President Obama‘s seven-point DNC convention polling bump jump from the start of the convention puts him at his highest numbers since killing Osama bin Laden — and that’s not even including his Thursday evening speech, broadcast nationwide. Gallup, who noted that Romney received “no discernible bounce” after last week’s RNC convention, just released numbers of their daily tracking report — which includes a three-day average — and Obama’s approval is at 52%, “the highest it has been since May 2011, after the killing of Osama bin Laden,” Gallup reports:
Obama has also moved to a 48% to 45% lead over Mitt Romney among registered voters in the election tracking, up from Obama’s 47% to 46% margin over the last nine days.
Gallup averages the job approval rating on a three-day rolling average, meaning that today’s report encompasses interviewing conducted over the three days of the Democratic Convention in Charlotte — Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Gallup’s report of presidential election preferences are, on the other hand, based on a seven-day rolling average stretching from last Friday, the day after the GOP Convention ended, through last night.
This uptick in these two indicators stands in contrast to tracking during the Republican Convention, during which there was no discernible bounce on the ballot tracking. Gallup does not track other measures on Romney that would be comparable to the job approval figure for Obama.
The current data are quite preliminary and for the most part don’t reflect the influence of Obama’s late Thursday night speech, if any.
While radical right wing bloggers like Jennifer Rubin continue to publish ludicrous attempts at making President Obama look bad, and while other conservatives try to spin the Democratic convention and Obama’s speech as unsubstantial, the truth is that the American people — the ones who count — know this president has earned another term. And he’ll get it — if GOP efforts to suppress the vote aren’t successful, and if you get out and vote.
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