September 13th, 2008
09:16 AM ET
6 years ago

CNN poll of polls: McCain holds one point lead over Obama

Sen. Obama trails Sen. McCain by one points in Saturday's CNN poll of polls.
Sen. Obama trails Sen. McCain by one points in Saturday's CNN poll of polls.

(CNN) - Saturday’s CNN national Poll of Polls - which includes the new Newsweek survey - shows McCain leading Obama by one point (46 to 45 percent). Friday’s Poll of Polls showed McCain leading Obama by two points (46 to 44 percent).

The national general election "Poll of Polls" consists of four surveys: Newsweek (September 10-11), 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.

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  1. Dusman Okee

    Thanks America. You have demonstrated to us especially in Africa that you are a great nation that stands obove Race as the rest of us trivial over tribes and clans

    September 13, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  2. Shawn

    Why is obama's campaign not making noise in advert towards maccain. This attitude suggest clinton ad of a tough presdient which obama is not showing now. Please Obama stand up be counted

    September 13, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  3. Palin reality setting in

    The Palin reality is setting in. The lies are being sussed and the MaGoo campaign has peaked.

    September 13, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  4. Jonathon

    It seems when you lie and steal the American people embrace you with open arms. Trillons spent on a war that does not make American safer and billions spent to "bail out" corporate cronies. When will the lynching of the American stop? Don't reward this behavior with 4 more years. Our children will have to cash the checks our government is currently writing.

    September 13, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  5. jerry

    VOTE MCCAIN 2008!!!!

    September 13, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  6. jn

    Big WhooHa! Wait til November 4th! Go Barack Obama!!!!

    September 13, 2008 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  7. Rauji kibet

    u.s.a system of electing a president is through electoral college,why is it not the main topic,have we changed the system to popular votes?

    September 13, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  8. Miatta M. Johnson

    Honestly speaking, for the sick of America's safety, please pleaseee American, please elect the Obama-Biden ticket for president. I'm a female, and respect Mrs. Palin for reaching this far. I apploy her for that.However, after watching "Sarah Palin Reveal"....hmmmmmmm i just can't see why any rational been will want her to be their VP? She is just not ready for it...

    September 13, 2008 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  9. ken

    Great make it negative ten points, and America will be safe.

    September 14, 2008 02:01 am at 2:01 am |
  10. American

    Look out, McBush. He's back.

    September 14, 2008 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  11. marci

    mc cain is going to be another bush. if u want us all to suffer with the same policies and stupidity then go vote for mccain .

    September 14, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  12. oregon duck

    How low does McCain need to sink into Rovian tactics before America starts seeing these people for what they are?

    #1 McCain: destroying what reputation he had left for power...he wouldn't need to lie if he had any ideas of his own.

    #2 Cindy...her View response was a sign of a true entitled elitist thinking they can control the media. You may have been able to pull it off with your drug addiction Cindy, but not this time.

    #3 Palin...what rational American wants a creationism teaching, tongue speaking, power hungry incompetent a heartbeat away from the white house?

    The Democratic fury is rising...Obama/Biden '08

    September 14, 2008 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  13. LOU

    I AM AN INDEPENDENT VOTER,HOWEVER, NO ONE DESERVES TO WIN IN NOVEMBER IF THEY GET THERE WITH A DISGRACEFUL CAMPAING FULL OF LIES. WHEN IS THE COUNTRY GOING TO REALIZED THAT A DISHUNEST CAMPAIGN WILL ONLY BRING DISHONOR TO THE WHITE HOUSE? THIS IS TOO IMPORTANT A POSITION TO BE HELD BY SOME ONE DISHUNEST.

    September 14, 2008 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  14. Dolapo banjoko

    Mc cain is simply going to continue with bush legacy which we are sick of.we really need a change and i personally think obama has got it

    September 15, 2008 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  15. Dan

    That is the most ignorant thing a person can say, Marci. Try to base your future opinions on facts. Learn about the issues before you open your mouth... you will appear less foolish. Think about the hard truths here... what new ideas does Obama bring to the table? None. What has accomplished as a US Senator? Nothing. Who knows what he even stands for? Do you? If so, please give me one specific example of something Obama has ever actually accomplished, or an original idea or his, and I will be very impressed. McCain has proven himself time and again through the legislation he has authored and the wisdom and judgement he has shown in forming policies (i.e. the troop surge, killing the bridge to nowhere, McCain/Feingold, McCain/Kennedy, just to name a few). He is not George Bush. He is not even a conservative Republican. He is an honest man who will do great things for this country.

    September 15, 2008 02:32 am at 2:32 am |
  16. Me

    Please do not vote for McCain. Please consider if your child was at war. Please.

    September 15, 2008 06:20 am at 6:20 am |
  17. Mikey

    Actually, yes i would like 'another Bush' and to be safe another 8 years.

    September 15, 2008 06:30 am at 6:30 am |
  18. shundry2

    Did anyone see the great job the women did on saturday night live. It said it all No McCain no Palin Nohow noway

    September 15, 2008 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  19. hueybp08

    *******most of the people who claim they are hillary clinton supporters are not because if you believe in what she did you would follow her. most of these so call hillary supporters are undercover closet mccain supporters(operation rush limbaugh confusion)

    September 15, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
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