Skip to comments.Romney’s Strong Debate Performance Erases Obama’s Lead (Pew Poll: R 49%, 0 45%)
Posted on 10/08/2012 1:14:56 PM PDT by Arthurio
Mitt Romney no longer trails Barack Obama in the Pew Research Centers 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 Wednesdays 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.
In turn, Romney has drawn even with Obama in the presidential race among registered voters (46% to 46%) after trailing by nine points (42% to 51%) in September. Among likely voters, Romney holds a slight 49% to 45% edge over Obama. He trailed by eight points among likely voters last month.
The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted Oct. 4-7 among 1,511 adults, including 1,201 registered voters (1,112 likely voters), finds that 67% of Romneys backers support him strongly, up from 56% last month. For the first time in the campaign, Romney draws as much strong support as does Obama.
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holy smokes. Is Pew going to be the first pollster taking truth serum?
In the presidential horserace, Romney has made sizable gains over the past month among women voters, white non-Hispanics and those younger than 50. Currently, women are evenly divided (47% Obama, 47% Romney). Last month, Obama led Romney by 18 points (56% to 38%) among women likely voters.
This is great because now Obama and Biden will overcompensate in next debates and appear even worse.
R&R need to stay on message, present data and facts, and smile alot.
Be optimistic in the face of Dem attacks.
A majority (64%) of voters who watched the debate describe it as mostly informative; just 26% say it was mostly confusing.
Apparently, those 26% thought they were watching Sesame Street, and were worried that Romney killed Big Bird.
Exactly..Romney and Ryan just have to be calm and keep on talking about the facts..Obama and his minions will keep calling them both liars but it won’t matter. Obama is coming off as petty and pathetic, meanwhile Romney looks calm. Everyone just go out and vote on Election Day, pretend Romney is down 10 and he needs every single vote, because even if Romney has the lead he needs the votes to combat the obvious voter fraud which WILL take place on Election Day, its all the Dems have left
I agree with you.
If Romney and Ryan stay the same and keep the same strategy that won the last debate, Obama and Biden are going to over-compensate and get nasty.
Americans hate nastiness and desperation.
But liberals have no discipline and can’t help themselves, which is why you saw the liberal media go into full meltdown mode.
As usual... UNEXPECTEDLY...
My, Obama’s corruption has both the mediocre mediacrat mediacracy and the corrupt government govermental mental case studies wrapped around his fingers of stupidity.
By contrast, about as many Democratic voters say the debate was confusing (41%) as say it was informative (47%).
OK, this is starting to sound like a script for a sitcom.
Nearly half of Democrats thought the debate was "confusing". What was the confusing part? The part where their Messiah got his ass handed to him, and they didn't understand how that could happen?
Or was it the part where he stuttered through his answers, studied his shoes, and pleaded with the moderator to bail him out?
Or maybe it was the end when the one that really wears the pants in the first family came out and led him off-stage like a misbehaving child.
I guess when you are so heavily invested in a cult of personality, it is shocking to find out your anointed really IS an empty suit.
If you can early vote, do so, then volunteer to poll judge. They always need Republicans n big cities and they pay you. You also can require a provisional ballot where so often they just let people vote.
I have scene it happen!
Don’t count them out, plus the pollsters are STILL in Obumbler’s corner! TRUST nothing but with everything verify with own eye! These evil bastards will do anything to prop up their wooden Opuppet!! Hell, did you hear WHAT he said at the MULTI billionaires fund raiser in HELLywood?? The bastard thinks the presidency is a freakin ACT?? OMG, OH BOY, IF Romney doesn’t use that DELICIOUS Obumbler gaffe in an ad...THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING....Wake up Romney’s team...FREE GIFT..USE IT!!
Sounds like they`re setting us up for another big D oversample poll next month to show the “amazing” 0bama comeback. It stinks out loud to me.
Told you...TRUST NOTHING from these liberal Obumbler butt kissers!!
Why should anyone care about Registered vs Likely? It only serves to promote the Bias of the media when the Headline should say Romney takes the lead. He has to be up double digits to get this result.
Pray for America
Of course it stinks.... its from Pew! Sorry....couldn’t help myself.
Pew and Rassmusen were the two most accurate pollsters in 2008.