June 20th, 2008
06:00 PM ET
6 years ago

CNN poll of polls update: Obama leads McCain by six points

(CNN) – CNN’s poll of polls has been updated to reflect a new Newsweek poll .

Sen. Barack Obama has gained two percentage points in his lead over Sen. John McCain, according to the latest CNN poll of polls released Friday.

Obama now leads McCain by 6 percentage points – 46 percent to McCain’s 40 percent. In the previous CNN poll of polls, Obama’s lead was 4 percentage points.

The national general election “poll of polls” consists of three surveys: Newsweek (June 18-19), Gallup tracking (June 16-19), and Fox News/Opinion Dynamics (June 17-18). The poll of polls does not have a sampling error.

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  1. Generation X

    Operation Chaos = PUMA (Poor uneducated miserable adults)

    Members;

    Brian TN = President
    Charlotte = VP
    Belle = nothing
    Hillary or McCain = stupid
    fred = very stupid

    GUESS WHAT REPUBLICANS = NOT THIS TIME!!!!

    I'M BACK TO REPRESENT THE DEMOCRATS

    June 20, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  2. No McCain!

    Unfortunately, the only numbers that mean anything is the GE results.

    I predict Obama's lead will continue to increase. Remember it's only June. Now it's 6, in August it'll be 15.

    Obama '08!

    June 20, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  3. David Goldman for OBAMA

    HERE IS MY POLL OD POLLS.

    REPUBLICANS ARE GOING TO VOTE FOR A DEMOCRAT

    BY THE LARGEST MARGIN, IN MODERN TIMES.

    June 20, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  4. JohnQPublic

    Obama looks like that boy character face on the cover of mad magazine and Urkel from family matters

    Did I do that?

    June 20, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  5. Jason

    I don't understand. It should be Obama by about 30 percentage points. But then I couldn't figure out how George Bush got in for another 4 years either. Are the polsters and elections people counting the ballots right?

    June 20, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  6. NickNas

    Hmmmm Newsweek poll shows Obama up 15 points NATIONALLY. And he hasn't even begun to work on McShame yet. At this rate he can rest up and Win

    June 20, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  7. paul, nyc ny

    BEFORE IT IS TAKEN OFF ... people go down the ticker article list and see the same story by the same reporter reporting the race TIGHTER and Obama losing 1 point.

    WHAT HAPPENED IN 3 HOURS, CNN? Obama call crying and you changed the story to benefit him?!

    WOW... what a crap shoot you guys are working with!!!

    McCain only because Hillary is not there and Obama, well, newbie's scare me more than the lies the Republicans say about Obama.

    June 20, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  8. Roy

    1. National polls mean close to nothing in a race decided on a state-by-state basis.

    2. Polls taken this early in the race mean even less than nothing.

    I support Obama, but I truly hope that we can find something to talk about for the next 4 months other than artificial statistical samplings.

    June 20, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  9. 58 old white ladies for OBAMA

    PROOF THAT AMERICANS ARE SICK & TIRED OF

    SLEAZY POLITICS & SLEAZY POLITICIANS.

    DEMOCRAT & REPUBLICAN.

    June 20, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  10. aware

    Obama will never make it to the White House because his mask will slip once too often. It is difficult to keep the real you hidden. Michelle didn't make it so she is getting the charm offensive. :(

    Obama, the ruthless politician with machavalian ambition who would throw anyone or anything under the bus if they or it gets in his way is mainly hidden by the soft spoken professor with the smile in varying degrees, and charismatic reading style!

    This former Democrat will not vote for Obama, the arrogant, power hungry egomaniac!

    June 20, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  11. Tangerine

    Generation X!

    Glad to see someone else noticed those PUMA's too!

    Republicans sent to toy with the easily swayed... they sure are a tricky bunch.

    June 20, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  12. Ken AZ

    Newsweek has Obama with a 51 to 36 lead over McCain...

    YES WE CAN !!!!

    June 20, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  13. Edgar, Texas

    It's still early, and Obama's ALREADY gaining momentum!!

    Meanwhile, McCain continues to run on fumes (maybe that's why he's for offshore drilling) !

