According to a new Washington Post-Abt SRBI poll, Democrat nominee Terry McAuliffe has taken the lead in Virginia’s race for governor due to a significant gender gap. While McAuliffe and opposing Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli were tied among female voters polled in May, new numbers show that McAuliffe leads 47 percent to Cuccinelli’s 39 percent among likely voters and has gained a substantial 24- point margin among women voters. Cuccinelli’s decline in popularity has been attributed to his conservative views about women’s issues, particularly abortion and contraception. This gender gap not only represents a shift in the race for election, but a change in the role women play in the male-dominated world of politics as well. Here are only three of the ideas Cuccinelli has proposed that threaten a woman's right to choose what is best for her own body.
September 24, 2013