October 24th, 2008
09:40 AM ET
6 years ago

Poll Update: Obama up by 9

Obama is up 9 points over McCain.
Obama is up 9 points over McCain.

(CNN) - Barack Obama appears to be widening his lead over John McCain as Election Day inches closer.

According to the latest CNN poll of polls, the Illinois senator now holds a 9-point advantage over McCain nationwide, 51 percent to 42 percent.

That's an increase of two points over the last two days for Obama and a reflection of several national polls that suggest the race seems to be headed in the wrong way for the Arizona senator with only a week and a half remaining.

Included in the latest CNN poll of polls are new surveys from ABC/Washington Post (October 19-22), CBS/NYT (October 19-22), Fox/Opinion Dynamics (October 20-21), Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby (October 20-22), Gallup (October 20-22) and Diageo/Hotline (October 20-22).

soundoff (325 Responses)
  1. mike

    I think you better look at some other polls....................

    October 24, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  2. mplimasol

    big deal.

    voters will say one thing because it's "politically correct," but i can't WAIT to see who votes for whom behind those private curtains.

    mccain '08.

    October 24, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  3. wakeupamerica

    Woo hoo!

    Obama/Biden '08

    October 24, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  4. JACKED-UP-POLITICS, FLORIDA

    If shady politicking was exposed, Obama would be up by 20 points. LOL. there is no way with this economy and everything else that is going on in the world, people are still willing to vote for Bridget and Geezer...................NO WAY

    October 24, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  5. trudy

    Obama good for this Country , an for People who didnt like us in the past

    October 24, 2008 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  6. charles

    so much for the spread of wealth.so much for joe the plumber.

    October 24, 2008 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  7. John Hussein Shuler

    Right on.

    Obama/Biden 08'

    October 24, 2008 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  8. SLIMSISTA FROM NEW YORK

    "AINT NO STOPPING US NOW...WE'RE ON THE MOVE" !!!!!!!!

    October 24, 2008 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  9. Will the real OBAMA STAND UP

    IT'S OVER!!! The media called it. CNN is the most non-partisan reporting news agency ever. All you OBAMA Supporters can now just pack it in and start crowning your Messiah. Be Afraid.. Be very Afraid. Yes the change is coming, and I bet most of you will not like it.. Just like lemmings going over the edge..

    Thank god for my bomb shelter..

    October 24, 2008 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  10. Bob Indianapolis IN

    CBS says 13 points! More than enough to cover "undecided" voters. Plus, their survey says that 3 out of 4 people polled believe Obama will win....Our long national nightmare is almost over!

    Notice you don't hear much from the PUMAs anymore...either they turned back into the Reptilicans they were all along or maybe Caribou Barbie shot them from a helicpoter...

    October 24, 2008 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  11. Obama Supporter

    As an Obama supporter I will not jump up for joy because he is leading by NINE points in the polls. The polls don't mean anything to me. And frankly I still dont get why he's only leading by NINE points with the way this country is going under the republican party. GO FIGURE!

    We all just have to get out there and vote on November 4th to get Barack Obama in the White House. YES WE CAN!

    October 24, 2008 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  12. Tested_Leadership

    American people have the last word, we are smartert than that. Imagine as a smoker, chances are Barack Obama will have lung cancer or throat cancer (good example for the youngsters). Then, Joe Biden will be our president. Eventually, Michelle Obama, following the footsteps of Hillary Clinton, will become our first black woman president. It is America's destiny??

    October 24, 2008 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  13. Xavier, Saint Louis, Missouri

    GREAT! Keep it com'in! Less than 11 days to go. I'm lovin' it!

    YES WE CAN!

    October 24, 2008 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  14. Billy

    Obama has won nothing yet!

    VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE

    Obama 08

    October 24, 2008 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  15. j williamson

    Just say no to McBush!

    October 24, 2008 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  16. Jim L.

    Victory is in sight. Even if the other polls are a bit tighter, its better to be several points ahead at this stage than several points behind. The Repubs who are grasping at any straws right now are starting to sound desperate. As a Democrat, I've known the feeling, so I can tell desperation when I see it. Bye-bye, Sarah.

    October 24, 2008 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  17. Jesus Praising, Freedom Loving American Patriot

    The ONLY reason PALIN and the old guy are doing so well is:

    PALIN IS A CELEBRITY! What do ya expect?!?

    You know how those Republican men like bright shiny objects!

    PALIN=BUSH IN A SKIRT (no pun or sexism intended)

    October 24, 2008 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  18. The Truth Speaks!

    The AP Poll has Obama with a 1 point lead and invester's daily Poll has Obama with a 1 point lead and well, you see my point. There are many different polls that CNN does not have control over. Watch the news broadcast about early voter lines. ((% of the people in line are black. they say about 65% of them never voted before and they are only voting because Obama claims to be black. Of course we all also know he was biRacial at the beginning of the campaign. He bcame black inorder to gain thousands of votes.

    October 24, 2008 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  19. Alison B

    As the sports announces says when the football player gets a touch down.... HE WILL GO ALL THE WAY AND HE DOES. That is what is gonna happen in November OBAMA/BIDEN ALL THE WAY TO THE WHITE HOUSE.

    October 24, 2008 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  20. fixthebroken

    mplismasol,

    You mean you can't wait until the Republican cheat machine comes out on Nov 4 and tries to rig the election again, right?

    Call a spade a spade and show some integrity.

    October 24, 2008 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  21. dem4obama

    i am gonna go with senator Obama, on not getting confident yet. i will just wait till november 4th. but i do want the OBAMA/BIDEN TO WIN THIS ELECTION!!!

    October 24, 2008 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  22. Josh, Charlotte, NC

    Both candidates STINK this year! I don't even think I'm gonna vote...it's not like its really gonna make a difference. Hillary Clinton was and is the only answer to the economy failures of today.

    October 24, 2008 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  23. Kristen

    Don't forget to actually VOTE. Stop counting chickens before they hatch guys. It's not over yet.

    October 24, 2008 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  24. Terry

    A former Marine, Vietnam vet, and senior citizen, and independent voter, I have been proud of my country my entire life, except the last eight years which have been the most painful of my life. Thank God! it appears we will once again have someone in the office with sufficient intelligence and integrity that I may once again feel pride in America.

    October 24, 2008 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  25. Ron

    I look forward on election day to see helicopters flying above to cover the Obama phenomena of people lined up for miles to vote for Obama.
    People will be camping overnight at their polling places to make sure Obama wins.

    October 24, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
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