About three weeks of internal polling and focus group research has identified jobs and household finances as the most important issues among 1,206 likely women voters, according to the Republican National Committee, which commissioned the surveys along with the National Republican Congressional Campaign.Hmm. That Republican poll is finding an awful lot more opposition to Obamacare than other polls, like the recent Bloomberg poll in which 32 percent of people thought Obamacare should be repealed, 56 percent agreed with the statement "It may need small modifications, but we should see how it works," and 10 percent wanted it left alone. It's not just that the "Republicans talk to women" poll shows something different than the majority of polls. It's that it's a Republican poll, and Republican pollsters suck.
Party officials said Obamacare was also a top issue, with 55 percent of women polled opposing President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy and 43 percent voicing strong opposition.
While women overall are clear in their dislike of the Republican Party, it's certainly the case that there are demographics of women who are likely to vote Republican. And you can't fault Republicans for actually talking to voters other than rich white dudes. But maybe they shouldn't be so quick to publicize polling results that are significantly at odds with other polling, especially given their party's poor track record on polling.
That said, if Republicans want to tailor their 2014 message around questionable polling, I'm all for it.