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. Glenn; Bakersville, NC.

    I think that's great, but I'm actually more excited about the host of the View stumping with Palin in South Florida! It's a political "Girl's gone Wild" GOP style just waiting to happen.... Only 11 more days until the facist regeim's tyrranical reign is terminated.

    October 24, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  2. saveyourrhetoric

    A CNN poll saying Obama has widened his lead. Go figure. That's a real shocker.

    October 24, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  3. carmen

    I guess John doesn't have enough Joes. He can soon sulk in one of his many houses and count Cindy's money. And Sarah can return to Moose Huntin' and give her wardrobe to charity.

    October 24, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  4. Bible Spice wears $5000 lipstick

    Joe the plumber couldnt fix the 'leak" in the GOP.

    Obama-Biden 08

    October 24, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  5. HouseDiva

    forget what the polls say...

    get out there and VOTE!

    the repugs are playing dirty....making up false claims of mccain supporters being mugged and having "B's" carved in their faces.

    americans are awakening...and we know lies when we see it.

    October 24, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  6. fixthebroken

    Folks,

    Polls mean nothing. The only poll that matters is the one at the end of the day on Nov 4.

    VOTE!!!

    If everyone who is registered votes, then Obama wins this election hands down – unless of course the Republican cheat machine comes out in full force again.

    October 24, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  7. Johnny

    Palin, Robo calls, Negative adds, failure to deliver on economy, supporting the Bush tax cut (hence supporting the Bush legacy)

    Good Job McCain!! The dems owe you BIG TIME!

    October 24, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  8. Tino

    I would be shocked if this election were even close because Mcain had many chances to advance meaningful policy proposals but chose to go the personal attack route. its a shame

    October 24, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  9. Ron

    It is heading the only possible way, to change in America. (We) tried the Republican way for the last eight years. So, the GOP says: "OK our last candidate was the wrong one, so lets try this one"!

    No more Joe The Plumber, my friends. No more moose shooting, my friends. No more lies, my friends. No more McCain/Palin.

    We need better schools, better roads, better police, better healthcare, better foreign relations, a better America, a better world.

    And, yes wa can !

    October 24, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  10. hdf

    Bridgett and Geezer; that is a great description! Obama is going to be a great president-I really hate to say it, but if he were not black, I think his lead would be much greater. That not withstanding this country has come a long way.

    October 24, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  11. Obama Supporter

    It's so sad how many of you are scared of Obama. Scared of a Black man becoming President. I just don't get it.

    October 24, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  12. KJL

    Not only is Obama a capable and level-headed candidate with a strong following, he is getting the attention of smart Republicans who have taken a good look at their own ticket. A snarly, unhealthy old man on an ego-trip and a potential replacement who knows nothing about her country and whose claim to fame is charisma? They aren't happy about Obama but they know a McCain/Palin win will ruin us.

    October 24, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  13. Michael Howard

    It is not surprising that you don't list the most accurate poll from 2004 that shows it a 1.1% difference. Since you can't even seem to get a quote right I don't expect you to use an accurate poll.

    October 24, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  14. Shay

    We are voting here in the South in record number so everyone that can go vote today, tomorrow or next week. Let's lock of the poll and elect Obama.

    October 24, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  15. jms

    Hey mpli masol.....I wonder how many say they are voting for McPalin but are really going to vote for Obama.....they know who the right person is for the job they just don't want the wicked back lash they would get from diehard REPUBLICANS. The Bradley affect in reverse!
    Go Obama/Biden

    October 24, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  16. Joseph IRAQ WAR VET

    WONT YOU TAKE ME TO HAPPY TOWN, WONT YOU TAKE ME TO HAPPY TOWWWN! :) LETS NOT GET TOO COCKY BUT IT LOOKS LIKE AMERICA IS GOING TO GET SOMEONE WHO KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING. I MEAN COME ON REPUBLICANS JUST COME TO THE LIGHT, THE COUNTRY NEEDS TO BE BROUGHT BACK TO BALANCE FROM THESE 8 YEARS OF REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH FROM THE BOTTOM TO THE TOP.

    October 24, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  17. JD in Moraga

    Maybe the Republican ticket would be doing better if they prioritized better. This came from a news item earlier today:

    McCain's Oct. 1-15 filing showed that the campaign paid $22,800 to Palin's traveling stylist, Amy Strozzi, an acclaimed celebrity makeup artist. In contrast, McCain's foreign policy adviser, Randy Scheunemann, was paid $12,500, the report showed.

    October 24, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  18. Hal

    Stay strong Obama!!! We don't need McCain /Palin and their rich friends in the white House. I respect a woman that shops at Walmart and isn't ashamed of it. Clothes surely don't make the person as Palin and McCain seem to think. $150,000.00 for clothes in these times that a lot of people can't put food on the table is INSANE!!!!

    October 24, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  19. kathi

    It ain't over til the fat lady sings.
    Mccain 08

    October 24, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  20. Vote for Change

    Hope overcomes Fear in 2008.

    October 24, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  21. tulsa

    THIS IS GREAT BUT IT AIN'T OVER TIL WE ALL VOTE.

    LETS FINISH THIS OFF WITH A BIG VICTORY, THOSE WHO CAN GET OUT AND VOTE EARLY, AS FOR THE REST OF US WE MAY NEED TO TAKE OFF 11/4 BECAUSE THE POLL LINES WILL BE LONG.

    OBAMA08

    October 24, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  22. Brandon G. From Texas

    ALL DAY BABY! OBAMA 08!!!!

    October 24, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  23. Tim in NC

    when you can sit back and play defense against attacks that looking increasingly erratic, desperate,a nd "grasping", of course people will start to see you in a better light, if for no other reason other than by contrast.

    October 24, 2008 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  24. anon

    Isn't it interesting that the CNN ticker posted the story about a woman being attacked by an "Obama supporter" (no proof he was, nor is there any evidence to back that) but there was never any talk about the man that got shot 3 times because he was wearing an Obama T-shirt!

    Hmmmm.... interesting....

    October 24, 2008 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  25. Mike

    OBAMA SUPPORTERS UNITE!!!

    Don't think it's in the bag. Call your local office and get involved this last week. We can't sit back and revel in the polls. We all have to give a couple of hours to make sure it happens. IT IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR!!!

    OBAMA/BIDEN '08

    October 24, 2008 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
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