Who’s Watching the Conventions?

This week, Mitt Romney will deliver the most momentous speech of his career so far, but America may not be paying much attention, according to the latest Rasmussen poll. Just 27 percent of respondents said they expect to watch “all” or “most” of the convention, and another 24 percent don’t plan on watching any of it (via HotAir):

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 11% of Likely Voters plan to watch all of the GOP convention and another 16% who will watch most. A plurality (44%) expects to watch some of it, and 24% more won’t watch any of the GOP convention held in Tampa, Florida. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

That may not sound all that bad, until you realize it’s among likely voters — the ones who are most engaged in the political process. The numbers are sure to be lower among registered voters and the public at large.