Romney gains ground on Obama after strong debateI heard it said yesterday that voters have just been looking for a good reason to not vote for Obama. Might they have found one, finally?
By Andy Sullivan, Reuters
Republican Mitt Romney gained ground on Democratic President Barack Obama after a strong performance in the first debate of the presidential election, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday.
Romney is now viewed positively by 51 percent of voters, the first time the Republican challenger has enjoyed a net positive in the presidential race. Obama's favorability rating remained unchanged at 56 percent.
Romney moved ahead of the president on several core issues after the Wednesday debate, which was widely seen as a victory for the Republican candidate.
Voters now see Romney as a better bet to boost the economy, spur job creation and manage the budget deficit, the poll found. He narrowed Obama's advantage on taxes, Social Security and the Medicare health plan for retirees. [link]
Too soon to tell.
But there are hopeful signs ...