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. Susan

    The lead is going to continue, up and up. I still see a lot of Repubnantkin trolls on here. Gorw up. If you want to vote for McBush, then state your true reason, not the same old tired things! By the way national polls say 6 point. CNN poll of polls is always WRONG! OBAMA 08

    June 10, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  2. ANGIE

    HANG ON OBAMA THAT NUMBER WILL GO UP EVERYTIME MCCAIN OPENS HIS MOUTH AND PEOPLE COME TO THEIR SENSES THAT HE IS THE WRONG CHOICE FOR WHAT AMERICA NEEDS RIGHT NOW

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

    Folks, that was only the CNN Poll. Other polls show a very different outcome. Could Obama be buying off CNN???
    Obama will not be elected.

    June 10, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  4. stacy

    I miss Hillary.

    June 10, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  5. Polly

    Write HILLARY name on the ballot, I certaintly will.

    June 10, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  6. TyWebb

    Obama didn't veto every beer, so he's ahead!

    June 10, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  7. just wondering

    Does anyone really believe that polls taken now have any insight into what will happen in the election. We are many months away from the election and it is way too premature.

    June 10, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  8. 58 old white ladies for OBAMA

    IT'S JUST THE BEGINNING.

    THEN WE ARE GOING TO HAVE THE SWIFTBOATIDIOTS,

    TRYING TO FOOL THE MENTALLY VULNERABLE & OTHER

    SLIME & SLEAZE. THE LAST TWO REPUBLICAN

    ADMINISTRATIONS WON WITH THAT PLATFORM.

    MCMOULD PRETENDS TO HAVE HONOR & ALL THAT

    GOOD STUFF, BUT GUARANTEED, HE WILL DO THE

    SAME & THEN DENI IT. IT'S HOW HE WORKS.

    June 10, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  9. If not Hillary....then McCain

    The real poll will be in November....then the MSM and pundits will wonder why they did not take the ANTI-Obama sentiment more seriously. It is out here and it is strong! My Goodness, I would almost call it a MOVEMENT!

    CNN quit sending my posts to lala land!

    June 10, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  10. David, Virginia

    Some people are soooooooooooo blind. Don't let your emotions drive your decisions in life.

    June 10, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  11. Peter Damoah-Afari

    That is great. There will be fire at the back of the old soldier McCain.

    June 10, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  12. Frank, Missouri

    kathy June 10th, 2008 3:14 pm ET

    IF HILLARY IS NOT ON THE TICKET AS VP THEN:

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

    What is your vote based on ? Cannot be the issues when Hillary is your first and MCCAIN your second choice. Both are white .. is it that ?

    Frank

    June 10, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  13. WendyOne

    Howcome no one has ever asked me whom I am going to vote for? These polls are a joke – maybe some of these pollsters should get a real job like cleaning toilets – something they might be qualified for!

    June 10, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  14. a women for Obama

    you women voting for mccain are idiots... either you are going to lose your sons to war or your rights as a women... have fun

    June 10, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  15. Realistic

    This should have been an easy victory for Democrats in November given the failures of the last eight years. Polls should currently reflect a huge margin of victory for Democrats.

    But once again the Democrat leaders have selected a weak candidate who will not and can not win in November.

    June 10, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  16. angela

    I will not be voting for Obama, 18 million people voted already on who they wanted. Obama cannot win without her and our country is lost without her.

    June 10, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  17. Pat

    Let's see, under the Republican led Congress, gas prices went up about a dollar fifty over a period of 12 years.

    The democrats have control of Congress for a year and a half and gas prices have nearly doubled, up nearly two dollars.

    I can't believe people can ignore facts like this and somehow think the democrats in Congress care one little bit about the American people.

    They lie to your face, and stab you in the back.

    June 10, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  18. JJ

    I have confidence the gap will widen within a few weeks....Mu SO on the hand doesn't seem to think so....

    June 10, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  19. Dwayne

    Although many are miffed about the Democratic primary, it will become more evident that the Supreme Court, Iraq, and the Economy will really matter in the months ahead. 4 points is just the beginning. John McCain does not represent the change America is looking for.

    Obama will be sworn in Jan. '09 because the American people will have stood with him, then his challenge will be to lead and govern.

    June 10, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  20. Jay Ramos in NYC

    For all you Obama groupies, do any of you ever look or read beyond his nice speeches or rethoric?

    His economic plans call for raising income taxes, raising corporate taxes, and raising capital gains taxes, while at the same time extending unemployment benefits, so if you work hard, and make more money, you pay higher taxes, if you use your money to invest in the economy by buying stocks or sell your home, you pay more taxes, and if you want to open your own business, you pay more taxes.

    But at the same time, if you sit at home and don't work, you will get extended benefits. Guess where the money for that will come from, the pocket of the person working hard and paying extra taxes.

    is this what we want for our country? Really?

    June 10, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  21. Dianne

    No Hillary on the ticket, no vote for Mr.Obama.

    June 10, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  22. Anna- Go Lakers!

    Obama should pick hillary and unite the party immediately. I could not support him otherwise unless Hillary does not want the vp.

    June 10, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  23. Mimi De La Cruz for OBAMA

    AMERICAN'S ARE FIGURING WHAT'S GOING ON.

    WE ARE TIRED OF BEING BLED TO DEATH BY

    WAR & SPECIAL INTEREST. WE NEED TO WORK ON

    OUR INTERESTS. IT'S OUR MONEY, NOT MCMOULD'S.

    June 10, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  24. Loretta from California

    Good job, Senator!! Time for all to Unite!!

    June 10, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  25. ObamaIsAlrightWithMe

    Just like the superdelegate trickle, every week he'll get a bump. By the convention he should have a comfortable 10-15 point lead that he won't relinquish.

    Obama haters everywhere are just a sick as they can be. They're gonna pick at every little thing. If he doesn't get a 10 point jump that means he's gonna lose. One of his VP vetters got favorable mortgages from Countrywide, oh he has poor judgment. Pleeeeeeease! Pay attention to what's going on around you. Hillary isn't is the game anymore and McCain will self-destruct before the Republican National Convention.

    Obama is on a roll that will not stop until we reach the White House.

    June 10, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
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