Kerry’s Bounce: The Last Word

I think we can now definitely say that John Kerry got no sustained bounce from his party’s convention. Today’s Rasmussen tracking poll shows Kerry and Bush dead even with 46% of the vote apiece. The last time the candidates were tied was July 26, the day the Democratic convention opened. From then until today, Kerry has enjoyed a modest lead, which has now evaporated entirely. Given that Rasmussen uses a three-day rolling total, all of the surveying reflected in the current numbers was conducted after the convention was completed, and a day or two had gone by for an impression of Kerry and the convention to sink in.
Of course, I don’t expect the Republican convention to produce much of a bounce for the President, either.

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