June 10th, 2008
02:02 PM ET
11 years ago

Polls: Obama up by 4

Obama leads McCain by 4 points, according to a new CNN poll of polls.

Obama leads McCain by 4 points, according to a new CNN poll of polls.

(CNN) - Barack Obama appears to have increased his lead over John McCain in the race for the White House, though the two presidential hopefuls continue to be locked in a close fight, according to a new CNN poll of polls.

According to an average of four recent national polls, Obama holds a four point advantage among registered voters over the Arizona senator, 47 percent to 43 percent. Ten percent said they remain undecided.

Watch what's next for McCain and Obama

A CNN poll of polls taken last week showed the Illinois senator with only a two point advantage over McCain. But three of the four polls were conducted before Hillary Clinton formally dropped out of the race on Saturday, and may not fully reflect the current state of public opinion.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (305 Responses)
  1. Ralph

    Let the games begin!

    June 10, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  2. Matt

    Wow, that's all the bump he got?

    Hang on Obama, nowhere but downhill from here!!

    As soon as the rest of America begins to wake up and realize how terrible you would be for this country, you'll have approval ratings like the Congress you are supposed to be working in!!

    June 10, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  3. kathy

    IF HILLARY IS NOT ON THE TICKET AS VP THEN:

    PLAN A = HILLARY
    PLAN B = MCCAIN

    June 10, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  4. Tonybel

    Well Done Mr. President.

    June 10, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  5. Beltway Insider

    Just the beginning.

    Smart people knew as soon as Hillary was out of the picture, that Obama's numbers would take off.

    McCain is no longer safely hidden from view. Wait until the first presidential debate – Obama will shoot up at least another 10 points.

    Smart people know Obama will be our next Presdient. Period.

    Whine, complain, cry, and tantrum as much as you want. It's going to happen. Get on board and vote for Obama – or don't – doesn't really matter – we don't need the votes of racists and bitter old hags anyway.

    OBAMA '08

    June 10, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  6. JOEL

    HE ONLY POLL THAT COUNTS IS IN NOVEMBER. YOU WILL SEE THIS GO UP AND DOWN TILL THEN IT A GOOD SING.

    June 10, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  7. Realistic

    CNN – You and your silly polls. Obama will not win the race in November no matter how you try and find polls saying he will. This man lacks the experience and judgment to lead this great country. I predict one of the largest losses for Democrats to date and a large exodus by long-time members of the Democratic Party all in 2008.

    June 10, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  8. Anita from Arizona

    After McCain economy speech this morning, look for the numbers to just keep climbing.

    Obama '08

    June 10, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  9. NEVEROBAMA

    THAT WILL BE HIS BIGGEST LEAD EVER – WHO ARE THEY POLLING BECAUSE I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE VOTING FOR MCCAIN.

    OBAMA WILL LOSE!!

    LETS GO MCCAIN!!!!

    MCCAIN/POWELL 08'

    June 10, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  10. Barack the Vote

    It will only go up from here.

    Obama will be president.

    June 10, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  11. Tony

    kathy June 10th, 2008 3:14 pm ET
    IF HILLARY IS NOT ON THE TICKET AS VP THEN:
    PLAN A = HILLARY
    PLAN B = MCCAIN
    ============================================

    Good for you, Kathy. Go vote for your hero. Meanwhile, those of us with triple-digit IQs will choose our president based on their political platform, not gender.

    June 10, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  12. Comedy Central

    “No self respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party that ignores her” -Susan B Anthony, 1872.

    June 10, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  13. Darrell

    Hillary would be doing herself an injustice to be on the ticket as VP. When Obama loses, the Dems would surely say she is the reason why!

    Also, Clinton is TOO qualified to play second to Obama

    McCain 08
    Clinton 12

    June 10, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  14. Capt. Smash, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Let’s talk about the economy and Bush/McCain and the GOP. The war in Iraq has done so much damage to our economy here in the US we have only begun to see the effects.
    If you think back to the before the McCain/Bush invasion of Iraq oil was trading around 25.00 a barrel. Now we are looking 150.00 a barrel before the end of summer.

