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Romney: 47% remark 'wrong'

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said his comment on a secretly taped video in which he disparaged 47 percent of voters as dependent on government "was just completely wrong".

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  1. Robert Moore

Romney will get a bounce from debate performance

The debate hasn't ended but Republicans are already claiming this a triumph for Romney. Political analyst Bill Kristol: "Best debate performance by a GOP Presidential candidate in more than two decades."

Expect much more of this in the coming hours. Democrats acknowledge in private this has been a big disappointment.

But their hope is that it hasn't swayed the undecided voters and moved the needle towards Romney. I suspect that's wishful thinking. It may not last 4 weeks but Romney will get a bounce out of this.

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