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    Policy & Law

    The voting trends of women

    By Christopher Palmer
    Published: April 6, 2012

    In the Elections 2012 coverage on Know, experts from across The University of Texas at Austin weigh in on the politics and the issues, from the economy, the environment and demographics to immigration, energy, social change and more.

    In this sixth conversation of our elections series, visiting scholar Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto discusses the voting trends of women and how women are mobilizing around specific issues for this year’s election season.

    Learn more about our faculty experts:

    Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto is a Fellow at the Center for Politics and Governance at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, a visiting scholar in the Department of Government and director of communications for Latino Decisions.

    James Henson is a lecturer in the Department of Government and directs the Texas Politics Project, which seeks to educate students and Texans about state government, politics and history through a dynamic website and speaker series. It also conducts regular statewide issues and political polls. The Texas Politics Project is The University of Texas at Austin’s home for the UT/Texas Tribune Poll, a statewide survey of public opinion on issues and elections in Texas.

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    More from Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto:

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      JDavenport '11 said on April 16, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.
      Romney is going to have a lot of backpedaling to do to get a foothold with women voters by November. I'm not sure what he'll have to do to overcome all of the women-UNfriendly positions he took that he apparently needed to woo conservatives. I'm sure he'll make some gains with his proposed strategy of pointing out the number of jobs women lost under Obama, but I just don't think he understands how hard women's groups will be campaigning against him this year. It's going to be a big fight for him to take on.
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