November 1st, 2008
05:40 PM ET
6 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. Ron was a REP now a DEM

    It's all about the states now an McCain is still losing ground even in red states

    November 1, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  2. mitch

    if you have a fox poll included its tainted.

    November 1, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  3. jamie

    Obama/Ladin2008...LoL! I bet I know who Osama wants as U.S. president! Brothers in arms,how sweet. Why are blacks voting for Obama? Are they really that racist? I guess sooooo..Too bad for America, being sold out to a Muslim?? Obama=40% Arab,50%white,and 10%black,first black president?

    November 1, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  4. mike

    i dread the thought that in one missed heartbeat palin could be
    president. she is as dumb as doornail.god please help us.
    obama biden.

    November 1, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  5. davit

    Don't believe that American's are all that dumb just yet. Obama/Biden will be elected in an blow out, if not a landslide. The people have been pushed too far, and in three days we are finally going to send the message: enough is enough!

    November 1, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  6. JAMES BRADLEY

    Fox news is anti Obama I say they would be fair and balanced if they told the American public about J McCain deserting his Crippled Wife to marry for money

    November 1, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  7. Nina in Orlando

    3 MORE DAYS, Obama supporters!!! KEEP ON FIGHTING!!

    YES WE CAN!

    November 1, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  8. jamie

    CNN, are you smoking crack? Why are you supporting this terrorist for president? Do you care about America? Or are you just ran by racist blacks in Atlanta?

    November 1, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  9. Sam

    Well it looks like the the low-life scum bag democrats are out in force!!!!

    November 1, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  10. Foreigner from Asia

    Polls getting tight because Americans are still judging Obama based on his skin color. Poll is tight because in America, to win election, all you have to do is to spread unfounded lies, deceptions and use religion as a tool to fool people. Thats how you win election in America. I have not heard a single policy talks from McCain and Palin. I have learned much about Obama in GOP rally though. Thats how u win election in America.

    November 1, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  11. Becky, Midwest

    Well, I will go out and vote. But I won't vote for your wonder-boy, who hasn't done anything while in the Senate except put on a good speech. Please, you people need to open up your eyes before it's too late. You are being lead down the primrose path, right over the cliff. Obama has NEVER BEEN TESTED!! We cannot have such a lame person as President who votes "present" because he can't make a decision! Enough of this nonsense. He's not a viable, credible candidate.

    November 1, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  12. Polly

    Boy are the "bloggers" on this site negative! I hope all of the prayers heard tomorrow will "appoint" the new President in office. I'm praying for Senator McCain, but most of all I'm praying in the name of Jesus that the man who gets this job will help move us towards a path of survival.

    November 1, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  13. chester

    After obama loses the election, he will go back to being the jr. senator from Illinois he really is...nothing more, but turns out allot less. He might actually get some experience in the senate for four years before the new STAR VP Palin beats him as our next president in 2012. McCain/Palin 2008, the clear choice that puts country first.

    November 1, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  14. L MIAMI, FLORIDA

    HERE IN MIAMI THE MAJORITY OF THE BUMPER STICKERS ARE FOR OBAMA . THAT IS MY DAILY POLL WHILE DRIVING TO WORK .

    YEAH BABY !

    SI SE PUDE !

    NO MAS MENTIRAS !

    GO OBAMA / BIDEN

    November 1, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  15. travis

    Take the Fixed News poll out and see what happens to your poll of polls.

    November 1, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  16. Paul

    How exactly is a consistent 6-8 point national lead "tight"? Those numbers translate to a crushing electoral college win.

    November 1, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  17. Former McCain Voter

    For anyone with half a brain, the choice should be clear; just compare who is more like Bush, and then vote the other way. Let's have a look, shall we?

    Bush: Governor of big energy producing state
    Palin: Governor of big energy producing state

    Bush: Undistinguished academic career
    Palin: Undistinguished academic career

    Bush: OK to have a beer with
    Palin: OK to have a beer with

    Bush: Problems with grammar and syntax when speaking
    Palin: Problems with grammar and syntax when speaking

    Bush: Talks to God
    Palin: Talks to God

    Bush: Used private email for government matters
    Palin: Used private email for government matters

    Bush: Lies a lot.
    Palin: Lies a lot.

    Bush: Ethical lapses
    Palin: Ethical lapses

    Cheney: Used office for personal vendettas
    Palin: Used office for personal vendettas

    Yup, that's real mavericky change; you betcha!

    Get out those Obama voters, people. We all need to to do our part to remove the stench of the last 8 years.

    November 1, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  18. TND

    Not really tightening, Gallup (all models @ 10% today). CNN still needs to update.

    Tightening may help ratings but it isn't really happening.

    BTW not one poll has McCain/Palin ahead,

    Did anyone hear the prank call to Palin from the French Canadian Comedians pretending to be Nicolas Sarkozy?

    She doesn't know who the Canadian Prime Minister is (U.S's largest trading partner) and thinks that Quebec has a Prime Minister.

    One heartbeat away... Yikes!

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

    It is time to unify this country and stop the division!

    VOTE OBAMA/BIDEN

    November 1, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  20. Laurel

    At this stage in the game it is beyond belief how anyone can be undecided. There are so many fundamental differences between the two candidates and the parties. Either people are really uninformed on the issues or they just don't care. Yes, the devil probably is in the details of both of their tax and health plans and at this stage in the game, no one is going to really choose a candidate on these issues. Undecided voters will simply need to look at who is best prepared to take the nation in the direction it needs to go. Taking a good look at decisions they made along the way; how they handled crises; how they chose a vice president, and how the campaigns have been managed; these are probably good early indicators of how they would run their presidency. Need I say more?

    Also, when a campaign has to resort to fear and smear, it is a sign they know they are losing. Desperation before concession.

    November 1, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  21. John V., FL

    CNN:

    2 points is tight. 6 points is not. You are being very irresponsible with all your sensationalistic articles, and are playing with our national interests while at it.

    I bet you won't post this.

    November 1, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  22. max

    I know mccain wants to make the rich richer, he wants to continue the Bush policy. Obama wants evrybody to have a taste of the american dreams. I do not want to lose my dream house to foclosure. Go Go Obama!

    November 1, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  23. Dre

    GO SEE THIS ON YOUTUBE !!! SARAH PALIN GOT PRANK BY A CANADIAN RADIO STATION !!! HILARIOUS !! hahahahhahahha

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4aHL12vtEM&w=640&h=390]

    November 1, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  24. No Hillary = No Obama

    Watch Missouri – that's the state that will start spreading the news.

    November 1, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  25. John

    A win is not good enough. We must go for a total discredit of the failed expanding government we have seen under Bush with McCain support. I want 50 states, 40 is not good enough! In sport we think, when the opponent is down, finish him.
    GO OBAMA & Biden
    Please restore respect to the presidency and our country

    November 1, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
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