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Gallup: Romney scored biggest debate win in history
The Hill ^ | OCTOBER 8, 2012 | Christian Heinze

Posted on 10/08/2012 10:09:55 AM PDT by kingattax

According to a new Gallup poll of those who watched last week's presidential debate, 72% picked Mitt Romney as the winner, while only 20% thought Barack Obama won.

That''s the biggest win in history, exceeding even Bill Clinton's 42% advantage in his townhall debate over George H.W. Bush (the one where Bush checked his watch).

The numbers on Romney vs. Obama reflect those of snap opinion polls.

According to Gallup, Republicans gave him a 95% win over Obama, Independents picked him, 70%-19%, and even Democrats thought Romney won, 49%-39%.

But does that really matter?

Yes, Gallup notes that in the three days following the debate, Romney erased a 5% deficit among registered voters to tie Obama, 47%-47%.

Going forward, everyone expects Obama to do much better in the second debate, but Joe Scarborough made an interesting point this morning.

The second tussle is a townhall debate, and that puts some natural constraints on Obama's ability to attack. Audiences want you to focus on them and their questions for you; not on your opponent. They also expect a more personal affair -- one that's less friendly to being unfriendly.

One more thing to note: This morning marks the fifth since the first presidential debate wrapped up, and Morning Joe is opening yet again with a chat about the debate. That kind of staying power is fairly unprecedented in today's perpetually peripatetic news cycles.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; 2012polls; gallup; presidentialdebate; romneydebatevictory

1 posted on 10/08/2012 10:09:57 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: left that other site

PING


2 posted on 10/08/2012 10:11:05 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: kingattax

Watch out, Gallup.

Holder is watching you.


3 posted on 10/08/2012 10:11:16 AM PDT by Gasshog
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To: kingattax

Today GALLUP DAILY
Oct 5-7, 2012 – Updates daily at 1 p.m. ET; reflects one-day change
Obama Approval 51%+3
Obama Disapproval 44%-2
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
Obama 50%+1
Romney 45%-1
7-day rolling average


4 posted on 10/08/2012 10:13:10 AM PDT by jennychase
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To: kingattax
That was my conclusion. What other debate was as much of a rout?
5 posted on 10/08/2012 10:13:47 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: kingattax
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6 posted on 10/08/2012 10:14:31 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: kingattax

I thoroughly enjoyed watching 0bama get his azz kicked. I’m thinking Biden will OVERCOMPENSATE for 0bama’s malaise and it will backfire BIGTIME. Biden doesn’t know how to be gracefully aggressive, but Ryan does. That’s Ryan’s natural style. Get ready for the ‘Biden makes an azz out of himself’ show.


7 posted on 10/08/2012 10:16:36 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: kingattax
The second tussle is a townhall debate, and that puts some natural constraints on Obama's ability to attack. Audiences want you to focus on them and their questions for you; not on your opponent.

I believe that Obama really has a tin ear for such things. I suspect he may over-react and go after Romney in a way which is a turn-off in a town hall format.

8 posted on 10/08/2012 10:17:55 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: jennychase
Gallup notes that in the three days following the debate, Romney erased a 5% deficit among registered voters to tie Obama, 47%-47%.
9 posted on 10/08/2012 10:18:32 AM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: kingattax

Amongst LV’s Romney will be ahead +3.


10 posted on 10/08/2012 10:19:40 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Furthermore, I heard this morning that it was the most watched debate since Reagan/Carter.

No wonder the Obama team is escalating their attacks that Romney is a liar.


11 posted on 10/08/2012 10:19:51 AM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
What other debate was as much of a rout?

The only other debate that I can remember that was a rout was the vice presidential debate between Dan Quayle and Al Gore in 1992. Quayle cleaned Gore's clock, but the news media seems to have forgotten that one.

12 posted on 10/08/2012 10:21:31 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: kingattax

Although I’m no fan of Romney’s record, from a campaign standpoint I very much appreciate it when the person at the top of the ticket steps up and delivers like Romney did last week. He’s energized everything from the top down by popping the media bubble they created for all of us. For that I respect him.


13 posted on 10/08/2012 10:25:54 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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To: kingattax

Unfortunately, today`s Gallup has Obama back up +5 at 50-45. Looks like the juiced jobs numbers blunted Romney`s gains.


14 posted on 10/08/2012 10:27:20 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: kingattax

With all due to respect to Mittens ... although he was good ... he was still pretty much unopposed!

15 posted on 10/08/2012 10:27:32 AM PDT by Zakeet (Calling the Obozo/Bernack economy sluggish is an insult to slugs)
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To: kingattax

16 posted on 10/08/2012 10:38:07 AM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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To: kingattax
I guess Mark Twain's assertion stating, “Don’t argue (or debate) with idiots. They drag you down to their level and beat you with experience,” needs an addendum - “unless that idiot is Barack Hussein Obama”.
17 posted on 10/08/2012 10:38:23 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: kingattax
Going forward, everyone expects Obama to do much better in the second debate,

Everyone! That's what it says, everyone!

