Polls: Romney gets no convention bounce, low marks for speech

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It looks like Mitt Romney didn’t get a bounce coming out of the last week’s Republican National Convention.

Party nominees usually receive a boost in the polls after national political conventions.  But Gallup says its seven-day average has been at 47% for Obama and 46% for Romney for the last five days.

“We have been monitoring the potential impact of the Republican convention on the presidential race on a day-by-day basis,” writes Gallup’s editor-in-chief Frank Newport. “So far, we don’t see an impact.”

Maybe it was because Romney’s acceptance speech didn’t seem to excite voters very much.

Another Gallup poll shows that 38% of national adults rated Romney’s convention speech as either excellent or good.  That’s the lowest percentage since Gallup began tracking this question in 1996!

Here’s how other past convention speeches rated.  And take our poll!:

58% said Obama’s ‘08 speech was excellent or good

52% for Kerry’s ‘04 speech

52% for Dole’s ‘96 speech

51% for Gore’s ‘00 speech

51% for Bush’s ‘00 speech

49% for Bush’s ‘04 speech

47% for McCain’s ‘08 speech

38% for Romney’s ‘12 speech

The Gallup poll also found that 40% of national adults said the GOP’s convention made them more likely to vote for Romney, while 38% said it made them less likely. 

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Polls: Romney gets no convention bounce, low marks for speech

Updated