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Romney Adviser: ‘There’s Always Going To Be A Gender Gap’

By Alex Seitz-Wald on April 13, 2012 at 1:03 pm

"Romney Adviser: ‘There’s Always Going To Be A Gender Gap’"


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While the Romney campaign has been working furiously to boost the presumed GOP nominee’s support among women, one of his advisers suggested that the gender gap will remain no matter what. Kerry Healey, one of Romney’s oldest aides who served as lieutenant governor under Romney and is now a foreign policy adviser to the campaign, told Newsmax TV that Democrats will “always” get more support from women.

Asked about poll numbers that show Romney trailing way behind Obama among women, Healy said the campaign would try to “win a few of those over, but there’s always going to be a gender gap:”

HEALY: There is always a gender gap between women voters between the Republican and the Democratic Party. There are more women in the Democratic Party to begin with. They are Democrats and they are always going to vote Democratic. We’re hoping to win a few of those over, but there’s always going to be a gender gap between Republicans and Democrats. And we’ll try to close that gap.

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