October 25th, 2008
04:55 PM ET
6 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. Martha Hussein Baker for Barack

    Don't take it for granted Obama supporters. Get out and vote. ASAP!

    Thrilled to vote early in Oregon for OBAMA/BIDEN!

    YES WE CAN!

    October 25, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  2. Mike, FL

    GObama!

    The right choice for our country at the right time. May God bless Amercia!

    October 25, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  3. hurriCAIN PALIN

    stop with the polling already

    October 25, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  4. Warren

    Have question ,,,thersa rumor going around that Obama is not a natural born ctizen of the United States that true ....Kina was born in .

    October 25, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  5. John McNuthin'

    You gotta Love him.. he's the baby.. :)

    Barack & Joe 2008-2016, 20016-2020 Joe & Hillary

    October 25, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  6. ATL LLL

    IT SHOULD BE 29! ARE YOU PAYING ATTENTION PEOPLE? McCAIN VOTED NO ON LAST 8 DISABILITIES ACTS AND PALIN JUST ANNOUNCED MORE MONEY FOR AUTISTIC KIDS..... HMM PALIN JUST CLOWNED RESEARCH WITH FRUITFLIES,......AND THAT IS THE LEADING RESEARCH IN DEVELOPING AUTISTIC CHILD TREATMENT... HMMM SENIOR McCAIN ADVISORS ARE ADMITTING PALIN IS "DOING HER OWN THING".... WAKE UP! BARBIE IS OUT OF CONTROL!!!! SEND THESE LYING CLOWNS HOME!!!

    October 25, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  7. ralph

    No wonder Mccain is foaming at the mouth. Despite is 'love' for being an underdog, I think McCain is angry that he is not ahead in the polls.

    October 25, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  8. Joe the plumber

    Thanks to all you folks who pitched in to pay my delinquent taxes. I am going to run for congress as the uneducated idiot who dosnt like paying taxes.

    October 25, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  9. McCain 08

    If obama wins I will go on every left wing site I can find, starting with CNN everyday, and rub it in your face everytime he screws up which will probably be daily. When Biden's prediction comes true and we get attacked by terrorists again, it's going to be on your heads

    October 25, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  10. nelda

    Obama has conducted his campaign from day one with honor and integrity. He's going to be one of our best presidents ever!

    October 25, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  11. Hello!!

    You guys are SOOOOO afraid of Sarah!!!!!!! TOOOOO Funny!!!!

    October 25, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  12. maynard hopkins wi

    go to newsbusters.org for the correct tally on the poll count .

    C,N,N, IS VERY SLANTED TOWARD THE DEMS. AND OBAMA

    October 25, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  13. Steve

    This is great news for Obama, but it ain't over 'til it's over. Obama shouldn't be scheduling the confetti/balloon drop yet. It will be a long few days. Anything can happen, and the McCain/Palin team have proven themselves try ANYTHING. Palin is now making more veiled statements that property and profits under Obama's plan will be "shared". This is a backhanded way of calling him a communist (socialists don't share property, per se). Of course, it's also probably that Palin doesn't know the difference between communism and socialism, even though she can see a communist country, when someone points it out to her on a globe.

    October 25, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  14. Hello!!

    One JOE told us Obama can't handle the economy....
    JOE the VP told us Obama can't handle the world :)
    You guys are SOOOOO afraid of Sarah!!!!!!! TOOOOO Funny!!!!

    October 25, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  15. Bill,ca

    We are the underdogs, thats just where we want them haha!!

    Make some more noise McCain and Palin.

    Obama / Biden 08

    October 25, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  16. No Hillary = No Obama

    Don't belive the CNN polls. Why would anyone believe a media conglomerate that has done everything but rig the voter machines in Obama's favor since day one? Las Vegas has the winning money on McCain and so should everyone else.

    October 25, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  17. Kate Painchaud

    Everybody, just FORGET about the polls, and GO OUT AND VOTE!!!! I don't care who you support, but your voice must be heard. That is the only way this election will be determined democratically.

    October 25, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  18. indy chris

    A BUNCH OF DRUNKEN REDNECKS JUST BEAT ME UP AND CARVED "McMOOSEBURGER" INTO MY BUTTCHEEKS BECAUSE I WAS WEARING OBAMA '08 JOCKEY SHORTS!!!!

    October 25, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  19. Lauren

    Yea, right.

    And people should believe this bogus polls

    October 25, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  20. Fitzpatrick

    Sarah Palin and Ashley Tood are running for president in 2012.

    go stupids

    October 25, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  21. Vic

    It will really be interesting to see if the cable stations, who lost a large percentage of viewers because of political bias, will get them back once the election is over. Having experienced 12 presidential elections, this the first one ever seen to be so biased toward the Democratic ticket. Even Fox News, who usually has a definite leaning toward conservative candidates, became more tolerant toward one party and candidate over the other. One of the most noticeable occurrences where the written media was concerned is that they always had biased lead stories with biased headlines in stories dealing with Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin. A perfect example of this is today's story headline, "Palin 'going rogue'...." And probably the most consistent user of such negative statements has been Jack Cafferty in his question of the day. He really worked Hillary over! I always thought the media was supposed to be fair with a 50/50 treatment of the candidates. Have I been wrong! Anyway, the day following November 4 is one that is eagerly awaited. Then everybody can take a deep breath and start criticizing the winner!

    October 25, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  22. Peter (CA)

    Since Palin has her own agenda, can we split McCain's numbers with her?

    October 25, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  23. sensible Cape Coral Fl

    There is a GOD after all!

    October 25, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  24. carson

    mcsame bye bye !!!!! lipstick bye bye !!!!!

    October 25, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  25. SteveJ

    Maybe if these polls covered other candidates too, we'd be seeing less showing up as "undecided." The 1 or 2 polls I saw that included others showed Libertarian Bob Barr @ 2-3% and tired old Nader @ 1-2%. If pollsters are only giving people 3 options (Obama, McCain, not sure), that implies that people can ONLY be for one or the other. They should AT LEAST have choices of Obama, McCain, OTHER, or Not Sure.

    October 25, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
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