1. Conventional

    Poll: Romney Speech a Dud

    Mitt Romney arrives to speak during the final day of the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.  Romney accepted the Republican nomination to run as the party's 2012 US Presidential candidate against US President Barack Obama.  AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)


    Mitt Romney’s RNC speech wasn’t very impressive, according to a new Gallup poll. Of those surveyed, only 38 percent thought his speech was excellent or good—the lowest score for a presidential candidate’s convention speech since Gallup started scoring them in 1996. Last week’s convention had the second-lowest amount of viewers of all eight conventions since 1996. “Americans’ relatively weak reaction to the Republican convention does not appear to have hurt their likelihood of voting for Romney so far, although it apparently is related to the lack of a typical convention bounce,” Gallup said.

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