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. McCain still suffers from PTSD

    My sister went to the Ohio McCain-Palin rally in Ohio this evening just to see what all the fuss was about. She was standing next to a man whom she over heard saying "The Klan Rally is right after this event, we can put on our hoods then."

    October 8, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  2. Kona

    Good for America. Seems like all of these Fact Checks that CNN does keep saying the same thing: That McCain is full of $#|+!

    October 8, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  3. Amy

    Keep doing what you're doing Obama! I'm betting that the polls conducted after the debate last night will show improvement for you. Keep it positive..keep talking about what you can do to help us and we'll help move you to the White House!

    October 8, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  4. ANTONIO

    Gallup has Obama up by 9?did you factor that into your poll of polls?

    October 8, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  5. Elizabeth

    Obama~What a true Presidential one!

    October 8, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  6. Disgusted!!!

    I am so disgusted with the McCain/Palin campaign right now. It's becoming so sad that out of complete desperation they are saying whatever they feel will get votes. McCain is outdated and antique. His ideas are so far removed from reality and Sarah Palin is so disgusting to me that she is getting her base so riled up they are calling Obama a terrorist and he was born in the midwest and raised by his white grandparents. Also, there are calls to kill him. Why isn't anyone speaking up on this issue. It's so pathetic how desperate they have become to win. When did are society become so low that when racial comments are hurled from the crowd there is no response by the candidate. This is why I have lost all respect for the dynamic duo. And I know I am not the only one.

    October 8, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  7. Alexia

    Palin is a complete idiot. She sunk the Republican ticket. Someone should have shut her up long ago.

    October 8, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  8. steve

    Awesome!!!! Mccain and Palin are a JOKE!!!

    October 8, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  9. SK

    Magic 60 = real change and progress for the American people.

    Obama/Biden 08

    October 8, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  10. Teresa, Georgia

    Way to go!!!

    Obama campaign and voters...keep up the good work!

    October 8, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  11. MATT WILL, W-S N.C.

    Everything is over but the CRYING!!!! Obama 08' McCain should have picked Chelsea Clinton for VP. He would have won the election.

    October 8, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  12. Sunny

    Palin is in Florida. Tomorrow Obama will lead in Florida marginally! Wanna betcha?

    October 8, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  13. I can't wait until Nov. 4th

    It is time for a change and I can't wait. Get out and Vote!!!

    October 8, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  14. Barackrolled

    It's all about shoring up our healthcare reform and job creation umbrellas, but, also, too, though, it's about fightin' and lettin' Joe 6 pack know that the mavericks are gonna ruffle the feathers of wall street greed, and dog gone it (HEAD SUDDENLY EXPLODES)

    OBAMA BIDEN 08

    October 8, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  15. Trevor Guerlain

    There's plenty of time for McCain to win....nationally, your 15 mintes are ticking away, BO.

    October 8, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  16. jen1041

    GO BARACK OBAMA!!! SHAME ON MCCAIN AND PALIN!!!

    October 8, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  17. Obama is for UNITING of the PEOPLE

    McCain still suffers from PTSD October 8th, 2008 8:21 pm ET
    My sister went to the Ohio McCain-Palin rally in Ohio this evening just to see what all the fuss was about. She was standing next to a man whom she over heard saying "The Klan Rally is right after this event, we can put on our hoods then."
    ------------------------------–
    Thanks for letting us know........I am going to email, text and fax all who NEED to know this information. Thank YOU SO much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The Klan Rally should know the MAJORITY ISN"T what it USED to BE!!!!!!!!

    October 8, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    Bwhahahahahahahah It's time for a change in pace. I'm sure many of us are tired of the same old song and dance that we've had for so many years. It seems that Obama is truly sincere in his intentions.
    McCain is a typical politician.

    October 8, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  19. JW

    I've voted for 26 years and never been called for a poll. As proven in the past the have little or no validity since they can be altered to fit a specific agenda. In my view these are just another tool the liberal news organizations are trying to use to sway voters. To bad Americans are smarter then that...

    October 8, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  20. jim

    i cannot wait until the GOP is chased out of the executive and legislative branches...they got their chance and failed

    October 8, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  21. shelagh

    Yes! let some sanity return to this place! Cool, calm, reasoned, collected sanity.
    Obama/Biden '08!

    October 8, 2008 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  22. JW

    What real change has Obama offered? A secret health plan that FINES Americans who don't want it? He couldnt even answer how much the fine was during the debate. A bunch of nonsubstence air is all I've heard from him...

    October 8, 2008 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  23. ltd1974

    CNN POST THIS

    WAKE UP AMERICA.. CNN SAID McCain's plan to buy mortgages is (((FALSE))))!!!! CUZ JOHN McCain steal Obama's idea 1 months ago.

    October 8, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  24. No More Lies, No More Distractions

    Americans have decided to take America back.
    CHANGE FROM THE BOTTOM UP.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2008 – 2016

    October 8, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  25. conny

    Good Deal!

    October 8, 2008 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
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