Real Clear Politics polling suggests that Mitt Romney has not been able to maintain his bump from the Ames Straw Poll. Is Romney peaking? Did people take a second look at him after Ames and …. pass?

Romney is the yellow line in the RCP averages. It appears that  Romney’s average has fallen to near pre-Ames levels.

That can’t make them happy.



Rachel · October 3, 2007 at 7:16 PM

I think its all downhill for Romney now. He was dissed by Rush Limbaugh today, for issuing some slimy statement about Rush and the phony soldiers story.

Hugh Hewitt spent an hour trying to repair the damage. It won’t work. » What happened to Romney in September? · October 4, 2007 at 11:29 AM

[…] Yesterday, I wrote about Mitt Romney’s Ames effect wearing off in Iowa. I am pretty sure that I missed the story. Gallup Poll’s Frank Newport had the first hint: I disagreed. In fact, one thing the national polls have shown us is that Mitt Romney was unable to translate his victory in the straw poll in Iowa in early August into a sustained lead at the national level.  Romney was treading along at 8% of the national Republican vote in two polls in July and early August, then jumped to 14% in our first August poll after the straw poll.  Then it was back to 10% by early September and now at 7% in our last September poll. No sustained bounce. […]

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