… Largely because most college-educated white women hold liberal views on social issues, the Democratic nominee has carried them in four of the past five presidential elections; in 2008, 52 percent of such women backed Obama. Until Denver, national surveys consistently showed him winning a majority of these white-collar women.
Number-crunchers in Romney headquarters believe their candidate is unlikely to prevail unless he can reduce that margin.
Several polls since the Denver debate say that Romney has done just that. [cont.]
Ron Brownstein, National Journal