Gallup, as usual, posted its latest poll findings at 1 pm--and found a big bounce for Obama from this year's convention, adding to yesterday's indication. They show a very strong one-day 3% hike in his approval rating to 52%--his highest mark in many months. This means that he gained a whopping 7% in just the past three days.
Also, for the first time in more than a week, the numbers on his contest with Romney moved.
It had been a 47% to 46% lead for him (with no change at all from a week ago during and after the RNC)--but now he has opened lead to 3%, at 48%-45%. And that's in a 7-day poll average with only the first couple days of the DNC factored in, so it should go up a bit more over the next few days.
Still a long way to go until election day, but things are certainly looking up for the President.
Of course our friend Nate Silver seems to have never doubted an Obama victory. (Look to the column on the right.)
And hey, this is BEFORE the debates! I cannot wait to see what the President does to Romney in those!
Update: It looks like the Democrats also crushed the Republicans in the ratings:
The ratings are in for night three of the DNC and the news is not good for Mitt Romney, as President Obama’s popularity remains strong.
President Obama’s speech drew a combined viewership of 35.7 million. This was over 5 million more viewers than Mitt Romney drew for his speech in Tampa. More telling is where those viewers came from. While over 39% of Romney’s viewers came from Fox News, the majority of Obama’s audience came from four networks. NBC (7.377 million), CNN (5.562 million), MSNBC (4.547 million), and ABC (3.995 million).
Well hell in America ratings are king, so I guess this election is essentially over. Right?