POLL WATCH 2….Newsweek has a new poll out too. Like the Time poll, it shows Bush ahead 52%-41%.
The polling was done on Thursday and Friday. Newsweek did an identical poll on the Thursday and Friday that ended the Democratic convention and found Kerry ahead 49%-42%. The immediately previous poll had shown Kerry ahead 47%-44%.
Basically, in polls with identical timing and methodology, this seems to show that Kerry got about a 4-point bounce from the Democratic convention while Bush has gotten a much larger bounce from his (although this also includes whatever effect the Swift Boat ads have had, of course). That bounce won’t be permanent, but it’s still real and the Time poll no longer seems like such an outlier.