Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Dead Cat Bounce

Most presidential candidates get a positive bounce in polling from their party convention.  For the first time in polling about conventions, Gallup found that Donald Trump’s net support dropped by a whopping 15%.

Trump Convention Bounce 08-02-16

For a few days it looked like Mr. Trump was ahead in the polls; at one point several trackers had him ahead.  It looks like that might have been the proverbial dead cat bounce.