Three national tracking polls that came out Friday reveal that the Democratic National Convention may have given President Obama a nudge forward. A poll conducted by Ipsos shows Obama with a three-point gain, ultimately giving him a two-point lead. While Rasmussen's still has Obama behind, he did gain two points overall. In Gallup's poll, where Obama had been ahead by one point, his lead jumped to three post-convention—although a minority of interviews took place then, suggesting that the boost may be more than just the result of temporarily increased excitement. But that enthusiasm didn’t necessarily mean convention viewers: Obama’s big speech drew 35.7 million viewers, which was more than Mitt Romney’s speech but less than the 38.3 million who tuned in to watch him in 2008.
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