Where Clinton's Post-Convention Bounce Didn't Measure Up

Where Clinton's Post-Convention Bounce Didn't Measure UpEvery presidential candidate expects their polls to look pretty good after they accept their party’s nomination. After all, a convention is a week of positive coverage that concludes with a balloon drop—what’s not to like? (And the opposing party’s customary cease-fire doesn’t hurt, either.) But for the oh-so-cynical among us, this temporary boost is the political equivalent of a participation medal—the candidates showed up, they accepted the nomination, they got three percentage points. Big deal.

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