◼ Romney’s Strong Debate Performance Erases Obama’s Lead, GOP Challenger Viewed as Candidate with New Ideas - Pew Research Center via Drudge
Mitt Romney no longer trails Barack Obama in the Pew Research Center’s presidential election polling. By about three-to-one, voters say Romney did a better job than Obama in the Oct. 3 debate, and the Republican is now better regarded on most personal dimensions and on most issues than he was in September. Romney is seen as the candidate who has new ideas and is viewed as better able than Obama to improve the jobs situation and reduce the budget deficit.
Fully 66% of registered voters say Romney did the better job in last Wednesday’s debate, compared with just 20% who say Obama did better. A majority (64%) of voters who watched the debate describe it as mostly informative; just 26% say it was mostly confusing....
◼ MILITARY TIMES POLL: R 66% O 26%... - Military Times
◼ GALLUP: 5-POINT ROMNEY BOUNCE... - Gallup
◼ PEW: 18-point shift among women... - Business Insider
◼ BATTLEGROUND POLL: ROMNEY UP 16 WITH INDEPENDENTS, UP 13 IN ENTHUSIASM, Romney leads among independents 51-35... - John Nolte/Breitbart
◼ 'Enthusiasm' gap 13-point spread for Republican... - Politico
◼ Romney's strong debate helps him close gap with Obama in Michigan, poll shows - Detroit Free Press
◼ Romney's 52-point debate victory over Obama is the biggest in Gallup poll history - Toby Harnden/Daily Mail
The scale of Obama's humiliation revealed: Romney scores 52-point debate victory - the BIGGEST in Gallup poll history
• Romney also enjoyed a five-point national poll swing putting him level pegging with Obama at 47%
• Even among Democrats, 49 per cent thought Romney was the winner with only 39 per cent of his own supporters saying Obama had won the day
• Latest: Pew Research Center reported Romney taking a four-point lead among likely voters since the debate - 12-point swing from mid-September