By Sam Baker
Female voters in swing states see Mitt Romney as “out of step” on issues of women’s health, according to a new poll commissioned by Planned Parenthood’s advocacy arm.
The survey, conducted by Hart Research Associates, lends credence to Democrats’ argument that the presumptive GOP presidential nominee is on the wrong end of a steep gender gap, largely because of his opposition to abortion rights and his positions on issues such as contraception.
By a 20-point margin, women surveyed in the Planned Parenthood Action Fund poll said Romney is “out of step” on women’s issues. That number increased as women heard “specific information about Romney’s on-the-record statements about women’s preventive and reproductive health,” the Hart polling memo says.
After hearing those descriptions, 64 percent of respondents said Romney is out of step.
President Obama had a 13-point advantage over Romney, which grew to 22 points after…
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