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. Corey W

    You have not seen nothing yet.

    October 8, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  2. Ed from Wisconsin

    Next stop Whitehouse!!

    Obama/Biden

    October 8, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  3. Rave

    He is ahead in NH, OH, PA, FL and the Entire World.. while our friend McCain and Palin are pandering around with the sleaziest ideas of how to throw mud on him.
    The next move would be McCain and Palin get endorsement from KKK and other Facist groups to encourage violence and anti-sematic statements.
    OBAMA has a vision, solution and people will vote for him.
    Obama 300+ Electoral Votes / McCain will be around 150..

    October 8, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  4. Ryan Kr

    Way to go Mr President. McCain/Cheerleader ship is sinking fast.

    October 8, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  5. daniel

    McCain, time for you to enjoy your big wealthy homes, spend reading some bible, enjoy with your grand children, donate to charities, barbeque every day in your ranch and so on. Let young and talented people like Obama rule the country and do his job.

    October 8, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  6. Sharon Walker

    Dear Friends:
    How should parents talk to children and in front of them each and all ages about the present economic and financial crisis, election and all the lost homes?
    Christmas is coming and Thanksgiving keep them from non believe. A child lost to fear, anger, anxiety, confusion, how and what to say and to give for gifts or basic needs to offer real security! A nation and a world lets not make it go into another generation!
    Hurricanes, tornadoes, real professionals, psychologists and psychiatrists the time of desperate need is nigh! I say cloths, a bed, blankets, food, roof, a toy, a book, one for each and a library! Faith and friends! Can we give and share and help!
    Right in your own family guilt for having when others lose or are they consious of this? Friends our children and do not forget the teens. Keep them safe and out of trouble and drugs or depression.
    Share with a friend. You too college students or age!

    October 8, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  7. Eric

    The real Obame is Barack that will be electected President of the united State come nov 4

    October 8, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  8. Beverly, NYC

    Real mavericks do not hide behind women to do their dirty work!

    October 8, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  9. mike

    As this nears the end most "undecideds" will forego their ego-identification with that group and decide. I can't at this point understand why anyone would be undecided. Unless they're just equivocal, which translates to going with the majority. A very good sign for Obama.

    October 8, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  10. cecil

    Grand Wizard Palin and Her Lynch Mob!

    October 8, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  11. S. Boatman

    Mccain Will Not Win The Miss Congenial Award . . . Or The Presidency!

    October 8, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  12. Susan

    YES...WE...CAN!!!!!

    Obama-Biden 2008

    October 8, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  13. Kate Fergus

    Let's be sure to get out and vote for Obama. Polls mean nothing without the votes.

    October 8, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  14. fred

    mccain hasnt told us where we are going to go just where he has been and thats with this brother mcbush. sorry but you have to do better than that

    October 8, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  15. Lifelong Republican for Obama, Columbia, TN

    It is sad what McCain has devolved into. I am so proud to be supporting Barack Obama and even if he doesn't win, at least I can now say with utter pride that I did not vote for the other guy.

    McCain-Palin are demonstrating to me each day that they are willing say and do anything to secure the White House, even if it means fostering hate, racism, fear, and anger.

    If Americans really want conditions in this nation to improve, then the choice is clear-VOTE OBAMA-BIDEN!

    If you want to continue living in fear, hatefulness, bitterness, and anger-then by all means vote for McCain-Palin. Don't whine and complain when nothing changes and things get worse!

    October 8, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  16. Ellie, MD

    THE "O" TRAIN ROCKING STEADY!!

    October 8, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  17. Theogracias

    Wow, McCain and Pailin really are mavericks. No herd in sight.

    This pair of cocoanuts had a two week shelf life.

    Oh well, time to get racist.

    October 8, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  18. Latino for McCain

    I don't care WHAT the polls say . . . McCain is winning on Nov 4th. THAT's the most important poll to watch out for.

    Remember 2004? Kerry was leading all the way to election day. And you all know how that turned out. Betcha yourself!

    October 8, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  19. cecil

    Grand Wizard Palin Will Be Wearing That White Sheet Next.

    The GOP Will Love It !

    You Betcha

    October 8, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  20. JASON

    TAKE THAT MCCAIN!!
    THE POLLS DON'T COUNT NEW VOTERS YET EITHER!!

    October 8, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  21. James in NJ

    Let do it America! We CAN put two intelligent men in the White House! However please remember that even a 50 point lead in the polls means NOTHING if we don't actually vote on NOV 4th.

    I Will cast my vote on Nov 4th,
    Obama/Biden in 08!
    God Bless Our Beatiful America!

    October 8, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  22. proud american

    Michelle ROCKS!

    October 8, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  23. Give Me A Break

    To Chris (6:44)

    R U Crazy!?

    McCain!

    October 8, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  24. Republican for Obama

    Lets all vote OBAMA/BIDEN

    We dont want more of Mcsame

    October 8, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  25. Obama voter

    Congratulations America – It seems we're about to do something good for ourselves and and country!

    October 8, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
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