So much for Democrats’ charge that Republicans are engaged in a “war against women.”
A new CBS News/New York Times poll released Monday night shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney now leading President Barack Obama among women.
Romney is up to 46 percent support among women, while Obama is at 44 percent. This represents a shift from April, which had Obama leading among women 49 percent to Romney’s 43 percent.
Romney’s two percentage point edge is within the poll’s margin of error, but the drop in support among women for Obama (five percentage points) is significant, especially given the poll was slightly skewed Democratic — with 6 percent more respondents claiming to be Democrats.
“Today’s poll is great evidence that the ‘War on Women’ myth isn’t working. What women care about are the real issues – jobs, health care, and the debt,” Romney supporter Washington Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers told The Daily Caller. “Gov. Romney has a positive message on these issues, and as today’s poll shows, women are rallying to it.”
In a Tuesday morning appearance on MSNBC, Obama campaign deputy manager Stephanie Cutter claimed the poll was biased, despite the Democratic tilt.
Overall, the poll conducted from May 11- May 13 had Romney leading Obama in overall support among registered voters 46 – 43 percent. Last month both men garnered 46 percent of the vote.