Those backing metro Atlanta’s transportation sales tax vote said Wednesday that they’re turning their focus to Republican women. From Jonathan Shapiro and WABE (90.1FM):
Speaking before about a hundred well-dressed women at Home Depot’s corporate headquarters in Vinings, former Atlanta city councilwoman Lisa Borders, who is now with the Grady Foundation, began her remarks with a very deliberate appeal.
“We are fixers as women. Don’t we fix everything everyday? Don’t we fix everything everyday? So we have a problem, so who do we come to? Women.”
David Hill, an Alabama consultant in charge of polling and strategy for the campaign, provided the numbers:
“We’re expecting to do poorly with Republican males. We’ve got a vote goal of only 35 percent because it’s a historically anti-tax position that Republican men take. If we can get the 50 percent from Republican women who we find more open to the arguments here, we can make it work,” said Hill.
According to his research,