Politics

Will Trump Bounce? Historically, Nominees Get a Convention Bump

All eyes are on the polls after Trump's week

Only John Kerry, a Democrat, and Mitt Romney, a Republican, saw a negative dip in the polls after their conventions.

After a rocky Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week, pollsters will soon be getting a feel for what registered voters think of the newly minted nominee, Donald Trump.  

Gallup compiled data going back to 1964 and found that only two candidates went down in the polls following their respective conventions. President Bill Clinton, who will again take the stage next week for his wife and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, had the biggest post-convention bump at 16 percentage points. 

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