The national race for the White House deadlocked as of September 1 in the national polling average maintained by Real Clear Politics at Barack Obama 46 percent vs. Mitt Romney 46 percent.
The race has been within three points all summer, with an Obama advantage.
Romney was able to close the gap, but not much more with his convention. Obama now hopes to restore his two-point advantage as the final sprint begins.
The weak Romney bounce was mostly a product of a non-charismatic candidate and only a handful of people still uncommitted and available to react.