Women will serve as the key vote in races such as the Ted Budd-Cheri Beasley battle for North Carolina's Senate seat, according to analysts monitoring the midterms.
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In states like North Carolina, where Democrat Cheri Beasley is set to face off against Republican Rep. Ted Budd in the state's open Senate seat, analysts say women will be the key vote. According to the latest voter registration numbers, the Tar Heel State has about 550,000 more women voters registered than men. 'Special Report' host provides insight on top issues for Americans heading into the midterm elections. Rep. Nancy Mace explains her approach to abortion legislation as the debate continues after Roe v. Wade's reversal on 'Your World.'
"They are the focus and main hope for the Democrats in this election, especially because of the Dobbs decision's repeal of Roe v. Wade," said Mac McCorkle, a professor of public policy at Duke University. "Usually, the problem for the party in power -- and it's still probably a problem for the Democrats -- is that their side is not as motivated. The other side is mad because they lost the last election. They want to pay back the incumbent party. So I think that the Republican enthusiasm, especially of Republican women, was probably already there."