President Barack Obama leads presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney among voters nationwide with the help of an almost 2-1 advantage among single women, according to a Quinnipiac University poll.The simple lesson here for Democrats is that they can get elected if they promote policies that discourage and undermine marriage.
The survey released today shows Obama with 46 percent support, Romney with 43 percent. Single women favor Obama over Romney, 60 percent to 31 percent.
The president is benefiting from a “marriage gap” that may be related to social issues, said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Hamden, Connecticut-based Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. Unmarried people overall favor Obama 54 percent to 34 percent, while married people back Romney 51 percent to 38 percent. ...
Romney leads 54 percent to 35 percent among married men, and has a seven-point advantage among married women. Obama leads 47 percent to 38 percent among single men.
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Friday, July 13, 2012
Bloomberg reports on the marriage gap: