Gallup shows 7 point post-convention approval bump for Obama.
Those looking for a convention bump may find what they are looking for in the Gallup daily tracking poll, which produced good news on Friday for President Barack Obama.
Gallup’s last three nights of interviewing of adults, conducted Sept. 4 to 6, shows Obama with a 52 percent approval rating, the highest approval percentage reported for Obama on the Gallup tracking poll since May 2011, just after the killing of Osama bin Laden.
The latest results represent a seven percentage point increase in Obama’s approval rating, from 45 percent, from Gallup’s previous three-day sample, conducted Sept. 1 to 3. Each sample is based on interviews with roughly 1,500 adults and has a margin of sampling error of +/- 3 percent.
Despite the uptick in approvals, the race remains pretty tight. “Results released Friday show Obama with a 3-point lead over Republican nominee Mitt Romney (48 to 45 percent),” according to the report. “That result represents an upward movement of just a single percentage point for Obama and a single point down for Romney, but it is the first change in Gallup’s numbers in 9 days.”
Source: The Huffington Post