Romney scores 52-point debate victory – the BIGGEST in Gallup poll history

Romney also enjoyed a five-point national poll swing putting him level pegging with Obama at 47%
Even among Democrats, 49 per cent thought Romney was the winner with only 39 per cent of his own supporters saying Obama had won the day
Latest: Pew Research Center reported Romney taking a four-point lead among likely voters since the debate – 12-point swing from mid-September

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 tracking debates 20 years ago.

The stunning judgement on the debate came as a bombshell Pew national poll put Romney four points ahead of President Barack Obama by 49 to 45 points – a huge swing of 12 points from mid-September, when Pew found Obama leading by 51 to 43 points.

In Gallup debate results published today, three times more people thought Romney did a better job than Obama in last week’s so-called Duel in Denver presidential debate.

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.

Meanwhile, the respected Pew Research Center reported the most dramatic shift in a national poll during the entire general election campaign, with Romney’s fortunes improving in almost every respect. The center reported also pulling even with Obama on 46 per cent among registered voters and taking the lead by three points among likely voters.

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