November 1st, 2008
05:40 PM ET
5 years ago

CNN poll of polls: Race remains tight

(CNN) – Sen. Barack Obama has lost a single point of his lead over Sen. John McCain in CNN’s latest national poll of polls.

Obama is ahead of McCain by six points in Saturday’s poll of polls. Fifty percent of likely voters nationally support Obama, 44 percent support McCain, and six percent are unsure about their choice for president.

In CNN’s October 31 national poll of polls, Obama had a seven-point lead over McCain – 50 percent compared to 43 percent.

CNN’s latest national general election poll of polls consists of the following six surveys: Fox/Opinion Dynamics (October 28-29), ABC/Washington Post (October 28-31), Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby (October 29-31), Gallup (October 29-31), Diageo/Hotline (October 29-31), and IBD/TIPP (October 27-31).

CNN’s national poll of polls does not have a sampling error.

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  1. Speider

    Wow! I'm glad the election vote fixing will take care of that, otherwise a democrat might take over and stop the financial raping of the populace and allow SOCIALISM to replace the current FASCISM.

    November 1, 2008 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  2. Martha Hussein Baker for Barack

    Everybody get out and VOTE! It's not over yet! VOTE VOTE VOTE!

    OBAMA/BIDEN '08

    McFalin has adopted "Hillary Clinton Math" to prove they are winning! LOL!

    November 1, 2008 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  3. reddy

    You all OBAMA supporters, Obama wrote lot about his Aunt, and spok e lot about tthis aunt in lot of his speeches. why wouldn't he know about her? He know it he only want to use her to his advantage. I hope you all realize this before all is over. Obama is a self served selfish Politician

    November 1, 2008 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  4. lisa-Indiana

    Two votes for Obama/Biden today! Better yet, two votes Dem straight ticket!! Another vote tomorrow coming from a co-worker! A republican friend always laughs and tells me he cancels out my vote each election. Well, so far this election he may cancel out my vote, but not the other 10 I have on Obama's side! Never have I contributed to a campaign, but this year was my first time with great pleasure!

    HOOSIERS it is time to change our state BLUE!! For all of the Indiana voters who have cast their ballots knowing they meant nothing in the final count since LBJ, this is YOUR year to make it mean something!!! We go Blue for the Colts, We go Blue for the Pacers, lets go Blue for the Obama/Biden ticket!!!

    November 1, 2008 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  5. reddy

    why do you wan to keep this in the moderation for ever

    You all OBAMA supporters, Obama wrote lot about his Aunt, and spok e lot about tthis aunt in lot of his speeches. why wouldn't he know about her? He know it he only want to use her to his advantage. I hope you all realize this before all is over. Obama is a self served selfish Politician

    November 1, 2008 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  6. ken

    Just finished watching Sean Hannity and Alan Colmes. They had an interesting show with guests from both sides of the campaign. The race is tightening they have another show tomorrow with new developments, don't miss it. Stay informed to the latest.

    November 1, 2008 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  7. sue texas

    DID ANYONE HEAR MUSLE HEAD STEROIDS SHOOTING ARONALD WITH HIS UGLY SELF .I DON'T SEE HOW MARIA WAKES UP EVERY MORNING AND HAVE TO LOOK AT HIM.AND MC CAIN I JUST PUT IT THIS WAY,IF I HAD TO WAKE UP TO HIM EVERY MORNING I SUPPOSE I BE A DRUG ADDICT LIKE CINDY TO.

    November 1, 2008 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  8. Tom

    Hey Ted:Canada! Get ready because if Obama wins, millions of us are headed for your country because ours will cease to exist! The real question is how you will feel about having a socialist/communist country immediately to your south!!

    November 1, 2008 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  9. Steve

    It still amazes me how much Palin frightens the liberal left...go Sarah go...please you lazy Dems...keep your grubby welfare fingers out of my wallet!!!!!!

    November 1, 2008 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  10. Tom

    If you want change vote for Obama – If you'd prefer to have dollars, vote for McCain.

    November 1, 2008 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  11. Repub 4 Obama

    A plumbing license is not the only license "Joe the Plumber" is having troubles with. The former Mesa resident has a suspended driver's license and outstanding court fines in Arizona, according to Mesa Municipal Court records.

    November 1, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  12. tyme4chaing

    Well that Cheney endorsement didn't work well. Bush/Cheney the same policy. McCain/Palin the exact same policy.

    November 1, 2008 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  13. Tom

    Stephan Munch – interesting because most foreign leaders think Obama is "weak" and a joke. Read the quotes. Palin has executive experience, can you imagine Biden as prez? He'd start wars with all the stupid venom he spews. I'm sure India would be especially happy with him. Brillliant. That's what you Obama supporters are – totally .......brilliant.

    November 1, 2008 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  14. facts are facts

    Look at the polling people cited. They are all Republican stooges other tan gallup.

