October 8th, 2008
04:45 PM ET
6 years ago

CNN Polls of Polls: Obama ahead in NV, OH, PA, FL and nationally

Sen. Obama is ahead in four states and nationally in Wednesday's CNN polls of polls.
Sen. Obama is ahead in four states and nationally in Wednesday's CNN polls of polls.

(CNN) – CNN’s latest polls of polls show Barack Obama leading John McCain in Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida - but slipping slightly nationally and in Florida, losing one point in each.

In CNN’s first Nevada poll of polls, Obama leads McCain by 3 percentage points. The Illinois senator has the support of 49 percent of likely voters in Nevada, while 46 percent support the Arizona senator. Five percent of likely voters in Nevada are unsure about their choice for president.

In CNN’s latest Ohio poll of polls, Obama has increased his advantage over McCain. In Ohio, Obama is now ahead of McCain by five percentage points with support from 50 percent of likely voters in the state compared to support from 45 percent for McCain. Five percent of likely voters in the state are unsure about who they prefer. In CNN’s September 21 Ohio poll of polls, Obama was ahead of McCain by a single point – 47 percent versus 46 percent.

In Pennsylvania, Obama has also increased his advantage. CNN’s October 3 Pennsylvania poll of polls showed Obama ahead by 10 percentage points – 51 percent versus 41 percent. In the new Pennsylvania poll of polls released Tuesday, Obama is ahead by 12 points. The Democratic nominee has the support of 52 percent of likely voters in Pennsylvania, while the Republican nominee has the support of 40 percent of likely voters. In Pennsylvania. Eight percent of likely voters are unsure about their choice for president.

Nationally, Obama leads McCain by four points in CNN’s latest national poll of polls. Forty-eight percent of voters support Obama while 44 percent support McCain; 8 percent of voters aren’t sure about who they support. In CNN’s October 7 national poll of polls, Obama was ahead by 5 percentage points – 49 percent for Obama and 44 percent for McCain.

Obama has also lost a point in CNN's latest Florida poll of polls. Forty-nine percent of likely voters in Florida support Obama, 45 percent support McCain, and 6 percent are unsure about who they support for president. In CNN's October 2 Florida poll of polls Obama was ahead of McCain by five points - 49 percent to Obama's 44 percent.

CNN’s national poll of polls is composed of the following five surveys: American Research Group (September 4-6), Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby (September 4-6), NBC/Wall Street Journal (October 4-5), Gallup (October 5-7), and Diageo/Hotline (October 5-7).

CNN’s Nevada poll of polls is composed of three surveys: Research 2000 (October 3-6), CNN/Time/ORC (September 28-30) and ARG (September 27-29); CNN’s Ohio poll of polls is composed of three surveys: CNN/Time/ORC (October 3-6), ABC/Washington Post (October 3-5) and Quinnipiac (September 27-29); CNN’s Pennsylvania poll of polls is composed of three surveys: Morning Call/Muhlenberg College (October 3-7), WHYY/West Chester University (October 3-6) and Quinnipiac (September 27-29); and CNN's Florida poll of polls is composed of four surveys: Mason-Dixon (October 4-6), CNN/Time/ORC (September 28-30), Suffolk (September 27-30) and Quinnipiac (September 27-29).

CNN’s polls of polls do not have sampling errors.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • CNN Poll of polls • Florida • John McCain • Nevada • Ohio • Pennsylvania
soundoff (226 Responses)
  1. cecil

    You Betcha!

    October 8, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  2. Vic

    Early voting is the way to go.

    Registered Republican voted Obama/Biden 08

    October 8, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  3. so sad!

    What blogs are the independents looking at.

    October 8, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  4. cecil

    Say It Aint So Joe..............You Betcha

    October 8, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  5. Chris Abate

    McCain should call off the election and conceed.

    That One/Biden 08

    October 8, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  6. anyonmous

    (CNN) – CNN’s latest polls of polls show Barack Obama leading John McCain in Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida — but slipping slightly nationally and in Florida, losing one point in each.

    In CNN’s first Nevada poll of polls, Obama leads McCain by 3 percentage points. The Illinois senator has the support of 49 percent of likely voters in Nevada, while 46 percent support the Arizona senator. Five percent of likely voters in Nevada are unsure about their choice for president.

    In CNN’s latest Ohio poll of polls, Obama has increased his advantage over McCain. In Ohio, Obama is now ahead of McCain by five percentage points with support from 50 percent of likely voters in the state compared to support from 45 percent for McCain. Five percent of likely voters in the state are unsure about who they prefer. In CNN’s September 21 Ohio poll of polls, Obama was ahead of McCain by a single point – 47 percent versus 46 percent.

    In Pennsylvania, Obama has also increased his advantage. CNN’s October 3 Pennsylvania poll of polls showed Obama ahead by 10 percentage points – 51 percent versus 41 percent. In the new Pennsylvania poll of polls released Tuesday, Obama is ahead by 12 points. The Democratic nominee has the support of 52 percent of likely voters in Pennsylvania, while the Republican nominee has the support of 40 percent of likely voters. In Pennsylvania. Eight percent of likely voters are unsure about their choice for president.

