Thursday, October 04, 2012
Debate Polls Roundup - Romney Destroyed Obama
Well, the tribe has spoken, and the long and the short of it is that no presidential candidate, let alone a sitting president has ever taken this kind of decisive beating before.
The CNN-ORC polls, courtesy of Instapundit. On who won the debate, Romney 67%, Obama 25%.
In a CBS poll of uncommitted voters, 56% say opinion of Romney changed for the better, versus 13% for Obama. Their CBs News poll also has 46% saying Romney won versus 22% for Obama, with the rest calling it a draw.
Keep in mind that I'm certain these outlets did everything they could to skew their polls...but Barack Obama simply didn't give them anything to work with, and they still have a fragment of a reputation as legitimate news sources to uphold.
Then there's Frank Luntz, a pollster with over two decades of experience, who put together a focus group for the debate of consisting of undecided Colorado voters:
At least half a dozen focus group members who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 now say they will vote for Romney. Virtually everyone in the group said that Romney won the debate and exceeded their expectations.
Luntz, who has been in the polling business for at least two decades, says he has never seen such a dramatic shift in opinion as a result of a debate.
Of course, the ultimate voices showing how big Mitt Romney won came from Obama partisans. For instance, most of MSNBC seemed like they should be on suicide watch...especially Chris Matthews: