Poll: Romney closing gap with women in Virginia and Florida

The new Quinnipiac polls out Wednesday are mostly good news for President Obama, who has maintained his lead in Ohio. But in Florida and Virginia, the polls suggest Mitt Romney has closed the gap with women voters. Both races are too close to call. 

The national Washington Post-ABC News daily tracking poll continues to show a wide gender gap among voters nationally, with women favoring Obama by seven points and men favoring Romney by seven points.

A Franklin and Marshall College poll from Pennsylvania finds Obama leading with women by 14 points and Romney leading with men by six. Overall, the president holds a four-point lead. 

 

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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