The Bounce, Cont.

The three-day tracking polls at Rasmussen and Gallup now reflect two days that are post-Palin and one day that is post-McCain. The Gallup Poll now has Obama ahead of McCain by two points, down from the eight-point bulge he enjoyed after the DNC. At Rasmussen, the results are essentially unchanged from yesterday; Obama has a one-point lead, three if you count leaners. Monday will be the first day when these polls fully reflect the impact of both conventions. It appears that the race will be a dead heat at that point.

If you think back to a month ago, when Obama was ahead in the polls and looking forward to the most-hyped political convention ever, the idea that McCain could come out of his own convention tied for the lead, with the debates yet to come, would have been considered a fantasy.

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