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. yardstylze

    Then where the heck is HIllary getting her numbers from.

    May 28, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  2. Obama Will Smith Lose

    If Obama wins the Dem Nomination:

    All of the uneduacated simple white Democrats that you, Howard Dean took for granted, will be voting for John McCain for President.

    So chalk up another loss for Deans Dozen. I would rather die than vote for Obama. All of my Democrat friends say the same. In reality I am glad, because Dean you turned your back on us, shoved Obama down our throats, now we're throwing up.

    Seems like you old school Dems, Dean, Kennedy, Dodd, Kerry really pissed us off this time. You turned your back on the Democrat's most viable candidate, Hillary. Now we are going to return the favor. I am going to turn my back on YOUR CHOICE Howard Dean, and will be voting Republican for the first time in my life.

    At least I know McCain is a patriot, has pride, and shows and has shown his loyalty to his country. Therefore I will vote for McCain with a smile on my face.

    Hillary or McCain.............take your pick.

    May 28, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  3. Michael

    That 10% unsure worries me. That usually means they are against Obama.

    May 28, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  4. susie

    I wonder who these people are they polled. The last one was 400 people.

    May 28, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  5. Batman

    If we all vote together for our party then anyone can beat McSame. I cant wait for the DEMS to bring back my cousin from Iraq

    May 28, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  6. MST

    Most of us still remember when Saddam Hussein was caught by coalition forces, he was still saying "I am the President of Iraq", Milosovic said similar after reality caught up with him, so no wonder Hillary and Bill are still telling people "I am winning, I have the most popular vote..." Un fortunately, people tend to be in denial up till the end! It is sad, but we have seen it many times, after the people have spoken for a CHANGE (Romania, Serbia, Iraq, Iran, etc)!

    May 28, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  7. bridgette

    That kind of defeats Hilary's whole argument doesn't it. That was her purpose for staying in the race. Let's put this to an end and move on the general election. I think the media, Obama, McCain, Democrats, and Republicans are here already. I think the only one that is not there yet is Hilary. I even think Bill is their. He just does not want to come home and get a frying pan in the back of his head. It's over and it is time for the country too move on to the general election.

    May 28, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  8. FactCheck

    > WE WILL REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!

    Good for you... and remember the next four years when you are jobless, homeless, without healthcare and paying gas prices out the wazoo.

    May 28, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  9. Jon

    And why did you leave out Hillary in that poll??????????Not that I support her. I will vote for anyone but B.Hussein Obama.........

    May 28, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  10. Jason P. from Orange County

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

    Hillary Clinton 2008/2012"

    And the reason Hillary has so many supporters is because the cast majority of this country is filled with uneducated morons.

    May 28, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  11. Seth

    Keep an eye on Clinton and her supporters. Every day they sing a different tune.

    Prior to her coming out saying she would lead in popular votes, she and her supporters were claiming superdelegates should vote their conscience. Now they are saying that superdelegates should vote their constituencies.

    They will say and do anything, on any given day to get this nomination. And they expect that people want a president who is SO shady, and blatantly disingenuous?

    May 28, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  12. JT Johnson

    So this means that when the democrat party splits and shreds, the polls will be McCain 75%; Obama 25%?????

    May 28, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  13. Chris

    Simple Maths my friends :)
    50% of Clinton supporters will NOT vote Obama
    30% of Obama supporters will NOT vote Clinton

    Now those who can add (so called educated Obama supporters)
    Now you know why and how Clinton is more electable than Obama

    May 28, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  14. Ty

    Hillary's argument has been flushed down the toilet.

    May 28, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  15. What if?

    Well no need to say more.....

    May 28, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  16. gary

    OBAMA WILL LOOSE AGAINST MCCAIN WITHOUT HRC. THAT IS THE FACTS. THE HATE THAT HIS SUPPORTERS HAVE DID TO THE CLINTONS AND HER SUPPORTERS ARE GOING TO HAUNT THEM IN NOV. IAM PRAYING THAT HRC GOES INDEPENDANT AND SAYS THE HELL WITH HELPING O.B. O.B. HAS BEEN GIVEN THIS NOMINATION BY THE MEDIA, DNC, AND SUPER DELIGATES. ITS BEEN A FIXED RACE AGAINST HRC. SHE WINS A STATE AND THE SUPER DELIGATES GO TO HIM. HOW FIXED CAN YOU BE. IF O.B. DOSN'T PICK HRC FOR VP. IF HE IS NOMINATED ,BECAUSE OF HIS HATING SUPPORTERS, HE WILL LOOSE IN NOV. MCCAIN IS MORE QUALIFIED TO BE OUR LEADER. US CLINTON SUPPORTERS WILL MAKE SURE HE WINS.

