So…………………….Where’s Romney’s Convention Bounce?
Here’s a screenshot of NRO’s splash page on Monday, four days after the conclusion of the Republican National Convention:
Notice anything missing? As in a single article about Romney’s convention bounce in the polls? I logged onto the NRO expecting their splash page to be overflowing with bolded headlines about how Romney’s big coming out party had finally broken Obama’s small but stubborn lead. Instead, there was some humdrum article about “dinosaur conventions.” Ask yourself: if Romney/Ryan had gotten anything close to a decent post-convention bounce, would the National Review be running with a special-interest article on the long-term viability of conventions? (Tuesday’s page leads with a big feature on “689 Reasons To Defeat Obama,” which is almost more indicative of the missing bounce; you don’t run reruns when there’s big news.)
Sure enough, RealClearPolitics’ meta-poll has Obama and Romney tied nationally, which is where they were last week, and Obama actually ahead and gaining in 10 of 12 swing states. Throw this on top of the fact that Paul Ryan got the smallest VP-bounce of the past three elections, and things are looking very dire for Romney.
Nate Cohn with more.