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2012 Elections: Did Obama win the Battle for Mom?

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(Read caption) 2012 Elections: Obama appears to have won the Battle for Mom, with 53 percent of the votes cast by mothers, according to exit polls. Here Amy Deming (left) cast her ballot Nov. 6 as her son Max, 4, played with his V-Reader at Pony Express Elementary School in Eagle Mountain, Utah.

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Initial results in the Battle For Mom are in.  And the winner, exit polls show, is President Barack Obama. 

(Sound familiar?)

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Yes, 56 percent of voting mothers cast their ballots in Election 2012 for Obama, according to exit poll numbers reported by Fox News, while 43 percent picked GOP contender Mitt Romney. That’s about the same edge the president had among all female voters, which went 55 percent for Mr. Obama and 44 percent for Mr. Romney.

This, mind you, after a presidential campaign that put motherhood and apple pie even more front-and-center than usual. I mean, we even got the Mommy Wars involved, if you can think way back to some comments Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen made in April about stay-at-home moms.


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