Through both upcoming political conventions, Gallup's stories will provide the empirical backdrop to what's happening on the stage.
Here is some of what you can expect from us during the week of the GOP convention:
- A historical analysis of the impact of the conventions, including a look at the extent to which the candidates' pre-convention standings predict who wins
- Americans' current predictions on who will ultimately win the presidential race
- How Americans view key players at the GOP convention
- How Americans currently rate each of the two political parties
- A Gallup editors' review of Mitt Romney's strengths and weaknesses as a candidate
- Americans' first reactions to Romney's speech at the convention
Gallup Daily tracking currently finds Romney and Obama tied, 46% to 46%, among registered voters. We'll see if and how these numbers move over the coming weeks.
In the meantime, convention-watchers may be interested in these recent stories:
- Candidate Support Typically Up Five Points After Convention
- Reaction to Ryan as V.P. Pick Among Least Positive Historically
- Voter Engagement Down Slightly From Last Two Elections
- Obama Still Wins on Likability; Romney, on the Economy
- Obama Remains Women's Presidential Pick; Romney, Men's