Gallup poll numbers released Monday continue to demonstrate an apparent Mitt Romney surge, with the Republican nominee pulling even with President Obama on the heels of what Gallup deemed the biggest debate victory in recorded history.
The new Gallup numbers show registered voters overwhelmingly considered Romney the winner of the debate in Denver. Seventy-two percent gave Romney the win, while 20 percent said Obama did the better job. Gallup reported the 52-point victory is the biggest the polling firm has ever measured — the closest was Bill Clinton’s 42-point win over George H.W. Bush in a 1992 debate.
The sentiment appeared to have implications for Romney’s national standing. Polling in the three days after the debate showed the candidates tied at 47 percent each. In the three days prior, Obama was leading by 5 points.
The Gallup numbers follow a national Rasmussen survey which showed Romney leading 49-47 percent. Rasmussen also released several swing-state polls on Friday showing Romney pulling roughly even with Obama in the wake of the debate.
Rep. Allen West joined Governor Romney in Port St. Lucie, FL today. Great to see them together. West, once again, kicks serious butt.