May 28th, 2008
02:30 PM ET
7 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. Yasriel

    So much for the polls arguement of HRC. Obama is way stronger and cleaner than both HRC and McSame combined.

    May 28, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  2. spencer

    Sounds to me like Hillary is the better choice for everyone...My voters choice is Hillary or no one..............

    May 28, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  3. ChicoSez

    When older dems are told that they are not important anymore and that like McCain, they should get out of the way of the new kids on the block. Well, the party is now yours, all the new faces like Kennedy,Kerry, Dean, Daschele, Dodd, Pelosi will b e running Washington now, they'll turn things around. Wait, aren't they running things now? Wheres this change Obama keeps talking about? The old party establishment sure likes this change artist. I don't like him and you can have this new party and I'll vote for John McCain. And if Roe v Wade is so important to you Obama girls, why didn't you vote for the woman? You get what you deserve. I've voted the straight party ticket since 1970 and have donated thousands of dollars to the party and its candidates. Now Obama has driven me out of the party. Win or lose, I'm done with the dem party,

    May 28, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  4. somewhere in the US

    Please, people, can we end this now? Hillary has thrown every trick out there and it has failed. I am an Obama fan and would like to see him win the General. And for all of the Hillary people saying I'll vote for Mc Cain if not her, then you better think really hard about it. My town had one of our own killed over the weekend in Iraq.

    May 28, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  5. fairandstraight

    The 10% that is unsure will come on over to the Dems when they realize what McCain meant when he said, " I will never surrender to Iraq." As he laughed as if he had said something cute.

    The reality of the thing is, it doesn't matter how many points our front runner wins by, just as long as the republicans are out of control.

    I wonder what the Clinton's will say now?

    Stay strong Obama and maintain your cool.

    May 28, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  6. Venus

    This is great! Hillary is not going to like this poll! Neither will the Gov. Rendall of PA! But I love it!

    Hey Hillary – who is stronger to beat McSame?

    Go Bam!

    May 28, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  7. End primary now

    If democrats think they will solve Hillary problem by pleasing her they are mistaken. Giving her any advantage in Fl or MI will make her more difficult and she will hold till convention.
    Fl and Mi delegates should be seated 50/50 without reference to the primary in January. Any other formula will make the party weak on setting any rules in the future. Hillary needs to be out by 6/3

    May 28, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  8. Geraldine Coleman

    Way to Go Obama- We are with you all the way. SUPPPPPEERRRRR!

    May 28, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  9. Tony

    Interesting very interesting. At the end of the day nobody in their right mind wants McAnotherBush in office. He can't really campaign as a man on his own with those Bush tax cuts he voted against and now he is 1000% for them. This never ending War ( didn't we claim victory 5 years ago?) he claims he wants a victory. Did we claim victory in Vietnam? We lost that War and the writing is on the wall we lost this War. Let's make sure we don't put this Bush clone in office unless you want your grandchildren fighting this 100 year war!

    May 28, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  10. Jason, Texas

    Well, could you please send this to Mrs. Clinton. She's a moron.

    May 28, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  11. Tim

    Kinda throws a wrench in that more likely to lose argument, doesn't it???

    Obama 08/12

    May 28, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  12. Berat, Park Ridge, IL

    YOU CAN'T POLL POLLS!!!!! ANY scientific poll must have a margin of error. You are once again misleading the public!

    May 28, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  13. NO-BAMA

    HILLARY IS STRONGER –ACROSS THE BOARD - CONSISTENTLY - IN BATTLEGROUND STATES - AND WILL CLOBBER McCAIN IN A GENERAL ELECTION....

    KEEP FIGHTING 4 US HILLARY ! :)

    May 28, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  14. Kenneth M

    PUT THAT IN YOUR PANCE AND SMOKE IT.

    May 28, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  15. Debbie,NJ

    Let's see what kind of conspiracy theories Hillary and Bill come up with now. This isn't the first time he beat McCain in the polls. The polls normally only got reported when Hillary was on top. It's about time CNN did some fair reporting.

    May 28, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  16. LOU- OBAMABOTS WILL ATTACK YOU

    OBAMABOTE are all out today . they had a lot of koolaid today , so they stinking the place with thier burps and stinky thinking

    May 28, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  17. Elisabeth

    I really start to believe that the ongoing nomination procedure is RACISM. The Democratic party (DNC) are so over-excited by the light from the rest of the world and are so eager to show the world that the United States of America are able to elect a biracial candidate as President of the Union that they forget descency, electabilty, fairness and its own foundation – DEMOCRACY and EQUEL treatment.

    This fact might contribute to the disaster which will take place in November when the Republicans will be the winner in the General election.... !

    May 28, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  18. George, Los Angeles

    If Obama is the nominee – this will all be a moot point. McCall will definitely win in November.

    May 28, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  19. Crush Rush

    44%?These people want more of the same?They must be saddistic.

    May 28, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  20. MJE WPG

    Hillary,please explain how you can keep trying to BS the American voters that Obama can not beat McCain in the general election. The only sure thing is that Obama has a far better chance of beating him than you.
    Please take that useless excuse of a husband and just go home to ????????????.

    May 28, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  21. PAR

    It is abundantly clear that John McCain is the only beneficiary of this long drawn out democratic primary. If the democratic party is to win in November we need to rap up this nominating process in early June.

    May 28, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  22. Conservative Buyer- CA

    There goes Hillary's claim she's more electable. The poll of polls also suggested recently Obama is up 13 percent from Hillary and up from 7 percent as he was previously.

    May 28, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  23. Deb

    Hillary is Unelectable !!!!

    Millions and Millions of people won't vote for her because of what she's done to this campaign. Clinton's are a disgrace.

    May 28, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  24. She is likable enough.”

    “We are a nation of cynics, sloths, and downright mean people.”

    “I have…I have to think about her policies, her approach, her tone.”

    “Give us some whities here.”

    “…she was diggin the knife in”

    “Periodically when she is feeling down…”

    “She is likable enough.”

    “If you can’t kept your house in order…”

    “We don’t want to refight the battles of the 90’s.”

    “Fl and MI should be counted in a way that does not change the outcome.”

    WE WILL REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!

    May 28, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  25. Anita - AZ

    People want change. It's hard to deny that. It comes down to who's going to lower my grocery bill, honestly.

    May 28, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
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