New Stanek poll: Do women’s hormones preclude them from being President?

I have a new poll question up:

Do womens hormones preclude them from being President?

The concern was raised by Go Ape Marketing CEO Cheryl Rios last week, to which GOP presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina responded, Not that we havent seen a mans judgment clouded by hormones in the Oval Office, a zinger obviously aimed at former President Bill I Did Not Have Sexual Relations With That Woman Clinton.

This is so true. Clinton was but one of several male presidents who were apparently ruled by their male hormones.

Nevertheless, since no one will know who you are when you vote, do you honestly think theres merit to Rios concern, the age-old implication being that women are prone toemotionallyinstability? Vote in the poll on the lower right side of the home page.

Here were the results of my last poll regarding GOP presidential picks. Already the choices are old. Ted Cruz isnt even on the list, and others are sure to fall off in the coming weeks and months. Well revisit the question later. But at this point, Ben Carson rules:


Vote in the poll on the right side of the home page. As always, make comments to either the previous or current poll here, not on the poll site.

ABC poll: Obama popularity “dips underwater… decline entirely among women”

I’ve reported several times in recent months that Barack Obama’s favorability among female voters has only slipped since he, Democrats, and liberal feminists launched their “Republican war on women” campaign earlier this year, despite rosy reports you may read to the contrary. From ABC News, September 4:

Barack Obama approaches his nomination for a second term with the lowest pre-convention personal popularity of an incumbent president in ABC News/Washington Post polls since the 1980s. He’s also at his lowest of the year among registered voters, with trouble among women.

Just 47% of registered voters in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll see Obama favorably overall, down 7 percentage points from his recent peak in April, while 49% rate him unfavorably. He’s numerically underwater in this group for the first time since February.

The decline has occurred entirely among women registered voters – from 57-39% favorable-unfavorable in April to a numerically negative 46-50% now. That’s Obama’s lowest score among women voters – a focus of recent political positioning – in ABC/Post polls since he took office. Unusually, his rating among men, 50-47% favorable-unfavorable, is numerically better than it is among women, albeit not by a significant margin.

The result is not the only sign of the work ahead for Obama among women. In a separate ABC/Post poll last week, he led Romney among women registered voters in vote preference by just 6 points, 49-43%. In 2008, Obama won women by 13 points, 56-43%.

As I wrote yesterday, Democrats and liberal feminists are now openly admitting what the polls have been indicating for quite some time, abortion is no longer a winning issue for them.

If you put yourself in the other side’s shoes, there must be panic: The public is no longer buying what they’re selling. What to do? They have decided to double down.

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National Women’s Law Center’s junkyard poll

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The Weekly Standard blog reported this July 9:

Time’s Karen Tumulty concludes her latest column with some rather surprising figures:
On July 6, the National Women’s Law Center released a poll of 1k likely voters conducted by the Mellman Group indicating that 71% favor including reproductive services such as birth control and abortion as part of health reform….
This is surprising because a slight majority of Americans think that abortion should be illegal, except in the cases of rape, incest, and to save the life of the mother….

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Stanek wkend Q: Thoughts on defeat of “war on women” meme?

obama-in-chicago-teaching-the-principles-of-saul-alinskyThe 5th rule in Saul Alinsky’s book, Rules for Radicals, which is the playbook of the Left (even taught by President Barack Obama when he was a law professor), is:

Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage.

At 7:34p MST on October 7, 2014, was the exact moment when the Left’s “war on women” meme fell prey to Alinsky’s Rule #5 – after The Denver Post’s Lynn Bartels asked this question of pro-abortion Colorado Senator Mark Udall during a debate with challenger Cory Gardner:

Mr. Udall, you’ve talked so much about women’s issues you’ve been called “Mark Uterus.” Have you gone too far?

The one-two knockout punch came three days later, on October 10, when The Denver Post endorsed Gardner, in large part because:

Rather than run on his record, Udall’s campaign has devoted a shocking amount of energy and money trying to convince voters that Gardner seeks to outlaw birth control despite the congressman’s call for over-the-counter sales of contraceptives. Udall is trying to frighten voters rather than inspire them with a hopeful vision. His obnoxious one-issue campaign is an insult to those he seeks to convince.

Of course, we now know Udall went on to flaming defeat, as did a slew of other pro-abortion candidates around the country, most notably Wendy Davis and Sandra Fluke.

Since then, commentary from all sides has been proclaiming the “war on women” meme dead, a victim of overreach by the Left after successfully employing it in 2012. (Several of these commentaries can be accessed at

NARAL demonstrated the best example of this overreach in an ad against Gardner that threatened a condom shortage if he won. Bloomberg nominated NARAL’s ad for the “Backfire Award” of 2014 campaign ads.


