Just to make certain that I’ve committed my predictions about the impact of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions to print/display, what I’ve been saying is that Mitt Romney will get a small boost from the RNC and, if the president gives roughly the same speech as he’s been giving for the last four years, he will get an even smaller lift in the polls from the DNC this week. On the other hand if he gives a barn-burner he could receive a much higher post-convention bump. Whether the conventions provide any lasting help to either campaign we’ll know in mid-September.
So far, so good. Based on the post-convention Rasmussen poll, Romney has gotten a small bump, consistent with my prediction. The RealClearPolitics composite of polls has Obama at +.1 or, said another way, too close to call.