The Battle Over Women Voters

The Battle Over Women Voters

Republican presidential candidates are trying to woo female voters while appealing to the socially conservative base. Democrats accuse the GOP of waging a war on women. Diane and her guests discuss the battle over female voters.

Women cast nearly ten million more votes than men in the last presidential race. Their traditional preference for Democrats helped put President Obama in the White House. but the female vote swung to the GOP in 2010, giving Republicans congrol of the House. Now there are signs of another shift. Recent polls show Republicans have been hurt by the current focus on contraception, abortion and women’s health issues. This week the President’s re-election campaign plans to launch an intensified effort to mobilize female voters. Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post, Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women and Phyllis Schlafly, founder and president of the eagle forum, join Diane to discuss the battle for and about women.

Guests

Terry O'Neill

president, National Organization for Women.

Phyllis Schlafly

founder and president, Eagle Forum

Karen Tumulty

national political reporter, The Washington Post.

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