‘I’m Putting My Faith in Women Voters’

[ 0 ] November 6, 2012 |

Joanne Bamberger

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov., 6, and many polls and experts are predicting a tight race between President Obama and Mitt Romney, but tallies put Obama ahead in Electoral College votes; PunditMom political expert and author Joanne Bamberger on which voters she thinks will play a vital role in Election Day’s outcome… 

Predictions are always a dangerous thing, especially in an election that has been as contentious as this one. While there is a feeling in the air that we are in a “perfect storm” set-up for a long election night as a result of self-appointed vigilante-like poll watchers, insufficient early voting resources and the probability that thousands upon thousands of voters may not be able to vote because of Hurricane Sandy, I still think we are going to know who will be president by the end of the night, albeit a very, very late night, on Tuesday.

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I think we’ll know who won on Tuesday because I’m putting my faith in women voters. Women know how much is at stake for themselves, as well as for their families. The Center for American Women and Politics has collected the latest polling information about how women voters are leaning in nine battleground states, and virtually all of those polls show President Obama ahead with women voters, by margins ranging from two percent up to 18 percent.

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While many voters might have a tough time getting to the polls or finding an open voting location because of Hurricane Sandy, I believe the President will win additional votes he might not have gotten, as a result of his response to the Hurricane Sandy, the early involvement of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the ringing endorsement President Obama has received on that from Mitt Romney super-surrogate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

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About Joanne Bamberger: Joanne Bamberger is a political and media strategist/analyst, author, and recovering attorney living in the shadow of the nation’s capital. She’s also known around the blogosphere as PunditMom! Look for her just-published book — PunditMom's [...]
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