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.


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soundoff (305 Responses)
  1. OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT

    Its Going To Be A Landslide Victory For Obama!

    June 10, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  2. Cullbaby

    GO-OBAMA GO!

    Obama = change = healing for the country

    McCain = same old same old = business as usual

    WE HAVE NO CHOICE! VOTE DEMOCRATIC IN NOVEMBER!

    June 10, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  3. 58 old white ladies for OBAMA

    WE STAND CORRECTED BY OUR FUTURE PRESIDENT.

    MCMOULD WORSE THAN BUSH.

    June 10, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  4. Debby

    He only got a 2 point bump after he clinched the nomination that isn't great.

    June 10, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  5. REAL CHANGE

    Bay Buchanan, the conservative activist and sister of Pat, doesn't believe it matters what McCain does. As she wrote online the other day, "(I)n reality, there is only one candidate in November. Barack Obama. In November he will win or he will lose. John McCain is relevent only in so far that he is not Barack Obama. The senator from Arizona is incapable of energizing his party, brings no new people to the polls, and has a personality that is best kept under wraps."

    Now there's a ringing endorsement.

    Obama '08

    June 10, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  6. bridgette

    Matt, Obama's not going down sweetie accept it and understand it and then realize it's happenig. To Kathy, sweetie just vote for McCain and stop threating you all are starting too sound like a broken record. Are you aware that GOP just blocked a bill to tax the oil companies profits. Those are the people that McCain has backing him. So sweetie stop with the threats. She won't be President not this time around. Maybe you can donate too her and help her pay off some off her debt. She has broken a record for the highest debt ever by any candidate. I support Obama, but, I will donate too her so she can pay that debt down.

    June 10, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  7. Racist Statements from Obama's Books

    kathy June 10th, 2008 3:14 pm ET

    IF HILLARY IS NOT ON THE TICKET AS VP THEN:

    PLAN A = HILLARY
    PLAN B = MCCAIN
    ===============

    Agreed totally!

    June 10, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  8. Jude

    Kathy...and those like her are idiots. Make no sense to
    Plan A = HRC – She's out of the race
    Plan B= McSame – Bush's 3rd term.

    I think you need a Plan C = Barack Obama

    June 10, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  9. Why try 08

    To Obama Supporters,

    Let the Hill Supporters say want they want to. There is a real fight on our hands and they have every right to vote for whoever they want and for whatever reason they want. The primary is over and we have to face McCain, the RNC, Fox news, and the 527. Let's being about educating those who will listen. Stop worrying about the who say you spew hatred while in their very message condemning you they do the same.

    Look at it this way.
    Obama starts with 18 million too. Then add 13 million of Hillary voters that say they will vote for Obama. The other are split between voting for McCain, staying at home, or coming around. Obama will be alright. If not so be it.

    June 10, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  10. Ladie Dove

    I am a lifelong Democrat whose ancestors were also Democrats. Thanks to the DNC, I will NOT vote for Obama UNLESS Sen. Clinton is on the ticket with him. It is HER that I will vote for, even if I have to write in her name! I encourage other disappointed Clinton supporters to do the same. McCain will win but we'll have a trail of votes for Clinton.

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

    I like Obama very much as never before to any nominee.
    Go Obama ........Mr Presidenet

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

    Have you Obama supporters finished your Kool-Aid yet?

    June 10, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  13. Anna, Chicago

    When it comes down to the election day and to the moment to cast your vote, the Hillary supporters who now say they'll vote for McCain, will have hard time ticking the box next to McCain's name. They know they would never be able to forgive themselves for betraying their party and risking their own and their children's future. You'll see. They will make the right choice in the end. They are good people after all.

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

    Go Obama... the to be president

    June 10, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  15. Boomer

    Anybody who supported Hillary Clinton and is now threatening to vote for John McCain is a complete and utter traitor to Hillary Clinton. She said as much herself in her great speech last Saturday. This isn't a high school student council election that is merely about personality. Hillary and Obama share the same principles. McCain shares Bush's principles. Let's stop with the childishness and get real!