    Nationally, Obama leads McCain by four points in CNN’s latest national poll of polls. Forty-eight percent of voters support Obama while 44 percent support McCain; 8 percent of voters aren’t sure about who they support. In CNN’s October 7 national poll of polls, Obama was ahead by 5 percentage points – 49 percent for Obama and 44 percent for McCain.

    Obama has also lost a point in CNN's latest Florida poll of polls. Forty-nine percent of likely voters in Florida support Obama, 45 percent support McCain, and 6 percent are unsure about who they support for president. In CNN's October 2 Florida poll of polls Obama was ahead of McCain by five points — 49 percent to Obama's 44 percent.

    CNN’s national poll of polls is composed of the following five surveys: American Research Group (September 4-6), Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby (September 4-6), NBC/Wall Street Journal (October 4-5), Gallup (October 5-7), and Diageo/Hotline (October 5-7).

    CNN’s Nevada poll of polls is composed of three surveys: Research 2000 (October 3-6), CNN/Time/ORC (September 28-30) and ARG (September 27-29); CNN’s Ohio poll of polls is composed of three surveys: CNN/Time/ORC (October 3-6), ABC/Washington Post (October 3-5) and Quinnipiac (September 27-29); CNN’s Pennsylvania poll of polls is composed of three surveys: Morning Call/Muhlenberg College (October 3-7), WHYY/West Chester University (October 3-6) and Quinnipiac (September 27-29); and CNN's Florida poll of polls is composed of four surveys: Mason-Dixon (October 4-6), CNN/Time/ORC (September 28-30), Suffolk (September 27-30) and Quinnipiac (September 27-29).

    CNN’s polls of polls do not have sampling errors.

    October 8, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  7. dEMOBRAT

    and the headline could also read- Obama's lead slipping

    October 8, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  8. sabrina01

    ITS FUNNY HOW MC CAIN HAS VOTED AGAINST VETERANS BENEFIT 23 TIMES AND YOU CHARGE OBAMA WITH NOT CARING FOR YOUR KIDS BECUASE HE VOTED AGAINST THE BILL THAT DIDN'T HAVE A TIME LINE.......MAN DO YOU THINK WE ARE THAT DUMB

    October 8, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  9. cecil

    Shout Out To My Joe Six Packs!

    October 8, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  10. Aka-ebila

    Oh my! John McCain has gone wild and negative, but his negativity is not good enough to turn the tide against his opponent. And this is what it truly means to be Barack Obama in this day and age.

    October 8, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  11. S. Boatman

    In Your Face Mccain! This Is The Best News I Have Heard All Day!

    October 8, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  12. jimmy from salt lake city, UT

    AMERICA>>>I PROUD TO SAY CHANGE IS COMING!!!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08!

    October 8, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  13. No Hillary = No Obama

    This guy has everyone bamboozled. Actually, I think Obama has never "worked" so much in his life. Sorry, but I just find him full of himself.

    October 8, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  14. cecil

    I Love The "AIP", There My Fellow I Hate America Group!

    October 8, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  15. S. Boatman

    Mccain Is Out Of Touch, Out Of Ideas, And Out Of Time! . . . Who Am I Voting For? . . . That One!

    October 8, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  16. johnny

    Just do it!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 8, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  17. Brian

    Early voting in Ohio already won the White House for Obama.

    But still, go vote!

    October 8, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  18. peggyledbetter

    I wonder Why? McShame has no judgment just think Sarah Palin for Vic President....NOT!

    October 8, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  19. Willie McGill

    I sincerely wish Senator Obama well. He will definitely make a wonderful President.

    October 8, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  20. ohio

    this is bull GALLUP shows Obama 11 points ahead in nation. cnn get your facts straight

    October 8, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  21. SAT

    There seems to be a difference in the CNN polls versus Gallup and some of the others. In today's Gallup poll, it reads Obama 52 and McCain 41. The lead is growing not slipping.

    October 8, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  22. S. Boatman

    Who Is The Real Barack Obama? . . . . He Is That Guy Over There . . . The One I Will Be Voting For . . . . Yeah . . . That One!

    October 8, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  23. LA Ben

    This will be a landslide. Obama's campaign is way too sharp to pull up lame before the finish line, and McCain's Ayers and Wright connections aren't enough to offset the disastrous economy. We may be looking at a 100+ electoral college vote differential.

    October 8, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  24. cecil

    If Sen. Obama Is Palling Around With Terrorist, Than Gov. Palin Is An Unfit Hockey Mom and a Racist!

    Maybe When This Is Over She Can Get A Full Time Job Doing Stand Up On "SNL".

    You Betcha!

    October 8, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  25. mojo

    GREAT NEWS! I can't imagine a president in the White House that sounds like he should be on oxygen.

    October 8, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
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