September 3rd, 2008
04:00 PM ET
10 years ago

Poll of Polls: Obama maintains six-point lead

(CNN) – Sen. Barack Obama continues to hold a six-point lead over rival Sen. John McCain in CNN’s latest poll of polls. Obama has the support of 49 percent of voters while McCain has 43 percent and 8 percent of voters are unsure about their choice for president.

CNN’s national general election poll of polls consists of the following five surveys: Diageo/Hotline (August 29-31), American Research Group (August 30-September 1), Gallup (August 31-September 2), CNN/Opinion Research Corp. (August 29-31), and CBS (August 29-31). The poll of polls does not have a sampling error.

Obama and McCain had the same levels of support in the previous CNN poll of polls released Tuesday.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain • Polls
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  1. Roney Ohio

    its morethan six points CNN report the right numbers please.

    September 3, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  2. Erika, KS

    They are NOT going to over turn Roe v Wade! They are NOT going to start arresting women who have back alley abortions. They are NOT going to sit by and do nothing if women start dying in the streets from illegal abortions. R v W will NOT be overturned!

    I am NOT going to be held ransom by the fear-mongering democrats on what should NOT even be a political issue. It's a personal issue. The republicans are NOT going to put the women's movement "back 50 years."

    I will vote for McCain because Obama is not experienced enough to lead. He will have to rely on the Washington experts just like Bush did, DAY ONE. He's a nobody, done nothing, empty suit. McCain is NOT George W Bush. Pure Democrat propaganda. McCain has years of experience. Obama does not. Plus Biden. Talk about a walking disaster waiting to happen! 36 years in Congress, and tell me again how that is change? Oh, and people DO live past the age of 72! What a joke Obama is. Wake up!

    September 3, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  3. J. Dean, a Republican from Florida


    September 3, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  4. EBraggs

    What ever happend to that republican guy who went on the enternet asking people to pray for rain in Colorado for the Republican convention? My mother always said God don't like ugly. Now there are countless number of people unable to watch the republican convention due to the storms. (And)
    Any voter going from Clinton to McCain, because of Palin, only have eyes for having a woman in the white house. They never received Clinton's message. The message was not about age, male, female, black, or white. It's about us as a people. A vote for McCain means you must be living the Bush dream. The rest of us are all having nightmares. (screeming, but nothing comes out of your mouth, running but can't get anywhere.) That's been the past eight years.

    September 3, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  5. Zeke

    Six-Point lead?...It's got to be higher than that. Can't wait for election day!

    September 3, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  6. Ty OKC

    It's a rap. The race is over. There is no way on the face of the planet that the republican are going to pull a Jedi mind trick on us (the American people) and get us to remotely believe that his VP choice is ready to be the VP let along lead this country. He can't even make the case for himself. There was a time in the past that such a bad decision may have been overlooked by most because most people were doing ok, and wouldn't really feel the pain of such a bad decision; but that time has past, and so has John Mccain's. There is a reason George Bush beat John Mccain every time he ran against him. and no amount of spin is going to change the fact that John Mccain put this country in jepordy, with his pick. He made a bad decision, used bad judgement, and they need to own there mistake.

    Obama/Biden 08

    September 3, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  7. Griff

    Come on Women! You can do it.. So it may take another eight years.. I don't know. Do you? Of course you do..

    September 3, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  8. Sue, Michigan

    If they polled the computer and cell phone-using young voters, the lead would be 25%. I think this will be a Democratic landslide-the White House and both houses. Maybe then we can get out of Iraq, get hold of the deficit, get health care, and become what America used to be-a good country instead of the Bush fascist State.
    Palin is not going to make a difference. She's the wrong choice–and you all thought Hillary had baggage!

    September 3, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  9. BK

    I think Obama calls CNN daily and tells them what to say. This is why CNN will go down with MSM after this election. When you lose your credibility you have nothing.

    September 3, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  10. Bill, MA.

    Republicans have stained our place in the world. The republican party is going down the tubes from lying, corruption, greed, etc. They want to steal every dollar they can get their hands on. Republicans have no values.

    September 3, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  11. Ron

    Independant voted Dem in the primaries. I haven't been polled yet.

    Go Obama / Biden 08

    September 3, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  12. BK

    Paul Begalla and Donna are wrong about Clinton supporters. The point all of you are missing is we put Democracy before party. People were denied their votes being counted, not only in Fl. and MI. What about the people in Chicago, that Obama got their pick elimated off the ballot? He hired slick lawyers like himself, to find technical errors. I would never vote for Obama and neither would a lot of people in Florida. Obama didn't want a revote. He knew he would lose. This is not democracy!

    September 3, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  13. Ridgeway

    Just in a poll with 0% response. One question poll results. When asked "What do you think has been Barak Obama's most important accomplishment on a national/international scale?" There was no response by any of the individuals polled. The poll as limited to registered Democrats.

    September 3, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  14. ex-republican for obama / biden

    most people i meet at work are charmed by obama,

    i dunno who cnn polls..

    September 3, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  15. Bob

    America is in grave danger if Obama is in office. There will be civil unrest in America and terrorists will be able to attack us at will.

    Obama can not keep America safe.

    September 3, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  16. TonyinKentucky

    GOP=reverse bump

    A SURGE on the SAME???


    September 3, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  17. Peter (CA)

    I would hope that the right wingers would be willing to discuss the issues but I see it is nothing but attack, attack, attack. Another reason we are sick and tired of the Republicans and their ugly politics.

    I want to see this lead open up. Every day we hear more negative on Palin, it was a bad choice, made by a gut decision that women were dumb. But, what would you expect from the Republicans.

    September 3, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  18. ex-republican for obama / biden

    CM, astute observation. GOP running out of steam,

    after palin disaster.

    even the paid bloggers can hardly keep going on with BS.

    how many more shoes to drop from palin's feet?

    hope it's a slow train wreck.

    very entertaining and rewarding.

    September 3, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  19. politically incorrect and proud of it!

    For those who have been paying attention, the lead was 8 points. Now it is down to 6 points. Don't count your chickens before they hatch.

    September 3, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  20. Peggy , Minnesota

    I find it disgusting the Hillary supporters that are voting for McCain. Why not do what the candidate that you wanted to win, wants you to do. If you are switching sides, then you are not a democrat. If that is the case, don't come back in 2012, if you cost the democrats the election this year. Although, with the old guy and the beauty queen in control, there may not be anything left in 2012. McCain probably won't make it through the term and Mcbeauty queen couldn't govern her way out of a wet paper bag. I mean look at her household. And her record is not what it is cracked up to be.
    Once again, in case I wasn't clear. Hillary supporters voting for McGeezer are just as much of a democrat as Joe (which ever way the wind blows) Leiberman. You reap what you sew.

    September 3, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
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