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Internal Republican polling shows female antipathy to G.O.P.; Mitt Romney, comeback kid?

New research is getting attention in political circles.

The first batch (the product of eight focus groups conducted across the country plus a poll of 800 registered female voters) shows how the Republican Party faces an uphill struggle in wooing women, particularly in the Northeast and Midwest. And it's not about abortion/contraception. It's about nearly everything else: The economy, health-care, education, and jobs. The one bright spot for the G.O.P.: Married women, particularly married women without a college degree.

And the other poll: What happens when you put Mitt Romney's name among the choices for likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers.

First, POLITICO's exclusive on that internal G.O.P. research into the attitudes of women...


And, POLITICO's piece about Mitt Romney in Iowa... (Richard Nixon all over again?)


Posted at 7:58am on August 28, 2014 by Allan Loudell

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Comments on this post:

Thu, Aug 28, 2014 11:45am
Third time the charm? Instead of Richard Nixon, I am thinking more of William Jennings Bryan.

All Nixon had to change between 1960 and 1968 was improving how he shaved before going on TV. Romney needs to leave his church and become a Methodist or some other "safe" denomination. I voted Libertarian in 2012 simply because I could not vote for a Mormon.

This would be Romney's third try for the White House. In the area of foreign policy, he is so much better than Mr. Obama that there is a longing to give him another chance. But it is time for a new face.

Mike from Delaware
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 2:18pm
JimH makes a major point, that many Christians will NOT vote for a Mormon, period. So if Reagan's son ran as a Mormon, he'd lose, end of story. I know many fundamentalist/evangelical Christians who simply didn't vote for President in 2012, because they'd NEVER vote for a Democrat, and they were not voting for a Mormon, no matter how much they liked him. So G.O.P., if you want to win in 2016, get another candidate.

Thu, Aug 28, 2014 3:12pm
JimH - As far as foreign policy goes, please tell us how President Romney is reacting to the current world events.

Or are you just speculating about how someone who isn't, and hasn't been in the White House might possibly act, based on his campaign rhetoric?

Thu, Aug 28, 2014 8:18pm
If the Republicans nominate Romney again, I'm moving to Russia.

Fri, Aug 29, 2014 3:56am
JimH: I don't think I've ever disagreed with you before, but I'd rather have a Mormon in the White House than the communist that's in there now.

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