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. Bs

    After the debate, Governor Palin insisted that there should be signs in the sun, the moon and the stars.

    Hopefully, McCain,72, will retire now.

    October 8, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  2. Linda FL

    We still have to keep working hard until Nov. 4th. God be with you Obama/Biden

    October 8, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  3. john devalis

    Hi senator McCain real change is coming, i'm an Obama supporter and i approved this message.

    October 8, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  4. MarioB. from Berlin for OBAMA/BIDEN

    well, even if it slips in some states... don't forget about the early votings!

    Obama's lead is amazing, absolutely. Look at RealClearPolitics:
    it's always up-to-date and have a look!
    Without Toss-Ups...OBAMA LEADS BY 190 POINTS!!!!

    OBAMA – 364 (!!!!!!!!!!)
    McSAME – 274(haha)

    wtg Barack. And in next week's Economy debate Obama has to clean house and McSame can attack as he wants until then and from then to Nov. 4th. He won't have ANY CHANCE!

    Obama/Biden in a landslide!!!!!!!

    October 8, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  5. Schneider (I) - CA

    Unless Obama is ahead by 12-15 pts (or more), this thing is not over. Washing of voter rolls, disqualification of foreclosed residents, suspicious tallies, a lack of a paper trail for many precincts...all suggest that anything can happen.

    October 8, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  6. RW

    Put some lip stick on that pig, this election is over...

    Obama/Biden 2008!

    October 8, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  7. PROUD AMERICAN FOR OBAMA

    We all need a good dose of hope and faith as it is all that many of us have left.......God bless America, and God bless President Obama!!!

    October 8, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  8. Valerie

    The Gallup poll right now has Obama 52% and McCain 41%. I am sure McCain is pretty pissed off about this but Oh Well....lol :-)

    Obama/Biden 08!

    October 8, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  9. bridgette

    I will believe it on November 4th, 2008. It's a lot of people that are at those McCain/Palin rallies. So I will believe people will vote for this man when I see it.

    October 8, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  10. cecil

    The GOP..... All Those White Americans, Thank God This Election Is So Different. Thanks To Sen. Obama.

    The Party With All Races Will WIN!

    Not Pill Hill!

    Change Now, Change Forever!

    Obama/Biden

    October 8, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  11. Charlie Black

    I thought the gloves were coming off?

    October 8, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  12. Turnabout is fair play

    dEMOBRAT October 8th, 2008 6:46 pm ET

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

    But it's not because his net lead is growing more than it is slipping so try again. After last night's debate, it will grow larger, much to your dismay.

    October 8, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  13. Proud to be American

    YES, YES and did I say yes..... it is time for change! You Betcha and yes Joe it is so (smile). <== I knokw that was in poor taste but the McCain Smear and Fear Camp made me go there. I saw on UTube the audience (not diverse at all) saying evil things about Obama .. threaten his life and Palin appear to thrive on that .... that scares me .... using his middle name prior to her and McCain introduction is just a way to raise fear and hatred.... that is horrible and to think that if America does not do the right thing or the Polling officials cheat these hate & war mongers may get into the office.... please be viligent with your vote and ensure it is counted correctly.

    Obama and Biden 2008 for the sake of America!

    October 8, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  14. more aware

    To Obama supporters: Lets not get too confident. Lets all still work as hard as we would if we were one point behand. We can fully trust the polls or the republicans.

    October 8, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  15. mitch

    the hotline poll is right-wing and skewers cnn's poll of polls. get better sources cnn. gallup daily tracking has obama 52% to mccain 41%. an 11 point lead for barack.

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

    yea and it could also read

    "Obama leading in over 360 electoral votes"

    October 8, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  17. Don

    to Demobrat

    Obama's lead slipping??

    Look at the electoral map. He could lose florida and nevada, but as long as he has Ohio it's his.

    The headline could also read, "Obama has enough electoral votes to win the election."

    I like the sound of that one best.

    October 8, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  18. David

    I hear the train a-comin'; it's rolling round the bend........Obama will win by a landslide. Nice to have met all you mavericks, joe-six packs, moose killers, and scare crows. (that's you cindy) I can't think of a better First Family in the white house than the Obama family. I wonder what juicy lies and racist remarks you will come up with now.
    Thanks, but no thanks.

    Obama/Biden.....the right choice

    October 8, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  19. donna

    Let's keep the excitement going. Let's not have all talk and no action. We should go to the polls in record numbers on November 4th. My birthday is November 7th, what a great birthday it will be for me to see Obama win the white house.

    October 8, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  20. Mary 55yo white woman

    Seniors need to realize McCain will cut medicare and try to ,at least partially-if not totally,privitize social security. Boomers need to realize that it was Reagon's borrowing from Social Security and "free market" frenzy that started this mess. If you want to be sick and on the street when you get older-vote for McCain. Free Market means freedom for the wealthist and corporations to rob the rest of us. Thomas Jefferson knew that extreme wealth of the few would lead to their power (lobbyists) to influence the State ( adminastation). That is why he taxed the wealthy in ratio to what they earned. This is fair NOT Socialism. The moral / values party should use the same principle to tax as their church does-by the percent you have and make.

    October 8, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  21. Leah,Texas

    And next ya'll will be seeing Texas turn BLUE.

    O and Joe '08

    October 8, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  22. Mark

    To "dEMOBRAT" -

    Uhhh, his national popular vote lead is slipping (slightly), but who gives a hoot about that? His lead is increasing in key states, and it's those states that matter. Sure, goofballs in states like Oklahoma and Wyoming may be falling for the McCain 100% negative tactics and going even further into McCain's camp, but that really doesn't matter in the end. A few battleground states matter.

    October 8, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  23. Frank

    This is all because of the mess that moron, G.W. Bush has created in this country in the past 8 years! Why isn't he being held responsible for the thousands of lives lost during a ridiculous war, and why isn't he being held responsible for the mess our economy is in now? Lets at least impeach this moron and make sure that his legacy is ruined for ever! The Bush family should never show their face in politics!!!!

    October 8, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  24. Andinet

    I am voting for ' that one!'

    October 8, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  25. Biff

    People get ready... there's a change a'comin...

    Don't need no ticket.... you just get on board.....

    October 8, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
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