Non-existent rise in one's popularity when a person's endorsement is presumed to help, named for the lack of a positive impact Gov. Tim Pawlenty's endorsement provided Gov. Mitt Romney in the 2012 Minnesota Republican caucus.
"I can't believe they didn't pick me for social chair, bro. Last year's president totally had my back."

"Yeah, that sucks, man--you got the Pawlenty Bounce."
by DeveDorbes February 07, 2012

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