October 25th, 2008
04:55 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN poll of polls: Obama's advantage at nine points nationally

(CNN) – Sen. Barack Obama’s is ahead of Sen. John McCain by nine points, according to CNN’s latest national general election poll of polls. Fifty-one percent of likely voters support Obama while 42 percent support McCain. Seven percent of those surveyed are unsure about their choice of president.

Obama was ahead of McCain by eight points – 50 percent compared to 42 percent in CNN’s previous general election poll of polls released Friday afternoon.

CNN latest national poll of polls is composed of the following eight surveys: Newsweek (October 22-23), ABC/Washington Post (October 19-22), CBS/NYT (October 19-22), Fox/Opinion Dynamics (October 20-21), Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby (October 22-24), Gallup (October 22-24), Diageo/Hotline (October 22-24), and IBD/TIPP (October 19-23).

The poll of polls does not have a sampling error.

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  1. Barrie

    10 more days...everyone vote for Obama! It will be a wonderful celebration on November 5th.

    Also as exciting on November 5th, Palin will have been flown back to Alaska...I hope she remembers to return her 'Convention Clothes'.

    October 25, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  2. phili

    People make sure you go out in vote especially those who in states that has early voting. Don't take anything for granted, and don't be supertitious either. I can't stress how important it is for us to go out to vote.

    October 25, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  3. Carp

    Obama is a coward and a liar. He hides behind the skirts of the press,
    the lies of his party and the muscle of the Chicago political establishment. It will be great to have a child run this country. Go Obama

    October 25, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  4. Chris

    To sneaky Pete who asked the question about where Obama was born.
    You are 100% correct that Obama was born in Hawaii and NOT Kenya.
    I would also like to give you a little bit of info about McCain,he is the only one thats running for President right now that wasn't born on US soil. Check it out for yourself.

    Remember to Vote on NOV 4th

    October 25, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  5. Tisha ATL

    let it go people it's obvious he's a citizen
    Obams/Biden 08/12

    October 25, 2008 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  6. renee

    what will mccain think of next I am waiting for him to say obama was abducted by aliens but they brought him back because he will raise their taxes LOL

    October 25, 2008 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  7. Saggitaurus

    sneaky Pete.....for your information,McC was bornin Panama Canal Zone. Pût that in your dimwit Republican brain

    October 25, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  8. viry

    OBAMA Is the best choice no more lies from MCshamewe need a true leader ! UNITE HERE is FOR OBAMA 08

    October 26, 2008 12:51 am at 12:51 am |
  9. Bush, TX

    Vote for Obama is Vote for American prosperity

    October 26, 2008 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  10. Mutwol in Kénya

    Dear Americans!!

    Through CNN, the 2008 Elections have brought a rather unique phenomenon about the way you Americans express your political stands! It is my hope that the world is a taking a cue with your MOST fearless, factual and critical opinions to shape the politics of their Countries! We join hands in (you-Americans voting & us-Kényans & the World P
    raying) for ÖBAMA!!!

    October 26, 2008 01:28 am at 1:28 am |
  11. Michael

    To Brian for Business: Job losses you say? How about 750,000 in the past 12 months. Higher taxes? For the top 5%. Less money? How about 11 trillion dollars of national debt, half of which was run up by the current administration. Even when the economy was good, the Bush administration ran a $500 billion deficit. Obamma supporters want to get back to peace and prosperity.

    October 26, 2008 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  12. joe six pack

    talking about who shouldn't be allowed to run for president: Obama was born in Hawai while Mccain was born in Panama

    October 26, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  13. jane six pack

    People are forgetting that Mccain was born in Panama. So guess who shouldnt be running for president?

    October 26, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  14. From Texas

    In all those posting questioning if Obama was born in the US, wasnt McCain born in Panama? I am sure the little game of who was born where and questioning who is a US citizen can be played both ways, with McCain losing as his birth certificate is from Panama.

    October 26, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
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