Presidential campaigns target educated suburban voters

6:46 PM, Oct 22, 2012   |    comments
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BOCA RATON --- Four years ago, candidate Barack Obama carried the women's vote and narrowly won among college-educated, suburban women voters.

Now many polling experts believe both campaigns especially hope to connect with that group in swing states.

Copley's Joanne Felden says, "Women have so many choices and influence men and their families. It makes sense to try to get them."

Dr. John Green, of the University of Akron's Bliss Institute of Politics, said "A  lot of college-educated around Cleveland and Columbus are interested in foreign policy because of their values and they'd like us to have cooperation in the world."

But Green and others expect both candidates will pivot on the foreign policy issue to get back to the campaign's main issues -- the economy and jobs.

Copley say she hopes, "I can finally hear something from both candidates I can believe."

Right now, most polls show the race neck and neck.

Greeen says both candidates will try to make the case they are strong leaders without being too over-the-top, risking a headline-making mistake.


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