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.

soundoff (338 Responses)
  1. Please think

    Uh...6 points is an electoral landslide. Come on CNN you don't have to spin it! It's history we are still gonna watch!

    November 1, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  2. Rural CA

    Please go out and vote people! Obama Biden for me! I sincerely hope it is not a close election and the dems can make a statement about the republican party. Send a message of change people!!!

    November 1, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  3. rita lovely

    there isno redistribution of wealth on sen. o'bama's part, it is merely taking back what was ours in the first place

    November 1, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  4. CANUDOWHAT

    YYYEESSS Obama is gonna be president..come on yall vote..we can't let that Old short arm man be the next president.there should be an age limit to be president he is too old.He need to prepare his self for the nursing home he is too old.Sara Palin is just like having Paris hilton as president we are all doomed.

    MCCAIN GO SOMEWHERE & SITE DOWN U TOO OLD

    November 1, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  5. Republican that voted for Obama/Biden TEXAS

    McCain won't recogonize Arizona – it's going blue.
    Palin can go back to Alaska and please take the "First Dude". The Alaskan Independence Party misses you all.

    Please just leave so Barack Obama can turn the Nation around.

    November 1, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  6. CANUDOWHAT

    SIT DOWN.. MY BAD

    November 1, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  7. Darrell

    I am not from the US but want to send a hello out to all the smart Americans that are about to vote.As you all know the rest of the world that wants Americans to do well are hoping and praying you all get out and vote for Obama.The McCain campaign has proved to the world that there is only one hope and it is Obama.The economy would surely be a disaster if McCain and Palin got the nod.The entire economy would fall to pieces if Palin ever had to step up a s President.I wish you all well and hope you get out and do the right thing and vote for Obama !!

    November 1, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  8. Bud in PA

    Remember that 'likely voters' does not include young voters, African-American voters, Hispanic voters, etc. as these groups tend to stay away come election day.

    This election will be decided by those groups, who have been very vocal in tis election period.

    November 1, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  9. Jaffar

    John McCain’s military experience, was it really successful? How do you define success in a military? To me in a nutshell success would be, you start at the bottom and you rise up the ladder to the top, what did John McCain do? He went to war in Vietnam, got shot down, spent five years in enemy prison.
    feel bad for him, appreciate his sacrifice, but success is not one of them, when he got back divorced his wife and married his present wife who is rich, he needed her money and connections to become who he is today.
    I don’t know his father of grand father but I read where they ended there military careers was a successful one, again John McCain’s beginnings coming from some one else.
    That is a history of a man who most of his life depended on other people to carry him.
    One more thing when some one is in prison, your local prison or military prison and they tell you it is time to go, it is not an option, they don’t give you the option of saying I am going to wait till my friends are released, story John McCain successfully sold to some Americans, some thing funny there.
    how ever I don’t think it is a disqualifier for presidency just not a resume of a leader, the question I tried to answer to my self was where does John McCain get this national security credential he seems to be handed by some people?
    I personally would not trust McCain with the security of my Farm, the man didn’t even know how many houses he owned when it is only seven houses he should have knows that, I could have understood if he was in a real state business with hundreds of houses bought and sold every day or every month.
    The biggest and recent sign that he is a follower and not a leader is his pick of Sara Palin
    For VP lets face it, he was forced to pick her by some radical right wing Lobbyist, basically he does not even have his own principles or any sort of vision.
    This is just a simple man’s opinion hardly an educated one at that and perhaps politically incorrect.

    Jaffar.

    November 1, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  10. Beverly

    John McCain is 72 years old. Too old to deal with the stresses this country is facing. While he is commented for his military service to this country and the injuries he sustained. You have to know that his injuries were severe. Today those same injuries are still very painful (authritis, aches in the joints, etc.). I am sure there are days it is very difficult to deal with the pain. I would suggest the Senator McCain is currently on some pain medication on a daily basis.

    ISenator McCain I'm sure was very sharp man in his day, however, mother nature has taken and will take its course sooner than we need it to happen. Our country needs a strong, sharp, smart, intelligent younger man to deal with these problems our country faces today. Please voter think – - – Vote Obama/Biden08

    November 1, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  11. Betty, Virginia

    VIRGINIA WILL BE BLUE!!!!!!! Some of us moderate republicans wouldn't vote Palin if they paid us... oh yea, she did pay the folks in Alaska...

    EIGHT IS ENOUGH! OUR YOUNG PEOLPE ARE DYING FOR A WAR WE SHOULD NEVER HAVE STARTED. LET'S BRING THEM HOME! I TRULY BELIEVE WE'LL BE IN MORE WARS IF MCCAIN IS ELECTED.

