Jubilant Republicans declared the US election race back on Thursday, calling Mitt Romney’s resounding victory over Barack Obama in the first of the presidential debates a "game changer". With just over a month left to the election, Republicans gleefully celebrated a rare win they are hoping will arrest Romney’s campaign slump. The Republican governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, described Romney as having had a "game-changing debate" and expressed confidence he would be able to build on his victory. A CNN flash poll of registered voters had 67% saying Romney had won it, while just 25% gave it to Obama. [Link]