    May 28, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  17. elias

    the media gave a free ride to obama all this time, and she is still standing, now the republicans will play with him like a toy in november, when the result comes out a lot people will look fool, these polls are favorable for clinton and less for obama, alot of people has to start to behave nice with senator clinton, without her there is no win for the dems.

    May 28, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  18. DJ in TX

    To Ronnie – It sounds like you are trying to shove Senator Clinton down our throats. How are the superdelegates trying to push anyone on you? Senator Clinton is the one behind in the delegates that were VOTED by the people. Two states where neither candidate campaigned and one did not have Senator Obamas name on it is being shoved down our throats. Senator Clinton and her campaign (with two of them who made the decision, Ickes and Flournoy – to strip those delegates) are now trying to change the rules. I didn't vote for Senator Clinton and never will. It has nothing to do with race, gender or anything. I've done my research and I just don't trust Senator Clinton. She changed her campaign them for every state, dismissed the small states, called the caucus' illegal, and then expects those same people to vote for her. Her campaign is the one at fault for her position now. They let her down. If the shoe was on the other foot, Senator Clinton herself would be applying enourmous pressure for Obama to drop out and you know it. To his credit, Senator Obama has stayed out of that, and his campaign manager has not called for her to drop out either. True, some supporters have stated, but they are not official campaign personell. I'm not advocating she drop out, but in my view she is the one tearing the party apart.

    May 28, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  19. Kiah

    In response to Dennis...

    Just like she would have us to believe that Obama is LOSING against her.

    May 28, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  20. Bukky

    she has lost and she is still loosing...

    LOGIC DICTATES THAT IF YOU COULD WIN SHE WOULD HAVE WON.

    she lost fair, sqaure and by her own doing. we all know she can strong harm people but IF YOU CANT RUN A CAMPAIGN YOU CANT RUN A COUNTRY

    May 28, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  21. FactCheck

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

    1. S.AMDT.599 to S.CON.RES.21 To add $200 million for Function 270 (Energy) for the demonstration and monitoring of carbon capture and sequestration technology by the Department of Energy.

    2. S.AMDT.2588 to H.R.976 To provide certain employment protections for family members who are caring for members of the Armed Forces recovering from illnesses and injuries incurred on active duty.

    3. S.AMDT.2692 to H.R.2764 To require a comprehensive nuclear threat reduction and security plan.

    4. S.AMDT.3073 to H.R.1585 To provide for transparency and accountability in military and security contracting.

    5. S.AMDT.905 to S.761 To require the Director of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Education to establish a program to recruit and provide mentors for women and underrepresented minorities who are interested in careers in mathematics, science, and engineering.

    Now why don't you go back to school and do some learnin'.

    May 28, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  22. Michael

    It is not the national polls, it is the polls in the states that are toss up in November where Hillary is leading (Ohio, Florida, West Virginia) so CNN needs to stop being misleading so that Obama can be nominated and McCain can be elected like all the rich shareholders at Time/Warner want. It is the electoral college, not the general election. Remember 2000? Are we so lazy to think? Are we that short-sighted? Democrats need to borrow from Bill Cosby's latest book "Come on, people". Wake up.

    May 28, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  23. Suzie

    It is only a matter of time before the country realized just how extreme and far left Obama truly is and when that happens people will want a moderate who reaches across the aisle. When that day comes the polls will surely change.

    May 28, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  24. John

    The Obama supporters and pundits should not hang on blaming everyone,inorder for Obama to win the nomination.It is true both contenders are doing everything to win.That is typical presidential election process.It is unfair when one contender who has been given a easy ride,turns around to blame the opponent of doing everything to win.Democrats have no business blaming McCain now! How can we blame McCain when,we cannot even allow voters to be seated at the convention in full number for those who voted in Florida and Michigan! Fairness will lead Democrats to the white House.Biased unfairness will see them outside the WH. So DNC,come out of the debacle and do the right thing for the two contestant.I mean,the right thing legaly !!!!!

    May 28, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  25. What if?

    To all the republicans and so called demo crated voters who threats to vote for McCain, OR write in Hillary name..........OOOOOOOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKKKKK! THE END.

    May 28, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
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