Wednesday's historic presidential debate is still paying big dividends to Republican Mitt Romney whose erased the president's lead among registered voters.
The latest Gallup poll numbers show Romney erasing what had be a 5-point advantage for President Obama, with the two presidential candidates now tied among registered voters.
Gallup's polling data mirrors that of Rasmussen Reports latest polling, which showed Romney narrowing the gap among swing state voters, while taking the lead nationally, 49% to 47%.
Gallup poll numbers released Monday show registered voters overwhelmingly considered Romney the winner of the debate in Denver. 72% of those polled felt Romney out-performed the President, while 20% said Obama came out on top.
The 52-point advantage to Mitt Romney marks the largest margin of victory ever recorded by the polling firm. The next largest victory was Bill Clinton's 42-point victory over George H.W. Bush in 1992.
Data like that could very well explain why the president's campaign launched aggressive attacks against Romney on the Sunday news show circuit, characterizing Romney as a liar and manipulator of the facts.
A criticism that was also lobbed at the Obama campaign. Princeton professor Harvey Rosen, who was cited as a critic of the Romney tax plan, on Monday said that the Obama campaign is misrepresenting the conclusions of his study on the Romney tax plan.
"The main conclusion of my study is that under plausible assumptions, a proposal along the lines suggested by Governor Romney can both be revenue neutral and keep the net tax burden on taxpayers with incomes above $200,000 about the same. That is, an increase in the tax burden on lower and middle-income individuals is not required in order to make the overall plan revenue neutral," Rosen wrote in an email to The Weekly Standard.