Over his first month as the presumptive GOP nominee for President, Mitt Romney has tried his darndest to reach out to groups that don't like him much. Yesterday, he went to Philadelphia to pretend he has black friends (although hopefully this time, he refrained from saying "Who let the dogs out?!" during photo ops). His wife Ann has vouched for him as well, tousling his hair on the news and assuring women of America that because she likes her husband, all other ladies should like him, too. Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has endorsed him as well, saying that he's "better for women" than Barack Obama. But after weeks of the Romney campaign's window dressing, the Republican is still left with one uncomfortable and seemingly insurmountable fact: women dislike the hell out of Mitt Romney. And single women like him so little that it's almost comical.
According to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, Romney still trails Obama among women by 15 points — a 4 point improvement since the Washington Post recorded a 19 point deficit recorded in April — but among single women, the prognosis is much worse. Married ladies are coming around to Mittens — they prefer him over Obama by 9 points — single ladies prefer Obama over Romney by 36 points. Since there are 55 million single women in the country, this could be a problem come November.
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