Saturday, October 09, 2004

Debate follow up

Looks like last night's debate was a solid win for Bush. (Sorry I couldn't blog along with the rest of you, some of us do have lives away from the computer screen sometimes, but I caught the replay online later.) Instapundit and PoliPundit have good, brief recaps for those who may have missed it.

Gallup say that Bush made significant gains from last night's performance, although it would appear he has a way to go.

Kerry was favored on Iraq before the debate, by 50% to 46%. After the debate, viewers switched to Bush by 53% to 46%.

Viewers also gave increased support to Bush on terrorism, initially favoring the president by 52% to 45%, but favoring him by an even larger margin after the debate, 56% to 39%. Another repeat of last night's performance in the final debate should solidify his standing with voters