Bush Erases Kerry’s Post-Convention Gains on Optimism, Inspiration and Values

    George W. Bush has erased the modest gains John Kerry made on him after the Democratic National Convention on such traits as optimism, inspiration and sharing Americans’ values, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows.

    But as the Republican National Convention prepares to nominate Bush tonight for a second term, a wide variety of trait ratings now stand just about where they were before the Democratic convention.