Romney’s Convention Bounce

Some good news for the Romney campaign this morning. Mitt Romney hasn’t even made his convention speech yet, and he’s already seeing a small bump in the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll:

Republican Mitt Romney pulled even with President Barack Obama in a Reuters/Ipsos poll on Wednesday, getting a boost from his party’s nominating convention in Tampa this week.

There was concern that Hurricane Isaac and the Todd Akin incident would overshadow the convention, but we haven’t seen that happen. While Romney isn’t expected to get a major bounce from this week, he already appears to be on par with candidates from previous years. Nate Silver writes that the benchmark for a convention bounce is around 4 points, and Romney is already there (at least in the Reuters poll), with one big day left to go.