July 16th, 2008
10:00 AM ET
6 years ago

Poll of polls update: Obama ahead by six

Obama tops McCan by 6 in the latest CNN poll of polls.
Obama tops McCan by 6 in the latest CNN poll of polls.

(CNN) - Barack Obama holds a 6-point lead over John McCain in the latest CNN poll of polls.

The new average of the five most recent national surveys of registered voters shows the Illinois senator at 47 percent with McCain standing at 41 percent. About 12 percent say they are undecided.

The margin between the two presidential candidates has remained remarkably consistent since the prolonged Democratic presidential race came to an end in early June. In a CNN poll of polls taken June 3, Obama and McCain were also separated by 6 points.

Election Center: Check out the poll of poll trend

The latest poll of polls includes recent surveys from Gallup, CBS/NY Times, ABC/Washington Post, Quinnipiac, and Newsweek.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (190 Responses)
  1. Sue

    We nned to VOTE this year to ensure the Republicans don't take office again and continue to destroy America.

    July 16, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  2. Independent-woman-4-Obama

    Well said, Peter (CA)! The Congress is NOT EXACTLY IN THE CONTROL OF THE DEMS! AND THE REPUBLICANS HAVE HAD POWER ALL TO THEMSELVES UNTIL 2006! SO THE NATIONAL DEBT OF $10 TRILLION........ IS THE RNC'S LEGACY TO AMERICA!

    The polls are all over the place, one day up, one down. Yesterday a national poll showed that 72% of Americans believe that McCain will make a better commander-in-chief! THAT IS SCARY!

    How can anyone vote for McCain????????? WE are in TROUBLE AS A NATION, WE ARE DROWNING IN DEBT...... AND WE WANT MORE OF THE SAME???????????

    REMEMBER MCCAIN'S SONG: BOMB.......BOMB.......BOMB IRAN!
    HOW WILL WE PAY FOR MORE WAR? WHILE OUR PEOPLE GO BANKRUPT BECAUSE OF MEDICAL BILLS........... AND LOSE THEIR HOMES????????????????????????????????????????

    July 16, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  3. Mean Streak

    Interesting how all who did not choose Obama or McCain were placed into the "undecided" category. I'll bet that the only choices offered in the poll were Obama and McCain.

    As hard as both the Democrats and Republicans, as well as the MSM are working to brainwash the American public into the 2-party system, I llok for this year's winner to receive less than 50% of the poular vote, with third-party candidates picking up as much as 20% of the total vote.

    It's time for the 2-party system to die. I for one will not be voting for either McCain or Obama.

    July 16, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  4. jean Glen,Georgia

    I trust the safety of the most precious things in my life to John McCain.They are my spouse, my two sons, and my grand children.i

    July 16, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  5. Brandon Hillary PUMA

    The incredible shrinking numbers....so much for that newsweek poll that had obama up by 15 points less then 2 months ago.
    As I recall Dukakis was up by double digits for the entire summer of 1988 before conventions and the fall campaign. Before he was defined.

    Mc Cain or Mc Kinney 2008

    July 16, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  6. Trish

    Why don't the American people read Who Is Barrack Hussein Mohammed Obama and then decide if you want such an anti-Christian, anti-American to be our country's president.

    July 16, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  7. Dave, Illinois

    Yawn.....
    Obamites: "blah, blah, blah".....
    Getting tired yet?

    July 16, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  8. Amelia, CT

    My friends and I are having an Obama voting party in November. After everyone has voted, we're meeting at my place. We plan to have chilli and pumpkin pie, since they're some of his favorite foods. We will also chew minty gum, as well. It should be a fun party.

    I know I'm talking a little prematurely, but I want him to win so bad.

    July 16, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  9. dan

    People are so caught up in the team hysteria that they will literally follow Satan through the gates of hell. All thats important to most of the Dems here is WIN. Win no matter if their candidate is the least qualified individual in the history of the United States. No matter if he shows no consistency of rhetoric, policy or even hour to hour. This is not a game you people need to consider more thoughtfully who you are electing to be the most powerful man in the world. Hitler had lots of charisma and the same sort of mesmerizing ability that Barak Obama has shown. Doesn't make him a viable president. Of course I don't expect this to be posted as almost anything that is not in step with the CNN agenda never gets published. Honestly, I don't know why I even bother to look at the site.

    July 16, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  10. Livonia, MI

    we're sick of you, jeff, take your republican infants with you and go back to watching FoxNews. Let the liberals have a discussion.

    July 16, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  11. Upon Further Review,Texas

    Its really 11 points or more,but then we would all get bored and not write in the blogs,read the paper or watch TV.

    July 16, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  12. Phil in KC

    So who are the 12%? Are they disaffected HRC supporters trying to decide whom to support? Or is Obama leading IN SPITE of all those people who have decided (very wrongly) to support McCain? Or is it a little of both? PUMA people, we will win in spite of you.

    July 16, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  13. Ken

    The polls don't mean anything! The American people are finally seeing Obama for who he really is, and that is he is like every other politician! Pandering and saying anything to get himself elected.

    I for one will NOT vote for some inexperience, no talent, egotistic, person that comes across as if he thinks he is better than others. What a JOKE!

    The ONLY way that he will get my vote is if he puts Hillary Clinton on the ticket, other wise, I will be voting for McCain.

    July 16, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  14. Sam

    How many points will it take to be unstealable?

    July 16, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  15. Really Thou?

    Ok an earlier comment stated racism is deciding this race. I know that are not an african american by that very comment. Now being another race is fine but not seeing the reality is not. Racism has had something to do with elections since the creation of the USA period. I want all of America to be great. We are only as great as our weakest part. Obama wants Americans on a whole to be successful and healthy and mayb put us on a path where race doesn't matter.

    July 26, 2008 02:13 am at 2:13 am |
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