Will Single Women Decide The Outcome Of The 2012 Presidential Election?

The 2012 Presidential Election is close and election day is fast approaching. The next United States President will select several appointees for the United States Supreme Court. The Romney/Ryan ticket opposes abortion and Planned Parenthood. Obama/Biden takes an alternative position on abortion and Planned Parenthood.

“An Investor’s Business Daily/TIPP poll released this week shows that single women favor Obama sixty-three (63) to twenty-three (23) percent, while married women favor Romney fifty-one (51) to forty-one (41) percent. The Voter Participation Center found that single women are the fastest growing large voting group in the country when it comes to sheer numbers.”[i]

About fifty-five (55) million unmarried women will be able to vote in the 2012 Presidential Election. There are more female eligible voters than male, and the proportion of eligible women who will vote is expected to surpass men. With that said, many political analysts argue that single women will determine the outcome of the 2012 Presidential Election and the next as well. As a result, this Presidential Election, women voters have been heavily courted by both presidential candidates.

Will women allow the Romney/Ryan ticket overturn historic legal questions that have been decided concerning women’s health? Decades ago, women’s right to self-determination concerning their health were settled by the US Supreme Court. Under a Romney/Ryan Administration, we may be forced to relitigate settled legal questions about a woman’s right to birth control and abortion. Will well settled legal questions about a woman’s right to self-determination be deemed unconstitutional under a Romney/Ryan administration or will we as a nation return the Obama/Biden ticket to the White House for a second term and in doing so continue to move forward in the area of women’s rights?

The latest presidential polls show the race is tied. That means your vote is going to matter. But, it can’t matter, unless you vote on Tuesday.Take action that can and will change the future. On November 6, 2012, seize the opportunity to cast your vote. As was aptly stated by President Johnson when discussing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, “The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.”

Each election day, countless eligible voters deprive themselves of their voting right through complacency or apathy. Don’t be among them—exercise your right to vote.

Source (s):Wikipedia. “On Election Day, Single Women Could Sway The Vote”, Elizabeth Flock U.S. News & World Report, November 2, 2012.

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[i] “On Election Day, Single Women Could Sway The Vote”, Elizabeth Flock U.S. News & World Report, November 2, 2012.


[i]  “On Election Day, Single Women Could Sway The Vote”, Elizabeth Flock U.S. News & World Report, November 2, 2012.

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