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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
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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 (
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