Sunday, September 2, 2012 – 05:30 p.m.

Here’s some news of interest flowing across the transom Sunday evening.

Rasmussen Tracking has Romney up

Rasmussen Reports rolling 3-Day tracking poll of 1,500 ‘likely’ voters has Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney leading President Barack Obama 48% to 44%. A four point lead outside the polls +/- 3.0% margin of error.

The result is a 6-point turnaround from prior to the Republican National Convention.

The Gallup rolling 7-day poll of 3,050 ‘registered’ voters still has Obama up 47% to 46%, with a margin of error of +/- 2.0%.

Democratic National Convention kicks off Monday.

The DNC will be in the spotlight this week with President Barack Obama set to speak Thursday evening.

Former President Bill Clinton will have the spotlight Wednesday evening.

August jobs report to take center stage Friday morning

A bucket of cold water may get thrown on President Barack Obama’s DNC speech scheduled for Thursday night.

Just nine hours later the U.S. Department of Labor will release the August Employment Report.

Should the 8.3% unemployment rate remain unchanged or rise, expect damage control by democrats and The White House.

Romney gets post-convention likeability spike with independents

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney received a much needed improvement with independent voters after the close of the Republican National Convention last Thursday night.

A new poll by Reuters/Ipsos released this weekend shows Romney’s likability with the all-important independent voter increased from the low 30% range to 45%.

This is a very important development. But we’ll have to wait and see if it holds.