June 17th, 2008
03:13 PM ET
7 years ago

Underwhelming post-Clinton bounce for Obama

Obama is leading McCain in the latest CNN Poll of Polls.
Obama is leading McCain in the latest CNN Poll of Polls.

(CNN)— Barack Obama is leading John McCain in the first General Election CNN Poll of Polls since Hillary Clinton ended her presidential bid.

Obama is ahead of McCain by five points, 46 percent to 41 percent. That’s up one point from Friday’s poll of polls, which showed the Illinois senator leading McCain 47 percent to 43 percent.

CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said, “Hillary Clinton's decision to suspend her campaign and endorse Obama seems to have produced little or no bounce for Obama.”

The fact that Obama’s lead did not increase more significantly since Clinton ended her campaign and endorsed the Illinois senator is “an indication that Clinton supporters may need more than one speech to rally behind the party's nominee,” said Holland. “Since the end of January, Obama's edge in the weekly Poll of Polls has always been in the low single digits, but it's worth noting that he has consistently been ahead of McCain week after week for about four months.”

The national General Election poll of polls has no sampling error and consists of three surveys conducted between June 12 and June 16: Gallup (June 14-16), Cook/RT Strategies (June 12-15), and ABC/Washington Post (June 12-15).


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (262 Responses)
  1. Jamie

    I will not vote for the chosen one Obama. The Dem. Party turned their backs on millions of voters and Hillary. Now it's is time to return the favor! The Dem. won't count the Fl. & Michigan votes maybe the Rep. will.

    Obama = NEVER

    June 17, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  2. peakarach,des moines,IA

    NOBAMA PERIOD!
    ================
    MCCAIN 08!
    HILLARY 12!

    June 17, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  3. Gabriela

    The more Obama puts down HRC, as he did with the Solis' affair, the angrier we become and the less likeky that we we will vote for him!! That he is leading by only 5 or 6 points , proves just that!

    June 17, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  4. jameso

    Obama all the way,the whole world waiting for you in november!. I just don"t know why people don:t get it? those that are rich from the getgo are the one that always talk about experience not people that really deal with poor people.And also,who says Hillary is a democrat? she moved over from the replublican party because of Bill,so if the democrat lost ,it"s not a big deal to her and her supporter.
    Very soon the wind will blow and the whole truth will be know!

    June 17, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  5. Sunshine from University of Florida

    Hey CNN I know you guys worked so hard to promote this democrats are divided crap, but why are only 50% of Republicans satisfied with McCain while 68% are for Obama, why is he up by 11 in Ohio, Neck and Neck in Nevada, Up in Michigan, WE DON'T ELECT A PRESIDENT NATIONALLY-ITS BY STATES IDIOTS!!!!!!

    June 17, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  6. Praetorian, Fort Myers

    I don't know what he's peddling...but when you drop it...it does not bounce.

    It just smears your shoes and smells stinky.

    June 17, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  7. White Independent

    I don't understand Hillary supporters at all. They played the same game by the same rules that everyone agreed to and Hillary lost. Everyone knew that Michigan and Florida were going to be penalized from the begining and everyone agreed to that. I don't understand this feeling of being cheated. They would now vote against their own best interests.

    June 17, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  8. Big gator

    Saw Hill working at Dairy Queen. Good luck to her.

    June 17, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  9. Larry

    They are bitter.

    June 17, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  10. Pat in Cali

    To the people who won't vote for Obama because Clinton did not win:

    How many people marched, protested, gave up their lives so that you could vote? How long did women's suffrage take? How long did the voting rights act take? You would give up the fundamental instrument that you have to change our government to sulk because your candidate did not win the nomination? You deserve pity (not sympathy).

    June 17, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  11. M Lynn ND

    As they say...the night is young and all you women who want to vote for McCain should google "John McCain's first wife" and get your fill of all the unsavory facts of his character and how he views women. Go ahead you Hillary supporters read up.

    June 17, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    All of you Hillary supporters that vote for McCain,get some addresses from the Red Cross for the young men and women killed in Iraq after you vote,send cards to the famalies explaining your rationale for your vote.

