President Barack Obama worked to quell the anger over the health care requirement that religious-affiliated organizations cover employees' contraception. He announced Feb. 10 that employees at the organizations can receive contraception directlyfrom the health insurance provider.
Two recent events brought women's health to the forefront: Female U.S. House Democrats walked out of a hearing in protest that their female witness wasn't added to a majority-male panel of witnesses, and GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorumsupporter Foster Friess made a poorly-received remark about women holding Aspirin between their knees as a form of birth control.
"Republican agitating on this issue could cause themselves trouble at the polls this year," The polling center concluded. "If (Republicans) want to make it about social issues and making it easy and affordable for women to access birth control, Democrats win."