Despite the drumed up outrage over whether stay-at-home moms work, Mitt Romney still faces a massive gender gap.
A new CNN/ORC International poll has Barack Obama over Romney 52-43% overall, but Obama leads Romney among women by a 55-39% margin. That's not quite the 19-point gap from last month, but it is still significant.
Obama leads Romney among independents at 48-43%.
Via The Hill:
Polls earlier this month show Obama leading Romney among women by 18 to 19 points. Romney’s campaign recently sought to sway female support toward their candidate by linking comments made by veteran Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen about Ann Romney to Obama’s campaign. Rosen accused Romney of using his wife, who had “never worked a day in her life,” as an “economic surrogate," resulting in heated controversy last week over stay-at-home moms.
CNN’s survey was taken two days after Rosen’s comments, and the results indicate Romney did not win much ground among women.
The survey also polled for individual qualities in the two candidates, with Obama pulling away from Romney in perceived likeability, honesty, confidence, values, leadership and likelihood to change positions for political reasons. But the poll found voters equally divided when asked which candidate can best tackle economic issues.