mitt romney (rnc speech)*The people have spoken, at least on how they feel about Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech.

And they say that the Republican presidential candidate’s speech before last week’s Republican National Convention sucked big time.

In fact, his speech generated the lowest approval rating among surveyed adults since Gallup began polling this question in 1996. We kid you not.

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According to the polls, 38 percent of respondents in Gallup’s poll rated Romney’s speech as “excellent” or “good.” 10 percent of respondents rated Romney’s speech as being “terrible.”

In contrast, 47 percent said the same of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and his 2008 GOP convention acceptance speech. Only 5 percent said McCain’s speech was “terrible.”

President Barack Obama’s 2008 acceptance speech in Denver,Colorado, was the most well received of all speeches since 1996. 58 percent of respondents rated his speech as “excellent” or “good” while only 7 percent found it to be “poor” or “terrible.”

Gallup’s telephone survey was taken between August 31 and September 1, 2012, of 1,045 adults. The survey has a +/- 4.0 percent margin of error.