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Obama Gets “Convention Bump” in Polls

President Obama’s approval rating increased from 47 percent to 52 percent during the Democratic National Convention last week, according to a recent Gallup Daily Poll.

The Gallup Poll was conducted using daily phone interviews with 1,500 adults with a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points.

This is the highest President Obama’s approval rating has been since May 2011 following the death of Osama bin Laden. According to the Huffington Post, President Obama leads Governor Mitt Romney in presidential vote preference by three points (48% to 45%). Many political polls identify the increase in approval after the party convention as the “convention bump.” However, poll data from earlier this year indicates that President Obama has a 15 point advantage among women voters over Mitt Romney.
Media Resources: Gallup Politics 9/7/12; Huffington Post 9/7/12; Feminist Newswire 8/21/12