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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney and U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) wave after Romney introduced Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate during a campaign event at the battleship USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia  August 11, 2012.
What's the opposite of "bump"?
Et tu, Rasmussen?
The Paul Ryan decision was made on the 11th. The GOP's favorite pollster, Rasmussen, saw a meager two-point bump in its daily tracking poll following the Ryan pick (the 12-14 sample, which was the first one to fully cover post-announcement days).

But before the week was up, that two-point bump was quickly followed by a five-point swing toward Obama. Some honeymoon.

Of course this is Rasmussen. Tomorrow's results could be Romney 57, Obama 40 and no one would blink. But when the GOP's own propaganda pollster can't pretend that Ryan has given his ticket a sustained bounce, and in fact shows the opposite, it merely reinforces just how awful Mitt Romney's vice-presidential pick truly was.

10:30 AM PT: Don't forget, Romney's campaign has set convention expectations at an 11-point bump. Good luck with that ...

10:31 AM PT: jgkojak tells us in the comments that the opposite of a bump is a "divot." Now we work to make it a "rut."

Originally posted to kos on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 10:26 AM PDT.

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