Analyzing Obama's Post-Convention Bounce

Friday, September 14, 2012

Between the slight damper of Hurricane Isaac and Clint Eastwood's chair performance, it is not terribly surprising that polls show President Obama benefiting from more of a post-convention bounce than Mitt Romney. 

What is up for debate, however, is how real that bounce actually is, and whether or not it will actually mean anything come November. And while polls from Gallup, ABC News, and the Washington Post give Obama a solid lead over his rival, other polls give a more mixed picture.

Daniel Hopkins is a political science professor at Georgetown University.


Daniel Hopkins

Produced by:

Rebecca Klein

Comments [3]

No lasting bounce for Obama? Are you reading the polls correctly? It's starting to look as though it may be an Obama landslide.

Clint Eastwood has always been a hero of mine, but never as much as now. It appears that singlehandedly he grabbed the all the headlines and commentary with his empty chair and kept Romney from getting any bounce at all. Way to go, Clint!!!

Sep. 15 2012 02:05 PM

Obviously Obama bounce is already gone and media now looking to explain.

Sep. 14 2012 11:46 AM
Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

I remember how messed up Carter got with the hostage situation in Iran... The Middle East could once again determine an election... That's as far as my prediction goes.

Sep. 14 2012 10:26 AM

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