President Obama has opened a lead in the nation’s dozen top battleground states, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, boosted by a huge shift of women.
The biggest change came among women under fifty. In mid-February, just under half of those voters supported Pres. Obama. Now, more than six in ten do. Mr. Romney’s support among them has dropped by fourteen points, to 30%.
Mr. Romney’s main advantage is among men fifty and older. In the poll, Mr. Romney leads among all men by a single point, but the President leads among women by eighteen. That reflects a greater disparity between the views of men and women than the twelve-point gender gap in the 2008 election.
Via USA Today.