Where are the American women voters in the 2012 U.S. presidential election campaign trail? A commentary
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American women voters constitute a critical block in every U.S. presidential election. They play crucial role as they hold unto the winning key to any U.S. presidential candidate. They may be White, Black and suburban American women voters.
Let it be recalled that in 2008 U.S. presidential election, Sen. John McCain carried about 53 percent to 47 percent White women voters. However, then, Illinois Senator Barack Obama won among women voters over all by a larger margin of 56 percent to 43 percent. Furthermore, Obama won among African Americans by a 96 percent to 4 percent margin in 2008 as he won the White House.
Let it be recalled further that in 2010 U.S. mid year election, women voters carried Republican candidates and sent them to get back the control in U.S House of Representatives. They picked up gubernatorial and State legislative seats throughout America.
Will the American women voters support re-election presidential candidate Obama? It is very interesting to note that the March 23, 2012 issue of U.S. News Weekly carried its headline as “Poll: Obama Has Upper Hand With Women Voters--For Now”.
"Recent public polling shows President Obama has somewhat strengthened his standing among this demographic," Resurgent Republic said, "an early sign that the women vote this November will be competitive—especially among Suburban Women voters like those in our groups. As Obama voters, these Suburban Women represent a narrow subset of Independents at large and are most likely Obama's last line of electoral defense", as quoted from U.S. News Weekly.
This highly suggests that, American women voters are very much visible in the campaign trail and are definite whom to support in 2012 U.S presidential election. They are highly expected to troop to support the last line of Obama’s electoral defense.
Observers of the 2012 U.S. presidential election continue watching and noting the developments as the election day comes nearer each passing day.