The Hill reports that the Republican party has gotten a significant bounce from its party convention last week – and particularly the announcement of John McCain‘s surprise VP pick, Alaskan governor Sarah Palin.

“Polls that came out Monday ranged from a USA Today/Gallup poll taken over the weekend that showed McCain moving ahead of Obama by 10 points with likely voters to a CNN/Opinion Research Poll showing the race in a “dead heat.”

Every major poll released since the convention shows McCain with a lead or at least a tie, a marked change from most of a campaign season that has seen Obama leading, though by a narrow margin. The RealClearPolitics average of national polls showed McCain easing into the lead with an average of plus-1.2.”

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Peter Fray

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