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How Republicans persuaded women to re-elect President Obama


For the activists of Emily's List, working to improve women's political representation, Republicans like Todd Akin were a gift

In spite of the hype from Fox News that the gender gap of women voting in Democrats' favor has vanished, a new Gallup poll revealed that this year's gap was the largest ever recorded in the polling company's history. With Obama winning women by 12%, and Romney winning men by 8%, the full gender gap was an unprecedented 20 percentage points.

While analysts point to the obligatory "social safety net" appeal of Democrats for women, versus the entrepreneurship appeal of Republicans fo...