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Did Obama Benefit from Competent GOP Governors' Policies on Election Day?

JamesB. Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 11:51 PM
Your party got completely slaughtered as far as the women's vote. As in - crushed. Even in races the Republicans won, they lost the women's vote. But keep thinking and saying it has to do with "handouts," "takers versus makers," etc. It's insulting and you'll be in electoral oblivion forever.

Here's something I've been trying to figure out since Obama's re-election on Tuesday, and which I included in my column in Townhall Magazine's December issue (so consider this a sneak peek!): Everyone kept saying the economy was the main issue; and the exit polls agreed. How did residents of swing states feel comfortable enough economically to think four more years of the same would help?

Of the “toss up” states in this election, Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nevada and Florida all elected GOP governors post-2008, and several have GOP senators. In fact, only two toss-up states in 2012 had...