Posted by Brian from Shawnee on August 09, 2004
In Reply to: Re: Get a bump posted by ESC on August 08, 2004
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: : ... [re the Daily Show] VESTER: [reacting ... We Report, and Report, and Report Funny how
: : John Kerry gets a bump in the latest Fox News/Opinion Dynamics poll, and all ...
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: On some discussion forums, a reply to a thread will cause it to bump up to the top of the page. So if a thread is sinking and a poster wants to "save" it, she will post a reply that just says "Bump."
That's true for certain internet message boards (but not this one), but I think in the political context a "bump" is a rise in the opinion polls of a few percentage points. At convention time, we often hear of the candidates "getting a bump" during the convention week due to all the attention.