Ubama's shtick is to lie about Romney and create E.D.! ENVY and DIVISION! Romney needs to go after MILLIONAIRE Barack Ubama. Present it to the people, which "millionaire" do you want in office! The millionaire that can TALK about "HOPE we can get out of the financial mess" or the candidate with a proven track record of getting out of financial messes.

Romney will need to present the facts of who he is not who the media and Hollywood libs have created!

18 posted on 10/08/2012 10:50:18 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: kingattax
debate:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g6Vj058tXQ&feature=related

Romney destroyed the socialist Obama.

I have seen what Chavez has done in Venezuela. This is the exact thing that will happen in the U.S.A if Obama is reelected: tanks in the street, no food in stores , oppressing , rigged elections, etc.

This is socialism: When the federal government owns everything then it has absolute power. Anyone that supports Obama is an idiot and you will end up an oppressed starving slave as is happening in Venezuela, and every communist/socialist nation that ever existed. capitalism and the free market allow competing interests, individual ownership, socialism doesn't and so power in concentrated in the government( Obama). Also the free market actually works and socialism doesn't work and is very inefficient so that people starve and everything is rationed and government idiots decide who gets what.

What we need to do is limit government : everything that the free market can do then leave government out of it . that includes education, cell phones, healthcare and mostly everything else except foreign policy and keeping things out of the country ( like illegals). We don't need government schools , we don't need the EPA, TSA, FEC, IRS , Dept of energy, etc. If there is a need like communication then capitalism will create it where it is needed and in the most efficient manner possible ( for example cell phones) ok? government doesn't need to be involved in that , we can educate our own kids or buy some solution in the free market be it online classes, home schooling or private schools so we don't need government schools which are a failure as everything the gov does is..

People are unemployed all over the U.S.A. . The media however creates an alternate false reality where everything is fine.

Romney did great in the debate. Romney destroyed the marxist POS Obama. It was the first time we sew the real Romney and the Real Obama and some of the real situation in the U.S..

I would have told Obama, “Apologize now to the American people for ruining the American dream, Destroying the greatest country in the world, with 6 trillion in debt , lowest workforce participation in history and with your socialist policies that you are forcing on the American people which the media hides.” Apologize and resign or tell us how 6 trillion that you added in debt to U.S. will not destroy this country, 6 trillion in debt that you gave to your campaign donors like Solyndra, etc.” Resign now for your going around Congress, abusing power when decreeing Amnesty for illegals , a million of them to take more jobs away from Americans. I call on Congress now to impeach Obama for abusing power with these zcars, with Solyndra, with passing the Dream act by himself without Congress, fas and furious” Hope Romney hits this POS Obama with that

Romney destroyed that pos Obama in the first debate :If it were a football game it would have been Romney 76 Obama 0

19 posted on 10/08/2012 10:52:09 AM PDT by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: ScottinVA

Is Gallup still doing registered voters?

Rasmussen today has even among likely voters at 48% each...

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll


20 posted on 10/08/2012 10:53:25 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: kingattax

I am reminded of what Ann Romney said in her speech “This. Man. Will. Not. Fail”

I punctuate it like this because that’s the way she said it.


21 posted on 10/08/2012 11:03:22 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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There is nothing special about Romneys performance. Obama’s just clueless and unqualified. Without the media to prop him up and not challenge him, he’s an empty suit.


22 posted on 10/08/2012 11:09:23 AM PDT by r0tten
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To: kingattax


23 posted on 10/08/2012 11:09:42 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obamaspeak: An army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.)
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To: kingattax

Well....they’re just a bunch of black-hating racists.

Obama was altitude impaired. Obama is so cool, he don’t need to be bothered with this useless crap....Obama didn’t get his nap time that day......Obama’s diaper was full...blah blah blah.....


24 posted on 10/08/2012 11:12:20 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: ScottinVA
Unfortunately, today`s Gallup has Obama back up +5 at 50-45. Looks like the juiced jobs numbers blunted Romney`s gains.

There is no way that Romney can gain +5 in one day and lose it the next on a 7 day moving average like Gallup uses. It would take huge changes in the polling to achieve that big a movement. Gallup is cooking the books somehow.

25 posted on 10/08/2012 11:15:43 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: kingattax

And they still say Obama is going to win the election? Get your ammo ready and food supplies stocked. When the Kenyan loses all bets are off. Blacks and leftist are going to turn out cities into trash heaps. And a state of emergency will be called.


26 posted on 10/08/2012 11:17:07 AM PDT by crazydad (-` sd)
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To: kingattax

Yeah, and it’s going to get even ‘uglier’ for the ‘Bamster on the 2nd Debate. Romney’s demonstrated that he’s a Juggernaut who can expertly debate with ‘facts and truth’ behind his arguments, totally unmasking the utter fraud that is Obama.

