This new Zogby poll shows John McCain with a 4-point lead over Barack Obama after the Republican National Convention.
While I'm not at all surprised (each side usually gets a bounce from the convention), this is a significant bounce for McCain, considering he was down to 42% at one point in one of the polls.
No wonder Obama sounds so nervous and bitchy on the stump these days.
Ace of Spades HQ has some good advice for McCain/Palin.
My problem with this speech is that she's mostly just repeating her very-good nomination speech. I know it's a "stump speech," and as such frequently repeated, but she has to start varying it up a little bit, like a band changing its set list every show. Sure, most of the songs are still the same, but you slip in a different unexpected song from time to time.
In this one, she mentions reforming Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, which is what I'm talking about, but that's just one different song.
McCain also should start campaigning with rotating all-stars like Huckabee and Thompson, and send out Palin separately to cover different cities and towns with other big names -- especially Giuliani, whenever possible.
The Giuliani-Palin combination is already a proven killer.
Ace notes that Rasmussen is detecting some movement among women. If that's true--and I'm not completely unsure that it is--it's very good news for Republicans. Women who are mildly conservative can relate to Sarah Palin: the struggles of being a good wife, mother, and career woman.
And I can't be the only woman who had flashbacks to earlier sexism in her own life every time some idiot wanker on the Left talks about why she can't work and be a good mom, how she has bad judgment because she has 5 kids, or where are those bikini photos? Every argument along those lines makes me ill.
But I'm hopeful we will have the last laugh.