Sunday, August 31, 2008

How Symbolic: Obama's Convention Bounce is Zero

The bad news, if you want to call it that, for John McCain is he's still trailing by three points. The good news, that's the exact spread as last Sunday entering the Democrat Convention.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday—the day before the Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin—shows Barack Obama ahead of John McCain by three percentage points both with and without leaners. That’s exactly the same edge Obama enjoyed a week ago on the eve of the Democratic National Convention.

Today’s numbers show a one-point improvement for McCain, but Obama still leads 47% to 44%. When "leaners" are included, it’s Obama 49%, McCain 46%. Obama is now viewed favorably by 57% of the nation’s voters, McCain by 56%.

There have been significant changes in perception of John McCain in the two days of polling since he named Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. Since then, 49% of Republicans voice a Very Favorable opinion of McCain. That’s up six percentage points from 43% just before the announcement. Also, 64% of unaffiliated voters now give positive reviews to McCain, up ten points since naming his running mate.
And how much is the base loving Sarah Palin? Soak it in.
Palin herself made a good first impression and is now viewed favorably by 53% of voters nationwide. Her counterpart, Joe Biden, is viewed favorably by 48%. While Palin has made a good first impression, the more significant numbers will come a week from now after the nation has a chance to learn more about her.
The desperate Democrat hit squads have been on a frenzy the past 48 hours, and they're really going to freak out when they see these.

The media may be yukking it up over Palin, but they may not be laughing for long.

Thanks to Gateway Pundit for the link!

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