Since 1980, the average gender gap nationwide has been 15 points.
This year in Ohio, Obama beat Mitt Romney by 11 points among women and lost men by 7 points among men, producing the same 18-point gender gap in this critical swing state as in the nation as a whole.
In both Virginia and Florida, the gap was 13 points. In Iowa, it was
19 points and in New Hampshire it hit 20 points.
Obama won women and lost men in every swing state except Colorado. In Colorado this year, Obama actually did better among men, winning them by 5 points, than women, winning them by 2 points, a narrow 2-point gender gap. Four years before, Colorado had a 16-point gender gap, with Obama winning women by 15 points and losing men by one point.
In the one swing state that Obama lost--North Carolina--the gender gap was 11 points, with Romney making up for his narrow 2-point deficit among women with a 9-point lead among men.
Asked of adults nationwide: "How important is it to you that Congress and the president agree to an alternative plan so that the automatic budget cuts and tax increases included in the "fiscal cliff" do not occur on January 1st--?
Extremely important 49%
Very important 33%
Somewhat important 13%
Not too/Not at all important 4%
YOUR DAILY POLLING UPDATE
VIRGINIA: GOVERNOR 2013*
Mark Warner (D) over Bill Bolling (R) +20 Mark Warner (D) over Ken Cuccinelli (R) +18 Terry McAuliffe (D) over Bill Bolling (R) +2 Terry McAuliffe (D) over Ken Cuccinelli (R) +4
Mark Warner 58%/20%
Terry McAuliffe 17%/13%
Ken Cuccinelli 29%/24%
Bill Bolling 20%/8%
Read more of Ron Faucheux's election analysis at Clarus.com
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