|Charles CW Cooke||0|
Assuming this is accurate, read it and weep, bitter Democrats:
Romney Narrows Vote Gap After Historic Debate Win – By record-high margin, debate watchers say Romney did better
PRINCETON, NJ — Registered voters’ preferences for president are evenly split in the first three days of Gallup tracking since last Wednesday’s presidential debate. In the three days prior to the debate, Barack Obama had a five-percentage-point edge among registered voters.
Gallup typically reports voter presidential preferences in seven-day rolling averages; the latest such average as of Saturday interviewing shows Obama with an average three-point edge, 49% to 46%, among registered voters. This Sept. 30-Oct. 6 field period includes three days before the Oct. 3 debate, the night of the debate itself, and three days after the debate.
According to the chart at the Gallup link, Obama had a 50%-45% edge going into the debate. Post-debate shows them both tied at 47% (irony!).
Romney Posts Historic Win in Debate
An Oct. 4-5 Gallup poll finds roughly two in three Americans reporting that they watched the Oct. 3 debate, similar to what Gallup measured for each of the three 2008 presidential debates. Those who viewed the debate overwhelmingly believe Romney did a better job than Obama, 72% to 20%. Republicans were nearly unanimous in judging Romney the winner. But even Democrats rated Romney as doing a better job than Obama, 49% to 39%.
Wow. You know it’s bad for our celebrity President when even Democrats think he tanked.
As I and others have mentioned, however, we can’t get overconfident. What we do know now is that Mitt Romney will not allow Obama to distort the record – both Romney’s and Obama’s own. And he’s not shy about showering the President and debate viewers with stats and facts – peppered with passion for the Presidency, none of which Obama has. I noted over the weekend that Romney needs to hammer home from now until election day the line he uttered at the first debate, which was, “but you’ve been President for four years.” It’s imperative that Romney not only shine a light on what Obama HAS done that has been disastrous for this country but what he has NOT done that has also been disastrous.
Be cautiously optimistic and happy over this polling news, my dear readers, but keep fighting.