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Sunday, June 23, 2024

Obama’s team not expecting big post-convention boost in polls

Obama advisers David Plouffe, left, and David Axelrod, right, talk as they walk to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday.
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama is expected to lay out his vision for a second term, even as advisers say they don’t anticipate a big bounce in the polls following the Democratic National Convention.

White House senior adviser David Plouffe (pluhf) tells ABC’s “Good Morning America” he expects the race to remain “tight as a tick” until Election Day.

Plouffe says Americans will have a clear sense of where Obama thinks the country should go after his speech Thursday night.

Obama campaign advisor David Axelrod says he was thrilled with former President Bill Clinton’s speech, which laid out the convention’s most forceful case so far for re-electing Obama.

Axelrod tells NBC’s “Today” he’s not worried about Clinton upstaging Obama. He says Clinton played the role Democrats wanted him to play.

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3 thoughts on “Obama’s team not expecting big post-convention boost in polls”

  1. This morning the convention is over. I’ve not followed the numbers within the Democratic Party and can’t honestly judge how last night’s speeches will affect the numbers. I’ve never voted for a Democrat before but this time I most certainly will. The GOP put me off their side of the aisle with how they treated President Obama’s bills in the Congress. When they did come up with something they would support, it was my privates being checked out to see if I was a virgin or something. You see, I was raped at the age of 12 and I never reported it because I would have felt a strong and dirty guilt instead of a simple hatred for the man. I was sworn to secrecy because Christian girls do not get raped. This was 67 years ago and if we elect Romney it will go back to that same load of crap.

    When the final election gets into print, I would be very interested to see if men voted for Romney, and women for Obama.

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