A new poll finds that President Obama leads GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney among women in 12 swing states -- a finding fueled mostly by health care, the top issue for women, according to the poll.
Boston Globe: Poll: Obama Leads Romney By 9 Points In Swing States
Women have propelled President Obama to a widening lead over Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney in a dozen swing states, according to a poll released Monday. ... Women said health care is the most important issue in the campaign. Obama in 2010 led passage of a health care reform law, which Romney has vowed to repeal if elected. The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of the law in June (Borchers, 4/2).
Another GOP presidential hopeful, Rick Santorum, lays out his plan for health care --
National Journal: Santorum Offers Health Care Plan In Op-Ed
Rick Santorum offered a stark contrast to President Obama's health care law on Monday, saying he would repeal the legislation and propose a plan that relies on private insurance. In an op-ed in USA Today, the former Pennsylvania senator said he would repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a plan that will allow companies to compete over state lines and allow Americans to buy health insurance with pre-tax dollars. He also contends that those with pre-existing conditions, who have gaps in their coverage, would pay more "afterward" to sign up for care (Miller, 4/2).
And the health care issue is playing out in congressional seats as well --