September 8th, 2008
05:24 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll of polls: McCain continues to move ahead

A New CNN Poll of polls show McCain ahead.
A New CNN Poll of polls show McCain ahead.

(CNN) – John McCain’s edge is growing in the latest CNN Poll of polls - the first comprised of surveys conducted entirely after the Republican convention.

After averaging in new survey results from CBS, ABC/Washington Post, and Gallup, CNN’s national Poll of polls now shows McCain leading Obama by 2 points, 47 to 45 percent. The CNN Poll of polls released earlier Monday showed McCain ahead of Obama by 1 point, 47 to 46 percent. Eight percent are undecided.

“John McCain is riding high after an extremely successful Republican Convention,” said CNN Senior Political Researcher Alan Silverleib. “For the first time all year, McCain is ahead of Obama in the Poll of Polls. The GOP base is energized. The so-called ‘convention bounce’ is alive and well, and has resulted in an overall swing of seven percentage points in McCain’s favor since the Republicans met in St. Paul on September 1. This historic race for the White House will now likely remain tight all the way to Election Day.”

The national general election "Poll of Polls" consists of five surveys: CNN (September 5-7), ABC/Washington Post (September 5-7), CBS (September 5-7), Gallup (September 5-7), and Diageo/Hotline (September 5-7). The Poll of Polls does not have a sampling error.

soundoff (253 Responses)
  1. Kurt

    If you were a Hillary supporter and have gone to McCain/Palin, you have lost your mind. McCain/Palin are the exact opposite politically of Clinton. It's not about you, it's about the direction of this country. If you can't figure that out, we'll know who to blame for another 4 years of Bush-style politics.

    September 8, 2008 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  2. Jen

    I'm going to say this in the "love language" (speaking in tounges) practiced at Governor Palin's former Pentacostal Church...halabaha we are so fucckexthfyed habalahala PRAISE JESUS!

    September 9, 2008 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  3. naysayer

    All of this shows that what the candidates are saying means nothing; America loves an "underdog" who comes around for the lead, and it appears that with Palin, McCain has won the most recent popularity polls.

    Whether or not the takeover of Fanny Mae/Freddy Mac will actually work - this has far reaching greater consequences on the next 8 years than on who we pick to fly around in Air Force One...

    September 9, 2008 02:58 am at 2:58 am |
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