October 19th, 2008
11:50 AM ET
10 years ago

Poll update: Obama lead at 6

Obama has a 6 point lead in the latest poll of polls.

Obama has a 6 point lead in the latest poll of polls.

(CNN) - Barack Obama continues to hold a 6-point lead over John McCain in CNN's latest poll of polls.

The newly-released poll of polls, consisting of three recent surveys, shows Obama drawing 49 percent of voters nationwide while McCain stands at 43 percent.

The 6 point lead represents no change from a CNN poll of polls released late last week, though it is 2 points smaller than one week ago.

Meanwhile, a new CNN poll of polls out of the key battleground state of Florida suggests the race may be getting tighter there. Obama now holds a 3 point lead over McCain, 49-46 percent. That's one point narrower than a Florida poll of polls released last week.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
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    YES WE CAN!!!

    October 19, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  2. Allen

    Take the POLL again. With the wise, Honerable and fair minded Gen. Powell strongly endorsing Obama. I bet that lead has jumped up at least two more points.

    October 19, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  3. PJ, New York Independent

    WOW, only a 6 point lead and this 'poll of polls' coming from a left wing liberal news organization too! Shouldn't Obama be doing much better in the polls, considering the liberal news media is in bed with Obama and his campaign?? Also, let's not forget Obama's 'record' fundraising? He's outspent McCain HUGELY!!

    October 19, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  4. Go Whitey

    The majority of the 94 million whites in this country will snatch victory away from Osama on election day. Big time Bradley effect.

    October 19, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  5. Samual Adams

    What about Ken the CEO, why should he have to pay more taxes? just because he made several million dollars in the 5 monthes he ran the company why should he be penalized for his hard work. Just think if Ken the CEO had enough deductions and loopholes to pay no taxes, just think of all the god paying American jobs he would create. Government just needs to get out of the way and let Ken the CEO work his magic in this global free trade world and produce all those good paying jobs that will fuel our economy.

    October 19, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  6. Margaret

    I am not an American and I have no vote – but I have to live with the consequences of the US elections so I am very interested in what is happening. I have 2 questions:
    1) Does the US have a law against slander, libel, defamation of character etc? If so, then how can the RNC circulate defamatory fliers and make slanderous robocalls without any fear of prosecution by Mr. Obama ? Why hasn't he taken them to the courts?

    2) ACORN voter registration drive – Is it True or False that Acorn MUST submit every single registration card they use and they cannot throw away the spolied, invalid ones? Is it True or False that Acorn themselves flagged all the suspicious looking registrations? If it is True then why is this being called Voter Fraud? I would like to know the truth about this.

    October 19, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  7. linda

    It is unbelieable that the race is this close. All I can think is Americans are more racist then they want to admit.
    I am white my kids have 25% african American blood. They are the same as me. My ancesors were in Europe when slavery was legal. zWe never owned slaves. And White americans have there own bad seeds.
    But those Americans who are too narrow minded to see past color I wish they'd go somewhere. Becaseu you all are going to vote in a candidate who believes inteh same philosophies that got us INTO this finacnial mess destroyed out international relationships.. WHAT ARE YOU THINKING??? AND IF MCCAIN DIES do you really THINK Palin is ready??? GOD NO.... she is unethical herslef but she's white I guess.... Get your blinders off people!!!
    Mccain is all over the place even he said he wouldn't go negative but that is all he has he has no substance....
    UNBELIEVABLE this country is sunk if Mccain Palin get in... i said it 4 years ago and look how low we've gone...

    October 19, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  8. KofTX

    Go Obama!

    October 19, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  9. Turnabout is fair play

    That's okay, what counts and what those who hate on Obama need to understand is that the electoral college map in the battleground states favor Obama regardless of the polls. If Obama gets Colorado and holds Virginia as it seems he will, all the other states, including Florida and Ohio, could go for McLame and he would STILL lose. If McStain doesn't have an October surprise in the next 16 days for Obama, he is DONE..heheheheheheh. 🙂

    October 19, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  10. Bobby

    He's still leading by a good amount.
    Wait... have there been ANY polls indicating McCain winning yet..? (yeah, maybe on fox news)

    Obama will win. This nation can't afford another Republican president.
    The last 8 years have been horrible and things will only get better with a President that has sense of mind and decency. That is NOT John McCain, or his failed little magic hat trick Palin.

    October 19, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  11. Darren

    Obama has a great chance of becoming president. I hope people vote on his character not on his race.

    October 19, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  12. Leo the electrician

    Reuters indicates that Obama leads by 3. Who do we believe? Believe in OBAMA. The change we believe in.

    October 19, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  13. Independent


    Against the Palin/McCain campaign of hate, fear and lies ! These tactics will not win another election! Not now! Not this time !

    Palin is just the hateful person she is – McCain sold out to the devils who stabbed him in the back in 2000. What a weak character – what an end to a career.

    October 19, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  14. Peter from Miami

    The mood down here is Obama, Obama and Obama. Even my die hard Republican friends aren't voting for McCain. There's nothing to be concerned about – Obama will win in a landslide. It's all over!!!

    October 19, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  15. Steve - Ohio

    That sound you hear.........the gnashing of liberal teeth as they begin to realize the public doesn't buy into "spreading the wealth".

    October 19, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  16. Franky

    Yeah, the average has been about 6 points or so. It seems like its been like that for the last couple of weeks. Before it seem like he was up a field goal or something like that but it looks like he's borken that field goal and tried to get a touchdown. And believe it or not, if it wasn't for the crisis, it'll probably be still up by like a field goal or less...

    Just like in sports, every stat is important.

    October 19, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  17. Willa

    John McCain and Sarah Palin have stooped to the least common denominator.... which is to prey on the fears and ignorances of many voters. Ignorance about the merits and failures of other ideologies and economic systems.....lack of understanding about economic details, such as that which we are facing today and mistrust of those who are different, such as in skin color and ethnicity.

    It appears that character bashing, fear mongering and misconception have become the primary weapons of choice for the McCain/Palin ticket. As an electoral tactic, it is also a threat to Democracy.

    October 19, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
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