Poll: Obama Opens Big Lead Over Romney On Women’s Issues

Voters see President Obama as far more in touch with the problems women face, a new poll from CNN finds. On who is more in touch with women voters, Obama leads Romney 60 percent to 31 percent among likely voters. Among registered voters, Obama leads 62 percent to 27 percent.

As Romney heads to the Republican National Convention, the poll shows Obama leading when it comes to personal characteristics and relating to voters. On who is more “in touch with the problems facing middle class Americans,” Obama leads 53 percent to 39 percent among likely voters and 58 percent to 33 percent among registered voters. Obama also leads on the question of who cares about “the needs of people like you” by 13 points among likely voters and 20 points among registered voters.

Romney’s strengths come on questions of competence and leads Obama slightly on who would run government more effectively.

The survey of 1,055 adults was conducted from August 22-23 and has a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percent.