West Australian reports "women flood to Gillard"

According to a Westpoll published in the West Australian the female vote is helping to shore up Labor's position in West Australia.

"A Westpoll of four key WA seats conducted exclusively for The West Australian shows former State minister Alannah MacTiernan is on track to end Don Randall's nine-year stranglehold on the seat of Canning thanks to the strength of the female vote.
Westpoll shows the resolution of the Government's argument with the big miners and the toppling of former PM Kevin Rudd has played strongly for Labor in its most marginal WA seat, Hasluck, held by Sharryn Jackson by just 1 per cent. The sitting member has surged to a two-party preferred lead of 54 per cent to the Liberals' 46 per cent.
The poll, which gauged the views of 1650 respondents between Sunday and Wednesday evenings, also found the Liberals would likely hold the seats of Cowan and Swan."

It's hard to tell from this whether there has in fact been a change in the female vote or whether this polling is just reflecting the fact that women have tended to favour Labor federally for quite some time.

A Westpoll of four key WA seats conducted exclusively for _The West Australian _ shows former State minister Alannah MacTiernan is on track to end Don Randall's nine-year stranglehold on the seat of Canning thanks to the strength of the female vote.
Westpoll shows the resolution of the Government's argument with the big miners and the toppling of former PM Kevin Rudd has played strongly for Labor in its most marginal WA seat, Hasluck, held by Sharryn Jackson by just 1 per cent. The sitting member has surged to a two-party preferred lead of 54 per cent to the Liberals' 46 per cent.
The poll, which gauged the views of 1650 respondents between Sunday and Wednesday evenings, also found the Liberals would likely hold the seats of Cowan and Swan.A Westpoll of four key WA seats conducted exclusively for _The West Australian _ shows former State minister Alannah MacTiernan is on track to end Don Randall's nine-year stranglehold on the seat of Canning thanks to the strength of the female vote.
Westpoll shows the resolution of the Government's argument with the big miners and the toppling of former PM Kevin Rudd has played strongly for Labor in its most marginal WA seat, Hasluck, held by Sharryn Jackson by just 1 per cent. The sitting member has surged to a two-party preferred lead of 54 per cent to the Liberals' 46 per cent.
The poll, which gauged the views of 1650 respondents between Sunday and Wednesday evenings, also found the Liberals would likely hold the seats of Cowan and Swan.I
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