National Federation of Republican Women
August 27, 2012
CONTACT: Lisa Ziriax
405-596-3873 or

Nationwide Survey of 8,500 Republican Women Affirms
That Fiscal, Economic Issues Dominate Landscape

Nearly 40 Percent Either Struggling or Somewhat Struggling Financially

TAMPA, Fla. Released today by the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), results of a recent survey of Republican women affirm that women are most concerned about economic and fiscal issues during this presidential election year.

"Obama's economic policies have failed our entire nation, but women have been disproportionately affected," NFRW President Rae Lynne Chornenky says. "Our survey affirms that women believe that the economy, unemployment, federal spending and personal finances are our biggest problems, both nationally and locally."

What's more, many respondents are feeling the economic strains personally. When asked whether they are struggling to make ends meet, nearly 40% indicated that they are either struggling or somewhat struggling.

More than 8,500 Republican women from all 50 states and many U.S. territories participated in the online survey, which was conducted by the NFRW from July 1 through Aug. 6. Both a summary and a full report of results are available at

The NFRW had two requirements for participants: they had to be female, and they had to describe themselves as Republicans. The survey covered a range of topics on domestic and foreign policy, societal concerns, perceptions about women, elections, politics, personal beliefs, and demographics. Economic and fiscal issues noticeably dominated.

"It's clear that we need new leadership in Washington to turn our country around," Chornenky says. "The NFRW will be speaking out between now and Election Day, educating women about Obama's failed economic record and offering Mitt Romney as the candidate with the expertise and the solutions to put Americans back to work."

Chornenky is available to the media to discuss the survey. To schedule an interview, contact Lisa Ziriax, NFRW Communications Director, at or 405-596-3873.

Founded in 1938, the NFRW has thousands of active members in local clubs across the nation and in several U.S. territories, making it one of the largest women’s political organizations in the country. The grassroots organization works to promote the principles and objectives of the Republican Party, elect Republican candidates, inform the public through political education and activity, and increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government.

For more information about the NFRW, visit

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