On Sunday, Eva Longoria told a crowd of women that "there is no way women can vote Republican". Yesterday, we pointed out that her perspective might be off seeing as she has nothing in common with the average woman.
As it turns out, Longoria’s statement was even more ridiculous than we first pointed out. We’ve compiled some facts and figures below showing how women have prospered under Obama. That’s sarcasm for you at home because women in Colorado haven’t prospered under Obama’s regime. At all.
The unemployment rate for women in Colorado has increased from 4.3% in 2008 to 7.8% during Obama’s reign, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That means that there are 98,000 unemployed female Coloradans now.
Since Obama stepped into the Oval Office, women are more impoverished. According to the National Women's Law Center, the poverty rate among Colorado’s women has risen from 12.5% in 2009 to 13.1% in 2010 (when the organization stopped publishing this data). Perhaps this data was not helpful to our fearless leader?
Why should Colorado women support him again?
The good news is that more and more women are waking up to the inequalities that the Obama administration’s policies have thrust upon them. According to a recent CNN poll, the top issue among women is the economy (51%) and a June Fox News poll showed that 52% of women think the Obama administration has mostly failed at creating jobs.
While Obama won 56% percent of the vote among women in 2008, a mid-June Gallup poll shows his approval rating among women at just 48%. Ouch.