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%.
Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney doesn’t spent much time during the Republican primary talking about his past support for gay rights. But in a 1994 letter to the pro-gay Republican group The Log Cabin Republican seeking their endorsement Romney said he would cosponsor Federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act, eventually support gays serving openly in the military, and said he would help achieve equality for gay and lesbians that his opponent Ted Kennedy could not.
He’s taken heat for comments about the foreclosure crisis he made in Las Vegas last fall: “Don’t try to stop the foreclosure process. Let it run its course and hit the bottom.” But the former Massachusetts Governor hasn’t always been wary of government involvement in the housing market: In his 1994 and 2002 debates, Romney talked about his support for government subsidized housing and government guaranteed loans.