OhMyGov reports Romney added 208,000 Facebook fans within hours of the debate, which is the second largest boost ever for the former Governor.
Romney has been on a bit of a roll with Facebook fans over the past few months. He's added more than six million fans over the last three months compared to just over two million for Barack Obama.
Studies have linked the daily change in Facebook fan growth to polling data, noting that favorability polls rise and fall in correlation with Facebook fan numbers. So the progress Romney is showing in garnering support through the social media platform may be an early indicator of his movement in the polls to close the gap on Obama.
A recent poll by Reuters/Ipsos following the debate showed Romney's approval rating had increased after the debates, rising for the first time to a level above 50 percent since he began running for the Presidency. The poll's finding is in line with what is seen on social media as the public jumping behind a seemingly sharper, more commanding Mitt Romney.