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Women, white people: Is that what campaign 2012 is coming down to? - latimes.com


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The rise of that issue underscores an inescapable part of the current election: With Obama winning the lion's share of support from minority voters, a determining factor in the election will be how big of a majority Romney gets among whites.

Recent polling data from swing states demonstrates that. Obama loses badly among white men, but in the states where he has been able to keep a lead, he has done so because support from white women offsets that deficit. For the president's reelection team, a key goal is to expand the size of that female majority. Romney, meanwhile, needs to boost his support among white voters by reminding them of their anxieties about Obama's presidency.

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A majority of white men don't want to vote for Obama? Who knew.

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