Despite rumors that his luck with woman has changed, Mitt Romney has continued to fail at closing the sizable gender gap among voters with only a week to go until the election. The Huffington Post's poll wizard Mark Blumenthal and politics reporter Sabrina Siddiqui crunched a whole host of the most recent numbers and found that Romney's fortune among women voters has changed little since his post debate surge at the beginning of October, despite rumors that he'd finally made a breakthrough with the demographic.
That first debate did give Romney a bump among women voters, but that bump has disappeared. "That poll we conducted right after the first debate suggested that his debate performance did have an impact on the race, and that impact was probably more substantial among women than it was among men," Michael Dimock, associate director at the Pew Research Center told The Huffington Post. "The entirety of the polling over the course of this year suggests to me that the gender gap is likely to look very similar to the last few election cycles, with women somewhere between 6 and 8 points to favor Obama, and fairly consistent with where we've been since 1980."