September 15th, 2008
05:50 PM ET
6 years ago

CNN POLL OF POLLS: McCain's convention bounce gone

McCain is dead even with Obama in CNN's poll of polls.
McCain is dead even with Obama in CNN's poll of polls.

(CNN) – The bounce John McCain received in national opinion polls following his party's convention and the selection of Sarah Palin to the GOP presidential ticket appears to have evaporated, a new CNN poll of polls suggests.

In the latest CNN survey of several recent national polls, Obama and McCain are locked in a dead heat at 45 percent each with 10 percent who remain undecided with 50 days remaining until Election Day.

“When we average the latest national polls, it is increasingly clear that neither candidate has any serious momentum at the moment,” said CNN Senior Political Researcher Alan Silverleib. “The convention bounces have faded and left us with a dead heat. Even though we are now in the final stretch of this historic marathon campaign for the presidency, the White House is still genuinely up for grabs.”

CNN's latest poll of polls consists of three recent surveys: Newsweek (September 10-11), Gallup (September 12-14), and Diageo/Hotline (September 12-14). It does not have a sampling error.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (289 Responses)
  1. NORA, FLORIDA

    The bounce left when he opened his mouth today: THE ECONOMY IS OKAY RIGHT NOW!

    WHAT BRANCH WAS HE SMOKING OFF OF.

    September 15, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  2. Leslie of Garden Grove, CA

    Now we will get to the REAL meat. Finally.

    September 15, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  3. Sarah reads her speeches

    McCain is not dead even with Obama. McCain is dead!!!!!!!!!

    September 15, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  4. cecil

    Biden, one of McCain's decades-long Senate colleagues, accused the Arizona senator of being a "sequel" to President Bush's two terms.

    "We've seen this movie before," Biden said. "And we know, the sequel is always worse than the original."

    Great Line, And So True!

    September 15, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  5. jm for sc

    Should have never been a bounce in the beginning. People are beginning to look at their condition versus taking a 10% chance on McCain's lies.

    Obama/Biden 08

    September 15, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  6. Matt

    Dead heat huh? How convenient for the media...

    September 15, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  7. cecil

    Greenspan: This Is The Worst Economy I've Ever Seen!

    Tell Sen. McCain

    September 15, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  8. Ted

    Watch and learn – Bottom up campaining at its best. The buzz was due to a top down media blitz engineered by the McSame campaign. Watch us run the lobbysts down. Here we come......Obama '08

    September 15, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  9. Don

    Hehehehehe!!!!!!!!!!!

    Baraaaccckkkk the vote

    September 15, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  10. FAILIN' PALIN

    Where is that much ballyhooed "palin power" now, republicans?

    America's lovefest with Palin seems to be more of a "one night stand"!

    September 15, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  11. Nita

    good news...

    September 15, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  12. Charla

    Would someone please give McCain a crash course in the fundamentals of economics....if this nut gets in I think I'll put all my money in an old sock and bury it in the backyard.

    September 15, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  13. Peter (CA)

    About what we would expect at this point. Now, if the voters are honest and listen to the debates and see what each candidate stands for, they should be able to make the choice with some ease.

    Obama/Biden....the only ones who can change what we have gone through the last 8 years.

    September 15, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  14. Terry, NJ

    Summer is coming to a close... And less people drink Koolaid when it gets colder. So.. With that in mind I expect people will start waking up from Obama's sugar filled promises of delusional grandeur and vote for McCain.

    NOBAMA!!!

    McCain/Palin 08

    September 15, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  15. GARY

    B.S. CNN WHY DONT YOU TELL THE TRUTH INSTEAD OF KEEPING THE TRUTH ABOUT O.B. AWAY FROM THE COUNTRY.

    September 15, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  16. McCryptKeeper/Cruella 08

    50% of the electorate must love the way things have gone the last 8 years.

    September 15, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  17. junie

    McCain will get demolished in the debates and so will Palin. The reason is neither has communicated with any specifics as to how they will implement reform or change.

    They both speak in generalities because both are reflections of Bush.

    Obama has his window of opportunity starting today with the market meltdown and the upcoming jobs report to establish his metal on the economic kitchen table issues as the media begins to dismantle the "Palin Effect."

    September 15, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  18. Nobama

    We all know polls are up and down. What we care right now is vote for the real change that is John McCain and Palin, not the change of cheap talk from Obama!

    September 15, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  19. FRANK

    CLINTON DEMOCRATS FOR MCCAIN/PALIN!!

    COUNTRY OVER PARTY!!

    September 15, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  20. John 64 years old Independent

    Convention bounce – a bounce built on "LIES" of course it's evaporated even though we voted for George Bush once (the other time was the Supreme Court) – we can't be that dumb!

    America can't stand four more years of these same failed policies!

    We need real change, we need Barack Obama.

    September 15, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  21. Anti Palin...Pro Women

    Palin=Pinocchio

    September 15, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  22. Patrick, Takoma Park MD

    See, I told you!

    September 15, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  23. Tony

    McCain lost his bounce???....he never had the ball.

    OBAMA !

    September 15, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  24. DScott in Seattle

    And in the days to follow, the American people will come to their senses and elect the most intelligent, most qualified candidate... Barack Obama.
    Palin may have sparked the GOP base, but many who were initially impressed are seeing her true colors and they aren't red, white and blue,.

    September 15, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  25. Wayne, Greenville TX

    The more America learns about Gramps McCain and Caribou Barbie, the better for Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

    Obama/Biden '08

    September 15, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
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