(CNN) – Barack Obama continues to hold a solid lead over John McCain with just over 80 days remaining until the presidential election, a new CNN poll of polls shows.
According to the average of several recent national polls, Obama registers 47 percent among registered voters nationwide with McCain at 41 percent.
That lead has basically held steady over the last two months: A CNN poll of polls on June 20 also had the race at 6 points, 46 percent to 40 percent.
The national general election poll of polls consists of four surveys: Pew (July 31-August 10), CBS (July 31-August 5), AP-IPSOS (July 31-August 4), and Gallup tracking (August 10-12). The poll of polls does not have a sampling error.
Looks like we're NOT all Georgians, Grandpa! WE'RE AMERICANS tired of the spectre of endless war that is bankrupting us!
Great news !!! McInept will lose !
Obama seems to trying to prove that a Democrat can not lose this year. To break out he needs to pick Hilary.
It has fluctuated between 3 and 6 all summer, usually 5% difference with 9% of the country undecided.
I'm not putting a lot of weight behind the polls, even as an Obama supporter, although I am amused by Republicans and Hillpublicans who claim that being 5 points ahead is bad news for Obama.
Thank you Seanatot McCain it was a nice run but lets be realistic here "We Do Not want anymore of GW Bush policies"!!!
That is sooo funny. John McCain is still solidly behind and he basically has the media all to himself!!!! Why can't he catch Obama? Why is he still behind? I love it!!!!'
Mindless lemmings... Following a man who has no real ideas.
His wife writes thesis papers on how she hates white people. Also admitted to hating America.
His pastor is a racist and also hates America, Obama belonged to this church for 20 years.
His former Muslim coordinator was tied to Hamas which is intent on destroying America.
You follow a man who in 3 different(there are more) instances is friends with, married too, or hired people who HATE AMERICA.
You people will regret your decision if this lying empty suit ever gets elected.
Per a journalist on another site, a lead of 5 points usually translates into an electoral vote WIN! Hope the trend continues especially after the president of Georgia called McCain out on his words and after all of the ridiculous negative ads.
Good, the country is finally on the right track. Now let's do it America, no more tip toeing around. Let's take our country back from the oilmisters, and John McSame.
Still with the polls – can't we wait until after the conventions?
Great America, don't get sidetracked by the warmongers and the hillariatics.
I wish Hilary would have won the Democratic election, because I don't think McCain can beat Obama. He definitely could have beat Hilary though.
LETS WAIT FOR THE DEBATES. HIS LEAD WILL BE MUCH LARGER.
McCain has given him "all he's got" and Obama still maintains his lead. Obama needs now NOT to pick Hillary for VP and energize the Republicans who despise the Clintons.to get out and vote for McCain!!
People vote for a man that has no qualifications and stole his slogan from Bob the Builder.
They won't vote for a man who actually understands what is now at stake in Iraq.
You can't save the stupid....Obama will be our President....then we will see how the people that voted for him feel about him then. Any country should be able to march in and rule us after Obama is President.
please don't think and vote.
Obama up by 6.
American political intelligence falls by 10.
Gullibility level up 60%.
CNN I got confused !
Your poll of polls average is flawed
Let's do the math
Pew (July 31-August 10) : Obama +3
CBS (July 31-August 5) : Obama +6
AP-IPSOS (July 31-August 4) : Obama +6
Gallup tracking (August 10-12) : +6
The average should be : (3 + 6 + 6 + 6 )/4 = 5. 2 NOT 6
By the way I am an Obama Supporter
Not to worry, McLeader will become McPresident regardless of how many ignorant pollsters are polled.
Obama got criticized by McCain and Republicans for saying that we are "citizens of the world" and now McCain is calling us georgeans!!!
Unbelievable….McCain is really starting to irritate me to no end.
Finally, CNN gets the reporting right! Let's hear it for accuracy.
I am tired of both of them. They are BOTH worthless.
None of the above 08
I live in a town in northern San Diego County where GOP registration outnumbers registered Democrats 2-to-1. Driving to and from work every day I see several Obama bumper stickers. I am yet to see ONE for McCain, which in this part of the county is pretty amazing. It just ain't the Republicans year (thank God!)
No more Bush. Just say no to McSame.
I think Obama is likley farther ahead but the young people supporting him are rarely involved in polling due to cell phones etc. It doesn't seem to matter whether Obama is ahead or not, the pundents do everything they can to find reasons he is not doing well enough. I was kind of surprised to hear that he is "too thin", never knew that had alot to do with politics. :(
CNN's poll of polls seems quite bias. Personally I find those at Rasmussen a lot more trustworthy.
Betcha CNN moderates this post though ...