Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Who cares about polls?

Why isn't the The CNN/USA Today/Gallup post-Republican convention poll -- "the first national poll conducted entirely after the completion of that convention" -- getting any more play in today's papers? I was alerted to this in the blogosphere, namely at New Donkey and Donkey Rising, which have good commentary. One of many illuminating conclusions:
Bush's two-point convention bounce is one of the smallest registered in Gallup polling history, along with Hubert Humphrey's two-point bounce following the 1968 Democratic convention, George McGovern's zero-point bounce following the 1972 Democratic convention, and Kerry's "negative bounce" of one point among registered voters earlier this year. Bush's bounce is the smallest an incumbent president has received.

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