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.

soundoff (189 Responses)
  1. Isidoro from Germany

    it´s not over until it´s over! Please let go to vote! ...change this country! and make this world a better place for our kids.

    October 25, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  2. Obama-can

    Impressive lead... but it doesn't mean we can sit back on election day and relax... that's probably what "our friends" McCain-Palin would like to see... WE NEED TO VOTE, EVERY VOTE COUNTS! My entire family is republican and we are all voting for CHANGE!

    Obama/Biden 2008 – 2012

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

    no more bush !! no more mccain !! no way, no how, no mccain, no palin ............

    October 25, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  4. Paul in FL

    It will be a miracle of biblical proportions if Obama wins.
    This would mean the U.S. is truly hurting and McBush is totally
    unacceptable. There is no question that if Obama were 100% white he would be ahead by 45 points.
    Maybe there is hope after all.

    October 25, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  5. Brenda C

    You got to go to drudgereport.com and check out a real newsperson asking REAL questions of Biden. Now Obama has refused to let Biden's wife or anyone in his campaign be questioned by this station. Boy he's for real change uh? I guess you will be punished if he gets elected if you have any views of your own. God help us.

    October 25, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  6. Winnie Hussein.... in Montana

    It is very important for every supporter of Barack Obama to remember to vote. The polls look good, but they don't do any good if you don't get out their and cast your ballot. Please do not be complacent, this election is far too important to our future and our childrens' futures.

    Now, in regard to a previous comment board: Someone wrote: "MSNBC had reported about this group and how it is linked to the McCain Campaign. 2 Campaign officials from CA and AZ are part of this as well. It is called Young Progressive Majority…."

    Correction: The Young Progressive Majority is reputable and has not been accused of any wrong doing. The Young Political Majors group is the organization that has seen recent arrests of their executives and employees due to fraudulently registering people in California as Republicans. This group was hired by the RNC and committed registration fraud.

    October 25, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  7. s.positive

    Mcbush lost his chance to make a case to lead. That is why God has made Barack the next president of America...

    October 25, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  8. Paolo Omonga

    Mr Obama deserves to win this election,it's God time and nobody could change it

    October 25, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  9. NoTrustInPolitics

    Nice. I don't trust polls, though. Especially ones that claim to not have a sampling error.

    October 25, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  10. Margaret Anderson

    This is great news. I so need to have Obama and his possitive message win this important election in this dire time of history. McCain has been so negative divisive that we would endure four more years, just like the last eight years that we have endured already.
    Please good people of this country, vote for Barrack Obama.

    October 25, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  11. S. Boatman

    This Is Good News! Im Sure Obama Will Lead Until The End! Lets All Get Out And Vote For Obama!

    October 25, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  12. Beverlee (WI)

    Landslide a coming!!! 'Take THAT to the banks!

    October 25, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  13. Jason, VA

    The polls don't matter, your vote does. Lets turn the page on the last 8 years. Vote for change, vote for Obama/Biden. Yes we can!

    October 25, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  14. Brittany

    Let's keep up the good work!

    Obama/Biden '08

    October 25, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  15. sneaky pete

    I have a question:

    I see more and more posts everyday about Obama not being elgible to run for president because he supposedly is not a U.S. citizen because he was born in Kenya not Hawaii. Aside from the fact that Factcheck.org and other independant agencies have stated his Hawaiin birth certifiate is legit- wouldn't he still be a U.S. citizen, even if born outside of U.S. territory, since his mother was a U.S. citizen?

    I know that if you are born on U.S. soil, whether your parents are citizens or not, you are considered a U.S. citizen. So wouldn't it make sense that the child of a U.S. citizen born in another country while their mother is vacationing would still be a citizen since their parents are?

    Some one please clarify if you could. I think its a dead issue anyways since I believe he WAS born in Hawaii, but if my logic is correct then it wouldnt matter anyways.

    October 25, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  16. Brian for Business

    Winner = Obama , Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid

    Loser = American way of life.

    Gullible idiots = American people. Change can also be a mistake.

    When you lose your job and have less money after these three clowns ruin the American way of free markets, don't come crying to me.

    Government can't doe anythign well, let alone run our economy.

    Goodbye American Dream, hello red tape, high taxes and bigger government. If this is change, then you can take it to Moscow.

    McCain Palin and Hillary supporters 2008

    October 25, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  17. INDEPENDENT

    GREAT – THIS COUNTRY NEEDS A CHANGE FROM THE RIGHT WING REPUBLICAN PARTY. IT'S BEEN ALL FOR THE CORPORATIONS, RICH AND NOTHING FOR THE AVERAGE PERSON.

    LETS MOVE THIS COUNTRY IN A NEW DIRECTION. WE THE PEOPLE WILL DECIDE ON NOV 4TH. NO MORE LIES AND SMEAR CAMPAGIN BY MCCAIN AND PALIN. NO MORE RIGHT WINGED SUPREME COURT JUSTICES.

    VOTE OBAMA AND THE DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS 08 FOR A QUICK FIX TO THIS COUNTRY!!

    October 25, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  18. Alison B

    I know we should not get cocky cause anything can happen. But no matter what McCain has thrown it has not stuck and it is unlikely that it will but we will all see come November 4.

    October 25, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  19. Gracie

    GET OUT AND VOTE AMERICA!

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    October 25, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  20. Democrat in Arizona

    Got to keep up the momentum. We cant relax. Obama keep fighting the good fight!

    October 25, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  21. Jeff

    His advantage should be more than 9 points, with McSame lying with every breath, and Palin going bonkers, Obama should be up 20+ points.

    October 25, 2008 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  22. Anonymous

    Keep riding those rising poll numbers into the White House: President Obama!

    October 25, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  23. Frenchy for Obama

    Magnifique! But let us not forget to seal the deal by going voting, no matter how high the poll numbers are in Obama's favour! Please....I beg you American Citizens do not make the same mistake that you did in 2000 & 2004 by electing McSame. The world has suffered enough by this irresponsible choice. The world is counting on YOU!

    October 25, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  24. James Malone

    What college did Sarah Palin attend and what is her major. I believe the undecided voters are waitting for Obama to address gun control, and state clearley his position on abortion.

    October 25, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  25. JCG

    FInally America has realized who to vote for. We have finally broken the 50 point barrier

    October 25, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
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