Tags: romney | gop | women | vote

GOP Strategists: Romney Should Focus on Economy to Win Women’s Votes

Wednesday, 04 Apr 2012 01:21 PM

By Newsmax Wires

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney needs to devote more focus to his economic ideas and less to his stance on social issues if he wants to attract more female votes, Republican strategists say.

Women account for 54 percent of voters and represented a key cog of support for President Barack Obama in 2008. A Gallup poll released this week showed Obama leading Romney among women 54 percent to 36 percent in 12 key states.

The recent debate between Republicans and Democrats over reproductive issues wasn’t helpful to the GOP cause, some of the strategists told The Hill.

“The contraception issue was very damaging for Republicans, and it was a huge turnoff to women voters,” said Tony Fratto, a Republican strategist who served as deputy press secretary to former president George W. Bush. “It hurt the Republican brand across the board, and it made it difficult for Gov. Romney to stay focused on economic issues.”

Romney should play up the issues of gas prices and spending cuts to woo women, another GOP strategist, Ron Bonjean, told The Hill. “Neither side, the Republicans or the Democrats, has been able to solidify that vote,” he said.

Fratto said an emphasis on trade and education issues could help Romney attract women too. “If he can talk about education as an economic issue, not a cultural issue that would benefit him,” Fratto said. “And trade has not been a good issue for Obama either.”



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Pope Sleeping Bags Given to 400 of Rome's Homeless as Bday Gift

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 08:02 AM

Pope Francis celebrated his 78th birthday by giving away 400 sleeping bags to homeless people in Rome. . . .

One Million Mummies, or More, Found in an Egyptian Graveyard

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 07:16 AM

More than one million mummies have been found in an ancient cemetery in Egypt south of Cairo, according to estimations b . . .

Vladimir Putin Stroke Joke: Journalist Afflicted, Not Drunk

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 07:11 AM

Russian President Vladimir Putin cracked a joke at the expense of a journalist he mistook for drunk because of his slurr . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved