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. dele

    I see all these Rep. losers pretending to be Hillary voters.

    June 10, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  2. insanity

    wow.. that's about 8 million people. Pretty impressive. I think Hillary supporters are slowly realizing that losing HRC as the candidate is bad enough, losing her policies and her vision (echoed by Brack) would be a devastating loss to the country and to all Americans.
    Vote for the love of the country, not out of malice and hate. Vote Obama.

    June 10, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  3. rumpusgoopus

    Re: Comedy Central's quote: "No self respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party that ignores her” -Susan B Anthony, 1872.

    What, so vote Republican? Yeah, that makes sense.

    June 10, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  4. janey

    Can we have just one blog that talks about someone besides Obama? I hope people wake up before it is too late. I have worked too hard and too long to let this man raise my taxes again to give my money to people who choose not to work..Also, if he thinks this country is so bad and needs his kind of "changes', maybe he should go to Kenya or Iran to live. All of the rouge nations love him-He can work against the hard-working people there if he chooses to.

    June 10, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  5. OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT

    This Will Surly Shut The Mccain Supporters Up! Those Clinton Supporters Who Say They Will Vote Mccain, Looks Like Not All Clinton Supporters Are Voting With Anger And Will Help Change The Direction Of This Country. Thats A Real Slap To Your Face! Obama Is Only Going To Increase This Lead Until He Is The President!

    June 10, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  6. Steve from California

    Barack Obama is gonna roll. John McCain will lose more ground every day.

    June 10, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  7. JC

    Hillary supporter for McCain.

    Obama did not win, he was selected. He will lose in Nov.

    June 10, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  8. Gilberto

    Way to go Obama. Just barely 3 days from Hillary's concession and you've already gone two points up in the polls. Just wait to see the numbers in a month.

    And to those republican trolls in here: your gimmicks won't work!

    June 10, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  9. russell

    Obama = GRACEFULNESS maybe you other politicians ( republicans) need to learn a thing or two about that instead of greed .

    June 10, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  10. MDB Baltimore

    To Kathy –

    Hillary and McCain are complete polar opposites when it comes to the issues that affect us as Americans. Therefore, based on the ridiculous logic you have suggested: PlanA and PlanB. There's a new book you should read... it is based on the fact that politicians relay on the stupidity of voters instead of confronting real issues. The book is entitled: "Just How Stupid Are We?" By Bret Schulte.

    June 10, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  11. goodcitizen

    Long way to go! Wait and see OB's real face, I have the patience.

    June 10, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  12. Seth

    Look deep into your hearts people, past any hardened notions of partisanship, or disliking Democrats simply because you have for so long. John McCain is not suited to lead the most powerful nation in the world.

    Obama is young, intelligent, clear-headed, eager and above all else has proven fantastic judgment. His plan, much like Abe Lincoln, is to fill his cabinet with members from both parties. He will choose the best people, not the best Democrats.

    John McCain is going to stock the entire gov.t full of hard-line republicans that will continue to dismantle our social programs, overturn a woman's right to choose, keep the behemoth war machine rolling along, and eventually destroy our nation from within.

    Don't do it.

    June 10, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  13. We the people

    " No self respecting woman should vote for a party that has no respect for women and a party who was willing to take her votes and give them to Obama. Vote Mcain. The interesting thing is HE CAN"T win without her.

    June 10, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  14. Cody

    Alright folks, here's the deal. Just because Hillary wasn't nominated doesn't mean that women are ignored. McCain is absolutely no substitute for Sen. Clinton, and her supporters would be abandoning her were they to vote for McCain or not vote. Obama and Hillary waged a tough fight, but ultimately it's the democrats we need in the White House because you WILL NOT GET:

    1) Universal Healthcare
    2) Education reform
    3) Low unemployment
    4) An end to the Iraq war
    5) Good diplomatic standing in the world

    ...if you vote for McCain. Honestly, are you hurt SO BADLY as to set aside the welfare of Americans who really need help just to stick it to a candidate who is lobbying to provide these things for us? Even Sen. Clinton is swallowing her pride and endorsing Obama. Come on people.

    America First!! Obama '08!!!

    June 10, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  15. Greg Pottstown, Pa.

    Obama fans just take anything he says as law . I saw an Obama supporter post that Obama was responsible for the nuclear nonproliferation treaty. So then i went to Obama.com and read it my self and that is what it said . This treaty was signed in the mid 60s and was made permanent in 1995. He had nothing to do with it.I have not been back to Obama .com but I bet it is still posted on his site. Look and see for your self

    June 10, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  16. Kelly -Ann (Toronto , Canada)

    Obama, be careful Hillary is still waiting for a scandal to re-energize he bid to be president. Keep op the good work! These nay sayers will come around later when you have made there lives better and ...say stuff like "I knew he was the best choice from the beginning"

    June 10, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  17. billylee8

    You're a riot, kathy.

    Maybe women's suffrage wasn't such a good idea after all...

    June 10, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  18. REAL CHANGE

    His lead will only grow as people begin to see what McCain's message is. Oh, wait a minute, I don't think he has one. And if you support Hillary doesn't it make sense to support whomever she endorses? It's time for Democrats, independents and everyone else to WAKE UP.

    Obama '08

    June 10, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  19. MLG

    Polls change everyday. McCain 08

    June 10, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  20. obama all the way

    Kathy,

    Please vote for mccain and in 4 years you will be still ib this blog, with no healthcare.....jobs etc...

    June 10, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  21. Scott C

    Clinton and Obama squared off and Obama won. That doesn't mean Clinton was ignored, it means she lost.

    Just because she didn't win the nomination it doesn't mean she was cheated.

    McCain wants to and will be in the position to overturn Roe vs. Wade, because he will be choosing at least two new Supreme Court justices that are retiring, they are both liberals who are FOR Roe v. Wade. McCain said he WILL replace them with conservatives..

    If McCain is elected, say goodbye to a Woman's right to chose.

    You know the Republicans counted Michigan and Florida with half votes too, because they ALSO punished those states for breaking the rules.

    With the media beating, the party divisiveness and the bitter feelings Obama should be way behind McCain, because McCain has gone unopposed for several months... The fact that Obama is ahead, even if it is by this small amount, it doesn't bode well for McCain.

    Obama WILL be the next President.

    The minority of Clinton supporters who are playing the victim card aren't going to make a difference.

    June 10, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  22. Kelly -Ann (Toronto , Canada)

    Obama, be careful Hillary is still waiting for a scandal to re-energize her bid to be president. Keep up the good work! These nay sayers will come around later when you have made there lives better and …say stuff like "I knew he was the best choice from the beginning" I really mean it ...for those of us that think for ourselves. We know you can and will do it!

    June 10, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  23. Louis

    TO MATT: This is only the beginning–Obama will be up by 10 soon, and then win in November.

    June 10, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  24. shirley

    Shame on comedy central. Hillary fought hard for the nomination and lost fairly, she was hardly ignored.

    June 10, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  25. rumpusgoopus

    Actually, I may have jumped to a wrong conclusion in my last post. The Susan B. Anthony quote is rather apt. No self respecting woman should work for the success of a party that ignores her. As such, it only makes sense for women to work for the Democrats, since it's THEM who are for equality and protecting women's right to choose. A vote for McCain is an anti-feminist vote.

    June 10, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
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