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Voters in swing states Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania are split on whether President Obama is better at handling the economy than Mitt Romney, according to a new Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS News poll.
When the focus is personal appeal and empathy, Obama wins in these three states, which he carried in 2008.
In all three states, most women say they prefer Mr. Obama. About half of female voters in Florida back him, while his support is even stronger in Ohio and Pennsylvania, where nearly 6 in 10 women say they favor him. In Ohio, men prefer Mr. Romney, while they are more closely split in Florida and Pennsylvania.
Related: In Quest for Women Voters, Obama Should Push Obamacare USNews.com
Study: Romney’s Tax Plan Hits MIddle Class Wall Street Journal
Study: Romney tax plan would result in cuts for rich, higher burden for others The Washington Post
What would that mean for the average tax bill? Millionaires would get an $87,000 tax cut, the study says. But for 95 percent of the population, taxes would go up by about 1.2 percent, an average of $500 a year.
Former Paulson aide on Bain defense Politico
PEW Research has issued a new report The Rise of Residential Segregation by Income, confirming that Americans are more segregated than ever — but by income and not skin color. This change in the nation’s housing patterns shows that lower income households were 5% more likely to live in a majority lower-income census tract than in 1980. This shift reflects major differences in patterns by city, with 41% of lower-income households likely to live in a poor zone versus 26% in Atlanta, 28% in Boston or 29% in Chicago.
Birth Control, September 11 and Pearl Harbor
Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) stood on the floor of the House of Representatives today, comparing a new regulation requiring insurers to provide women birth control without a copay to September 11th or Pearl Harbor.
“Today is the day religious freedom died in America,” Kelly added. His colleague Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.) expressed a similar sentiment, saying, “We’re not the land of the free anymore, and we need to get that straight.”
Anne of Carversville
Backlash is an international exhibition that testify the climate towards women in the Unted States, investigates their rights and freedom. In New York until Aug. 11th. Soho20 Chelsea Gallery; 547 West 27th Street