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Sat Sep 1, 2012, 04:39 PM

Romney's Bounce from Convention Looks Short-Lived: Reuters/Ipsos Poll [View all]

Source: Reuters

Romney's bounce from convention looks short-lived: Reuters/Ipsos poll

By Alina Selyukh
Sat Sep 1, 2012 4:22pm EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A modest bump in popularity for U.S. presidential hopeful Mitt Romney from this week's Republican Party convention looks to be short-lived, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

Democratic President Barack Obama regained a narrow lead on Saturday by 44 percent to 43 percent over his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Governor Romney, in the latest daily installment of the four-day rolling poll.

Romney was ahead by one point in Friday's online poll and two points in Thursday's survey as his campaign came under a blaze of media attention at the convention in Tampa, Florida.

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The convention was also overshadowed by Hurricane Isaac, which caused the cancellation of Monday's events, as well as a bizarre performance right before Romney's speech of Hollywood star Clint Eastwood, who addressed an imaginary Obama in an empty chair.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE87U1CJ20120901?irpc=932

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