Battleground States Poll: Curiously, So-Called War on Women Not an Issue

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 at 7:33 am

If you needed any reminder why the Democrats have been pushing this phony “War on Women” nonsense the past six months, all you need to do is look at the issues voters in swings states consider important. Top issue?

The economy, stupid.

A majority of voters in the crucial battleground states of Florida, Wisconsin and Ohio say the economy and health care are “extremely important” issues with regard to how they will cast their votes this fall, according to a new Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times poll.

The survey, conducted from August 15-21, suggests that voters in all three states consider the economy the most important issue in this election: 60 percent of likely voters characterized that issue as “extremely important” in Florida, while 59 percent in Ohio and 54 percent in Wisconsin said the same.

Health care had the second-highest proportion of voters who ranked the issue “extremely important”: 56 percent of Florida voters characterized the issue that way, as did 52 percent of Ohio voters and 50 percent of Wisconsin voters.

Nowhere in the top issues listed is the giant, shiny distraction the media and the left have been pushing. But don’t let that deter them.

Is it any wonder why Obama’s NBC bootlickers admit they’ve failed to cover the number one issue in this election?

Another obsession of theirs, voter ID, also fails to make a dent.

Despite ongoing controversy surrounding a slew of strict new voter ID laws, a majority of voters in Ohio, Wisconsin and Florida say changes in their state’s voting rules won’t affect their eligibility to vote, and most likely voters in all three states support requiring voters to show a photo ID Card to vote.

About one in 10 likely voters in these three states say changes to voting and registration rules will make it harder for them to vote.

Ongoing controversy? With who? Ten percent of the respondents, at most? That’s not a controversy, it’s a non-issue.

Meanwhile, Mitt Romney has cut into Obama’s lead in all the states polled, which of course comes with the requisite slanted sample. Democrats had a +6 in Florida, a +8 in Ohio and a +3 in Wisconsin. Even with that, Romney/Ryan enjoy a huge enthusiasm gap over Obama/Biden, +17 in Florida, +11 in Ohio and +17 in Wisconsin, where dispirited Democrats have been on quite a losing streak.

More on the polls here.


2 Responses to “Battleground States Poll: Curiously, So-Called War on Women Not an Issue”

  1. M on 23/23/12 at 10:28 am

    When you’re in good shape financially, you can afford to be diverted by trivia. But not when you’re struggling to survive financially. The age old Dem scare tactics are not working this time and they now know only attack and character assassination. People are sick of that and it will depress Obama’s turnout.

  2. richard40 on 23/23/12 at 11:45 am

    It is also interesting that health care ranked second. I wonder, do you think most of these people that ranked health care as a big issue, did it because they thought obamacare was good, and must be preserved, I doubt it.