Patch tapped our panels of influential Democrats and Republicans for twin polls, which were conducted this week.
The results are unscientific.
Democrats and Republicans were polled separately, with people from each party asked to focus on their own presidential candidate's performance and their own party's convention.
Patch received responses from 56 Republicans and 31 Democrats.
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