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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wendy Davis is losing among women

I earlier wrote about Alison Lundergan Grimes' inability to grab the women's vote in her quest to become Kentucky first women senator. At least Grimes is able to eke out a 1 point lead among women where as Wendy Davis actually trails Greg Abbott in the Texas governor race in that gender category. Abbott leads Abortion Barbie 50% to 34% among all voters and 40% to 38% among women according to the CBS News/NYT/You Gov poll. If there is a silver lining in this dark cloud for Davis she can point out that she does win in the 18-34 age bracket while losing in all other age groups and she prevails among Hispanics 42% to 34%. Never mind that both of these groups have a rather casual attraction to mid term elections.
One suspects the Davis campaign has always been all smoke and no fire. Like Grimes she played well in Hollywood but not so much at home. Her Hollywood support comes from the likes of Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Garner, Matt Damon, Leonard Nemoy, Barbara Streisand, and Tom Hanks. The political action committee, Battleground Texas was set up by former Obama campaign operatives for her and her list of institutional donors include the usual suspects; Emily's List, SEIU Cope, and Planned Parenthood. Her campaign would be great for California but it doesn't play in Texas.

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