Good news for Mitt Romney: his crushing debate performance on Wednesday has translated into increased voter approval, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.
51% of voters now view Romney in positive terms. That's the first time he's been viewed favorably by more than half of the electorate. Obama's rating stayed flat at 56 percent.
Romney's surge was most dramatic among Republicans: 46% of them now view him "very favorably," a 10% gain from prior to the debate.
The same poll found Romney's share of the vote has increased from 39 to 43%. Obama's vote share also held flat at 48%.