    November 1, 2008 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  15. There's no money

    What's the difference. Obama has no money for any of his programs, McCain has none to keep the tax cuts. We just gave a trilllion to bail out a bunch of banks! Sure we can just print more, or borrow more from China.

    No matter who is president, we need to save more and consume less.

    November 1, 2008 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  16. Garry

    If you support gay marriage...vote for Obama.....if you support spreading the wealth around...vote for Obama...if you want to see another 1.3 million living babies killed next year in this country...vote for Obama...if you want to surrender Iraq to the radical Sunnis in Tikrit, the Sadrist, and to Iranian influence...vote for Obama.

    If you want to put Country First, protect the American dream, and WIN in Iraq and Afghanistan, stand up and fight...and vote for McCain!!!!

    November 1, 2008 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  17. jafapete

    "In any other country in the world palin would be considered a joke."

    Yes, I can confirm that she *is* considered a joke in New Zealand. Furthermore, even many of our *conservative* politicians here say that they would like to see Obama elected.

    Back on track: How does a six point lead "remain tight" when that is actually much, much more than Bush's 2004 "mandate", for example?

    November 1, 2008 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  18. INDEPENDANT VET

    POLLS POLLS , WITH ALL THE FRAUD VOTES GOING ON , HOW CAN THE POLLS , COME ANY WHERE CORRECT . NOW FAX YOUR VOTE, WHAT NEXT ..

    NOW WE ARE SEEING 11,500 CONTRIBUTIONS CAME IN FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES, WITH A TOTAL OF 33,8 MILLION DOLLARS. FOR ACRON FOR OBAMA. , WHAT KIND OF A ELECTION IS GOING ON . BAD ENEOUGH ACORN DIGGING UP DEAD VOTERS,. NOW WE SEE WHERE THERE FUNDING IS COMING FROM . AS IF NO ONE KNEW. MORE MONEY FOR CANDLES SO THE CAN LITE UP THE GRAVE YARDS , SO THE DEAD CAN SIGN HERE.

    CHICAGO POLITICS , HOLLWOOD STYLE , WRIGHT PELOSI .

    November 1, 2008 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  19. Ohioans for Obama

    If you are unsure on how to vote in this election, remember that first impressions are good indicators of character. Look at the two campaigns – they are a telltale sign of how each man would behave as president. McCain likes to play on fears of "terrorism", "socialism", "Iran (recall his Bomb, Bomb, Bomb song)", "anything that is not like his view of a proper American". Obama likes to show that there is a brighter future with his Presidency and has a positive plan for change. I'm going with the guy that sees a positive future for the US and displays this view when he campaigns. President Obama will take the US in this positive direction.

    November 1, 2008 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  20. jay

    All the vile, vulgar, nasty campaign lies from the mccain-palin camp are paying off for them.
    CNN should stop making excuses for mccain and his smutty campaign.
    Our country deserves better that McCain and Palin...and the press is helping them get elected by excusing their vulgar campaign and not making them back-up their lies against senator Obama.

    November 1, 2008 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  21. Honestly Palin vs Obama

    The GOP really botched this one up. Lest be serious, Palin has infinitely more experience than Obama. c'mon you know it. Even if she was Governor for 1 day, she has more experience. But wait, Obama has a Harvard Degree, OK, he can study & get good grades, next?
    If the GOP would have pushed this "experience" issue that the Dems created. It would have worked for McCain regardless of how the arguement went, Why?
    Because it would put the #1 guy on one ticket against the #2 on the other. That aspect alone is a win for McCain-Palin.

    November 1, 2008 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  22. Bryan

    McCain/palin 08 I want leadership, experience and leadership and Obama/Biden do not offer this...McCain supporters get out on tuesday and lets get these two mavericks into the white house...

    November 1, 2008 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  23. rumel

    i agree with carlos – it's unfortunate, and indeed "sad to see that americans are as dumb as much as the world thinks they are. " here are two candidates – senators obama and biden offering the american people feasible programs to address their failing economy and "revarnish" the tarnished image of americans abroad.

    and now the race is tightening????????????? tsk. tsk. tsk. what a grim prospect for america and the world should mr. mccain and sarah palin win this election with their finger-pointing, name-calling, and subtly veiled racism. if they win (God forbid) and their policies will fail as they have failed under the much despised bush presidency (or is it cheney who is the president of the u.s.), they'l be all over the place blaming others for their failures.

    November 1, 2008 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  24. vahe

    its okay Obama will win this race

    November 1, 2008 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  25. Andy

    I feel sorry for the undecideds that are predominently white women over 40 who feel the Democratic party abandoned them when Hillary lost the primary. Come on ladies, Hillary lost fair and square. Obama ran a clean campaign wher as Hillary played dirty and gave McCain dirt to sling with her name on it. After all that was Obama suppose to pick her as VP? Support Obama now, he's your best chance, at least his platform is close to Hillary's. I didn't like Hillary but I sure would have voted for her over McCain/Palin! Vote your conscience tuesday, don't be bitter.

    November 1, 2008 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
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