So, what is your analysis of the death of the “war on women” meme? Or perhaps you don’t think it has died?

Leave a comment and respond to the poll!


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Planned Parenthood praises deceased actress Polly Bergen

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Sad to hear of the passing of Polly Bergen – an unforgettable talent and a beloved friend of Planned Parenthood.

~ Planned Parenthood’s Twitter feed on the death of post-abortive singer/actress Polly Bergen. According to Yahoo! TV, her publicist, Judy Katz, announced that “in lieu of flowers, her family is asking that donations be made to Planned Parenthood.”

Added the LA Times:

Bergen also was an ardent feminist, campaigning for the Equal Rights Amendment and women’s reproductive rights. She spoke publicly about having had an illegal abortion when she was a 17-year-old band singer - a procedure that she said prevented her from bearing children for the rest of her life.

Stanek wkend Q: Is 2014 the year “war on women” comes back to bite Dems?

267-Le08p.AuSt.91On January 22 the Republican National Committee issued a strongly worded resolution telling pro-life candidates it would support those “who fight back against Democratic deceptive ‘war on women’ rhetoric by pointing out the extreme positions on abortion held by Democratic opponents” and back away from those “who stay silent in the face of such deceptive rhetoric.”

So game on. The RNC has learned, quoting the resolution again, that “[c]andidates who stay silent on pro-life issues do not identify with key voters, fail to alert voters to the Democrats’ extreme pro-abortion stances, and have lost their elections.”

Like we said.

This past Wednesday the March for Life in Washington, D.C., saw RNC Chairman Reince Priebus speak from the rally podium as well as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (pictured above right) – physically backing up the resolution.

More on the Republican pro-life surge from

Abortion is becoming an unexpectedly animating issue in the 2014 midterm elections….

“I don’t think this is a niche issue anymore,” said Drew Lieberman, a vice president at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, a political consultancy concern, who has advised Democratic congressional candidates and has done polling for NARAL….

“For a lot of members politically it ties into the issue they want to be talking about this election, which is Obamacare,” said Tom McClusky, vice president of government affairs for the March for Life….

While Democrats say such measures seeking to restrict abortions could stir votes, they acknowledge the limits of midterm turnout. “Off-year elections are difficult,” said Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “You have lower turnout, and a lot of drop-off voters are women. So in a lot of ways, making sure women are aware and voting is important.”

The RNC resolution reminds all it is Democrats who are extremist on abortion, not Republicans:

Whereas, According to the extensive polling conducted by Gallup since 1975, many Republican stances regarding abortion garner at least 60 % support from the public and across the political spectrum:

· 87% support informed-consent laws about certain possible risks of the abortion procedure;
· 80% support banning abortion during the 3rd trimester;
· 71% support parental consent laws;
· 69% support imposing a 24-hour wait period before an abortion;
· 64% of Americans support banning abortion during the 2nd trimester;
· 64% support banning partial-birth abortion;
· 64% support spousal notification laws that require the husband to be simply notified if his wife seeks an abortion

So if Republicans do speak up proudly and cogently on the pro-life issue, the barbarism of Democrat positions on abortion will be exposed.

Who knew the Democrat “war on women” meme would spark this response?

Do you think 2014 could shape up to be another good mid-term election year for pro-lifers, as was 2010?

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Claiming abortion is only a “women’s issue” isolates them in time of crisis

polls_WallpaperMyBodyMyChoice_answer_7_xlarge (1)The mentality that abortion is only a women’s issue is not only wrong, it’s polarizing. It leaves women isolated and alone in a time of crisis, and men are alienated – either by denying their responsibility or dismissing their influence. We can’t ignore the fact that men play a significant role in affecting a woman’s decision regarding abortion.

~ Bradley Mattes, CEO of Life Issues Institute, “Men and abortion: The good, bad and ugly,” November 1

New Stanek poll: Does Obama’s reelection signal “the end of a civilization”?

Poll 2.pngI have a new poll question up:

Do you agree with Michael Voris that Obama’s reelection “signals the end of a civilization,” or is he overreacting?

Vote on the lower right side of the home page.

Obviously, pro-lifers greatly miscalculated on the last poll question:

Monday morning quarterbacking myself, I got it wrong, too, on several counts: that the number of people voting for Obama would be down, that there would be no female gender gap (although I must say despite the other side’s “war on women” effort, Obama’s support among women fell 1% from 2008 – down from 56% to 55%),that Akin stood a better chance than he did, and that the Chick-fil-A voters would shock and awe.

But it all is what it is, and we move on – or do we – which brings me back to the new poll question… :)

As always, make comments to either the previous or current poll here, not on the Vizu website.

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