October 13, 2012
THE GENDER GAP NARROWS: In this interesting piece from Melinda Henneburger at the Washington Post, she observes that the post-debate gender gap is narrowing, with more women breaking for Romney. In part, this is because the Obama Administration’s primary selling point to women has always been abortion and contraceptives. Yet women are–like the country as a whole–deeply divided on abortion, with 49 percent self-identifying as pro-choice, 45 percent pro-life. It’s the economy, stupid.