Are female voters Obama's secret weapon? (Hr. 2)

(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)


Sigmund Freud once asked, "What does a women want:?

Well, in this U.S. election, they want President Obama to be re-elected if the polls are to be believed. In fact, if only women had the vote, it seems the media coverage would be over minutes after the polls close on Tuesday night, with Obama heading for a landslide victory.

The reverse is also true. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has an enormous lead among male voters.

Of course, as with everything in politics, its really much more complicated than that.

Kathleen Dolan is a professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

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