    If you listen carefully, McCain is fight, fight, fight...
    Obama is work together, unity, hope...

    I'll choose hope!

    November 1, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  12. Bushwhacked in Eugene, OR

    Do these or other polls include people who have already voted, or merely those who have yet to vote? With so many democrats having voted already, this could be skewing the results.

    I already voted - we vote by mail in Oregon, very civilized - and I can't wait for this to be over!

    November 1, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  13. Kick Obama's Aunt Out--

    She's not only an illegal immigrant, she's living off my taxes in Public Housing in Boston. Send her back to Kenya tomorrow and don't let her back in.

    November 1, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  14. chester

    It will be nice to have a real HERO McCain as our president, a true experienced leader that has served his country first his whole career. Obama is a joke, his shady background and radical ideology is a danger to the country. Obama has no experience, no qualifications and no backbone to be president, only false promises and empty words. Obama simply is the master of DECEIT with solutions to none. Hey liberal loons, how can you be so stupid with this fraud called obama. The only thing obama will change is a position and false promises. Thank god the majority of America will ensure the fraud obama is not elected. McCain will make a great president and the new STAR Palin will be a great VP very soon and America will be better for it..

    November 1, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  15. Jeff Gott

    who would want to vote for someone who is a Socialist, wants to destroy the constitution, Who's friend wrote a book dedicated to Sirhan Sirhan, Has criminal accorn people willing to try and ruin the election, had media banked in his favor, hangs with terrorist, cut funding to our troops, commited treason, cant tell the truth about taxes (250K is not down to 120K), against the freedom of speach and wants to spread the wealth.

    At least with McCain you know we wont change out capitolist values and still be America. Under Obama we will be China.

    McCain / Palin 08

    November 1, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  16. eseinune, Nigeria

    Obama offers fresh hope to the realisation of the American dream. If the rest of the world were to vote, Obama would win the elections by a margin of more than 90.9%.

    November 1, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  17. FactCheck

    You can blog all you want but unless you VOTE, you have absolutely no say in this matter.

    November 1, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  18. Obama Feeling the Noose?

    That's right, the polls are tightening--and this thing with his illegal immigrant aunt living off taxpayer money in Public Housing is going to squeeze him a little more.

    November 1, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  19. I Just Said Thanks, but No Thanks to Another 4 Years of g.o.p. corruption, arrogance and incompetence

    Dick Cheney endorses McCain/Palin

    Need I say more?

    OB08

    November 1, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  20. beckyofthewoods

    with all the hate the Obama and Biden have for christian middle americans how do they expect to rule us good people.

    November 1, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  21. The Dutchman

    Prediction on electoral votes: Obama -400; McCain 138.
    A landslide!!!!!!!!!!!
    By Wednesday, the USA will all be blue, due to 40+ states colored in blue and the rest of the states singing the blues!!

    Everyone who is going to "BARAK the vote for THAT ONE named OBAMA", please vote before Tuesday!! Even if you have to stand in line for hours. Vote for freedom and equality. Vote early and don't let right wingnuts suppress your vote.

    November 1, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  22. chester

    We all know McCain is the best qualified to be president. Funny how our next VP Palin will also be more qualified to be president than the fraud called obama. Awesome !!!!

    November 1, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  23. PSB

    Carlos seems to be one of the "dumb americans" if he thinks Obama is capable of leading a nation under war or into the brighter economic days that will follow no matter who is commander in chief. Idiot!

    November 1, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  24. Polly

    I pray that the next President of the United States will dedicate himself towards making our country financially independant again! I also pray that the citizens of this Country will do all in their power to do the same!

    November 1, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  25. Jeff

    It really is scary that people could be stupid enough to vote for McSame and Palin. We have had 8 years of sheer hell and failed Republican policies, we have the biggest deficit and economic state since the Great Depression and people are considering McSame? What the hell is wrong with the American people? Anyone who would vote for someone who has voted 100% of the time on economic issues as President Bush is a complete moron just like the person they would be voting for. Voting 100% of the time on economic issues as President Bush and choosing Palin as your running mate just shows how terrible McSame's judgement is.

    And I won't even get started on how completely stupid Palin is, but I will say this...McSame is, I think, 72 and has had cancer. It is probable that he could die in office, and then look what we'd be stuck with as President. Someone whose idea of foreign policy is being able to see Russia from her backyard. Oh God, please help the American people gain a single brain cell so they can see the obvious choice is Obama-Biden.

    November 1, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
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