Gingrich and Women

In the latest NBC poll, Mitt Romney has showed a 15 point lead over Newt Gingrich. However, when analyzing women voters, he shows a 21 point lead over Gingrich compared to the 9 point lead he has with men. This was similar to the findings found in other Florida based polls released today.

What is causing this major gender gap? Is it Newts repeated divorces? Or his affair while pushing for a Clinton impeachment? Or his open marriage requent? When Newt was asked he responded with, “I have no idea.” In nationwide polls, the gender gap tends to reduce a bit, but 57% of women over 50 still have a negative view of Gingrich.

With the recent news of a Cain endorsement of Gingrich, there has been some speculation that this will actually widen Romney’s lead, and the gender gap. As NBC reported:

“I hearby officially and enthusiastically endorse Newt Gingrich for president of the United States,” said Cain, who saw his own candidacy dissolve amid accusations of unwanted sexual advances.”

 The million dollar question is, does one’s personal life matter? Did it matter in the FDR, JFK, Eisenhower, and Johnson days, which all supposedly had affairs?  I believe that in these days, voters need to judge a candidates full character, which may very well include their personal life. However, the primary is focusing way much on this, and not enough about the issues. Everyone will come with some type of baggage, so let’s look past all of this garbage, and focus more on the credentials of the man who will lead our country for the next four years

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  • jmerhit  On February 1, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Unfortunatly many people don’t vote for the person that is best suited to lead the country, instead they vote for people based on who they like more or based on mistakes they made in their past. I’m not trying to defend Newt here but I think we should vote based on who we think would be the best leader for our country. The fact that he had an affair doesn’t really have anything to do with his affectiveness in office. I mean no body’s perfect… but it’s not somthing that can really be changed or fixed since everyone has the right to vote for who ever and for whatever reason.

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