October 30th, 2008
11:03 PM ET
5 years ago

New CNN Poll of polls: Obama holding on to national advantage

(CNN) - After a string of surveys that seemed to indicate John McCain was reducing Barack Obama's polling edge, the most recent numbers added to the latest CNN poll of polls suggest the Democratic nominee is holding on to his advantage nationally.

A new CNN Poll of Polls compiled Thursday evening indicates that 50 percent of likely voters are backing Obama for president, with 43 percent supporting McCain and 7 percent undecided.

The previous poll of polls, compiled earlier Thursday, suggested that Obama held a 5 point lead over McCain.

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This latest edition of the poll of polls is an average of eight national surveys: CBS/New York Times (October 25-29), Fox/Opinion Dynamics (October 28-29), ARG (October 25-27), ABC/Washington Post (October 26-29), Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby (October 27-29), Gallup October 27-29), Diageo/Hotline (October 27-29) and IBD/TIPP (October 25-29).

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. KJL

    I'm surprised the spread isn't a lot wider. That anyone with a lick of sense would vote for McCain with Palin on the ticket is beyond comprehension.

    October 30, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  2. Tom, KS

    Ha, I knew the polls weren't tightening!

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    The Financial Times and now The Economist have both endorsed Obama for the presidency. Why is it none of the Main Stream Media outlets have covered this while allowing McShame and Failin to keep up their attack about Barack being a socialist. Clearly the top economic magazines in this country understand that that is simply not true and that Obama has the right plan to lead us into a more prosperous future. Please CNN start doing your job and call out McCain when he is clearly lying.

    October 30, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  3. Is it just me?

    How can CNN be running two stories next to each other, one that says "Obama holding on" and one that says we have "buyer's remorse"? Are polls stupid or what?

    October 30, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  4. Sean

    How can they have two "poll of polls" in one day? And to be so far off. Really, CNN... Just leave the "Holes of Polls" alone.

    October 30, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  5. Sam SixPack

    Soon, we'll all be making the training wage.

    October 30, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  6. zardoz

    John McCain is recycled George W Bush...just older and grumpier....
    Sarah Palin is recycled George W Bush...just younger and dumber, if that is possible

    October 30, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  7. B. Smart

    . . . . VOTE!

    The real poll is your vote.

    Democrats 08.

    October 30, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  8. Lisa

    John McCain has four more days to tell lies and play in the mud. I am so shocked at the approach he has taken. Nothing will ever surprise me again. I really did trust him(McCain) when he said he would run a clean campaign. I guess it is not working JM

    October 30, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |