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. No McSame

    After what we heard today about Bush and the boys and yes McSame is a part of it, I should be able to beat McSameAs Bush. WAKE UP PEOPLE.
    Obama is our hope. We the People can put a stop to this. It is time to put a stop to the lies and send Bush back to Texas ans to retire John McSame before it is too late. We have a chance to CHANGE all of this right now. Only a FOOL would would vote republican. What are they trying to do to the name and reputation of this great country.
    Obama08
    NAVY Vet. for Obama Vote Obama and save our CHILDREN.

    May 28, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  2. Hillary For President

    THE REASON WHY OBAMA HAS ONE PERCENT OVER HILLARY IS CAUSE OF HIS BLACK SUPPORTERS.

    Hillary Clinton 2008/2012

    May 28, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  3. Ms. GA

    CNN please help the American people. You cannot stand by and let Hillary Clinton disenfranchise our party without standing up for the people. I think it is absolutely ridicules how this woman is making up fairy tales and over exaggerating on every level in order to win. I will not vote for her if the DNC gives the nomination to her by stealing it away from Obama. He has won in both popular vote and delegates and now superdelgates. She wants the people's vote to count who only voted for her. She had no problem with caucuses until Obama started t=winning them. How is it far to count primary votes but not caucus votes? How is any of this far. HILLARY CLINTON is ruining any woman's chance of ever hold this high position.

    May 28, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  4. Clinton or McCain-Never Obama

    CNN – you really need to get better proofreaders. Where is Hillary's name where the total percentages are shown?

    May 28, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  5. B - NYC

    Notice how the media down-plays Senator Clinton's lead... Think about it, she is tied with Barrack Hussein Obama (dare we not speak his full name) with the press beating the crap out of her and one fourth the money he has...
    She is in fact a true leader and will not quit for us...

    Can someone name just five things that Obama has done for his state or our country?

    No... You can't because he has not...

    May 28, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  6. Debby

    McCain is catching up to both of them. This isn't good for Obama if he is the nominee especially in those rural counties where McCain will probably get the votes. Hillary has a better chance than Obama with McCain plain and simple.

    May 28, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  7. Chris In California

    More misogyny, CCN???

    What's the reason you left out the stats for the female candidate in this article? First, Jack Cafferty and others who are allowed to make what certainly sounds to me like sexist statements about a woman with continual misogynistic attacks, disrespect, and disdain against Hillary Clinton (and, in my opinion, ALL women as a result) and then you put her name in the title of your article but only list the two MALE candidates in the race along with the "unsure" percentages in your list of the "National General Election Poll of Polls?"

    You've turned into TABLOID TELEVISION, in my opinion! I have not seen ANY true journalistic integrity from CNN or MSNBC in months. FOX provides a more rational, honest discussion for viewers/readers even though I am a Democrat and even though CNN has always been my source for news.

    NO LONGER! As a woman, I do not tolerate the out-of-hand dismissal of the female candidate in this race, despite what your personal biases may or may not be!

    May 28, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  8. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    HELLO – AMERICANS ARE WAKING UP – NO MORE BUSH MCCAIN PROPAGANDA.

    May 28, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  9. Where's the truth

    As promising as this is and as happy as it makes me, does it take into consideration the electoral map,or is this just the popular vote? As we saw in 2000 the popular vote wasn't enough with an Electoral College that favors the Repulbican in the race. Start showing a poll that takes the electoral map into consideration and I'll start reading into it.

    May 28, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  10. Wait for it...

    cue the HRC crew....POLLS DON'T MATTER...Where did they poll these people?? I don't care!! Obama is a poopy head and I won't vote for him!! NO NO NO!! We want the GIIIIRLLSS TO WIIINNN WAAAAH WAAAAH WAAAAHH!!!

    Y'all know polls only matter when they say what Hillary's people want them to say.

    CNN – please pay attention the daily adjusted rules.

    May 28, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  11. Ben - Portland

    So, where's Hillary Clinton in this pole? Where's that? Nowhere? But didn't she tell us she's the best? Are we not listening to her anymore? It's hard to tell...

    May 28, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  12. KK

    YAY!!!! Go get 'em BAM BAM!!

    May 28, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  13. Clinton 08

    As for my vote between Mccain and Obama i'm voting for neither. I will NEVER vote Republican and NOT vote for Obama for one reason and one reason only. I use to say if not Clinton then Obama, well because of this recent Clinton supporters bashing Obama supporters have been doing. "no wonder, only old uneducated people are voting for Clinton". Well excuse me last time I checked i'm a 21 year old University student, and i'm smart enough to realize Obama will not win the nomination in November.

    May 28, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  14. Bart

    Electoral colleges matters stupid.

    May 28, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  15. Peter Damoah-Afari

    Meaning, Obama is equally electible. He is currently leading, so where lies the argument of Hillary to stay in the race?

    May 28, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  16. Rob

    So I guess that ends the claim that only Hillary can Beat McCain in November huh

    May 28, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  17. unite the dems

    well there goes the last pathetic argument from the clinton camp that she is more electable. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE NO MORE CLINTONS, NO MORE HILLARY, NO MORE BILL. PLEASE SUPERDELEGATES, SEND THEM HOME. THEY ARE DIVIDING OUR PARTY AND ARE TRYING TO HURT OBAMA'S CHANCES SO THAT SHE CAN RUN AGAIN IN 2012.

    May 28, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  18. NELSON

    All the speculation of people switching parties and not voting for Obama vs Hillary, is exactly that. I believe Obama is going to get the most votes ever in the General Election from republicans as well as democrats. Americans want change.

    May 28, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  19. tren

    Take that Clinton!

    May 28, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  20. Lake side

    This proves that Hillary Clinton is a shameless liar for saying she is leading by more in the general election.

    And she wants to cheat the process by using rule-breaking primaries in Michigan and Florida.

    I will never vote for a liar and a cheater.

    May 28, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  21. Linda from Prescott

    Obama will win the general election.
    Hillary will probably still be running after the election.
    I have to say I've never seen anyone so determine to redefine new math, old math, no math....it's all about her. It hurts me to think that I once supported HIllary, she has shown me that she would be the wrong person to elect...who the heck could in good conscience could vote for a perswon who has been caught in so many lies or mis-states, cannot manage her own campaign fund and is not concerned with the party or country as a whole but merely with hers and Bill's entitlement to a Hillary Presidency.

    Go Senator Obama.....we are behind you.

    May 28, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  22. IHH

    OMG Karl Rove said Hillary is more electable. Bill the liar says she has earned this. God says Hillary walks and water and parts the Allegheney River, while doing a beer and a shot and duck hunting too. OMG. The hags say Hillary must be ordained because the ERA failed and they need something to placate their old, bitter, babyboomer selves.

    May 28, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  23. M in MN

    How are you going to spin this one, Hillary?!?

    May 28, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  24. Xavier, St. Louis, MO

    Like I say about all polls, they change like the wind. I know Obama is leading and will beat McCain in November. However, I don't know why the polls still has Hillary name on it. She's toast! History! A has been! Finished! Game Over for her! She lost! Good Riddens!

    Also, she can kiss her VP chances goodbye, especially with her comments about RFK and Obama will lose to McCain. If he lose, her name still won't be on the ticket.

    May 28, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  25. Montana is Obama Country

    ..............YIPEE...........

    ............Yes...WE...Can.......... in 2008

    John McBush says he would rather lose the election than lose the war.......Let's help him (ole Johnny) out by voting Barack Obama the next President of the UNITED STATES..........

    May 28, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
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