September 12th, 2008
04:15 PM ET
6 years ago

CNN poll of polls: McCain ahead by two points

Sen. Obama trails Sen. McCain by two points in Friday's CNN poll of polls.
Sen. Obama trails Sen. McCain by two points in Friday's CNN poll of polls.

(CNN) – Sen. John McCain continues to have a slight advantage over rival Sen. Barack Obama in the latest CNN poll of polls released Friday afternoon. McCain is now ahead by 2 percentage points – 46 percent to Obama’s 44 percent - with 10 percent unsure about their choice for president. In Thursday’s CNN poll of polls, McCain was ahead by one point – 46 percent to 45 percent.

“The race for the White House has essentially been a dead heat since the Republican Convention,” noted CNN Senior Political Researcher Alan Silverleib. “Barring something dramatic and unexpected, the horserace numbers are not likely to change very much at least until the debates. As we inch closer to Election Day, the pool of truly undecided voters continues to shrink.”

Friday’s CNN poll of polls is comprised of the following three surveys: Fox News/Opinion Dynamics (September 8-9), Gallup (September 9-11), and Diageo/Hotline (September 9-11). The poll of polls does not have a sampling error.

soundoff (353 Responses)
  1. TRUTH

    Wow, Americans are truly idiots! * years of garbage isn't enough! Let's see, Palin has foreign relations credentials because the state in which she is Gov. is close to Russia? That's like saying because you live in Florida, you have Foreign relations with Cuba! McCain is touting change after 26yrs of no change, yet just hired another lobbyist to help him transition to the White House if he wins. Yeah, that's change. I have already begun to look for jobs in other countries. I'm sick and tired of people being so ignorant that they are about to do again what they did for GWB two times.

    September 12, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  2. wilhelm

    Those who inflate hardship must pay the price.
    This election is all about issues. the few that have care little about those that don't and those who are hiking Mc cain's poll are those that have and afraid that Obama's coming to power will mean very little for them. What we all need to know is that while it is true that everyone can not be well off, it is important for everyone to be able to afford their daily living. Prices from food, shelter (mortage), gas,etc have sky rocketed but salaries remain unchaged. People who came to America like our fore fathers did in search of American dream are now having American nightmare. A change is necessary. Those who inflated the hardship on us cannot claim that they can bring a change that we want. Wake up America and Americans. We cannot continue to live in this misery.

    September 12, 2008 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  3. CNN'S CAMPBELL BROWN'S MY HERO !!!!! JASON DEMOCRAT FROM CALi

    THAT'S IT ? LOL
    THAT'S ONLY COUNTING THE 2004 VOTERS HAHA

    OBAMA WILL WIN !!!!
    HE HAS 87 PERCENT OF NEW VOTERS !!!!

    September 13, 2008 01:36 am at 1:36 am |
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