"Clinton's appeals for unity appear to boost Obama
Hillary Clinton's impassioned pleas at the Democratic convention for her supporters to unite behind Barack Obama appear to have worked.
A new Gallup poll out yesterday says that the percentage of Clinton loyalists planning to vote for Obama in November jumped from 70 percent before last week's convention to 81 percent after, and the percentage saying they are certain to back Obama increased from 47 percent to 65 percent.
The Gallup survey is among several suggesting that Obama did get a bump in support coming out of the convention, which received wall-to-wall media coverage, including his acceptance speech Thursday night that drew more than 40 million TV viewers.A Hotline/Diageo poll out yesterday gave Obama a 48 percent to 39 percent national lead over his Republican rival John McCain, up from 44 percent to 40 percent in the previous poll. And a USA Today/Gallup survey released Monday gave Obama a 50 percent to 43 percent lead, up from a 4-percentage-point edge before the convention (Boston Globe)."
That's smaller than Bristol Palin's baby bump!!!