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. Ely

    To all you cocky wacko worshippers...the race is not over. Put your fat ladies backstage and wait for November 4th.

    September 13, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  2. Dee from Rochester, NY

    Lee Atwater trained Karl ORve who trained Steve Schmidt in republican smear tactics. REmember the first Bush and Reagan campaigns? Now McCain has them in his dirty vicious campaigns. DEcent and good Americans won't fall for it this time.

    Obama-Biden 2008

    September 13, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  3. OFFWALLST

    NICE TRY

    HERE ARE THE REAL FACTS....MOST UNBIASED POLLS HAVE MCCAIN UP ANYWHERE BETWEEN 3-5%.......MOST UNBIASED POLLS HAVE MCAIN AHEAD IN ELECTORAL VOTES......SEVERAL BLUE SATES ARE READY TO TURN RED

    OBSERVATION:

    THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE LOST FAITH IN THE MEDIA.....MSNBC AND NBC ARE DIVING................ABC NEWS GETTING BASHED FOR CHARLIE GIBSON....OPRAH...AND THE VIEW...

    ARE YOU GOING TO CONTINUE WITH YOUR NO BIAS NO BULL CLAIM??????????????????????????
    LET'S SEE IF YOU HAVE GUTS TO PRINT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    IF YOU DO ....I GIVE YOU PROPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 13, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  4. Guido from Bangkok

    The new polls shows what i was guessing all along. For many people this election is not about issues. Its all about gender !

    Many don't care anymore what the candidates stand for !
    8 years of Bush – not enough

    The GOP uses scare tactic again and it works ( as in the last elections )

    It becomes quite clear that McCain will win this election. His VP pick was very clever. Choosing a woman will give him the presidentcy. And thats what he wants in the first place ( ahh, of course he want to win the war – and many others, too ) All those PUMA's out there are pleased with that and we can just pray that nothing will happen to John McCain during his time in office. Otherwise we will end up with a PPP ( Puma President Palin )

    That scares the s... out of me!

    America is a great country with great people.
    What i cannot understand is after 8 years of George W Bush many americans still have not enough.

    I still hope for a change ( suddenly even Mc Cain want that :) )
    But i still think that Obama will be the better choice !

    Guido ( and Yes!, i am not american – but still love the US )

    September 13, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  5. ez

    How about Obama/Oprah....

    September 13, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  6. John

    I can't wait for the Obamabots who were on here talking smack when Obama was ahead in the polls to come back and post about how the polls don't mean anything.

    September 13, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  7. kel

    every vote must count and be counted

    September 13, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  8. Terry

    The latest polls just goes to show it doesn't take intelligent people to run our country. It has all come down to the better image and not the best substance. What a shame that the American people are so naiive and blind to what is really happening here. Apparently we have learned nothing over the last eight years!! Obama can play by the rules, but it won't matter if he can't get elected. It's past time to play fire with fire.

    September 13, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  9. Gary Chandler in Canada

    Notice that Palin has NOW started wearing a flag pin. She was not wearing one in her address to the Separtist Party of Alasa.
    It is only a matter of time before the GOP liars notice that Tod Palin searches lead to the Tesoro Iron Dog website (irondog.org).
    At that point they will plaster it with American flags.
    Check it now, before they do. You will NOT find one FLAG in their website NOR in any of the pictures of race starts, race finishes, Nor in the audience, NOR on Tod's helment or uniform.
    They must be PROUD OF AMERICA FOR THE 1RST TIME IN THEIR LIVES! or NOT
    The only political party Tod Palin ever belonged has 'hate the American flag' in its manifesto! He was signed onto that statement until 2002!!!!!!

    September 13, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  10. Erik the Veteran

    Here is my comment. First, the American people better wake up to the fact that we need real CHANGE in our country. Haven't most of us had enough...? Two Wars, the ecomomy stinks, and the Republican propoganda machine ihas to offer is, "Drill Baby Drill"? All do respect to John McCain, however We Do Not need George Bush The Third!

    Veterans for Obama/Biden '08

    September 13, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  11. patrick m

    i think as an american if we elect mccain and palin we are doomed to repeat the same old bush prapaganda carried out the last eight years.
    in my opion that would fatal and would hurt the country even more.
    if people vote for these peaple and put them in theyll get there change
    alright. no mcsame!!! no way!!! not ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 13, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  12. ben-lagos

    I love the polls; it serves as a reminder and a warning to people that are not ready to vote. The roof and the house will be on fire if they decide to stay at home November 4. We cannot afford the luxury of electing McCain. McCain will serve America better as an adviser not as a commander in chief. He is too old.

    September 13, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  13. cecil

    GOP And Karl Rove Type Politics Must DIE!

    We've Know This For Years, The GOP LOVES TO DISTORT AND LIE.
    There A Hateful Bunch Of Americans.

    We Shouldn't Be That Surprise By There Behavior In This Campaign.

    This Is What They Do.

