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GOP CONVENTION '96

Convention's Impact

August 16, 1996

Two polls show Bob Dole's support wavering on the third day of the convention. Some experts blame the drop on the Republican's Tuesday night attack on Clinton.

1996 GOP Convention

ABC Poll

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DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 Clinton 49% 47% 48% Dole 33% 37% 37%

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Hotline/San Diego Union Tribune

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DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 Clinton 48% 47% 50% Dole 36% 35% 33%

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1992 GOP Convention Hotline/Houston Chronicle

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DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 Clinton 51% 50% 48% Bush 35% 39% 43%

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TV RATINGS

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DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 1996 26 25 25 1992 34* 30 34

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* Average combined shares for ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN. Number is the percentage of homes watching television at that particular time.

2,000 registered voters (500 on 8/19; 500 on 8/18; 500 on 8/17; 500 on 8/16-15; margin of error plus or minus 3.1% for the samples of 1,000 (8/20).

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