    June 17, 2008 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  13. karen

    Any Hillary supporters: Please, please take a look at what McBush stands for and it is NOT the betterment of women!! He apposses Rove vs Wade and does not want "equal pay for equal work" where women are concerned. McCain is a womanizer from the beginning and any women who has a daughter or son should think about a draft under McCain because he wants war, war and more war. It supports all his rich friends.

    June 17, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  14. peakarach,des moines,IA

    I THINK BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA WILL BE THE NEXT MCGOVERN IN 72,CARTER IN 80,MONDALE IN 84 AND DUKAKIS IN 88. PLEASE CHECK IT OUT AT 270TOWIN.COM.

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    June 17, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  15. Michael

    So what you're saying is just weeks after a bruising campaign where his opponent took him to the very end, questioned his character, appealed to our most base fears, and ran a slash and burn campaign, while McCain had a clear path to unify his party and solidify his position, Obama is still leading by 5%. This is really the best possible moment for McCain–if he had a chance he'd be ahead by 10-20% right now like George H.W. Bush was over Bill Clinton at a similar point in that campaign. If this is the best McCain can do at this point, I smell an Obama landslide.

    June 17, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  16. CitizenAJ

    Nova from NV,

    Who did not respect your votes? Nevada votes counted. If you are referring to Florida and Michigan, the blame falls on their state governements, not the candidates. One more thing, I was born and raised in Florida so I still have plenty of ties there. A lot of people did not vote during the Florida democratic primary because they did not want to waste their time considering the votes did not count. I guess they are disenfranchised also.

    How can you vote for McCain who represent everything Hilary DID NOT? You dishonor her by voting for this guy and against the best interest of the U.S. I would like a Senator Clinton supporter who has decided to vote for Senator McCain to tell me what policies of his they believe in and support.

    June 17, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  17. peakarach,des moines,IA

    NOBAMA! NOWAY! NOHOW!
    ===========================
    MCCAIN 08!
    HILLARY 12!

    June 17, 2008 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  18. OBAMA BACKER

    I would ask that all women Clinton supporter look at the cartoon at the botton of the political page and click on it. It is a realistic view of what you chose if you vote for McCain. Loves the war, hate roe v wade, knows nothing about the economy Tim Russert bless his soul busted him on that, and ison the wrong side of every major womens health initiative. If you vote for him you are setting your effort back 20-30 years.

    June 17, 2008 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  19. Cynthia

    Given time those numbers will increase when the Clinton supporters get their hurt feelings under control and realize what is in their best interest.

    June 17, 2008 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  20. Jokiro

    Believe it or nor, OBAMA will be the next president ot USA. Thats how winners win. Come out early. MCCAIN -BUSH We are tired.

    June 17, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  21. David

    What do you expect from a "media made" candidate?

    An empty suit at that!!

    June 17, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  22. Emma, San Jose, CA

    Is it not premature to get Hillary's voters to change their minds? After the convention will be a better time to make some sense of the polls.

    Obama will be the president and that will be good!

    June 17, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  23. get real

    Every person who supported Hillary Clinton and now supports McCain is an idiot of gargantuan proportions. (and probably also racist)

    You're betraying everything she stands for... well done you incompetent morons.

    June 17, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  24. FactCheck

    > we women don't ever forget when we have been cheated on

    I seriously doubt that you are (a) a Clinton supporter, (b) a Democrat or (c) a woman. Republican shills are a dime a dozen.

    June 17, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  25. David, NY

    The truth is that if we talk about issues, and how to solve our problems, McBush is completely out of touch, he's a clone of Bush, same policies, same vision, both of them are the same.

    Barack and Hillary have 95% the same policies and the same values, more important, as Prez Barack will work with Hillary, on universal health care and energy.
    So the choice we have is not based on one person, but rather on policies, when people start to know who McCain really is, they'll understand how bad this guy is for our country.

    A guy who opposes all the progressive laws in favor of women, of black people, who wants to send more Americans to die in Iraq and says that bringin our troops home from that country is not important...

    People will realize how dangerous McBush is, and they'll make the right choice.

    June 17, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
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