A sign held up by a young woman during protests in the contraception kerfuffle last month and Rush Limbaugh’s reaction is reflected now in a new swing states poll showing the President roaring ahead of Mitt Romney, almost entirely on a surge of support by women under 50.
In February, fewer than half supported Obama. Now more than six in 10 do while Romney's number is down by 14 points, to 30 percent. The president leads 2-1 in this demographic and, in the poll overall, 51 to 42 only a month after trailing by two points.
Obama’s Limbaugh Bounce highlights what the GOP’s Great Waffler faces when he tries to pivot away from the Neanderthals he has been courting to win the nomination—-not only the self-proclaimed slut vote but those of Latinos, union members and other Americans who are not building a car elevator in their palatial new homes.
We will undoubtedly see a new model soon, pivoting from position to position at the speed of light, as explained in an April 1st scientific paper, “A Quantuum Theory of Mitt Romney” explaining that he “is but one of countless Mitt Romneys, each occupying his own cosmos, each supporting a different platform, each being compared to a different beloved children’s toy but all of them equally real, all of them equally valid and all of them running for president at the same time, in their own alternative Romnealities, somewhere in the vast Romniverse.”
The candidate’s own staff pulled an April Fool stunt on him today, but the nation’s voters may make it all come true when they catch up with all of those Romneys in November.
Update: The older woman demographic weighs in on Limbaugh’s “slut” attack as Hillary Clinton tells Andrea Mitchell she is heartened by response to his verbal assault from women cutting across all kinds of categories, the response from advertisers...
“We, as a nation, have every right--and in fact I welcome it--to engage in the kind of debate and dialogue that is at the root of who we are as Americans. But let’s not turn it into personal attacks and insults. We’re beyond that. We’re better than that and people in the public eye have a particular responsibility to avoid it.”
El Rushbo may be getting the point.