October 25th, 2008
04:55 PM ET
9 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. drew

    Brain for Business: Take a look at what you wrote. Is there any shred of logic or reasoning in your post other than empty rhetoric? It is you, Sir, who appears to be one of the " Gullible idiots" .

    October 25, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  2. Richard CANADA

    Ok America let go out and vote for THAT ONE we need him NOW .This will be an earthquake AMERICA

    October 25, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  3. Sue T

    I hope the polls go off the charts for Obama......and McCain/Palin will see what lame ducks they are.....

    October 25, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  4. Maureen

    Gullible Idiots = the fools who voted for Bush in 2004 and would vote for McLame this year. When will they learn? Just keep beating your heads against the wall.

    Excuse me, Brian for Business, the American People are already losing their jobs and have less money after 8 years of George Bush. Free market, what Free market. Bush has already socialized our markets...Profits to the rich and losses to the American Taxpayer.

    We can't afford 4 more years of the SAME!!!


    October 25, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  5. Larry

    You would have to be born in the us to become a President and some people, unfortunately, dont know their own country and think Hawaii is a different country. This is why we need an Obama administration to help make our education system better. Its pure education and with education, President Bush even would not have been elected by people in 2004.

    October 25, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  6. j

    It's the state polls that matter. Obama can win the popular vote and still lose the election. That's why it's important for Obama supporters to vote. Don't trust the polls, just get out and vote.

    October 25, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  7. R-Howard

    You'd be right , except the mother would have to have been 18 years of age , which Obama's mother wasn't. Doesn't matter because The Hawaii Dept of Health has allready declared Barack Hussein Obama is a Legal citizen of the United States of America and they further confirmed his birth certificate is legitimate and in good standing.

    October 25, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  8. DC from NJ

    Hey Brian for Business,

    Maybe you haven't noticed that your wonderful Republican government is wasting $10 billion per month on an unnecessary war, just took $700 billion more from us to bail out your crooked, greedy, rich Wall St. friends, and has run up the biggest deficits in history. And, at the same time, they have alienated almost the entire world with our "go-it-alone, we're the US, we can do anything we want" foreign policy. Yes, it's time for a change and, once again, we need a Democrat to clean up the huge mess your fellow Republicans have made.

    October 25, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  9. darrell

    sneaky pete is a troll from over at Drudge i bet.

    I would implore anyone that plans to vote for Obama NOT to become overconfident and complacent over these numbers. We have been fighting too long to let this slip away, instead let's run up the score, make this election a landslide, and send a message to the world that enough is enough of the last 8 years of the Bush insanity.

    October 25, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  10. John, NC

    Don't forget about the silent majority out there, folks.

    October 25, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  11. Steve

    "Government can't doe (sic) anythign (sic) well, let alone run our economy."

    So – you don't care for our roads, military, space program, primary school system, fire and police departments, etc, etc, etc.?!?!?

    'Brian for Business' government IS the American Way of Life – in so far as it is the expression of the collective will of the American people. You, I, – like it or not – can't 'go it alone'. That is a myth your party has sold you; think about it, get over it, move on! Even Greenspan has (recently) realized that the so-called 'Free Market' needs regulation.

    "Gullible idiots = American people."

    Yup – that was the story of the LAST TWO election cycles – gullible, but mostly, fearful. And much of the fear was CREATED by your party. So sad. Hopefully, folks have learned something over the last., dismal, eight years!


    October 25, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  12. kate

    Yeah and he was ahead before the New Hampshire primary
    According to all you Media hacks he was going to trounce Hillary

    We will see.......
    As McCain says "finish the race Obama"
    Your followers had Hillary finished in February, but Obama had to limp across the finish line.
    Just couldn't close the deal
    Of course it helps if you have the DNC in your back pocket
    Pelosi ,Dodd, Franks , Dean and all the other crooks!
    Do Americans really want to see these idiots in charge?

    October 25, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  13. Susan

    Sneaky Pete, Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. His mother was from Kansas and his father was from Kenya.

    October 25, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  14. LONDON


    October 25, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  15. Maureen

    Sneaky Pete...From what I understand, John McCain was not born in the US, he was born in Panama. So based on the logic you are hearing, then John McCain can not run for President!

    Don't believe the liars who are telling you that Obama is not a citizen, he was born in Hawaii and if he wasn't, his mother was a citizen and he would be a citizen.

    October 25, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  16. v.ananthan

    IT¨S so pathetic that OBAMA needs BUSH so badly that in every speech he has to connect McCain to BUSH and to tell the voters how bad last 8 years were….
    Bush has nothing to do with 9/11 but he has prevented new terrorist actions in american soil…and people should give Bush credit for that..

    October 25, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  17. rufus

    To sneaky pete October 25th, 2008 7:48 pm ET

    Obama was born in Hawaii. However, according to the repugnant repubs (e.g., Silly Sarah) Hawaii is not "Real America". Therefore, according to Silly Sarah and the repugnant repubs Obama cannot be President of the so-called Real America. Which is fine – No one in their right mind wants to President of the repugnant repubs of the so-called Real America (not even McCain!). Obama will be President of the rest of us!

    October 25, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  18. John Smith

    Why do we pay taxes?

    -Not to spread wealth (0 point, if you think it is to spread wealth)

    -Not to give out welfare (0 point, if you think it is to give welfare)

    -Not to support the poor (0 point, if you think it is to feed the poor)

    We pay taxes "To make our Government function or work for us". As an example, the Republicans just waged 2 wars because they knew the Government had our tax monies, and one of the functions of Government is to "protect us."

    Do you want Government to protect us? If your answer is YES, then vote to pay taxes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 25, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  19. BK

    Sneaky Pete, you're right. Being born outside the US wouldn't mean he weren't a citizen since his parents were citizens. Just like McCain being born outside the US didn't disqualify him.

    October 25, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  20. Melissa

    Hey Brian for business, just FYI-the "American way of free markets" just cost the American taxpayers over $700B.... I'm ready to take a chance! Go OBAMA!!!

    October 25, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  21. Kelley

    Hey sneaky pete, Shut your pie hole.Your a MORON.

    October 25, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  22. jim

    i already voted for obama, cannot wait to send moose woman back to Alaska and that old decrepit man to Arizona

    October 25, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  23. Bet

    We cannot stop now. We must keep going. I'm heartsick at what the Rep.s have done to this country. My nephew was killed in Iraq at the very start of the war, shot down in a helo.

    No WMD, nadda, zip. We are spending our sons/daughters/husbands/wives blood in Iraq for why?
    Someome please tell me why? Because I haven't been able to make any sense from it. Iraq doesn't want us there, get us out.

    Sen. Obama will get us out. Thank God theres still some sanity left in this country. With the huge amounts of money that are being spent in Iraq maybe we can again regain some of our standing in the world, and shift our economy to better times.

    Never vote for a Rep. never, never....

    October 25, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  24. Barbara - 65 yr old white female in NC

    Pete – it had better be true. Otherwise McCain, who was born in Panama, isn't a citizen because it is not now and has never been a part of the US.

    The fear and smear from the McCain camp get worse the more they become desperate. Send the power-abusing wolf killer and her AIP-loving husband back to Alaska.

    I voted early for Obama/Biden – the CONSTITUTIONAL INTELLECTS.

    October 25, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  25. Amy

    Seems that we're finally able to see through the McCain campaign and RNC's fear tactics.

    October 25, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
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