Mitt Romney Gets Post Debate Poll Bounce After Huge Win over Barack Obama in Presidential Debate


To the victors go the spoils as GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney gets a bounce in the polls following the first Presidential debate.

Following the debate seen by a reported 68 million viewers was a clear victory by Romney over an “empty” podium Barack Obama, Romney has received a bounce in battleground states in the polls in Florida, Virginia and Ohio. In these all important 2012 swing states the polling trend has swung to Romney.

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s widely-acknowledged victory in Wednesday’s presidential debate has helped him to draw even or slightly ahead in several key swing states, according to polls released Friday.

A poll by We Ask America found Mr. Romney leading President Obama by 3 percentage points in Florida and Virginia and by 1 point in Ohio, after polls have consistently shown the president leading over the past month. [Editors note: Previously in the same poll from 9/17 Obama was +3 over Romney. Their 9/18 poll has Obama up by 3%.]

The firm conducted a previous poll two weeks ago that showed Mr. Obama with 3-point leads in Florida and Virginia.

The Rasmussen polls also saw a swing in the polling data as well toward Romney following the Presidential debate. In Virginia, Romney now leads over Obama, 49% to 48%. Obama has lead by +1 in the previous poll. In Florida, Romney has a 49% to 47% lead over Obama. Last month, the race was Obama 48%, Romney 46%.

From Ohio, a key swing state in the 2012 election, comes a most interesting poll for Mitt Romney that Romney leads leads 51% to 48% among those certain to vote.

The first post-presidential debate poll in critical Ohio shows that Mitt Romney blunted President Obama’s momentum with his winning performance and is now leading the president among Ohioans who say that they are “certain” to vote.

Overall, the race is deadlocked with Obama over Romney 50 percent to 49 percent, according a new Rasmussen Reports poll taken Thursday night.

But among the stunning 92 percent of likely voters in the state who say that they are certain to go to the polls on Election Day, Romney leads 51 percent to 48 percent. And among the 83 percent who have already made up their minds how they will vote, Romney is ahead of Obama 52 percent to 48 percent.

UPDATE I: Even Nate Silver is saying that Romney is having strong swing state polls following the debates.

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  • Comments

    4 Responses to “Mitt Romney Gets Post Debate Poll Bounce After Huge Win over Barack Obama in Presidential Debate”

    1. TERESA on October 6th, 2012 7:46 am

      MIT WILL WIN IN A LANDSLIDE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. A Texas Grandfather on October 6th, 2012 10:41 am

      Romney and Ryan will do to Obama and Biden just what Reagan did in 1980. There are millions of Americans who are fed up with the Administration of Obama, Jarrett, Axelrod, Holder and Biden.

      The vote results of 2010 showed what he people really want. This one will take away even more jobs from the Democrat/Socialists.

    3. NGBoston on October 6th, 2012 2:50 pm

      Im not sure at all about Mitt Romney winning the election by a landslide but do believe the election results will be very close.

      Was reading in a new headline ” energy crisis ” as gas prices in California hit $4.61 per gallon today.

      This smacks of what happened when Carter was in office. Since the Peanut Farmer gt tossed out of 1600 Pensylvania Ave shortly thereafter, hoping for a repeat of the same scenario.
      SM: I think Romney wins by 3-4%. However, if Obama fails again in a debate, it might be by more.

    4. NGBoston on October 7th, 2012 6:29 am

      SM- Awaiting with great anticipation the remaining debates. Including Ryan and Biden. That will also be interesting.

      I really hope your percentage prediction rings true and that it doesn’t swing the other way in Obamas favor. Just think it is going to be very close and hope in the next 30 days Miitt Romney continues to keep improving his likeability factor.
      SM: I am not making this determination as a partisan, I am doing by basing it on poll analysis, economic indicators and social moods of the country that have had impacts on past elections. Do I wish it was a Romney landslide, yes! Sadly because there are so many on the Obama charity band wagon receiving entitlements and not even realizing and worse not caring they are dependent … the race is closer than it should be.

      This shows how much the country has changed since Reagan and not for the better. There is no reason why with all that is going on in the US that it should not be a landslide, but its not 1980.

      I plan on doing a post next week that discusses the underlying moments and data as to how I come about some my predictions. Remember, many Americans had no idea who Romney was until the other night. They knew who Obama was and had only heard Obama attack ads. As 68+ million people watched many scratched their heads and said … Romney seems perfectly reasonable, he is not the Devil.

      Depending on the next couple of debates and economic misery in the US … if Obama has another poor performance and Romney continues to tell America the truth of the failed Obama presidency … this could cause a huge break to Romney. There are many on the fence and Independents who are just waiting to give Romney a chance.

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