Skip to comments.Romney's 52-point debate victory over Obama is the biggest in Gallup poll history
Posted on 10/08/2012 1:03:49 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
Romney also enjoyed a five-point national poll swing putting him level pegging with Obama at 47%
Mitt Romney won the first presidential debate by a whopping 52-point margin according to Gallup - the most resounding margin since the polling giant began conducting surveys on debates 20 years ago.
At the same time, Gallup detected a five-point national poll swing from Obama to Romney, putting the two candidates on level pegging at 47 percentage points each over the three days after the debate and halting the movements towards Obama since the Democratic convention.
The poll about the Wednesday night's debate in Denver, watched by 67 million people, was conducted on Thursday and Friday. Of those who watched, 72 per cent thought Romney did a better job compared to 20 per cent for Obama.
Even among Democrats, 49 per cent thought Romney was the winner with only 39 per cent of Obama's own party stating that he was victorious.
The previous largest margin was 42 points for Bill Clinton over President George H.W. Bush in the 1992 town hall debate in which Bush famously looked at his watch and Clinton proved masterful in expressing empathy for ordinary voters.
There are, however, indications that Obama might be bouncing back as a result of Friday's positive jobs report, when unemployment dipped to 7.8 per cent, edging below eight per cent for the first time in nearly four years.
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The “drop” in the jobless numbers was predicted months ago. It happened “right on cue” from the Obama Appointees.
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