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. Will

    A better headline: No hope for McCain!

    October 8, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  2. oscar

    Mc Cains face is melting from shame. Polls dont mean much unless your into flavor of the moment analysis. Its real simple "my friends" the "you betcha" backwards thinking policy and ignorant stance on foreign policy is not what America needs. Barack Obama is "that one" who will bring relevance and stature back to the white house and America. Ignorance , Arrogance and lack of foresight of the last 8 years has brought nothing but anxiety and fear . Those of you who actually believe in the status quo as safe are asking for more hardship on your selves. Dont let fear cloud your minds your smarter than that.

    October 8, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  3. Obama/Biden 08

    Goodbye, Mr. McCain.

    October 8, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  4. Rozzie

    John MSane has everyone scared to death; especially having Gidget as his VP choice. Breathe insane your old heart can't take too much more of these poll numbers. Maybe if you wasn't such a LIAR people would trust you a little, but since we don't have fun back on the senate floor. maybe go apologize to your ex wife for cheating on her. karma is a ---

    Obama/Biden
    Obama/Biden

    October 8, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  5. YVONNE

    JOHN MCCAIN AND SARAH PALIN TERRIFY ME. IT WILL BE A TOTAL DISASTER IF THEY WIN. WAKE UP PEOPLE BEFORE IT'S TO LATE. .

    October 8, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  6. Any fabre

    Bless God, can't wait to send Mcsame to a nursing home in Arizona and Sarah back to Alaska to be a mother as it seems she is dragging those children every where, she is pathetic.

    October 8, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  7. Sam Benegal

    'That one" has now 264 Electoral Votes; all he needs to carry just 1 state with with more than 6 votes from any of those 8 battle ground Red states to seal the deal. Mcclueless needs to carry all those 8 states (Which is highly unlikely)...

    October 8, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  8. Sandy

    YEAH, SLIPPING RIGHT INTO THE WHITEHOUSE.

    October 8, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  9. YVONNE

    WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? I JUST WROTE FOR THE FIRST TIME.

    October 8, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  10. Pablo

    Change is coming... Obama ('that one')/Biden '08

    October 8, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  11. NV for Obama/Biden

    Nevada WILL be BLUE November 4th !!!!!!!

    October 8, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  12. Hung H Nguyen

    I hope all American Citizens will think carefully who will be the best Pressident at this time.

    McCain/Palin should be a good idea. At least I have trust in them.

    October 8, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  13. Darnell

    Were Acorn's invisible registered people included in this poll?

    October 8, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  14. Tiff of lithia springs

    Cecil took my line. But most Americans are tired of the mudslinging.
    I watched the debate 2 and I think Obama won because he had more substance. He could have done better.

    I did like McCains idea about buying homes for citizens and renegotiating the loans. I don't know how it would get paid for.

    October 8, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  15. AZ Dem for McCain

    Can Obama tells us what kind of CHANGE he's talking about?

    All I see from his plans is leaving us with small change in our wallets, just how does he plan on paying for all the social programs he wants other than thru more taxes for everyone?

    October 8, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  16. Shane from LB

    So why is the media afraid to put more states in Obama's column and put him over 270 Electoral Votes?

    October 8, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  17. Speider

    McCain and Palin's stump in PA today was outrageous. As they spoke I checked every fact I could via the internet. Lie after lie after lie. I guess they think Americans, the "hardest workers in the world," are also the stupidest.

    Shame on any American who follows either candidate blindly. Listen to the issues and check the fact through SEVERAL sources and not just one. Learn what is the truth and what is not.

    McCain made promise after promise today that HE could fix everything. I remember too many politicians who made huge promises and then got into office and said "or, the economy is just too bad for me to give that tax break I spoke about, but I never knew about the budget being so bad."

    Are they the fools for believing us to be so naive, or are we the bigger fools for actually being naive?

    October 8, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  18. db

    Someone's heading for the White House...and someone's heading for bed...

    "That One"/ Biden '08-12 !!!

    October 8, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  19. Ex-Republican for Obama

    McCain: You committed treason as a POW...you need to apologize to us all for your contempt of this country and the improper actions of your entire life. You have betrayed us all, veterans, wives, christians, children, women, republicans, democrats, investors, american jobs.

    You say you will let your record speak for itself. So be it!! I will vote Obama, who has stood by his wife, by our veterans, by his word and by his honor!!

    One House
    One Car
    One Spouse
    One Nation
    One Vote

    That ONE!

    October 8, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  20. YVONNE

    MCCAIN AND PALIN ARE A BIG CIRCUS

    October 8, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  21. Tiff of lithia springs

    Where's Cafferty. He needs to put up a ticker so we can have some fun!

    October 8, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  22. anita

    Give me some truth – Why wasn't Ralph Nader on the debate?

    October 8, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  23. Kurt

    I am, truly, going to miss the "comic relief" that Palin has provided for us in this election.

    October 8, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  24. FED UP

    What is wrong with this world and the people that live in it?! Obama should be ahead by double digits. All I can say to those that say "I haven't heard any specifics", "I'm still undecided" or "I don't know about him"....where have you been the last two years? Can you read, can you write, can you focus? A focus group on CNN last night showed a woman who sat through a 90 minute debate who stated she didn't hear anything from either candidate. Are you kidding me? Were you listening? Stop the silly focus groups NOW! I heard plenty on prioritizing versus no plan by McCain. I heard plenty on health care from both. I heard plenty on energy, I heard plenty on the war. If you don't want to vote for Obama because he's black, then vote for him because the other side of him is WHITE-STOP THE MADNESS AND LISTEN PEOPLE

    October 8, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  25. Watching It All

    Obama is leading because we (the majority of American) believe he can really take the country where we need to go. Jobs!! Stong Economy!!! Healthcare!!

    And most of all, we are tired of Bush and don't want McSame/Palin

    October 8, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
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