore the attitudes and will of the people? That’s a pretty dangerous path to go down. In my view, real leaders pay close attention to the will of the people as measured by polls and take that will into account as a highly important (but not sole) source of input and wisdom in making necessary policy decisions.”
I suppose November will be the true test of whether Republicans changed polls versus kicking themselves for not following them.