Obama is boosted by his support among women, a constituency that favors him by 19 percentage points over RomneyComment: The Republicans have two traditional gaps ... blacks (which will vote overwhelmingly for Obama) and Hispanics. The third gap is women. The third gap may have been why McCain chose Palin. That was exciting for about a day. Shortly thereafter the enthusiasm waned when Republicans (at least the ones I know) questioned whether she was qualified to step into the highest office. I suspect that the gender gap will promote a female governor to the head of the VP list.