The end of the gender gap?

An Associated Press poll released Thursday suggested that the gender gap in the presidential race is gone. In their survey, Mitt Romney has pulled even with President Obama among women, while the president has erased his Republican challenger's lead with men. 

But a Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll released Wednesday found the gender gap as wide as ever. Female voters break 56 percent to 41 percent for Obama, while male voters go 57 percent to 40 percent for Romney. 

Post polling dating back to September suggests the gender gap has mostly widened in the past month. Recent Gallup and Public Policy Polling surveys also show a sizable gap. It seems fair to say that, despite some poll variation, the gender gap has not been erased. 

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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Rachel Weiner · October 25, 2012