Women Were Key To Romney’s 1994 Defeat

A new USA TODAY/Gallup poll of swing state voters out today finds President Obama leading likely Republican challenger Mitt Romney 51%-42% among registered voters, largely due to a huge gender gap, beating Romney by a 2-1 margin among women voters. In 1994, Romney also found himself in a deficit among women, tying his opponent Ted Kennedy at 49% among men, but losing female voters by 24%.

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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