A Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times poll released Wednesday in three key swing states shows President Obama leading his Republican rival, especially among female voters.
Traditionally, Democrats do better among women than Republicans, but the gender gap in this poll was remarkable: more than 20 points in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Pollsters say it’s the president’s message that’s pulling women in.
Campaigning in Ohio Wednesday, Mr. Obama pushed the notion that government isn’t the only solution, but it should play a role in boosting the economy, especially for the middle class.
Pollsters say that message resonates, particularly with single women struggling to get by.