It’s become conventional wisdom to say “women voters” are a key this year.
But if the “women’s vote” sounds like a very big group, that’s because it is; in fact, more than half the electorate. So we’ve got to dive deeper. Which groups of women, in particular, may be up for grabs? And the even bigger question: what do pollsters find happening in womens’ lives right now that affects how they view politics?
In this installment of Crunching the Numbers, CBS’ Anthony Salvanto talks with Celinda Lake, a key Democratic pollster on women voters and explores how, as Lake puts it, “the personal is political.”
Mona Charen, National Review Back in August, when news first broke of a shooting in Ferguson, Mo., the media world, perpetually tingling with eagerness for white-on-black violence stories, plunged into delirium. An unarmed, black 18-year-old "gentle giant" had been shot in the back while running away from a white police officer! He was just preparing to enter college in the fall. He had been assassinated while holding his hands in the air in a gesture of helplessness."Hands up; don't shoot," chanted protesters. The "hands up" gesture immediately achieved iconic status among demonstrators from Boston to New York to San...