New Gallup poll numbers show Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has pulled even with incumbent Barack Obama. The poll released Monday, have the two tied, 47% to 47% percent.
The post-debate survey shows Romney closed a 5-point gap as measured by Gallup before the first presidential debate. Meanwhile, the poll deemed Romney’s debate win the biggest debate victory ever recorded.
The new Gallup numbers show registered voters considered Romney the winner of the debate in Denver by 72 to 20 percent. Gallup reported the 52-point victory is the widest margin of victory the polling firm has seen. Bill Clinton's 42-point spread over George H.W. Bush in a 1992 debate was second, but still 10 points lower than Romney’s winning debate performance.
The Gallup survey comes on the heels of a national Rasmussen poll which showed Romney leading by a point, 49 to 47%. Rasmussen has also released multiple post-debate swing-state polls on Friday that showed Romney roughly even with Obama.
The post-debate Gallup poll of 1,387 registered voters was conducted Oct. 4-6. It had a margin of error of 3 percentage points.