Women Voters Agree, Mitt Romney is Out of Touch on Women's Health
When it comes to women’s health, the contrast between President Obama and Mitt Romney couldn’t be starker. Romney wants to repeal Obamacare “on day one” of his presidency, eliminate Title X funding, and "get rid" of Planned Parenthood.
It’s pretty simple: women cannot afford a Romney presidency. That’s why we at Planned Parenthood Action Fund have been devoting our time and energy to make sure that all Americans (and especially women) know where he stands on women’s health. The Romney campaign has been trying to avoid talking about the “shiny object” of women’s health, because as it turns out, when women learn about Romney’s rhetoric, they don’t like it.
When we ran an ad educating voters about Romney’s poor record and statements on Planned Parenthood, restricting women’s right to an abortion, and his failure to stand up for equal pay for women, his overall image shifted negatively — in some cases more than 10 points. The survey showed that “women are far more likely to support President Obama and voice doubts about Mitt Romney after being exposed” to the Romney ads that were launched in key swing state voting blocks.
Here’s the ad that has women running from Romney:
In West Palm Beach, Obama led by 11 points among women who did not remember seeing the ads, and 28 points among women who remembered them. In Des Moines, the margin was even starker. Obama and Romney were tied at 39 percent among those who did not recall viewing the ads, but among women who had seen them, Obama led by 28 points. Romney is completely out of touch on women’s health, and the more women learn of his record the less likely they are to support him come November.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards went on The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd to discuss the importance of the upcoming election and protecting women’s health: