(WASHINGTON) — In the wake of the Democratic National Convention, Mitt Romney campaign pollster Neil Newhouse characterized the bump that President Obama was getting in the polls as a “sugar high” that would soon fade. Monday, it seems that the buzz has indeed worn off.
Fresh Gallup tracking numbers show President Obama’s convention bounce fading from a high of 7 percentage points last week to just 3 percentage points today. He now leads Mitt Romney, 48 percent to 45 percent nationally.
However, Obama’s job approval rating remains at a very strong 50 percent; this figure has historically served as a better judge of future success than the ballot test.
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