Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

THE swing group that could decide a close election and alter Congress

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
 
G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 11:43 AM
Original message
THE swing group that could decide a close election and alter Congress


WHY SINGLE WOMEN MUST VOTE
Ruth Rosen, San Francisco Chronicle

Unmarried women are the demographic-swing group that could decide a close election, oust President Bush and alter the political landscape in Congress.
*In Election 2004:

http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=17862

Forget the angry white men of 1994, the soccer moms of 1998 or the NASCAR dads of 2002. This year, Democrats believe that single women, one- fifth of the nation's population and 42 percent of all registered women voters, are the demographic-swing group that could decide a close election, oust President Bush and alter the political landscape in Congress.

Who are these unmarried women? They are never-married working women, divorced working mothers raising kids alone and widows who are worried about their economic security.

Last December, Celinda Lake and Stan Greenberg, two well-known Democratic pollsters, released the results of a survey that Democrats are taking to heart. "Unmarried women represent millions more voters with very clear concerns about the economy, health care and education," said Lake.

To this, Greenberg added, "If unmarried women voted at the same rate as married women, they would have a decisive impact on this (2004) election and could be the most important agents of change in modern politics."
..more..
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 11:50 AM
Response to Original message
1. I'm single and vote all Democrat.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 11:54 AM
Response to Original message
2. If this swing vote decides in favor of Bush
That will tell me the SCOTUS is no longer an issue in presidential elections since this group would be most affected by rightwing justices.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 01:16 PM
Response to Original message
3.  not hostile and inflammatory enough
Edited on Sat Feb-21-04 01:23 PM by G_j
a headline? god forbid we actually discuss something constructive. :shrug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ramsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 01:19 PM
Response to Original message
4. I think this group
Of single women probably will overwhelmingly vote Democratic.

So support Emily's List and America Coming Together, groups that are working hard to reach out to and educate this particular group of potential voters.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 01:40 PM
Response to Reply #4
6. good advice
thank you!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
BeFree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 01:24 PM
Response to Original message
5. I, for one, am all for unmarried women.
All my life has been devoted to taking care of their needs. While my efforts have faltered in some aspects, overall, things have gone pretty well. <grinning>

Unfortunately, most of the many unmarrieds that I know of are as apolitical as one can be. If we can just get them swinging with us, it may result in a whole new relationship, eh?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue May 21st 2024, 02:06 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC