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. Steve

    I wonder how Clinton will spin this one.

    Probably they will say that McCain picked up 3% on Obama but picked up only 2% on her.

    May 28, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  2. steve in mn

    The results of this poll sort of makes it rain on Hillary's parade, doesn't it? We all know, however, that she'll manipulate things any way she can to server her own purpose. This is what we've learned to expect form her. Kind of like George Bush, huh? This isn't the person we want in the White House.

    May 28, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  3. Cornell grad for Hillary

    For all the Obamabots on here who keep trashing Hillary and her supporters, remember the old saying that an ounce of honey will get you alot further than a gallon of vinegar. Obama's supporters are full of hatred and are the main factor in preventing HRC supporters from getting behind Obama. I know that I will be voting for McCain come November. FYI – I'm a male graduate from Cornell University, so think twice before casting all HRC supporters as ignorant racists. Those types of accusations are exactly why I will never ever vote for Obama.

    May 28, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  4. fred2..since another stole my name

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that John McCain attracting 47% of the vote nationwide while Barack Obama earns 43%. McCain has been “ahead” by at least two percentage points on four of the last five days

    May 28, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  5. Jerry

    Look at this Hillary how you going to tell us that Obama cant beat McCain check again Hillary goodbye Clintons no more of you as our president na na na na na goodbye Hillary

    May 28, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  6. Johnny

    Not a good day for Clinton to make an electability argument.

    May 28, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  7. Felly

    What do you expect? This is a good year for democrats with all the White House scandals of George Bush, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove and McSame.

    May 28, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  8. martin

    if hillary would drop out ,obama would lead by more.unfortunately,she will insist on taking this to the convention,and further dividing the nation.how sad that our politicians insist on lying to the american people and people still vote for them.i will have a clear conscience,when i vote for president obama ,in the fall.the rest of you can live with your shame if hillary or mccain are elected.

    May 28, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  9. John

    Obama can not beat McCain. You do not fool us press.

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

    In terms of averting another 9/11 – Clinton or McCain are the better choices then neophyte and puffed-up Obama. The "group think" mentality that has over taken certain segments of the voting public and endorsed a celebrity candidate, which is what Obama amounts to, put us all at risk for another national disaster.

    May 28, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  11. Il voter

    This is Dem election year. Both Dem candidates are exceptionaly good.
    But this year even if dems decides to contest Dog, that will also win against Big Mac.

    May 28, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  12. marouf

    obama is the best

    May 28, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  13. Obama will win.

    OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT.
    SIMPLE AS THAT.

    May 28, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  14. daniel

    If Hillary drops and campaigns aggressively for Obama, his lead
    over Cain will just take off. That'something to think about Hillary if you dnot
    want to loose the White to a Repubcan. Mayou could even be the VP.

    May 28, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  15. wwf

    Yeah, write in Clinton's name. That is really go to show everyone. Show everyone how big a fool you are. The blood of Americans will be on your hands and on the hands of every Democrat that votes for McCain just because Clinton did not win. As Hillary would say, "SHAME ON YOU".

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

    Hmmmmmh!!! This poll of polls suggests that her latest remarks in Montana saying that he is more likely to loose in the General Election are not only incorrect but they actually refer to her...

    Hillary will win Puerto Rico with ease. Bill Clinton ensured that by releasing 16 Puerto Rican FALN Terrorists from prison inorder to secure her Latino vote in New York. Clinton wins in Puerto Rico even if she isn't on the Ballot go figure.

    She can't do anymore damage to Obama. He's still standing cause more of America is educated than Sen Clinton anticipated

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

    Could the Hillary supporters please answer one question: if the situation were reversed, would Hillary suggest that the convention nominate Obama because her lead was unfair? If the answer is no, go stuff it.

    May 28, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  18. Annette

    Senator Obama lead will only increase as he travel throughout the states. These polls are showing that fact.

    May 28, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  19. SlimSista

    TO RONNIE...

    SO WHAT DO YOU CALL HILLARY WHO IS TOURING ALL THE STATES? HOW BIAS YOU ARE.......WRITING HILLARY'S NAME ON THE BALLOT STILL ISN'T GOING TO GET HER ELECTED....

    CONTINUE TO BE BITTER AND CLING TO YOUR GUN....LOL

    UNIONDALE, NEW YORK

    May 28, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  20. Liar, Liar pants on fire

    so I thought Hillary said she has the majority votes across the board and she can win against McCain?

    Such a liar.

    May 28, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  21. HerbTee

    Hmmmm...wasn’t Hillary Clinton spouting off in Montana earlier today telling everyone within earshot of her shrill screech that Senator Obama will lose against McCain? Once again, this woman proves she can bold-face lie while looking directly into the cameras with a straight face. June 3rd can't come soon enough so we can finally get rid of the Wicked Witch and place Obama in his earned place as the Democratic nominee. Hit the road to hope Hillary...Hope, Arkansas that is!

    Obama/Webb for 2008 OR Obama/Sebelius for 2008

    May 28, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  22. Addis - observer

    ... this country believes in Polls?? these polls are not scientific; right? and.. above all the sample they take is very negligible... "driven by polls, not by principles" .. that is what i am witnessing...

    May 28, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  23. neverobama

    Hillary should have been the only choice!!!

    Obama is a joke!!! Get him and his ugly wife out of here!

    VOTE ANYBODY BUT OBAMA

    May 28, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  24. Harerta Tesfa

    Folks, let's forgo our party rules and select our nominee based on these schizophrenic polls. One Clinton is beating McCain, the next is Obama's turn. The only consistent fact is Obama is sticking to the rules he agreed upon, Hillary is flip-flopping every day.

    May 28, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  25. Shawn

    I WILL VOTE FOR MCCAIN AND 100 MORE YEARS IN IRAQ AND $10 GAS AND OVERTURNING OF ROE VS WADE EVEN THOUGH I AM DEMOCRAT....AND EVEN THOUGH OBAMA AND HILLARY'S POLICIES ARE NEAR IDENTICAL....

    BECAUSE...

    BECAUSE...

    BECAUSE...???

    OBAMA SUPPORTERS ARE MEAN!

    May 28, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
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