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Looks like Obama scored a measureable convention boost…


The polls are coming in as of Friday reviewing the presidential campaign after the Democratic National Convention.

The Rasmussen and Reuters/Ipsos surveys  showed Obama with a lead. In the Rasmussen tracking poll, a three-day average which has tended to show better results for Romney, Obama led 46%-44% among likely voters surveyed, up from a 1-point deficit on Friday and a six-point swing upward since the Republican convention.

Pollster Scott Rasmussen noted that for the first time in his survey, Democrats were now following the campaign as closely as Republican voters, a measure that often predicts turnout.In the Reuters/Ipsos poll Obama led Romney among likely voters by 47%-44%, up a point from Friday’s three-point lead.

Since Romney scored no upgrade after the RNC, Obama’s lift as of Friday is an interesting factor.



New Gallup Poll – Parties Tied at 46% in Generic Ballot for Congress

Latest weekly update shows more competitive contest

Are things looking up for the Dems? It’s been so dismal in the polls lately. But this new Gallup that they put out lately shows a small, but interesting change. While there is still a factor of Republicans being more excited about getting out and voting than Democrats, this could be enough of a change to cut down on the takeover of Congress by the Right.