ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) — Roughly nine weeks before Election Day, a new CNN poll of polls shows Barack Obama holding a five point lead over John McCain. Only four days after Obama’s acceptance speech and three days after McCain’s pick of Sarah Palin as his running mate, Obama is now ahead of McCain, 49 to 44 percent.
CNN’s previous poll of polls, released August 24, showed Obama leading McCain by four points, 46 to 42 percent.
“Any bounce Obama might have received out of his party’s convention appears to have largely negated by McCain’s surprise selection of Gov. Palin as his running mate,” said CNN Political Editor Mark Preston. “This race has been close all along, and is unlikely to change.”
The three polls included in CNN’s latest national survey average were conducted by CBS, CNN/Opinion Research Corporation, and Gallup. They were each conducted from August 29 to 31. The poll of polls does not have a margin of error.
The CBS poll has Obama up by +8.
That is NOT a slim lead but a LANDSLIDE!
All Obama needs is one vote to win.
Quit Censoring Americans -- CNN STOP IT
On A Blog, one Alaskan wrote "She's a Dick Cheney in a dress"
I'm just saying –
Wait and see ?
so CBS Obama +9
Gallup Obama +6
Rasmussen Obama +3
CNN Obama +1
One of these things do not belong
how come you relese poll yesterday and have another one today with diff prospertive. shame on you CNN.
Note to Paul F:
It was McCain's aides who predicted the 15 point post-convention lead for Obama. This is a tactic designed to make it look like he fell short. It looks like you fell for it.
The reason that pools are so close is that the media has not focused on MCCain's erratic and dangerous decision-making process, which now has been highlighted by his irresponsible pick of Sarah Palin as VP. Not only is she completely without the knowledge and experience to become VP (and God forbid President if something happens to McCain) but also she has the wrong temperament to be in high office. It appears that troughout her career in Alaska she has shown to be a person who likes to fire anyone that disagrees with her or anyone that does not carry out her orders. They have just discovered 3 additional instances in which she abused her power in addition to the case for which she is being currently investigated. Therefore, we have an impulsive and reckless McCain and a vinidictive Sarah Palin as the republican ticket. God help us!
i lead is a lead...period
McCain is a gambler ... it is well know that he goes to casinos to play Craps ... he knew he needed a big score so he's rolled the dice with Palin ....
This shows us how he'd be as president, risky, impulsive, undisciplined.
It's been said that McCain agrees with the last person that talks to him, that's why he's flip flopped on so many issues this year. He really isn't his own man anymore and his mind IS NOT what it was 8 years ago.
With this hasty, reactive VP pick McCain has rolled "snake-eyes". You can't tell me Huckabee, Romney, Ridge, Lieberman, Rice, Hutchinson were not better, more qualified choices for VP nominee of the Republican party in 2008.
"There is something about Obama that is not being accepted by middle america."
Every time some corny GOP'er says this I laugh inside.
ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, HELLO!
5 points is an electorate landslide.
CNN profits when the race is close.
The lead will grow once more comes out about Palin. A staunch Republican I have known for years is now voting for Obama because of all this coming out about her. He, like many, see McCain's first importan decision as a failure. Like someone said, the undecides are not comfortable with the Palin pick.
motor mouth monkey face you could not shine mccains shoes
Here are the latest polling numbers:
Poll Date Sample Obama (D) McCain (R) Spread
RCP Average 08/29 – 08/31 - 48.8 44.3 Obama +4.5
CBS News 08/29 – 08/31 781 RV 48 40 Obama +8
CNN 08/29 – 08/31 927 RV 49 48 Obama +1
Gallup Tracking 08/29 – 08/31 2733 RV 49 43 Obama +6
Rasmussen Tracking 08/29 – 08/31 3000 LV 49 46 Obama +3
Sour McCain supporters can smirk all they want about the supposed lack of Obama bounce. But as an Obama supporter, I'd rather be up in every poll than down.
Maybe McCain's supporters are as confused as their candidate is and think being down in every poll is a good thing?
Let's see where things stand as more info about the apparently unvetted Palin comes out.
Don't know about you, but if this VP pick is McCain's idea of a good decision, I don't think he's fit to be making decisions about the nation's well-being.
CNN EMPLOYEE IN THIS BLOG IS PRO-OBAMA ,i CANT GET MY COMMENTS POSTED IF I POST ANYTHING PRO MCCAIN/PALIN.
If you look at the individual polls without the CNN poll Obama would be up 49-42%. This race was over when McCain decided to pander to women and picked Palin.
Excuse me, folks, I guess I haven't been listening, and I am a woman
but WHAT IS PUMA?
All I ever heard about PUMA is that Rove invented it.
OBAMA or MOVE to another country.
It doesn't matter how bad a pick Palin is, Republicans will love her. It doesn't matter how good a pick she is, Democrats will hate her. The real question is how are the independents receiving her. In the end, they will decide this race.
By the way...McCain's status as a war hero doesn't make him any better a candidate than Obama's ability to string two sentences together coherently. Making a decision on who should lead our nation and the free world based solely on whether their name is followed by an (R) or a (D) is insane and irresponsible. Look at their policies, positions, and what they want to accomplish and vote intelligently. Not an American strong suit, I know.
McCain was trying to shake thinks up and create excitement for his own political gain. Unfortunately he created a mess and the Republicans are blaming the liberals. They want to make Sarah a victim to gain the sympathy vote from women. They want women to be angry with Barack. It’s not going to work. This is about a poor judgment call made by McCain. We are taking American back, and the government will work for the people. ENOUGH!
CNN's poll of poll always comes out at odd times that are positive for McSame's campaign. Latest CBS poll shows Obama ahead by 8 points and latest Gallup poll shows Obama ahead by 6 points. Yet CNN poll only shows Obama ahead by 1 point. CNN thinks the people are stupid. Evereyone knows CNN suported Clinton over Obama and supports McCain over Obama. The people know about CNN so-called "objective" news reporting...not!
CNN Who are you polling?????????????????
To Save the polar bears Why don't you go to Alaska? and save them? research more before you speak of HATE!
When Jamie Lynn Spears, age 17, was announced as being pregnant this year, evangelists and the same type of people who support Palin now were outraged, calling her the "spawn of satan" and criticizing the parenting techniques of her mom and dad. These same people are now using Palin's daughter's (also only 17) pregnancy as another opportunity to praise her, saying that since she is keeping the baby and marrying the father, all is well? Something is wrong. It will take nothing less than a personality transplant to get these people to finally see the truth. After all, with McCain being one of the oldest candidates ever up for the election, and having cancer four times in the past, is Palin really the one we should trust as commander in chief of our country? She can't even keep control over her own daughter... how can she be expected to keep control of a nation of millions?
With Sarah Palin as McCain's running mate it will become more difficult for the Obama team to win this election, for some reason she electrifies the base, I still haven't figured out why, besides that she is a woman, but she helped the campaign raise 10 million in about 3 or 4 days, that is pretty impressive if you asked me.
i'll take a 5-point lead. three or four more points would be considered a landslide. i look for those numbers to happen in next few days with palin ,polar bear abuser, being selected for vp .