Romney Getting 4-5 Point Bounce from Demolition of Obama in First Presidential Debate

Polls conducted by Clarus Research before and after the first Presidential Debate show Gov. Mitt Romney getting a 5-point bounce from his dominating performance over President Barack Obama:

NATIONAL JOURNAL: A new poll shows a slight change in the presidential race immediately following Wednesday night’s debate in Denver, with a 4-point lead for President Obama the day before the debate becoming a 1-point deficit the day after his uninspiring performance.

On Tuesday, the Washington, D.C.-based Clarus Research Group surveyed 590 likely voters and found Obama leading Mitt Romney, 49 percent to 45 percent. On Thursday, Clarus found, in an identical number of interviews, that Romney had inched ahead by 1 point, 47 percent to 46 percent.

Obama’s support slipped by 3 points and Romney’s ticked up by 2 points. Because the margin of error for each survey is plus-or-minus 4 percentage points, the change between the two polls is not statistically significant. Additionally, conducting a poll only in one day can introduce additional sources of error. . . Read More

The result Clarus got is at least partially confirmed by the Rasmussen Tracking Poll, which now has Romney ahead by two-points, 49%-47%, a four-point swing since the debate.

Wayne Dupree

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