If you watched the debate last week — and Gallup's numbers show a 66 percent possibility that you did — you probably noticed that Mitt Romney did well. Exceptionally well. But how exceptionally well did he do? It can't have been that exceptional, can it? There must be other examples of a presidential candidate debating as well as Mitt Romney did.
Actually, no. Romney's performance was the best. By a lot…
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%…
Across all of the various debate-reaction polls Gallup has conducted, Romney's 52-point win is the largest Gallup has measured. The prior largest margin was 42 points for Bill Clinton over George H.W. Bush in the 1992 town hall debate.
Wow! I'll bet even Chris Christie is out there somewhere out there going, "Oh my God! I was actually right! How did that happen?"
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