Romney’s Convention Speech Lowest Impact Since 1996; Convention Lowest Since 1984
Mitt Romney’s convention speech had the lowest impact since Bob Dole’s 1996 speech according to a new Gallup poll.
Following the Republican National Convention in Tampa, 40 percent of voters said that they were more likely to support Mitt Romney for president, compared to 38 percent who were less likely — a net impact of +2.
This is lowest net impact for a convention going back to 1984. By comparison, the 2008 GOP convention featuring Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was +5, and that year’s Democratic convention nominating Barack Obama was +14.