Pew: Clinton Speech Nearly Doubles Obama’s As Highlight Of Democratic Convention

Former President Bill Clinton’s address to the 2012 Democratic Convention was the higlight for 29 percent of people who watched the days-long event, while President Obama’s nomination speech was the big moment for 16 percent of viewers, according to a new Pew Research poll. That statistic falls directly in line with the narrative Republicans have been pushing — that Obama is no Clinton. From their analysis:

…while Obama’s speech was not the highlight of the convention, it is evaluated more positively than [Republican nominee Mitt] Romney’s convention address. Sixin-ten (60%) of those who watched at least a little convention coverage rate Obama’s speech as excellent or good; that compares with 53% of GOP convention watchers who rated Romney’s speech positively.

However, Obama’s speech was not viewed nearly as positively as his address at the convention four years ago: 73% said that speech was excellent or good. In 2008, 42% of convention watchers rated Obama’s speech as excellent, compared with 29% who rate it that highly today.

Romney wasn’t the highlight of his convention either — 20 percent of those who saw the RNC said that Clint Eastwood’s address was the high point, while 17 percent said the former governor.

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