Poll Results: Romney is Women’s Choice

Readers in Lake Forest-Lake Bluff, Highland Park prefer former Republican governor while Deerfield voters like the President.


Mitt Romney was the choice over President Barack Obama in unscientific Patch Polls , and websites in light of recent national polls showing the President leading the former Massachusetts governor by a wide margin among women.

Patch wanted to know what its women readers thought and it is clear only women — Patch has no way of knowing who actually cast votes — in Deerfield followed the indicated national trend.

Of 339 votes cast in the three communities, 175 prefer Romney, a Republican, 154 intend to vote to reelect the Democratic President, eight want former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) and two prefer another choice.

The greatest number of respondents were from Lake Forest and Lake Bluff where 197 people indicated a preference. Of those, 95 want Romney, 93 like Obama, seven hope for Santorum and two want someone else.

In Deerfield, only 49 people participated. Of those, 29 want to keep the President in office, 19 would rather see Romney in the White House and one is for Santorum.

Romney’s biggest margin was in Highland Park where he was the choice of 61 of the 93 participants while the other 32 votes went to Obama.

Mitch Litrofsky April 07, 2012 at 01:45 PM
Thank you! I think that's a great and important question. And I appreciate your perspective, and share your sadness at our ability to talk and begin to solve our own problems. Why and how does Romney care work in the state economy but not in our national economy? Legitimate question.
steve shay April 07, 2012 at 02:50 PM
On NPR this was once discussed in a logical manner and one major point made was that Massachusetts (Romney care) was subsidized by the federal government which, even in the good times, could not afford to subsidize all 50 states plus Wash., DC. GUANTANAMO: LA TIMES: Aug. 2, 2007: Sen. Barack Obama makes a simple promise he will often repeat to loud domestic -- and foreign -- applause during his $750 million presidential campaign: "As President, I will close Guantanamo, reject the Military Commissions Act and adhere to the Geneva Conventions. Our Constitution and our Uniform Code of Military Justice provide a framework for dealing with the terrorists." Jan. 22, 2009: ... as one of his very first official Oval Office acts, Barack Obama signs an executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility within one year: "This is me following through on not just a commitment I made during the campaign, but I think an understanding that dates back to our founding fathers, that we are willing to observe core standards of conduct, not just when it's easy, but also when it's hard." Huffington Post, April 7, 2012: President Barack Obama reversed course Monday and ordered a resumption of military trials for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, making his once ironclad promise to close the isolated prison look even more distant.
steve shay April 07, 2012 at 03:08 PM
OBAMA OPPOSES SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: 2008: In an interview with MTV, Obama says he opposes Prop 8, but also gay marriage. Civil unions, the candidate says, are sufficient: "I have stated my opposition to [Prop 8]. I think it is unnecessary. I believe that marriage is between a man and woman and I am not in favor of gay marriage, but when you're playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that that is not what America is about. " White House senior adviser David Axelrod tells MSNBC that Obama "does oppose same-sex marriage, but he supports equality for gay and lesbian couples. … He supports civil unions. That’s been his position throughout. So nothing has changed."
RB April 07, 2012 at 04:18 PM
The President has stated that his position on Gay Marriage is evolving. He is for equality. The Right Wing, starting with Karl Rove in 2004 has used Gay Rights as a wedge to drive ultra conservative voters toward non- main stream candidates who oppose equality. Don't forget. Mr. Obama led the fight to appeal DADT and opposed DOMA and will not defend it. His State Department granted rights to Same Sex couples. The majority of the population supports Gay Marriage.
steve shay April 08, 2012 at 01:50 AM
Romney is also for "equality": June 7, 2011: Romney on Piers Morgan Tonight: "Of course, basic civil rights, and certain appropriate benefits should be available to people in non-traditional relationships. But marriage is a special institution between a man and a woman, and our Constitution and laws should reflect that." RB-Please define "evolving". As far as I am concerned, either you are for gay marriage or against. Romney and Obama are against it. (I am for it.) I see no evolution here. Also, why would you capitalize "Gay Marriage"? I don't get it?


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