Obama Grabs 6-Point Lead

Romney's vision seems less optimistic than the president's: poll
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2012 3:48 PM CDT
Obama Grabs 6-Point Lead
President Barack Obama addresses the crowd at a rally at St. Petersburg College's Seminole Campus on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 in St Petersburg, Fla.   (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Will Vragovic, Pool)

CNN's latest poll gives President Obama a 4% post-convention bounce and a 6% lead over Mitt Romney, with the usual caveats that convention bounces rarely last. But the poll contains a few neat factoids about Obama's bump and Romney's slump after the conventions, reports CNN:

  • 51% of probable voters say Obama's vision of the future is more optimistic, while 41% pick Romney's. Last week, 47% liked Romney's optimism and 39% preferred Obama's.
  • Pre-convention, 45% said Romney's plan for the country would clearer, compared to 39% for Obama. Now those numbers are literally reversed.
  • Obama's "favorable rating" hit 57%, his highest in two years. Romney's dipped from 53% to 48%.
Earlier polls gave Obama a smaller convention bounce but a clear advantage in swing states. Click for more on the CNN poll. (More poll stories.)

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