Romney ‘bounce’ fluctuates [Reuters] After his speech to the Republican National Convention, a brief boost to Mitt Romney’s poll popularity has subsequently deteriorated.
RNC behind in ratings [Nielsen Wire] Nielsen reports that the last night of the Republican National Convention was watched by around 8.6 million fewer people than in 2008.
Axelrod criticises Republican platform [National Journal] Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod has said that the Republican platform is ‘locked up in the same vault as Mitt Romney’s tax returns.’
Obama responds to Clint Eastwood [CNN] President Obama has said that he was not offended by Clint Eastwood’s address to the Republican National Convention.
North Carolina poll tie [The Hill] The left-leaning Public Policy Polling said this week that Mitt Romney and President Obama are tied at 48% in North Carolina.
Poor reception for Romney address [NBC] Respondents to a Gallup poll gave Romney’s convention address historically low ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ ratings.
Obama visits Louisiana [The Guardian] President Obama has visited areas affected by hurricane Isaac this week.
Ryan goes fundraising [NBC] NBC reports on the Republican VP nominee’s fundraising schedule for the week.
Obama ad attacks Romney’s tax proposals [The Hill] A new Obama campaign ad has criticised Mitt Romney’s tax proposals, suggesting that they will raise taxes on the middle class.
Ryan makes Carter comparison [CNN] Republican VP nominee Paul Ryan has suggested similarities President Obama and President Jimmy Carter, who lost the presidency to Ronald Reagan after one term.
Washington DC voting rights campaign continues [Washington Post] The Washington Post reports that campaigners for congressional voting rights in the District of Columbia will travel to the Democratic National Convention to further their case.
Obama accuses Romney of distortions [USA Today] In an interview, President Obama has criticised Mitt Romney for ‘creating a fictional Barack Obama.’
Obama ahead in Michigan and Colorado [Talking Points Memo] Public Policy Polling has found that President Obama is ahead of Mitt Romney by 7 points in Michigan and 3 points in Colorado.
Romney ahead in North Carolina [The Hill] Despite earlier reports of a tie, multiple polls have suggested that Mitt Romney is ahead in North Carolina.
Pelosi makes case to women voters [The Hill] Nancy Pelosi has commented on the benefits of re-electing President Obama for women.
Romney comments on global warming [The Hill] Mitt Romney has said that he believes ‘human activity’ contributes to climate change.
Romney attacks Democrats for Jerusalem stance [CBS News] Mitt Romney has criticised the Democratic party platform for not acknowledging Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Ryan weighs in on debt [Politico] Paul Ryan has commented on the news that the US national debt has increased to $16 trillion.
Israel quotes clarified [Fox News] Michael Oren, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, has denied that he described Republican policies as ‘dangerous’.
Michelle Obama addresses DNC [ABC] First lady Michelle Obama has given her speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Emanuel to focus on fundraising [Huffington Post] Rahm Emanuel is leaving his post as national co-chairman at the Obama campaign to assist the pro-Obama Priorities USA Action super PAC in raising funds.
‘Mansion’ used for Romney debate preparations [CNN] CNN reports that the Romney campaign is using a ‘$3.9 million’ property to prepare for the upcoming presidential debates.
No balloons at DNC [Huffington Post] A change in location due to poor weather conditions means that the traditional convention balloon drop will be absent from the Democratic National Convention.
Media costs after DNC venue change [Politico] Reports suggest that the change of venue for the last night of the Democratic National Convention will cost media organisations ‘hundreds of thousands of dollars.’
Convention conflict in Jerusalem vote [Huffington Post] A vote to change elements of the Democratic party platform on Jerusalem after criticism from Republicans has been met with hostility from the floor.
Clinton addresses DNC [Reuters] Former President Bill Clinton has given his speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Biden gives DNC address [Huffington Post] The full text of Vice-President Joe Biden’s address to the Democratic National Convention.
President Obama addresses DNC [National Journal] The full text of President Barack Obama’s address to the Democratic National Convention.
‘Final campaign sprint begins’ [Reuters] With the party conventions now at an end, the Obama and Romney campaigns enter the final stage of presidential race.
Romney ‘pounces’ on Obama [Reuters] After the release of disappointing job figures, Obama is challenged by Romney.
Democrats’ ‘headache over Jerusalem’ [BBC] Obama personally intervenes to ensure that the Democratic Party’s main policy document includes the sentence “Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel”.
Compiled by Patrick McGhee.