    Remember What Was Being Said During The Clinton / Obama Race.

    "This Is Nothing (Attacks) , Wait Until The Republicans Get Hold Of Him" What A Sad Testimony

    September 13, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  14. emmanuel

    poll is highly irrelevant since it is manipulated to make it look a contest.

    IT IS OBAMA/BIDEN BY MILES.

    September 13, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  15. Abby

    Good Work McCain/Palin

    As a FORMER DEM – YOU now have my vote – and it seems that Millions of Americans feel the same way.

    September 13, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  16. DEEP

    People are inviting more trouble and perhaps couple of more wars for next four years.Are they blind ?

    September 13, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  17. Kate Fergus

    Polls, Polls, Polls!! Enough already. It is time for the networks to expose the truth. So far, we have seen at least 5 ads which are approved by McCain which are blatant lies. Dirty politics is all the GOP knows.

    The 46% of people who are willing to sacrifice the country by voting for McCain are irrational, closed minded, ill informed. I keep hoping that they represent a minority but clearly there are more of these people than I realized in this country. I shouldn't be surprised given what happened in the last election.

    I am hoping that this time, there is a silent rational, informed group out there that the polls haven't tapped and who will blow McCain and the GOP out of office.

    If you love your country, you can't possibly back McCain and Palin. They are toxic and will take the country further into bankruptcy and wars.

    September 13, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  18. EM- TN

    Blah, blah, blah. All that matters is the electoral count. Enough with the general election numbers. Who is winning in the swing states?

    September 13, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  19. Lone Star Wolf

    THE EPISODE ON THE VIEW OF THE FOUR GANGOF DEMOCRATS GANGING UP ON McCAIN WAS A TOTALLY JOK. THE IGNORANCE OF THESE WOMEN SHOWN PLAINLY THROUGH WITH JOY, WHOOPIE, SHERRIE AND WORST OF ALL BARBARA WALTERS VICIOUS ATTACK ON McCAIN. WHY DIDN'T THEY ASK OBAMA WHEN HE WAS ON ABOUT HIS MUSLIM CONNECTIONS AND HIS GOOD UNCLE REV. WRIGHT. NOT TO MENTION REZKO. OH KNOW THEY THEY GRINNED AND QUOTED WHAT A NICE FELLOW HE WAS. THE VIEW IS DISGUSTINGLY SICK. A NO WATCH FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO LEARN THE TRUTH. I WAS A BARBARA WALTERS FAN BUT AFTER ALL THAT HAS COME OUT ABOUT HER LIFE SHE IS NOTHING BUT A COMMON FLUZZY.

    September 13, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  20. THE COSMOS ROCKS

    »McCain/Palin=The WINNERS! YES!

    September 13, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  21. akay

    It is a pity that John McCain seems not to understand that his time is over. He cries out for a chnage which he and Gov. Pallin do not understand. For 8 years, McCain has been a republican. Now he is against Republican party by telling them he wants a change. What change is he calling out for that he has not implemented for 8 years.
    Please let somebody tell him that we want a real change and no more of Bush. I predict that within the next 21 days, Sara will quiet the race because a dreadful information will be released that it will do a lot of damage to McCain and his party which McCain is denying now.
    Akay International

    September 13, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  22. Derek

    This is obvious. It will stay like that for the rest of the time. Lovely. See genius at work. A team of Mavericks. Anyway, poll of polls, BBC world wide polls, it is the people of America who vote. This week, we shall shake up the whole thing and leave them in trouble. Hillary, Bill, Biden, Obama,...hear that. Change is nigh!

    September 13, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  23. tainopower

    Obama was ahead for a year until now. The country is getting to know obama and don’t like him for what he stand for.

    September 13, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  24. Carol, Beverly Hills

    Between Karl Rove and Sarah Palin, Obama is getting no sleep, looks terrible, and acts confused and disoriented.

    Dennis Miller put it best the other night: :"Sarah Palin is so into Obama's head that he doesn't know whether to s- or wind his watch."

    September 13, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  25. AConcerned Citizen

    Does anyone in America other than myself see this as a concern? "True Americans" – I'm talking about the person who gets up every morning to go to work, take care of their kids and pay their mortgage/taxes and try their hardest to keep food on the table – should be really concerned.

    Wake Up America! The country has too many problems right now and as a "True American" I can only say – I don't "CARE" if your a war hero, a mom, a havard graduate, wear lipstick or have 25 houses – I want Change!!!!!!!!!! What can you for me and my fellow Neighbors/Brothers/ Sisters.

    And the only CHANGE I see is getting the current Party we have in office and replacing them with a new one! That's It, Plain and Simple, Enough Said!!!! AMERICANS! Let's Change by not electing the SAME!

    And to the Politicians – Especially the one I am voting for – STICK TO THE ISSUES! – Education, Immigration, Housing, War, and the issues that Relate to AMERICA! Our forefathers must be turning in their grave at the sight of how we vote and what is being used to get an American Vote.

    September 13, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
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