End of Day Report
Return Of The Security Moms
Two stories on the front page of today's Washington Post must have sent Obama White House aides rushing for the Maalox. One is about terrorism and the other is about the president's approval rating. They are related and they are bad news for the president.
For years, political pundits and prognosticators have obsessed over the "gender gap" and the role of women in politics. "Soccer Moms" reelected Bill Clinton in 1996. "Security Moms" reelected George W. Bush in 2004. Women swooned for Obama in 2008. And they stuck with him during the so-called "war on women" in 2012.
But now they are turning on him. The latest Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that Obama's support among female voters is cratering.Read More