Gallup: Mitt Romney Gains 5-Points on Obama in Post-Debate Polling; Wins First Presidential Debate by “Historic” Margin of 52 Points – 10/8/12
Gallup is reporting that Mitt Romney won the first Presidential Debate by “historic” margins, and that his victory has him dead-even with Barack Obama in their tracking poll for the three days following the debate. Obama had been leading their poll of “Registered Voters” by a 5-point margin prior to the debate. This is not Gallup’s full 7-day Tracking Poll, which still includes several days prior to the debate, but only using the three-days of polling done post-debate:
Once again, notice that Gallup is still using a “Registered Voter” model instead of the more accurate “Likely Voter” model. If they ever switch to “Likely Voters” (it’s less than a month to Election Day), the numbers could get even better for Romney.