    Some of you say this has nothing to do with the war in Iraq; let’s play the blame game. Well let’s follow the money shall we? With any crime that has been committed you have to find motive. Who has benefited most from this war in Iraq?

    A. Bush and Channey are two former oil executives and have friends in American Big Oil Companies; have they benefited?

    B. Big equipment and supply companies (i.e.) Halliburton; have they benefited?

    C. How about Iran, they more money now then they ever had; have they benefited?

    D. Saudi Arabia Bush begs them to produce more oil; have they benefited?

    E. Has Osama Bin Laden and Al Quida; have they received more money from the Saudi Arabians that secretly support them; have they benefited? Has he even been killed or captured? We found Hitler in a bunker are Bush/McCain and the GOP chicken s**t to go get this turd?

    F. The military industrial complex; have they benefited?

    I love America to much to VOTE FOR MCAIN AND THE GOP!

    Obama 08/12

    June 10, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  15. 1st Mrs. McCain is a HERO

    funny –

    I just say the MSNBC GALLOP showed

    .............. 48% BARACK.. 42% Mcbeerveto

    June 10, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  16. One of 18 Million

    Do you all realize that 18 million people voted for Hillary Clinton? Are you all really that dumb to think that we're just gonna swoon over Oprabama because Hillary "endorsed" him? Oh yeah, let's just make Sebelius the VP choice, then that will satisfy all those angry Clinton voters...the token woman. Good thinking...

    June 10, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  17. Patrick

    The more the American people get to compare Senator Obama to Senator John "I will veto beer" McCain, the higher Obama's lead will get. Gallop has Obama up +7 over McCain.

    June 10, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  18. Nora, Dallas

    Democrats, A vote for McCain is a vote against Hillary.

    June 10, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  19. Joe, Northern Virginia

    Viva Obama

    June 10, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  20. David Newport, OR

    Popular vote means nothing...it is about winning the electoral college. Of course, instead of reading suggestions on how to do that when I come back here, I am confident I will be reading name slinging trash instead. Ever wonder why? Maybe 90% of the people who post here are not what they claim to be. ASL anyone?

    June 10, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  21. Pappu

    As I watch him try to make a play for us Clinton supporters, while dissing her for the VP spot, here is one vote he is not getting in November.

    June 10, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  22. Tony

    I love how Hillary die-hards are whining about how she needs to be the VP. Do any of you really understand the significance of the vice president? Yes, you become president if the original president dies, but the rest of the job consists of hanging out in the Senate and waiting for a 50-50 vote to act as a tiebreaker.

    If you want a woman as president, you're really gonna have to wait for a better one to come along. Hillary's eight years of presidential experience (well, in her opinion, anyway) isn't enough to earn her a spot as the leader of this once-great country.

    June 10, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  23. R.I.F.

    kathy June 10th, 2008 3:14 pm ET

    Funny you say "Plan B = McCain". Not if he's president. Plan B and legal abortions will all be done away with.

    June 10, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  24. Happily Independent

    These polls are meaningless right now. Once Obama and McCain start to debate, Obama will expose McCain' age and last of emotion. McCain is definitely not the McCain of 2000. When he talks it is like is reading a script. He does not inspire optimism or confidence that he has a vision for the direction he wants to lead the country. Style is not everything but style does mean something. Unless he starts becoming more energetic in his speeches and in his answers, his age is going to become a real issue.

    June 10, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  25. tony

    Just think that after all the hoopla–
    When they get into the polling booth–they will not be able to pull the lever for Obama-
    Many Americas view him as a fast talker with no experience as well as very little substance–
    Raising taxes on the people who already have the most tax burden will only make those people invest elsewhere when they realize they are being taken advantage of–

    June 10, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
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