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Poll Explores Women’s Presidential Election Concerns

A new Reuters/Ipsos Poll found that 52 percent of women surveyed viewed President Barack Obama as stronger on health care, which was the second most pressing election concern. Meanwhile, Michelle Obama makes a pitch to women at a fundraiser.

Reuters: Obama Easily Beating Romney Among U.S. Women: Reuters/Ipsos Poll
Fifty-two percent rated Obama as stronger on healthcare, while only 32 percent said Romney was stronger... A majority of women voters - 51 percent - rated jobs and the economy as their most pressing election concern, by far the most commonly cited issue. Healthcare, at 16 percent, came second (Zengerle, 4/17).

The Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire: Michelle Obama Makes Pitch To Women At A Tennessee Fundraiser
In making her case to women, the first lady also pointed out provisions in the president's health care reform law that help women, including a requirement that  insurers cover mammograms and prenatal care at no extra cost. The law is now under review at the Supreme Court (Lee, 4/17).

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