October 25th, 2008
04:55 PM ET
10 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. k williams

    i'll take that one please. anyday of the week.

    October 25, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  2. Betty the maid

    brian you silly dumb azz.....mccain was born in panama now stick that up your hole and rotate

    October 25, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  3. UU

    Republicans controlled the WH, Senate and Congress for 6years and wrecked havoc to the economy through the so-called DEREGULATED Free Market Economy and where did that get us today? The Democrats took over in 2006 and tried to introduce a REGULATED Free Market but they keep getting a VETO from GWB or their effort keep getting defeated due to their narrow lead majority in Congress.
    Now that there is an economic crisis everybody is blaming the current congressional leadership and calling for REGULATIONS. Where were these calls btw 2000 and 2006? I think we need to call a spade, a SPADE. A REGULATED FREE MARKET ECONOMY IS THE BEST AND WILL CURTAIL WALL STREET EXCESSES.

    October 25, 2008 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  4. MGC

    Brian for Business -"Change can also be a mistake."

    Are you kidding me fool? The Republican ticket hasn't provided ONE alternative to this economic mess we're in. There's nothing that can happen now but change because change is inevitable. WHAT has mccain offered that's different than Bush on economic policies? Please, give me ONE example.

    The whole idea of "trickle down econmics" is completely ridiculous as its what got us here in the first place. There have been so many lost jobs due to outsourcing and other means and we weren't protected from this ludicrous idea of running the country.

    McCain has no new suggestions for the economy and what he does suggest follows the same principles that the bush administration has offered.

    This election is more than winning or losing for either candidate and I feel McCain is more focused on winning the election than wanting to gear our country in a better direction, thus making him to not discuss the real issues.

    How many people do you know that make more than 250K? Because that's who he's really interested in protecting.

    October 25, 2008 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  5. Polly

    McCain is my guy all the way! I just can't see America standing without him as Commander in Chief.

    October 25, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  6. J.D.

    Call your relatives in battleground states and tell them to vote for Obama now. Right now. Right frickin' now.

    October 25, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  7. Anna Brady

    i believe Barrack Obama will be an excellent president. We do not need another Bush in the white house. Senator Mccain has never denied that he voted Bush policies 90% of the time. if u listen closely to what Barrack Obama is saying about joe the plumber, he will not be raising his taxes. it scares me to think that Sarah Palin could become president should anything happen to Senator Mccain.

    October 25, 2008 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  8. Dan, TX

    I voted for Obama in Texas already. Man, that felt good. Please everyone, let's get an intelligent president ready to lead on day one. You know, that one, Barack Obama.

    October 25, 2008 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  9. Dan, TX

    Sneaky pete: I've never seen a post about Obama not being a citizen. McCain's campaign and Palin's campaign have said they have seen the proof he is a US citizen for themselves and there is no question about it.

    McCain said, "If Obama isn't a citizen, then neither am I."

    October 25, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  10. Betty the maid

    Guys....our 8 year old night mare is almost over.........we are gonna crush those right wing wacko doodles......congress will be ours and so will the presidency!!!! It will be our world!!!
    watch out repubes and jesus freaks its open season....revolution he we go!!!!

    obama 08 12

    October 25, 2008 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  11. Julian, UK

    McCain would have been the better choice if he was at least 10yrs younger but its too late for the likes of him and the only thing he has to prepare for is his retirement come Nov5. Age and health should bebig issues in this election and all these go against the GOP ticket.

    October 25, 2008 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  12. Andrew

    Brian for business, people are already losing their jobs, houses and way of life. Bush and the republicans have already killed the American dream for all but the top 3 percent. The thing these hateful people don't understand is without people on the bottom to buy products and goods they will eventually go down too. Their greed and hate is just to great, so we the people must take matters into our own hands. And that we will do, Obama/Biden '08.

    October 25, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  13. Rodmyr Plantin

    I would feel more comfortable if Barack Obama was up by 15 or more. November 4th is near and it seems like McCain/Palin campaign is dismantling. Palin has her own agenda and McCain can't controll her. We do not need this in the white house! McCain can't run his campaign and obvisously can't controll Sahra Palin so how is you going to run a country and handle the economic issuses.

    October 25, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  14. lyn

    Brian for business where have you been for the past 8yrs, McCain & Bush have made this big MESS. Now Obama will lead us out of this MESS. Obama was born in Hawaii and is a US citizen.

    October 25, 2008 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  15. Noel

    Brian you are an idiot. Bush in spending 10 billion a month in iraq.. Think about that for a change. What would that amount of money do to the American economy.

    Toronto, Ontario

    October 25, 2008 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  16. John

    Brian for business, I see everybody is picking on you. So I read your post and I see 'McCain Palin and Hillary supporters' as a tag ID.

    Have you wondered if that is possible, given whom Hillary supports now? You need to reconcile this one way or the other, jealousy can drive you mad.

    October 25, 2008 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  17. deletha reid

    god bless america and may god choose the man he thinks will

    best govern .

    October 25, 2008 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  18. Aviate

    "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."

    Been there, done that under Bush, Cheney and McCain. Remember what happened last time we had a Democratic president? Job & wage growth? Budget surpluses? Funny how all the deficits and financial scandals (remember the S & L debacle?) happen under Republican presidents pushing deregulation.

    McCain's guru, Phil Gramm, said Clinton's tax plans would cause a major recession and destroy the economy. Instead we had a great run–until the Republicans took control.

    We won't come crying to you. We won't need to.

    October 25, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  19. Anonymous

    Some one tell me how making the rich pay a honest wage for a hard days work is socialism. When Obama talks about spreading the wealth., this is what he is talking about. Its time the rich stopped stealing our blood and sweat.

    October 25, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  20. Andrew Morris

    Rite.on.org yesterday circulated another of these concocted stories about Obama not being a natural born US citizen. This sort of stuff plays to a small sector of the base that laps up this nonsense. Yes, he was born in Hawaii. End of story.

    October 25, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  21. v. spence

    we are behind Mccain and Palin. We need good American heroes not Kenya born Obama who we really do not know much and where all his money is coming from, not from American people.

    October 25, 2008 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  22. Rome 4 O'BAMA

    Obama/Biden 08

    October 25, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  23. R.C.

    McCain was born in Panama, so if Obama isn't a citizen then neither is McCain

    October 25, 2008 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  24. Meh

    SNeaky Pete> Give it up. You've asked that exact same question in every single article on here. I don't believe for a second you want clarification. You're clearly a Republican troll trying to insinuate something about Obama. Whatevs.
    Smart people aren't going to buy that baloney.

    October 25, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  25. Obama is for UNITING of the PEOPLE

    McCain Palin and Hillary supporters 2008, Brian for Business and sneaky pete.......PICK UP YOUR CHECK IN ALASKA TOMORROW IN TROOPERGATE MEETING..... YOU PAID BLOGGER JOB IS OVER.............JOB PERFORMANCE BELOW AVERAGE...

    October 25, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
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