October 24th, 2008
09:40 AM ET
5 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).

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  1. CNN is crap news

    And you people call yourself Christians!

    October 24, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  2. WELCOME TO THE OBAMA SHOW

    GOD HAVE MERCY ON OUR SOULS.

    PLEASE COME SAVE YOUR PEOPLE BEFORE IT'S TO LATE!!!!!!!

    October 24, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  3. david

    AND he can dance better than McCain!!!

    October 24, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  4. blaising

    Keep on pushin' people!! Barack needs a mandate!!

    I'm voting for That One!!

    October 24, 2008 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  5. Diane

    Forget what the polls now says, just VOTE, VOTE, VOTE. We can not take anything for granted.

    October 24, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  6. Troy

    Until there is an actual vote, Obama should campaign as if he were the one down by 9 points. Then maybe he'll close like he did in Iowa.

    October 24, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  7. moriah

    Go out and VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!!

    October 24, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  8. TJ

    Now, wait a minute! Hold it! We just had the AP poll earlier this week claim the race is almost a dead heat, now we have this poll caliming Obama's lead is widening?! What's the truth, people? I am an avid Obama supporter, but I am also a historian, as well as a criminologist. History should remind us of one Thomas Dewey and Harry S. Truman. Remember, you even had some newspaper claiming far too early on election day that "Dewey defeats Truman", jsut to turn around and have the newly-elected Truman posing alongside the brazen article. Obama supporters would be well served to remember this tidbit of history, and not pop the champaign corks yet.

    October 24, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  9. Farhana from Maple Grove, MN

    Let's not start celebrating before it is actually over. Go out and vote on November 4th. I want to believe the polls are right, but let's not forget that in a major election, 10 days is a long time in politics and who know what other dirty politics will be played by the Rebuplicans in the final days.
    Obama/ Biden 2008

    October 24, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  10. A Very Patriotic American

    Just cast my Vote 4 Obama today. Yes We Can and Yes We Will. Obama all the way.

    October 24, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  11. Lynda Jones-Owings

    Let's not get comfortable! Keep voting early.... Don't think that he has won because of what the polls say. We must go to the polls....

    October 24, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  12. Noah

    Yes, but the most accurate poll of the 2004 election has Obama up by 1 point only! SO liberals, focus on the polls you want but this race is not over. More and more Americans are realizing the ruination an Obama presidency would ensureand we will not stand for it. So while obama measures the drapes in the Oval office, the rest of us will get to work getting our vote out to stop him in his tracks

    October 24, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  13. Low

    Either way you look at it, I don't think people are standing in long lines for hours to vote for McCain & Palin! You think!

    October 24, 2008 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  14. Republicans4Obama

    Please Make Sure You VOTE!!!! The game is NOT Over Until The Votes Have Been Counted...So Make Sure Everyone Votes Before Celebrating...

    October 24, 2008 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  15. LIP

    An average of all the legitimate polls, other than the actual voting booth, have it at 7%, which is about what Kerry had before he lost.

    October 24, 2008 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  16. John in Ohio

    I've already voted for Obama. Early voting, yay.

    Also, I'm a white male.

    October 24, 2008 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  17. mitzi

    Anyone want to argue out htere?

    October 24, 2008 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  18. JWheeler

    Dems should watch out and be ready for a dirty trick to beat all dirty tricks. That's what Republicans do when they are down.

    October 24, 2008 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  19. janet

    he is sure to win as long as he has the money to buy the votes, pray people that he runs out of money or god help us all,

    October 24, 2008 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  20. Johhny Be Good

    This is good

    Don't get overly excited yet, lets all make sure we get out and vote.

    Elections can be lost if we become to confident and think it is already in the bag.

    Obama/Biden 08

    October 24, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  21. Mike Hunt

    this poll doesn't account for voter suppression. the GOP will win again....by any means necessary.

    October 24, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  22. carolflowery

    keep believing that, your polls are bias merely because your who station is bias

    October 24, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  23. james in s.c.

    ITS NOT OVER TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS!! GET OUT AND VOTE EARLY!!!

    GO OBAMA-BIDEN 08 & 12

    October 24, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  24. Lucy

    HALLELUJAH! I am beginning to have confidence once again in the American people.

    October 24, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  25. Peggy, Houston, TX

    I am so proud to have voted in this historic election. Don't be left out...go vote!!!! Years from now you don't want to say you didn't bother to vote.

    October 24, 2008 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
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