President Obama's campaign released a Web video Friday highlighting Republican women who left the GOP because of the party's anti-abortion stance. But the chances that significant numbers of GOP women will swing their support to Obama are slim, Washington Post-Kaiser polling shows. Nearly 90 percent of registered Republican women plan to vote for Romney, about the same as registered GOP men. Sixty-six percent of GOP women say abortion should be illegal all or most of the time, compared to 62 percent of GOP men.
The real target of Obama's appeals to woo women: independents on the fence about election and base voters who might not be as enthusiastic as they were four years ago.