President Obama has made several political moves lately that have put him in better standing with women around the country. "His support dropped among this critical constituency just before the new year began and the presidential campaign got under way in earnest," CBS News reports. "But his standing with female voters is strengthening, polls show, as the economy improves and social issues, including birth control, become a bigger part of the nation's political discourse."
Politico's Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman write that "After hammering away for a year at the message that Republicans are indifferent to women’s health and economic well-being, President Barack Obama’s party has been handed a nearly perfect political punching bag": Rick Santorum. Indeed, Santorum "constantly says things that are offensive to women," notes former NOW president Kim Gandy. So will women vote for Santorum if he gets the nomination? Recent polling suggests that securing women voters is a growing problem for the GOP.