From the grasping at straws department:
According to the CNN/ORC International poll, which was released Friday, 55% of Americans surveyed say the GOP doesn’t understand women. That number rises to 59% among all women and 64% among women over 50.
“That last number is intriguing, since older women are more likely to vote Republican than younger women. Yet younger women don’t have as much of a problem with the GOP on this measure,” CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said.
“That suggests that the problem women have with the Republican Party may be related less to the policy positions the GOP takes and more related to the attitudes behind those policies and the tone the party takes when addressing them,” he added.
Yeah, if the mostly white male Republicans would call them “loose women” instead of “sluts” when they explain why insurance should pay for Viagra but not Mirena, I’ll bet that under 50 number will continue to move in the GOP’s direction.
I can’t think of a sharper policy divide than the one between Republicans and Democrats on reproductive health. Probably the difference between over 50 and under 50 women is that those over 50 actually remember when contraception and abortion weren’t taken for granted. Democrats need to sharpen up their messaging and that under 50 number will move in their favor.
Also, too: I understand that there are other issues important to women other than contraception. Name one where Republicans have a better policy position than Democrats.