June 17th, 2008
03:13 PM ET
6 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. Don Fl

    To all you Obama people this is about what is best for the country not the party. I voted for Clinton because I think she is the best of all three & Mccain second. Obama has done nothing all these years but run for office so I will be voted for Mccain & it has nothing to do with being mad. At this time Mccain is best, maybe Obama in four years.

    June 17, 2008 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  2. GET REAL

    Why is it every blog I go to Clinton supporters continue to say
    McCain 08 / Clinton 12

    Just as Obama needs your votes you will need Obamas vote to get her elected. If he does not get elected she wont make it past the primary season making it her second loss.

    Is this what you want? If you want to give her a chance vote for Obama and unite. Dont continue to complain that she lost because he cheated or because the media made him the nominee. She lost because she lost.

    Vote for Obama and Clinton will get the Presidency in 2016. If not she does not have a chance.

    OBAMA 08′

    June 17, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  3. Hillary Clinton

    Hello, it's me, Hillary. I would like to thank all the people who supported me throughout the campaign, but it's over now.

    All you nutjobs still 'supporting' me by voting for McCain have lost your minds. You really need to get some professional help – I'm not the answer to all your problems – I'm just a politician.

    Go out and form an identity of your own and try to solve your own problems for once.

    In the meantime though, keep sending those checks! I need to get my debt paid down. If you have children willing to sell their own toys to keep me rich – that's fine too.

    June 17, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  4. suzanne

    The Democratic Party elite made it very clear that they only cared about the black vote and all the new young voters that Obama brought into the Democratic Party. They were so sure that Hillary's voters (women, blue collar workers, seniors, hispanics, etc) would fall in line and support their selected candidate. Some will of course, but many of us will never vote for Obama. PUMA DEMOCRAT

    June 17, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  5. Janet, American via Canada

    The real Polls will come in November! Those who will go against it and try to reverse the change, will bare the outcome!

    Reality and Change is here and now!

    All Americans are awaken to the economy and will bring the change of Truth and Honesty back into place.

    June 17, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  6. Terry, NJ

    Ne He Can't.. No He Won't In November.. Thanks for choosing the weaker candidate Koolaidholics. When McCain beats him in November you'll only have yourselves to blame for picking a candidate who made you feel all mushy as opposed to a candidate who was electable to be President. Dream a little dream you did... But obviously not much more beyond that.

    June 17, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  7. BIFF, BIFFINGTON...

    bounce, schmounce....

    we all know there is a "certain deomgraphic" that will NEVER vote for Obama...

    I saw this before with the election of Harold Washington as Chicago's first African American mayor...

    June 17, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  8. Truth Be Told

    Wait until McCain is really exposed...

    June 17, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  9. Jerome

    That's because half the people that voted for her (clinton) were republicians anyway. Who really cares, the real democrats will carry Obama.

    June 17, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  10. Big gator

    Peg stop whining and just do it.

    June 17, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  11. Paul

    As long as we got McCain running Bob Dole's campaign redux, Obama has nothing to worry about.

    June 17, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  12. B positive

    I'm a HillMac... If not Hillary, then McCain. YAY......PUMA!!!

    June 17, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  13. PSmith

    PEOPLE! PEOPLE! PEOPLE!

    June 17, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  14. BIFF, BIFFINGTON...

    i hate these articles.... all they do is give sore loser clintonistas and poser-flush-limpball listeners an opportunity to spout off the same trip for months and months on end....

    can wait for november so they can go to puma paradise and console each other after their losses...

    June 17, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  15. Karen

    Many of you Obama supporters are truly scary people.

    June 17, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  16. Ray

    To "BROOKLYN" and all other "Hillary Supporters"

    I'm tired of your threats. shut up and vote already. You are acting like little babbies threating to vote Republican in the general because your feelings got hurt. Grow up! Your childishness will not keep Obama from becoming our next President!

    June 17, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  17. Linda

    Obama can't win without Hillary. He has alienated too many women along the way. He has dismissed us and called us "sweetie" too many times. I will vote for him because I know that he won't nominate a supreme court justice who will over-turn Roe v Wade - and that's more important than the other insensitivies he has shown towards women. Yesterday I was called a racist in a blog because I criticized him. The man is running for president and he is going to get alot of criticism. He better get a tougher shell (along with his supporters) and admit that he needs a tough running mate, who happens to be a woman.

    June 17, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  18. PSmith

    Now you will realize why Hillary fought so hard!!

    Why?

    Because she as well as 18 million of us know that OBAMA will never win in November!

    McCain '08/Hillary 12

    June 17, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  19. ann

    hillary supporters wont vote for Obama in 2008.Obama supporters
    wont vote for Hillary in 2016. Who will pay the price?All of us.

    June 17, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  20. Darryl Miller

    IMPEACH BUSH NOW

    June 17, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  21. John from LA

    Wonderful News-

    Obamabots-beware-this race is far from over-This will be a fun 4 months-and once again the bots will now say the polls mean nothing whereas 2 days ago-they meant the world. Bots-text more and vote like all the idiots do for that show...:"American Idol"

    And by the way bots-stop blaming the Clinton supporters-she's been out the race for 3 weeks now-he's the candidate!

    June 17, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  22. supa

    Only stupid people would vote for an idiot like McCain at a time like this. And "SHAME ON" the Hillary supporters who have not supported Obama and decided to either do nothing or vote for McCain instead. You are not a true Hillary supporter or democrat if you would do something that stupid!! You are truley a sore loser and a selfish person if you can't help the greater cause as a democrat.

    June 17, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  23. Roger

    People should realize that Clinton and Obama are really not that different on the ACTUAL issues. HRC supporters that jump ship to McCain are only showing the world that they were supporting Clinton for the wrong reason in the first place.

    June 17, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  24. R.I.F.

    Don Fl June 17th, 2008 5:06 pm ET

    "To all you Obama people this is about what is best for the country not the party. I voted for Clinton because I think she is the best of all three & Mccain second. Obama has done nothing all these years but run for office so I will be voted for Mccain & it has nothing to do with being mad. At this time Mccain is best, maybe Obama in four years."
    _______________________________________

    It's scary that you don't vote on the issues. Hillary and McCain are complete opposite when it comes to 99.9% of the issues. You may not be mad but you seem to be a little dumb. I guess you like the last 8 years because here comes another 4. Did you vote for Bill Clinton? Didn't see any foreign policy experience on his resume?

    June 17, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  25. 58 old white ladies for OBAMA

    THE NEXT SPECULATION THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION,

    WANTS TO LEGALIZE, CANCER DRUG MEDS.

    June 17, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
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