    June 10, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  16. Nick - Arlington, VA

    kathy June 10th, 2008 3:14 pm ET

    IF HILLARY IS NOT ON THE TICKET AS VP THEN:

    PLAN A = HILLARY
    PLAN B = MCCAIN
    ----------------------------------
    STOP IT....my God...enough with the saber rattling and the spitefulness and the threats. It is Obama's decision to choose who he will govern with the best, not yours. The Clinton's will be campaigning for Barack, because, unlike you, they know Obama and Clinton are ideological twins and realize the disaster a McCain presidency will be.

    June 10, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  17. kim

    Here's the thing that confuses me about Hillary supporters... if you believe in what she believed in, why would you vote for McCain? He represents the polar opposite of everything she supports and believes in. If you actually support Hillary for everything she is trying to do for the American people, why would you throw it all away to vote for McCain? I support Obama, but if he hadn't won the nomination I would have voted for Hillary since her policy initiative and efforts are similar (despite the fact that I don't personally like her). Isn't it kind of immature to turn your back on everything Hillary has tried to do simply because she lost the nomination?

    June 10, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  18. Watching around the world

    Kathy, stop forcing Hillary on obama. Vote for McCain please!!!!!!!!!

    June 10, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  19. 45-year old White Woman for Obama

    Gallop poll has Obama up by 6 points.

    June 10, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  20. Mike Jones

    Matt– Can you not read? The article said the polls were taken before the Clinton speech on Saturday. Go play in traffic with McSame.

    June 10, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  21. SLIMSISTA

    GO OBAMA...

    AND TO THE HATERS: WHATEVER! HE'S GONNA WIN WITHOUT YOUR VOTES ANYWAY....

    June 10, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  22. jim

    It's just a matter of time. The more people find out about Obama, the more people will want to vote for him. The more time people find out about John "McBush" McCain, his Keating Five days, his voting record when it comes to Veterans, his backroom land deals with Donald Diamond, and his relations with Vicki Iseman, the more people will realize that this guy is no good. He clearly is a war hero, but that's pretty much the extent of it. 40 years later, he wants to invade Iran. He wants to be in war for 100 yrs. He wants to solve the economic crisis by telling us "just go get a second job." He wants to vote against tax increases on Big Oil companies. He wants to give speeches that someone else wrote from teleprompters (since he can't string together a sentence himself; for example his "beer earmarks" snafu today). He likes to say "my friends"... a lot. A LOT. But you know what? He's not my friend, and I hope y'all are smart enough to agree that he's not a friend of America if he simply wants to continue the shameful leadership that Bush had forced upon this great nation for the past 7 years. VOTE OBAMA.

    June 10, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  23. Whoa

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

    I find it interesting you'd keep posting that with no reference to who it is directed to. McCain's didn't just leave his wife when she got crippled by a car accident, but also cheated on her in her time of need with Cindy McCain who he married a month after divorcing his wife. Did you also know that McCain is also against giving equal pay to women citing that he believe it will open companies up to legal actions by women who feel they are not being given equal pay? McCain will also appoint judges to the Supreme Court who will over turn Roe vs. Wade. So my question to you would be – what is it you're pointing out with this quote without saying who you're point it toward. If it's the Democrats or the Republicans? McCain or Obama?

    June 10, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  24. Oh Brother

    "kathy" Please SHUT UP..
    Go vote for McSame already.
    No one really give a damm how you vote..
    Are we suppose to start shaking in our boots??
    This is a democracy. You vote for whomever you want.

    June 10, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  25. Silence Dogood

    This was to be a year that the DNC could really kick it and we can only claim a little lead. This should not be close. The DNC has put up an Empty Preppy Suit with a smile and no clue. What if people had actually liked Bush? Where would we be?

    Liberals have been betrayed big time. I do not want to vote for McCain. Does anyone know a good party to belong to? One with some guts.

    "Comedy Central" – great quote.

    June 10, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
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