Skip to comments.Romney gains ground on Obama after strong debate
Posted on 10/05/2012 3:35:57 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney gained ground on Democratic President Barack Obama after a strong performance in their first debate heading into the November 6 election, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll taken after their prime-time face-off.
Romney is now viewed positively by 51 percent of voters, the first time he has enjoyed a net positive in the U.S. presidential race, the poll found. Obama's favorability rating remained unchanged at 56 percent, according to the poll.
Romney moved ahead of the president on several core issues after Wednesday's debate, which was widely seen as a victory for the Republican candidate.
Voters now see Romney as a better bet to boost the economy, spur job creation and manage the budget deficit, the poll found. He narrowed Obama's advantage on taxes, the Social Security retirement program and the Medicare health insurance program for the elderly and disabled.
Romney's strong performance could make the race more competitive, Ipsos pollster Cliff Young said.
"If he has more debates like this, is able to push through his message and target undecideds, we might see movement in voting intention, but he needs a lot more of this," Young said....
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How can 56% view Obama positively?? That’s insane...that’s the 47% plus 9....Ignorant people
favorability is not for either one or the other, so it’s possible.
Reuters.....need I say more?
Romney was right. That 47% will always be there.
Romney needs a bounce in the polls that peaks on election day.
Incidentally, some of the most arrogant and elitist a**ho** I've ever met in my life were self-proclaimed European socialists. The socialist elite do not want people to be upwardly mobile, as in traditional American society. They want everyone to stay in their place, beneath them.