So says the new ABC News/Washington Post poll:

Over the past several weeks, Republicans have watched squeamishly as presidential contender Rick Santorum has waded into multiple controversies that risk alienating half the 2012 electorate: women.

But in fact, Santorum has grown more popular among women while talking about his opposition to abortion, his disapproval of birth control and his view that the federal government shouldn’t pay for prenatal screenings. A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows not only that Santorum is doing better among GOP women than he was a few weeks ago, but also that he is less unpopular — and also less well known — among Democratic and independent women than his Republican rivals Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.

But … but … I thought all women hated Santorum because of his views on abortion and contraception! That’s what the mainstream media told me! How could the MSM be so out of touch with a large number of women in this country? Where are these so-called “women”? Where indeed?