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. Juan Grain

    The McCains and the Palins are toast!!! People are tired of their lies. I know a whole lot of folks in FL that already voted early for Obama/Biden. They are tired of the BS and ready to move on! Obama/Biden 08!!!

    October 8, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  2. proud american

    President Barack Obama! how sweet the sound!!!

    October 8, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  3. Sarah Palin is Obama's best friend.

    Sarah is winning this election for Obama. Just her addition to the ticket will cancel any bradely effect. She is the single factor that will cost McCain this election. If he'd picked anyother peron, this lead would have been smaller!!!!!!

    October 8, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  4. spiculari

    good going! great for america!

    October 8, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  5. tiffany in ohio

    why is McCain's rallies full of hate an Obama's rallies full of hope an happiness. An did anybody notice how ashamed Megan McCain looked at her own fathers rally. She looked scared an disappointed by her dad an his campaign. I like to use common sense an read body language an hers told it all.

    October 8, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  6. pat napolitano

    Mc Cain it's time to tell Cindy that you voted against the funding for the war also so maybe you should stand in her shoes also. YOU were the one who did not vote because of a time line (and still don't) not Obama....he voted against it because it was not giving the soldiers all the protection they needed to fight this cause. Don't you think people pay attention?

    October 8, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  7. YAY OBAMA!

    Finally America is waking up! Change is on the way!

    October 8, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  8. M

    Don't let America down. Vote for Obama!

    October 8, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  9. Bob-a-latte

    Golly, gosh, gee-willakers. Senator Obama is ahead.

    October 8, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  10. United We Stand

    I hope THAT ONE goes to the White House

    October 8, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  11. Kate

    Gallup has Obama ahead by 11 points today.

    October 8, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  12. Nia Hussein- Phoenix, AZ

    Keep up the good work ground troopers!! We still got alot of work ahead of us. This is good news but we cannot be complacent because the only polls that matter areon Nov.4th

    October 8, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  13. Nan

    Lets all make certain we turn out to vote. Historically, republicans turn out in larger numbers. Lets change history!

    October 8, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  14. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    SO WHAT?

    NOV. 4TH IS THE ONLY "POLL" THAT COUNTS!

    THAT ONE/AND THAT OTHER ONE 2008

    October 8, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  15. The Blair's from Cincinnati

    Seriously have you seen the idiots on the Republican ticket? McCain bless his heart is in worse shape than my 81 yr old grandmother, and what is up with that VP pick? They make the Republican party look more pathetic every day.

    October 8, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  16. Jill

    "That One" 08/12....Change is Coming!!

    October 8, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  17. lovable liberal

    It's too early for the four corners offense, but what Obama has to do now is finish.

    October 8, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  18. Cynthia - Arkansas

    I don't know how any serious person could possibly vote for McShame. He has done nothing but lie and stir discontent. Haven't we had enough of that? 8 year too much! His rallies have turned into thinly disguised Klan rallies, since Palin came on board. It is sickening and scary. And they want to pretend that they are Christians. Who would Jesus bear false witness against? What crowd would He wipe up to a frenzy to get them to yell dangerous, hateful things. People need to wake up! Is this what America has become? Let's look for the better Angels in all of us. PLEASE!

    October 8, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  19. I_ma_a_maverick_too

    i'm doggnone confident ..."that one" will win

    October 8, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  20. bob

    Wow. Survey says: it's over

    October 8, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  21. TheWorldWeLiveIn

    Can't wait for this election to be over. Hate to think of what the next desperate act of the McFailin team will be.

    October 8, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  22. ohio

    check the gallup Obama leads by 11 points

    October 8, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  23. ShirleyY - Seattle

    CNN WHY ARE YOU SO NEGATIVE AGAINST OBAMA. YOU JUST HAVE TO LET THE AMERICAN PEOPLE OBAMA IS SLIPPING, THIS IS BASED ON YOUR POLL.

    YOU LOVE BLOGGING NEGATIVE STUFF ABOUT OBAMA, GO TO HUFFINGTON POST AND SEE ALL THE NEGATIVE STUFF ON PALIN.

    October 8, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  24. a well educated woman

    HA HA HA, right in your face mr. Insane, and you can take ms pain with you, and don't forget your wife, the "I am so wealthy I can't relate to any of you" Gold keeper.

    October 8, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  25. Canadian for America

    Fact: Republican voters are the least educated in America. Do a fact check before you disagree.

    Fact: Democratic voters are the most educated.

    Stupid ones vote with the educated ones.

    October 8, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
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