People even like Romney more!
Coming out of the debate, Mitt Romney’s personal image has improved. His favorable rating has hit 50% among registered voters for the first time in Pew Research Center surveys and has risen five points since September. At the same time, Obama’s personal favorability rating has fallen from 55% to 49%.And women are evenly divided:
Currently, women are evenly divided (47% Obama, 47% Romney). Last month, Obama led Romney by 18 points (56% to 38%) among women likely voters.Romney picked up 18 points with women!
ADDED: Over at Nate Silver's blog at the NYT, commenters are begging him to update his latest post, which is from last night and has the reassuring title "National Polls Show Signs of Settling." His readers need absorbing this news:
Where are you Nat? Reassure about the Pew poll...Silver's all about processing/massaging the data, and he does seem to minister to the sensitivities of NYT readers.
UPDATE: Shortly after midnight, Silver answered the call for help. (I'll do a new post about it.)