    June 20, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  14. Moon Maiden from Lake Michigan

    UP 6 WELL JUST WAIT SOON IT WILL 60.
    HA. NO WAY MC CLAIM CAN WIN.
    WE ALL KNOW ITS GOING TO BE A LANDSLIDE.
    SO CNN KEEP IT ROLLIN'
    YES WE CAN/WILL

    June 20, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  15. Independent-woman-4-Obama

    Perhaps there is hope after all! Hope that we, Americans, are finally becoming SMART, not being FOOLED, by the far-right-fear-hate-mongers!

    I have hope that American will rise up in November and VOTE NO TO MORE WAR.......MORE DEBT....... MORE FAILED FOREIGN POLICY........NO TO PANDERING (we can drill all we want but, people, we wont see a drop of that oil for 10 or more years, conservation is the answer!)

    I hope that people will think long and hard before allowing the Republicans back in the White house!

    June 20, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  16. Richard

    Two hours ago you said it was 4 points. Which is it?

    June 20, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  17. hannah

    Democrats:

    DON'T BE FOOLED BY FAKE DEMOCRATS, THEY ARE REPUBLICANS TRYING TO DIVIDE YOU ALL!!! WE ALL KNOW THEIR TACTICS!

    June 20, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  18. Maya wants to see a DEM IN THE WHITE HOUSE!!

    JohnQPublic – that is the dumbest nonsense I've ever heard. Get your eyes checked

    June 20, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  19. Tom

    " 58 old white ladies for OBAMA – PROOF THAT AMERICANS ARE SICK & TIRED OF SLEAZY POLITICS & SLEAZY POLITICIANS. DEMOCRAT & REPUBLICAN." Interesting stuff "ladies" – so then you can't possibly be voting for Obama.................

    June 20, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  20. Phil, FL

    Wait til next week – the margin just grows and grows

    Hillary will help, and so will Barack himself, now that he can concentrate on just McWarmonger.

    Remember – he was fighting primary and mcwarmonger at the same time for a long time.

    Go Barack – We're proud of you man !!!!!

    June 20, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  21. Nicholas

    going boy. Get the vote and bring the change the world is yearning for. hit on your foriegn policy,economy,health care and immigration. Make the world more secured by dailogue and making free nations know we all have to put hands together to build a peacefull world not by war but by understanding.

    Nicholas from Nigeria

    June 20, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  22. Chad

    Obama may be getting a slight lead, however, with every poll, both candidates lose 1-2% of the total votes. I have a feeling that more and more people are going to the third party candidates or are sitting out this time.

    http://www.bobbarr2008.com/

    June 20, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  23. Mike

    We must be a nation of Idiots! McBush promises to keep us in the foolish and wastefull war in Iraq. He admits he knows nothing about how to fix our ruined economy. And he is only six points behind?!

    June 20, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  24. Texas Trail Dog

    FORGET THE POLLS. CNN DOES NOT GIVE CORRECT NEWS ANYWAY. GARY – IS SO RIGHT ON. TAKE IT FROM A MAN WHO SERVED IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND THE ARMY FOR 28-YEARS. HAD TWO SON'S WHO SERVED IN THE MIDDLE EAST ONE OF THEM HAS HAD THREE TOURS AND IS GETTING READY TO GO TO AFGHANISTAN. MYSELF AND THE OLDEST HAVE RETIRED WNA DWE WE WOULD BE READY TO GO BACK IF CALLED UPON. ALL YOU PEOPLE THAT COMPLAIN ABOUT GETTING OUT OF IRAQ ARE SO STUPID. IT'S NOT IRAQ PLEASE. IT'S WE NEED A FOOTHOLD THERE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. IT IS A POWDER KEG READY TO BLOW AND WHEN IT DOES ALL HELL IS GOING UP. WE NEED TO STAY THERE SO WE HAVE A WAY TO GET OUR TROOPS IN AND OUT.

    June 20, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  25. abram

    you American are lucky to have a leader like him.

    Barack, run for prime minister of Ethiopia

    June 20, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
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