President Obama got a bounce from the convention, but not one that seems likely to translate into victory on Election Day.
That’s the verdict of a new poll from the Washington Post and ABC News. The survey shows that while the president did indeed get a bounce among registered voters – swinging from a 1-point deficit to a 6-point lead over Republican nominee Mitt Romney. But among respondents who said they were likely to vote in the election: statistical bupkis.
In the race for likely voters, Obama now holds a 1-point lead over Romney. It’s the first time the poll has examined likely voters, so Obama may be better off with them too, but it’s no new trajectory for the race. With 56 days to go and the first nip of autumn in the air, this sucker is all tied up.
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