Yesterday's Gallup tracking poll shows Romney pulling to a 52% for 45% lead among likely voters.
As I predicted on Tuesday, Romney's momentum would not be stopped by the debate, because Romney only had to be as good as Obama and not soundly beat him, because Romney already had the momentum.
The key to Romney's win on Tuesday was his strong likeability among female voters, which I observed by watching the bars at the bottom of the screen on CNN. Romney's worst answer was the Middle East and Libya question, but foreign policy is a guy topic. Romney's best answer was when he was asked about the wage gap. Women LOVED his answer to that question. This is ironic, because Candy Crone probably figured that question skewed against Romney, but in fact Romney really rocked that answer with his explanation about how he hired more women to work for him and how he gave them flexible hours.
We are lucky that the abortion issue didn't come up during the debate, because no issue hurts Romney more than the abortion issue which is toxic to undecided voters. The final debate is about foreign policy, so that means that Romney should be able to escape the debates without having to talk about abortion.
My advice to Romney is to work on the soft sell during the final debate. Romney is at his best when he's not putting down Obama, but when he's describing his vision which sounds so much kindler and gentler than the Hitler-like figure that the MSM told everyone was the "real" Romney.