Remember the expectations that Mitt Romney set:
According to a new [CNN] national poll released Tuesday, just before the start of the Democratic convention, the GOP presidential nominee appears to have received a one-point convention bounce, normal for the modern political era.One point? Well, that's certainly less than the 11 the Romney folks hoped for. And instead of calling it a "bump," perhaps they should refer to it by its real name:
And before you start worrying about those national numbers too much, remember that they are irrelevant. Where it matters, Obama is winning handily. But if Romney couldn't move those national numbers with his convention, he didn't move his battleground state numbers.
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