This from Reuters is the first indication I’ve seen of the usual post-convention bounce:
(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…
Possibly that bounce will increase. I heard someone from Gallup (I think; it was on the radio) yesterday say that historically, Republicans usually get a 5-point bounce, and Democrats get 6 points, making it pretty much a wash.
But we’ll see, as more numbers come in over the next week or two.
Oh, you know how I learned about this? From a DCCC email soliciting money. This is how the party functionaries work: “If we’re up, give us money. If we’re down, give us money.”
“I heard someone from Gallup (I think; it was on the radio) yesterday say that historically, Republicans usually get a 5-point bounce, and Democrats get 6 points, making it pretty much a wash.”
Pretty much expect a wash as well.
Then again I find it hard to believe any poll since the entire polling process seems rigged to how they do it.
“This is how the party functionaries work: “If we’re up, give us money. If we’re down, give us money”
Have you seen the latest*?
For immediate release from the office of the Governor
Governor Nikki Haley today issued an executive order designed to save the taxpayers money.
“We took a look at the holidays for state government employees, and we found one that just does not make sense for South Carolina in the 21st Century,” Gov. Haley said.
“Times have changed, and South Carolina has got to change with the times to compete in the global economy,” Gov. Haley said.
“We cannot continue to have this state holiday, which costs the taxpayers a lot of money, when the reasons for it are outdated and no longer relevant for our state,” Gov. Haley said.
“Therefore, by executive order, I am ordering all government employees back to work on Labor Day,” Gov. Haley said.
*It’s a joke, by me.