Archive for the ‘bump’ Category

The GOP convention was the launch pad that the McCain campaign had hoped for, fueled by the inclusion of Sarah Palin. A new USA/Today poll, conducted by Gallup, indicates a bump of about 11%. The Republican National Convention has given John McCain and his party a significant boost, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll taken over the […]


Bounce Over

05Sep08

In the wake of the CBS poll showing the presidential race has pulled back to even, the more reliable Rasmussen daily tracking poll reinforces that things are heading McCain’s way. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows the beginning of John McCain’s convention bounce and the race is essentially back where it was […]


Sarah Smile

31Aug08

Now there are two polls out showing that Barack’s bounce is gone. Earlier Sunday afternoon, the Zogby poll gave McCain a 2 point lead, and now the CNN/Opinion Research poll, released Sunday evening, confirms that Barack’s ride was a short one. With a survey of voters taken Friday through today, the results show that 49 […]


The Gallup Daily Tracking Poll confirms the results of the Rasmussen tracker – while Barack got a bump of several points from the Bill and Hillary Clinton days of the convention, day four, featuring The Messiah himself, brought him no increase in support. Barack Obama maintains an eight percentage point lead over John McCain when […]


Barack Bump

28Aug08

The Gallup tracking poll, which a couple of days ago had McCain pulling into a 2 point lead, now has Barack up 6%. As a poll of registered voters, Gallup tends to jump around alot. Ironically, the Rasmussen tracker, less volatile with it’s survey of likely voters, has the race as a tie. The Rasmussen […]


Bump Part II

20Aug08

What sort of Bump should Barack get from the convention? And should it be equaled by McCain after the GOP convention? Newsweek gets answers on how to view the stagnant polls from Tom Holbrook, professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and author of “Do Campaigns Matter?” Here are some highlights. So you’d […]


The Bump

20Aug08

Were all media attention not about to swing to Obama for the next week or so, some might be starting to ask – “where’s McCain’s lead?” After all, he’s been kicking the crap out of Barack for almost a month, yet all he’s been able to do is keep it about even. This surprises me […]