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.