Poll: Obama’s Approval Rating Growing Among Women

New numbers show 53 percent of women give the president the OK

by Lesley Kennedy • MORE.com Reporter

Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum may not approve of President Barack Obama’s performance, but more women are giving him the nod.

Today reports a new Associated Press–GfK poll finds the president’s approval rating at 53 percent among women, a 10 percent jump from a couple of months back, with social issues including contraception playing a role.

“Social issues tend to be very important to the bases—both conservative and liberal voters,” Nathan Gonzales, deputy editor of the nonpartisan Rothenberg Political Report, tells the news show. “It can be a rallying point and boost for voters on the far right and far left. Social issues also help generate money for campaigns.”

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First Published March 1, 2012

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