September 25th, 2008
03:55 PM ET
6 years ago

CNN poll of polls: Obama up 4 points

Sen. Obama is ahead by four points in Thursday's CNN poll of polls.
Sen. Obama is ahead by four points in Thursday's CNN poll of polls.

(CNN) – As the fate of the first head-to-head debate between Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain remains uncertain, CNN’s latest poll of polls shows the Democratic nominee with a 4 point advantage over his Republican rival. Obama has the support of 47 percent of voters to McCain's 43 percent, with and 10 percent unsure about their choice for president. In CNN’s previous poll of polls, released Wednesday night, Obama was ahead by 5 points – 49 percent versus 44 percent.

“Since the start of the financial crisis, Sen. Obama has held a small but clear edge in the horserace,” said CNN Senior Political Researcher Alan Silverleib. “Sen. McCain’s decision to suspend his campaign in the midst of this crisis can be seen as an attempt to regain the upper hand on the economy — an issue which so far continues to work to Obama’s advantage. The overwhelming majority of Americans are more concerned with the state of the economy than with any other issue.”

Thursday’s national general election poll of polls is comprised of the following four surveys: Marist (September 22-23), Fox News/Opinion Dynamics (September 22-23), Gallup (September 22-24), and Diageo/Hotline (September 22-24). CNN’s poll of polls does not have a sampling error.

soundoff (186 Responses)
  1. FactCheck

    > Obama lost me at the Hillary bash fest.

    You need to put away the hash pipe and breathe in some real air. Name one instance where Obama bashed Hillary. Oh yeah, like Sarah Palin, you'll have it look it up and "get back to me".

    September 25, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  2. Dems are stuck in the fix they rigged

    The ONLY thing I like about Obama is that he is a cute, young black man.

    Aside from that- no reasons to vote for the man.

    I voted for the best – HRC- and I am proud to have done so. Hillary used the debates to outline her plans for the economy. She begged us to take steps to avert this mess.

    That is why Hillary and ONLY HRC will get my vote. The democrats should have never waged intra-party WAR on their best hope.

    The swiftboating of HRC by Obama, the DNC, Obama supporters and the media will go down as the worst strategic move in history.

    September 25, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  3. MikeH

    Congratulations Barack Obama, 'Cut and Run' McCain just handed you the Presidency.

    September 25, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  4. Obamabots are funny

    Whats the difference between the worst President in U.S. history Jimmy Carter and the Jr. Senator/Lawyer from Chicago?

    Afro

    September 25, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  5. Selected by hate and division and race card

    In this most important of elections why did the democrats gut and trash their best candidate?

    No... NOT Barack- the cute guy with the smile and the AA support...
    Hillary- the one with the smarts and the plans and the policies.

    Who better thane Hillary?

    NOT Obama.

    September 25, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  6. John Smith

    This smells like the Iraq war drums all over again!!! Catastrophic, hell is come down on earth if the bail out does not happen; Clouds of mushroom will fall like manna from heaven!!

    Twice, yes, twice did the Americans elect a guy with below average intelligence.

    How can God, who had always chosen WISE (not experienced leaders) forgive this nation?

    Like all great nations that failed, the U.S is about ready to fail for voting on the side of fear and ignorance!!!

    September 25, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  7. Democrats have lost their way

    Without the media demanding that Obama BE POTUS, where would this demagogue be?

    Never has a candidate with so little merit come this far in American politics.

    And he did it by trashing and bashing the BEST candidate of a lifetime.

    Still for Hillary.

    September 25, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  8. say no 2 Mcsame

    I personally wouldn't want to show up to the debates either after I just told all of America that the economy was financially sound. Then a week later the bottom falls out of our financial system. He's a liar Barack Obama wont say it but i will John McCain is a liar and Untrust Worthy definitly not fit to be president... he has lied to us all. Thank god for CNN and there reporting both sides of the story. The only difference between McSame and bush is at least he admitted to one of his lies so I guess i cant call him McSame anymore lol. Bush hasn't admitted to any of his lies. I really dont understand how people are voting Republican after they way they have stunk the place up for the last 8 years. Wake up OH, VA,WV,NV,IN America needs you.

    September 25, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  9. Dan

    The polls are as fickle as Mr. Obama. CNN seems to be a surrogate of the Obama campaign judging by the ratio of negatively-slanted articles toward McCain as opposed to the articles putting a positive spin toward Obama.

    McCain will win the election, and decisively because this country votes for candidates they believe have the principle, the backbone, and the tenacity to stay the course on protecting our land. We can't stand the softness of the Democratic platform – it's nauseating.

    September 25, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  10. soumah sekou sidia

    American people, open your eye. How you can support a old Man?
    Mc Cain is to OOOLLLDDD.What his can do for the US,his don't have
    a long life?

    September 25, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  11. chris

    DEBATE ALERT! DEBATE ALERT!
    TOMORROW NIGHT OLE MISS WILL BE LOOKING FOR AN OLD WHITE MAN ABOUT 72, HE MIGHT BE DRIVING A LEXUS OR HONDA, OR VW OR TOYOTA PRIUS WITH THE LICENSE PLATE" MAVERICK" OR HE MIGHT IN ONE OF HIS SEVEN HOUSES IF HE STILL REMEMBERS HOW MANY HE HAS

    September 25, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
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