Romney Speech Scores Lowest Since Gallup Began Tracking Them
- Kevin Robillard
Americans were more impressed by the Democratic National Convention than by the GOP gathering in Tampa, with former president Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention winning over even GOP and independent voters, a new poll Monday showed.
Forty three percent of those surveyed said the Democratic convention made them more likely to vote for President Barack Obama, according to a Gallup poll while 40 percent said the Republican National Convention made them more likely to vote for GOP nominee Mitt Romney.
A majority of Americans — 56 percent — said Clinton’s speech was either “excellent” or “good.” Fifty two percent of independents said the same. Three-tenths of Republicans said the same, and another 28 percent conceded Clinton’s speech was “OK.”
Forty three percent of Americans said President Barack Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention was “excellent” or “good.” Only 38 percent said the same of Romney’s speech in Tampa. Those are the lowest totals since Gallup began tracking the speeches in 1996.