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. Xavier, St. Louis, MO

    If people could let go of their bigotry, then Obama would be up by 14+ points.

    That just goes to show you that some people would rather cut their own throat then to do what is right.

    Also, People Hillary lost. I understand your devotion to her but you have to let this “I’m voting for McCain" mentality go. Hillary is voting for Obama. I suggest you do the same.

    Obamanation '08

    June 10, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  2. Colony14Author

    That's it? A slight lead that's within the margin of error? Jeez, with everyone hating Bush, the Iraq war, and high gas prices, and with the media anointing Obama as the saviour of the world, why is he not ahead 10 to 1? Could it be perhaps that thinking people in the United States are ready for a black president but not ready for a socialist president?

    June 10, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  3. Pat

    Comedy Central

    She wasn't IGNORED. She lost fair and square!

    June 10, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  4. Independent (Ex-Democrat) in Iowa

    These polls are retarded. Obama can lead in the popular vote but lose the GE due to the Electoral College.

    Hillary tried to point this out and she was bashed for stating the obvious.

    I'm going to miss her – a powerful woman that would have done this country a great service.

    June 10, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  5. Phil Newton, Murphy OR

    Nearly all of these alleged "Hillary/McCain Democrats" are Republicans desperately trying to elect the nearly unelectable McCain.

    What thinking person would vote for a man who would tax health care benefits and hand a bigger tax break to the wealthy?

    Thanks, my friend.

    For nothing.

    June 10, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  6. Fight the liberal media!

    straight from Hillaryclinton.com ..........

    HILLARY WE ARE WITH YOU ALL THE WAY…
    BUT WE WILL NOT VOTE BO…

    by Vel at 6/7/2008 12:33:04 PM

    [Login or Create Account to Reply]
    Hillary……………………………………
    We support you FOREVER!!!

    BUT we will NEVER support BO!!! He doesn't deserve it! He stole it!!! NEVER means NEVER!!!

    Also, we will FOREVER remember what BO, his nasty supporters, MSM, & the UNdemocratic DNC did in this election.

    McCain 08!!!

    Hillary 2012!!!

    by People at 6/7/2008 1:33:08 PM

    I love it! McCain has this wrapped up
    welcome former hillary supporters! together we will rid the US of abortion and homosexual marriage before our family structure crumbles!

    June 10, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  7. FLORIDA Voter for Obama

    Hey Comedy Central-

    Hillary wasn't ignored by her party. She ran a BAD campaign. She was mistaken when she thought she could just walk in the place and "be president." Little did she knows it takes HARD WORK and her work started TOO LATE.

    That is the truth that YOU refuse to admit.

    June 10, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  8. Brian Metzger

    Obama's support will only grow as the American public gets to know him and his leadership approach, which is inclusive of all ideas and refreshingly nonpartisan.

    June 10, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  9. The despair

    Countries who are so down and out like the USA is now tend to make mistakes and vote for dictators.

    Don't take my word for it...research it.

    What country was not looking for amorphous change and the promise of hope and not responsive to inspiring charismatic leaders when they succumbed to dictators?

    And check out the role of a biased and no-longer-free press in bringing about that change.

    EVERYONE ON THE BANDWAGON- that is ONLY the first sign of danger.

    June 10, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  10. ObamaIsAlrightWithMe

    President Obama.....Obama haters need to practice saying that over and over again. That way, when he is sworn in January 2009, it won't hurt so much.

    June 10, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  11. LB

    Way to go Obama. Your supports are behind you 100%. As an Obama supporter I don't think it is our place to say "Not Hillary as the VP". If you want the Hillary supporters to now support Obama, then we in turn should be grown up enough to not say bad things about Hillary for the VP spot. or any other bad comments. Fair is fair. You can't ask her supporters to be nice and vote for our candidate and then turn around and say negative things about the person they supported. We can't call them childish and then act like a spoiled child ourselves. United we stand!!!

    June 10, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  12. Bob Indianapolis, IN

    I'm sure Hillary loves having her followers threatening to vote for Grandpa McSame...

    June 10, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  13. Franky

    I'm actually thinking about one month! That's what I'm looking for...

