Mitt Romney

Romney Campaign Pinning Hopes With Women on Economic Issues

The election could come down to a few thousand votes in a few swing states


With just 15 days until Election Day and most polls showing a dead heat between President Obama and Mitt Romney, Democrats and Republicans have found common ground on all of about two matters: The race is close, and women voters will play a huge role in determining who comes out on top.

As Romney attempts to close in on Mr. Obama's advantage among women, his campaign is banking on the notion that a crucial sliver of females will be voting on economic issues—and in favor of Romney's business record—in a hard-hit economy. The Obama campaign, which has for months been relentlessly highlighting ongoing debates over social issues like abortion, contraception, and health care, is doing everything in its power to undermine that effort.