The CNN instant poll after the debate found 67% said Romney won, versus only 25% for Obama. The CNN panelists agreed. One of Romney's main critics on the panel admitted that Romney "out Obama-ed Obama" by personalizing his points with stories about real people. CNN'S Denver focus group of undecided voters fell put the same way: over 2 to 1 for Romney as the winner!
One of the Obama supporters on CNN said the people who watched the debate were slightly.more Republican than voters generally, but I think that itself is ominous for Obama: If Democrats can't bother watching TV to support him, will they bother going out to a polling place to vote for him?
The news that Romney is the winner will get him votes on absentee ballots!