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Democrats' advantage among female voters has narrowed from recent campaign cycles, CNN analyst Harry Enten explained on Saturday.
"The polling ahead of the 2022 midterms has been marked by a shrinking of electoral divisions," he wrote. "Perhaps more surprisingly as we head into the heart of the primary season, the same is true when it comes to gender. Even after the leak of a draft US Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, there are signs of a smaller gender gap among voters."
Enten says polling shows Republicans are doing far better than the last midterms.
"Every two years, I have a tradition of writing on a widening gender gap before the election. I did it in 2016, 2018 and 2020. All of those cycles featured wide differences in voting between men and women, though those variations tended to be larger at this point than what actually came to bear," he wrote. "Right now, the divide is considerably smaller than it was in May 2018, which was considered by many to be a second 'Year of the Woman.'"
Averaging six recent polls, Enten found a gender gap of 20 points.
"This margin may seem large (and it's not small), but it was 29 points per the average of these same polls at this point four years ago. (Aggregated CNN polling from late 2019 put the gender gap in a matchup between Biden and former President Donald Trump at an even larger 34 points.) The current smaller divide disproportionately comes because of female voters. While Republicans are doing 4 points better among men than at this point in 2018, they're doing 13 points better among women," he explained.
He noted the average gender gap in polls had not changed since the leak of a draft Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.
"This could change if Roe is overturned. Still, the gender gap on abortion is significantly smaller than on other issues, so such a scenario would probably affect the voting patterns of men and women similarly," he noted.
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Fox News insider warns law enforcement may be needed to stop the network's lies from killing Americans
Law enforcement may have to intervene to stop Fox News from incited racist terrorism as its primetime hosts push white supremacist conspiracy theories, a longtime network insider warned on Saturday.
Carl Cameron spent two decades at the network reporting on politics and earning the nickname "Campaign Carl" for his extensive travel to cover political races. He was interviewed on Saturday by CNN's Jim Acosta.
Acosta played clips of Tucker Carlson pushing the same white supremacist conspiracy theory that the alleged Buffalo massacre gun said motivated in his manifesto.
"Do you think the Murdock family in charge of Fox will ever pull the plug on Tucker?" Acosta asked.
"There's a point when it becomes difficult for an executive to put up with the help," Cameron replied.
"In this particular case, Tucker has been screaming fire in a crowded movie house for years, and that cliche really comes to the matter of what is free speech, and the fact of the matter is, if you disturb starting a riot in a movie theater, cops are going to arrest you and you might end up in jail or you might end up in something worse," he explained.
"That absolutely has to stop, whether it's the antitrust bill to take down and deplatform people who lie and put out falsehoods that cause damage and violent, violent hate, there ought to be something done about it," he replied.
He said Democrats have to take action.
"Democrats have to kick it in. The president has to be more forceful and sooner or later the law enforcement and the U.S. government is going to have to stop the lying because it's causing people's deaths," Cameron said.
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Authorities in Texas say they acted quickly after receiving a report that a law enforcement officer tasered her young sons.
"A former Precinct 4 Deputy Constable remains in Harris County jail Friday evening, facing felony allegations she used a stun gun, commonly known as a Taser, on her three minor children," KTRK reported. "Xochitl Ortiz is no longer a deputy constable. She was fired when she was arrested earlier this week."
The boys are 8, 11, and 12.
"The facts allege that you used a Taser to tase each of your children: one on the hand, one on the buttocks, one on the shoulder. The facts allege the complaining witnesses complained of shock and pain and don't feel safe in your home," a hearing officer said as Ortiz was arraigned.
Ortiz is being held on $450,000 bond.
Constable Mark Herman claims his office quickly took action when notified of the allegations.
"On April 14, 2022 my office received a complaint in reference to these allegations and immediately initiated an investigation. My office, along with investigators with the Harris County Sheriff's Office worked together, culminating in my office placing ex-deputy Xochitl Ortiz into custody and transferring her to the investigators," Herman said.