Spin can become so engrained people accept it without thinking.
The media promotes the liberal mantra that Republicans to their doom are focusing on “social issues,” ignoring the fact that right under their noses President Obama, the Democrats, and liberal feminists are pushing a new social issue – contraceptive access – in an unabashed attempt to woo women, and they’re the ones losing. There could be any number of reasons why the strategy isn’t working, but the fact is it isn’t working.
Two new polls are very encouraging, both conducted by the mainstream media.
A New York Times/CBS poll, conducted March 3-11, shows a huge overall drop in support for Obama, but particularly among women…
Despite a significant outreach effort to female voters and Democratic accusations of a GOP ‘war on women,’ a new Bloomberg poll shows Obama losing ground among women from his 2008 vote share.
In a head-to-head matchup with Mitt Romney, women voters back Obama 49% to 45% – but this is 7 points lower than Obama’s 2008 female vote share. Obama captured 56% of the female vote in 2008, according to exit polls. And the birth control debate does not seem to have done huge or lasting damage to the Republican party’s brand among women. The survey finds that 49% of female voters view the Democratic party favorably, while 44% view the Republican party favorably….
With a renewed focus on birth control, women’s health and reproductive rights, Democrats believe they have found a winning issue designed to both attract moderate voters and energize liberal activists. But the Bloomberg poll is evidence that, while many women voters back Democratic positions on women’s health and reproductive freedom, it’s simply not an important enough issue to sway their vote in a shaky economy.
So the Bloomberg headline about its poll is total, false spin…
Here’s the poll question…
There is no blame assigned to that question. Fingers should not be pointed at Republicans. It was Obama and his HHS contraception mandate that started all this. In actuality, those polled are rejecting the liberal push, even as the media and liberals try to claim just the opposite.
Liberals are trying to make hay of the answers to this Bloomberg question…
About it Bloomberg reported:
Americans overwhelmingly regard the debate over President Barack Obama’s policy on employer-provided contraceptive coverage as a matter of women’s health, not religious freedom, rejecting Republicans’ rationale for opposing the rule.
But Americans aren’t “rejecting” anything. They just misunderstand. As importantly, even though they misunderstand, they still aren’t being won over. Obama is getting not getting the points he hoped for and desperately needs.