For those who think the first debate was lopsided, wait till the 2nd one. The panty-waist/bowing-apologizing foreign policy of Obama’s is going to be dissected and spit out for what it has been, and utter failure... bordering on treason.

After the 2nd Debate, the Bamster’s gonna call out SICK and vote “Present” for the 3rd one. Or he might send in Moochelle to do a real man’s fight.


27 posted on 10/08/2012 11:19:06 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: kingattax

The way I see it, Obama scored a record-breaking loss.


28 posted on 10/08/2012 11:19:25 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: kingattax; SunkenCiv; Political Junkie Too; LucyT; Clintonfatigued; Just A Nobody; ...
Romney erased a 5% deficit among registered voters to tie Obama, 47%-47%.

Of course, since there is a considerable enthusiasm gap favoring Romney, this projects to a lead of several points for him among likely voters.

29 posted on 10/08/2012 11:22:04 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Morning Joe panel all saying, “emperor has no cloths,” is a must see.

They are saying that their Democratic friends all came up to them on the weekend and asked what’s wrong with Obama, and some of them said they might vote for Romney.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/10/08/scarborough_debate_was_obamas_emperor_has_no_clothes_moment.html


30 posted on 10/08/2012 11:23:14 AM PDT by StandAndDeliver1
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To: kingattax
Last time Obama ran against McCain...a dead moose could have beat his campaign.

Now we have team Romney/Ryan, already demonstrating their abilities and liberals gasping for breath.

It just keeps getting better.

31 posted on 10/08/2012 11:24:52 AM PDT by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Sarah Palin took Biden to the wood shed and never broke a sweat!

Ryan will have no problem with Joe.


32 posted on 10/08/2012 11:29:52 AM PDT by Randy Larsen (Damned if I do, Damned if I don't. Damn it, I will!)
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To: baddog 219
Obama Thanksgiving Romney Thanksgiving


33 posted on 10/08/2012 11:31:05 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obamaspeak: An army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.)
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To: kingattax

That panicked ruckus you’re hearing is the sound of millions of Obama supporters finally waking up to the fact that their Golden Child is, in fact, a bit of a dullard.

John McCain may have been the only person on our side of the aisle at the national level who was capable of making Obama look like a “constitutional scholar.”

The President is a dimwit.


34 posted on 10/08/2012 11:36:16 AM PDT by vonkayel
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To: StandAndDeliver1

That made my day. Great to hear that the debate is having a lasting impact, and beginning a conversation among disappointed liberals about switching sides.


35 posted on 10/08/2012 11:38:32 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Gasshog

They must have come to the realization that Holder is on the way out, so they can speak freely now.


36 posted on 10/08/2012 11:40:25 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: kingattax
(the one where Bush checked his watch).

Always have to get that shot in.

There are clocks on the podiums, I'm told, to keep track of time. There were no podiums. There were no clocks. Bush didn't have "someplace better to be". He was timing Clinton's response.

37 posted on 10/08/2012 11:41:44 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I believe that Obama really has a tin ear for such things. I suspect he may over-react and go after Romney in a way which is a turn-off in a town hall format.

No. He does well in this format, because he's a master of filibustering with platitudes. The questions will be softballs, and the pony-tailed guy isn't going to cross-examine el Presidente.

Liberals, who are now willing to consider voting for Romney, will tune in to this debate. Romney will reinforce his competence, and liberals may now be attuned to Obama's vacuity.

Romney will win, but the victory will be narrower.

38 posted on 10/08/2012 11:43:59 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: kingattax

I remember that debate where George Bush (the Elder) checked his watch! What a bonehead move that was. But it wasn’t half as bad as Obama staring at his shoes for half an hour while Romney lectured him.


39 posted on 10/08/2012 11:45:09 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: ScottinVA

“Gallup has Obama back up +5 “

Seems the experts put most faith in Rasumssen. Also, I recall how the White House (Axelrod, I think) took Gallup to the woodshed and explained how they would be reporting polls. I don’t put much stock in Gallup. I’m hoping the results of the November 6 poll will be an answer to prayers.


40 posted on 10/08/2012 11:49:47 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: MrChips

And the Obama response has been a TV ad showing Romney at the debate with the narrator saying “whatever he said was a lie”.

Pretty lame and pathetic.


41 posted on 10/08/2012 11:59:14 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: CaptainK
They must have come to the realization that Holder is on the way out, so they can speak freely now.

You know, you may be on to something. In another story out today Gallup's chief economist basically calls the unemployment numbers total B.S. If they have internals showing its curtains for Barry it might inspire them to become that bold.


42 posted on 10/08/2012 12:02:26 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MayflowerMadam

As for me, if our prayers are answered with a resounding “no” and Obama wins, the minute the election is called for him, I`m going to pull down my American flag from the staff in front of my house and it will never again see the light of day until he`s gone from office.


43 posted on 10/08/2012 12:36:15 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: justiceseeker93; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks justiceseeker93.


44 posted on 10/08/2012 7:32:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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