    June 10, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  14. rachel

    That is not much of a bump.

    June 10, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  15. Todd S

    How can Hillary supporters continue to say that they will vote for McCain if she is not on the ticket. This is just beyond belief. By doing that you will crush most of what you belive in and it will not be able to be fixed by then voting her into office in 2012.

    – McCain will appoint the justices to overturn Roe v Wade

    – McCain will do NOTHING to improve healthcare

    Regardless of what is said, this will be Bush's 3rd term but only worse.

    Please do yourselves a service and get over the hurt and work to get the best option into the White House

    Obama '08

    June 10, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  16. Zman

    KATHY PLEASE GO AHEAD AND VOTE FOR MC CAINE YOU DO NOT HAVE TO TELL US THAT. WE REALLY DON'T NEED YOUR VOTE ANYWAY.

    June 10, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  17. Nathan B/Colorado

    Quite frankly Hillary supporters need to get over it. She did not, move on, you cannot possible tell me that she is the only one who holds to key to the democratic ticket. I wonder if any one of you had played sport before. In any case, if you choose to vote for McCain, then i wonder what drew you to Hillary in the First place. Issues or Sexism? And last time I checked MCCain is the a female

    June 10, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  18. FAYE MOGHTADER

    WE ALL MUST UNDERSTAND THAT MANY BIG EMPIRES IN THE PAST BY HAS BEEN DEMOLISHED BY STUPID RULERS WHOM THEY HAD MADE MANY POLITICAL MISTAKES. WE DO NOT HAVE ROMAN EMPIRES ANYMORE.WE ARE NOT AS A GREAT NATION.IMUNE TO DESTRUCTTION.WE ARE NOW AT A VERY CRITICAL POINT IN OUR HISTORY,TO ELECT PEOPLE WHO ARE INTELLIGENT ENOUGH TO GUIDE THIS COUNTRY TO WHAT WE WERE.I BELEIVE OBAMA HAS THE POTENTIAL AND THE WILL.
    HE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO DO IT OVERNIGHT,BUT ANOTHER 4 YEARS OF MCAIN WILL TAKE US TO THE DESTRUCTION ROUTE.
    PLEASE
    THINK
    FAY FROM VA

    June 10, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  19. Venus

    YES WE CAN AND WILL!!!

    Watch for the new polls later today! Obama is higher!

    So much for the "he can't win"!

    Obama will be our next president!

    This is so great! Thank you Obama supporters! Don't forget we got a lot of work to do!

    June 10, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  20. Franky

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

    LOL!!!!!! Sounds like some of my sisters! LOL!!!!!

    June 10, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  21. wait and see who wins in Nov

    Well... I was an agitator for change back in 1968... but the Republicans ended up winning that year as well.

    PEOPLE wise up- even the democrats don't all lean that far left.

    June 10, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  22. jfs Memhis, Tn

    It should be @6 to 8 by late next week............The distinction between the two will only get greater and greater. Obama is just now getting started....McCain has been at it since late March. The TRUE winds of change are just beginning to kick-up. McCain WITH ALL OF HIS EXPERIECE has a difficult Change case to make. Change is generally not found with candidates having 30 plus years in Washington DC. I'm 60 and I have never seen an Agent of Change with 30 years of Washington Baggage Yet !!! Prove it to me!!!

    June 10, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  23. Spencer

    Democrats must UNITE!!
    let theses words ring when you go to vote in novemember
    One Nation under God INDIVISIBLE with liberty and justice for ALL!!!

    June 10, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  24. Mark (Seattle

    Looks like Obama is still doing fine, even without the bitter Hillary supports.

    Enjoy voting for McCain, I will enjoy the Obama presidency.

    June 10, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  25. Andy Tippen

    As a non-American watching this from the UK I am utterly amazed at how supposed Democrats would vote for the Republican Party out of, what appears to be, spite!

    How can Plan A be Hillary and Plan B McCain – they are diametrically opposed in their views on so many topics.

    America has found itself with a 'once in a generation' politician in Barack Obama. The wider world is hoping and praying that enough Americans are wise enough to realise this.

    June 10, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
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