May 28th, 2008
02:30 PM ET
6 years ago

Poll of Polls: Obama, Clinton both leading McCain

(CNN)–The CNN general election national poll of polls now shows both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton leading John McCain McCain by two points: 46 percent to 44 percent.

The last general election poll of polls - released May 15 - showed Obama leading McCain by five points (48 percent to 43 percent) and Clinton leading McCain by four points (48 percent to 44 percent).

Full poll results after the jump

NATIONAL GENERAL ELECTION POLL OF POLLS*

May 15-27

Voters’ Choice for President

Obama: 46 percent

McCain: 44 percent

Unsure: 10 percent

NATIONAL GENERAL ELECTION POLL OF POLLS*

May 15-27

Voters’ Choice for President

Clinton: 46 percent

McCain: 44 percent

Unsure: 10 percent

*The national general election “poll of polls” consists of three surveys: Gallup (May 22-25/27), Newsweek (May 21-22), and Reuters/Zogby (May 15-18). The poll of polls does not have a sampling error.

soundoff (278 Responses)
  1. SLO Bear

    Superdelegates, take the crocodile out of the pool, so Obama can swim against McCain.

    May 28, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  2. No Way

    Remember, Hillary is the only person that can beat McCain.

    May 28, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  3. Luisa

    Okay HRC now what? I thought you said Obama could not beat McCain...as usual the people are proving you wrong. AGAIN

    May 28, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  4. EDW

    Hmmm, what do you have to say to that Billary. I plan to vote democrat regardless of the outcome. I don't want my friends to be in Iraq till 2013, I want to be able to put gas in my car, and I want a future for my kids.

    Dems 2008

    May 28, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  5. Barbara - 65 yr old white female in NC

    To each his own (poll) – they're a dime a dozen.

    Just give us facts – not your opinion of which poll we should listen to.

    Thanks.

    May 28, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  6. Ratgurl

    Are you sure that wasn't as such:

    Obama: 46 percent

    Unsure: 44 percent

    McCain: 10 percent

    ?
    ;)

    May 28, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  7. Chi4Obama

    There goes Hillary's argument about electability.

    May 28, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  8. JJ

    So what argument does Clinton have now? They can both beat McCain so I wonder what her strategy will be next.

    May 28, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  9. Perrell, Lincolnton, NC

    Well as we all know the argument that the Clinton's have been arguing about the polls have her up well they have and Obama up with the exact percentage points... Just give it a rest so we all can come together as one party and win in Nov.

    May 28, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  10. tidho

    The media should not have release polls without getting Hillary's blessing first. Its irresponsible and sexist.

    May 28, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  11. LOU-THE TRUTH TELLER

    LOU

    I JUST WANNA TELL YOU , U R AN AMERICAN HERO.

    you are a intelligent and fair person .justwatch out because obama cult is gonna call you racist ......you know how that spin goes -right

    hey lou

    we love you at noquarterusa by larry johnson

    keep up the true journalism --at least u r in tank of anybody

    May 28, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  12. Ronnie

    News Week don't count because they allways slant to obama, and besides Obama is the "Tourist!
    "Touring" is ALL Obama has done during these primaries. Touring all 57 states, and one to go AK,and HI with the money of the blind sheep he's leading to slaughter, touring on the tail of the liberal media, touring on a couple of books he wrote (and even there he stole the title "Audacity of Hope" from that pastor whom he now "disowns. "Touring" on the coattails of Hillary Clinton, whose EVERY PROGRM he now mimicks as "his own," touring on his 120 "present" votes in the Illinois Senate, and now "touring" in Florida, now trying to convince the voters there to go for him. By the way, folks, Obama kept himself on the ballot in Florida, and if he had won — which he did NOT — he'd be "touring" to the convention in a much better position. I'm not interested in a "tourist" as president. I'm intersted in a proven native. I WILL WRITE IN HILLARY'S NAME ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT if the DNC and back-stabbing superdelgates try to shove Obama down our throats

    May 28, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  13. Charlotte

    10% undecided? That could swing either way..

