Skip to comments.Romney takes lead over Obama with convention "bounce": Reuters/Ipsos poll (44-42 likely voters)
Posted on 08/30/2012 8:26:52 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
(Reuters) - Mitt Romney has moved into a narrow lead over U.S. President Barack Obama in a small bounce for him from the Republican National Convention, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found on Thursday.
Romney entered the week four points behind Obama in the first installment of a Reuters/Ipsos rolling poll, with Obama leading 46 percent to 42 percent.
But the most recent daily rolling poll gave Romney a two-point lead of 44 percent to 42 percent among likely voters.
The former governor of Massachusetts has been in the spotlight at the convention in Tampa, Florida, and was to make his acceptance speech on Thursday night in the biggest test of his White House bid.
Ipsos pollster Julia Clark said the poll results were proof that Romney is getting a positive outcome from the three-day Republican gathering.
"I'd say the convention is going very well for him," she said.
So-called convention "bounces" are typically short-lived. With Obama to accept his party's nomination for a second term next week at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, the incumbent could quickly rebound.
But the poll was further evidence of an extremely close race between Romney and Obama as they seek to energize party activists and appeal to undecided voters in battleground states who could determine the outcome of the election on November 6.
The Reuters/Ipsos poll also found signs that Romney's likability rating is slowly improving among voters, two days after his wife, Ann, talked up her husband's personal attributes and declared, "This man will not fail."
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1) WILL IT LAST TILL THE ELECTIONS?
2) 14% STILL UNDECIDED?
3) HOW BIG WILL THE DNC BOUNCE BE?
Hopefully the DNC will be a DUNCE for 0bama.
Four more years of Zero?
How could anyone be undecided?
Not big enough IMO..however it will go higher over the long weekend also I think whatever bounce Obumma gets after his convention will be negated after the first debate.
Usually, I live in apprehension of the DNC bounce. But despite the tightness and the pivotal nature of this race, I’m not as worried.
it’s very hard to imagine what Obama could do that doesn’t look very small in comparison to the set-up that the RNC provided.
Wait till the debates.
People are not going to see anything from Obama that they haven’t seen or heard already. Obama is passé. He is yesterday’s wonder boy.
There is nothing that Obama can say that will bring undecided voters to him..what is he going to say “Hey come on, give me another chance, I promise I will do better next time.”
Exactly! This is either a ridiculous pole or a seismic shift is happening where a huge chunk of those who were planning to vote for Obama are now having second thoughts. Time will tell...
YES!!! Can't wait to see Obama and Biden actually challenged on facts and destroyed in debate!
Since they think this is a solely Obama-Romney race, the liberal media headline writers could save themselves some work and just stick with “pro-choice democrat socialist leads” every day.
Wait till the debates.
Perhaps, but after Rubio and Romney speaking tonight even I was moved. I don’t see how anybody could see anything except that these are a couple of good men that want good things for our country, and that they have the ability to make it happen.
I think it’s more of a seismic shift. I think that more and more people are beginning to realize that it does not make them racists to not support this president. I think that Obama has seen his peak numbers.
I’ll believe it when i see it. BO and Plugs are cowards and phonies and leave it to them to somehow get out of it.
Compare the beautiful families on stage tonight with the moth eaten assortment of nut cases that make up the BO/Biden clan.
You are correct. He is so yesterday.
My sons are not lockstep in political ideology. The younger is very conservative; the older more moderate, a recent college graduate who likes to argue with me.
When speaking with them about “yesterday’s” adoration of zer0 and today’s intensity (or lack thereof), both tell me that none of their friends likes zer0, and that, generally, they won’t vote for him.
This does not mean they will vote for RR. It means they won’t vote, at least in the numbers they did in 2008.
I think this is true for other demographic groups as well.
Although anecdotal, I think the above augers well for RR.
It will all come down to turnout.
We need to maintain and, indeed, increase our determination to reject a second chance for zer0 to succeed in purposefully destroying this country’s economy.
re: There is nothing that Obama can say that will bring undecided voters to him..
Sure there is. There are always more giveaways.
Gawd, I'd love to see Ryan get in to it with Hussein....no holds barred and no teleprompters. It would be bloody.
This is a dam that will break in Nov, like it did for Reagan against Carter.
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