Why Today Was a Good Day for Mitt Romney

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Oct. 25 2012 4:06 PM

A Ray of Hope

Why today was a good day for Mitt Romney.

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Every day until the election, Slate will offer up one reason to be optimistic for your candidate.

12 days to go:

Today’s Good News for Romney: Now that the debates are behind us, some of the more lasting effects are clear. The debates changed voters’ minds about Mitt Romney, but not about President Obama. After the debates, 37 percent say they have a better opinion of Romney, while only 16 percent say they have a better opinion of Obama. Meanwhile, 63 percent say their opinion of Obama has not changed, but only 44 percent say their opinion of Romney remained the same. Obama may have won two out of three debates, but Romney walked away with something more valuable—a new image.

Kara Brandeisky is a Slate intern and student at Georgetown University