WHATEVER HAPPENS in the November midterms once thing is very clear for Republicans. They’ll have a very hard time beating Hillary Clinton should she run (she will) since women remain very skeptical of the Republicans.
A detailed report commissioned by two major Republican groups — including one backed by Karl Rove — paints a dismal picture for Republicans, concluding female voters view the party as “intolerant,” “lacking in compassion” and “stuck in the past.”
Women are “barely receptive” to Republicans’ policies, and the party does “especially poorly” with women in the Northeast and Midwest, according to an internal Crossroads GPS and American Action Network report obtained by POLITICO. It was presented to a small number of senior aides this month on Capitol Hill, according to multiple sources involved.
One place where Republicans do better than Democrats is with married women.
That won’t be enough to win.
Female voters who care about the top four issues — the economy, health care, education and jobs — vote overwhelmingly for Democrats. Most striking, Democrats hold a 35-point advantage with female voters who care about jobs and a 26 percent advantage when asked which party is willing to compromise. House Republicans say jobs and the economy are their top priorities.
And for some reason Republicans in Iowa have gone mad for Mitt Romney. He might play well with married women, but will have a very hard time with the rest of us, just like all the other Republicans eyeing 2016.
Hey, but if they want to nominate someone who is “stuck in the past,” which is what the Politico poll says most women feel about Republicans, there’s nobody more perfect than Mitt Romney.