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Tue Sep 4, 2012, 10:48 PM Sep 2012

Mitt Romney Is The First Republican Candidate To Receive A Negative Convention Bounce [View all]


Mitt Romney is the first candidate to receive a net negative swing in Gallup's tracking polling since the polling firm started measuring convention "bounces" in 1964.
According to the Gallup results, Romney lost a point of support in the before-and-after measure while President Obama gained a point of support. Before Romney, only Democrat John Kerry had seen an immediate negative effect — he also dropped a point in 2004. Before that, Democrat George McGovern did not see any effect in the 1972 election.
On Monday, Gallup also found that Romney's convention speech received the worst initial reaction since Bob Dole in 1996.
Gallup notes that this year's campaign has many similarities to 2004, so Obama might expect a similar lack of excitement from the 2012 Democratic National Convention going on this week in Charlotte. In 2004, the Republican convention bumped George W. Bush only 2 points.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/mitt-romney-convention-bounce-republican-national-rnc-john-kerry-2012-9#ixzz25YlULqVu
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