    May 28, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  14. AtlantaDan

    Just imagine how easy it would be to win if we all could hold hands and play nice. It is time to put them both on the ticket and win. We are much stronger with a united party than all this bitter division. I will only vote for a ticket that includes Hillary. You can not take away the fact that 17 MILLIOIN people voted for her. Put the egos down and lets win!!!! I will if you Obama folks will. We will need EVERY vote come Nov. The past few elections have been decided by very slim margins.... how can Obama risk it??? He does not have to.

    May 28, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  15. Ben

    HRC....the polls speak for themselves...so dont use scare tactics on innocent Americans.

    May 28, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  16. Keith R.

    "The poll of polls does not have a sampling error."

    Because it is statistically invalid to average averages.

    There's a reason too.

    May 28, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  17. UniteAmerica

    Well, how come hillary says she is the stronger candidate?? I seems both Barack and Hillary are stronger than John.

    May 28, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  18. LOU-THE TRUTH TELLER

    lou

    i am listening to ur radio show right now

    we the hill-dems who are not welcomed into new dem/liberal party are becoming INDEPENDENT -- and we will vote for whomever you will say to -

    thx -keep up with ur work of honesty

    don,t get sold like SUPERDELEGATES

    May 28, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  19. Dee Okla.

    That poll can not be right because Hill says she is winning and I know she would never lie to us (yea right).

    Will someone please tell her that she is not the only one who can beat mcsane.

    May 28, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  20. Kerry

    President Obama :)

    May 28, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  21. Uncle Sam

    Rasmussen Reports Daily Presidential Tracking Poll has it McCain 47% and Obama 43%.

    May 28, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  22. Dex Dean

    Note the closeness of the polls. Hillary and BIlly Bob have their own agenda, the Clinton Agenda. Win at all cost, Forget the party or the will of the people. How much did Billy Bob get paid by the likes of Citibank and others for speaking engagements who thought Hillary would be in the White House. Who donated to his Library? Where there is smoke there is fire. Very sad that these two represent part of our country. Time for a change!

    May 28, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  23. Capt. Smash, Salt Lake City, Utah

    HOW CARES ABOUT THIS STORY GUYS, COME ON:

    CNN YOU ARE BLOWING IT AGIAN. WHO CARES ABOUT HILLARY THIS STORY IS BIGGER THAN WATER-GATE DO YOUR JOB!

    PLEASE CNN: STAY ON THE REAL STORY WE RELY ON YOU FOR INFORMATION: 4000 DEAD AND FOR WHAT! WHAT DID WE ACCOMPLISH GOING INTO IRAQ!

    THIS IS THE WORST CRIME EVER MADE BY AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT. COME ON CNN THINK, YOU HAVE TO THINK! DO WHATS RIGHT FOR ALL AMERICANS, DIG DEEP THIS IS THE STORY THE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW!

    The media is the real story. . They let us down with Bush and Iraq! They really let THE AMERICAN PEOPLE down.

    Over 4000 dead, what do you say to those families? BUSH, MCCAIN and CLINTON, need to apologize to all AMERICANS for sending them to there death's! Bush should be removed from office ASAP. Congress should start the Iraqi WAR hearings immediately find the truth please behind this WAR! Remove Bush from office, this will show all of America, the government still works for the good of the people. George Bush has destroyed the creditability of the presidency; even 4000 times worse then Bill Clinton and Monica scandal. If we ever need to go to war again how can we trust congress and the White House to do the right thing?

    The only way congress can restore there creditability; as a functioning body of this government, is to hold formal investigations in this horrible American tragedy the Iraq War. I feel so bad for those families that give there loved ones to this American tragedy, THE IRAQ WAR!

    Obama 08
    For the good of America

    May 28, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  24. Jeff

    "You have to ask yourself who is the stronger candidate?" she (Clinton)continued. "And based on every analysis of every bit of research and every poll that’s been taken and every state that a democrat has to win, I am the stronger candidate against John McCain in the fall."

    May 28, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  25. Andrew from Illinois

    Hmmm....what did Hillary say about being more electable?

    May 28, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
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