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. Aston Kutcher

    Dang... Palin got punked today by a radio station in Montreal by pretending to be the French President. They totally gave names of people who were not in office. She's as bright as a one watt bulb. She deserves to get punked.

    November 1, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  2. John

    In the end, Obama will be President Obama, unless Americans are as remedial as the republican party. It will be fantastic when Democrats can flush the republican toilet, since they haven't flushed it in eight years, all because they think their s**t doesn't stink. Imagine McCains intestinal stink, who knows what he's hidden up there...

    November 1, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  3. sybille Wehrli

    Oh Gosh, who cares about the polls, this time we're not going to let the Republican take over 4 more years of disaster. No way, no How, no McCain, Palin, Cheney, Bush. no no no no no.....
    Get OUT and VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE.
    Obama/Biden 08'

    November 1, 2008 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  4. Charles county resident

    Yall need to get over this racist crap and just accept Obama as president

    November 1, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  5. Jenny

    Do these polls include newly registered voters? If not, I'd the polls are wrong. Carlos, please don't call all of us stupid. I'm not voting for McCain. I am intelligent enough to research the issues. I refuse to listen to smear campaigning.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2008

    Thank God this is almost over!

    November 1, 2008 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  6. Ivy

    McCain should be ashamed of himself.How will he be able to show his face in the U.S.Senate we he consedes defeat.

    November 1, 2008 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  7. Rich

    Of course CNN wants it to be tight. It isn't very good for the networks if at 9 ET, they call the race pretty much over and by 10ET it is all over.

    But get out and VOTE! And vote for change, Obama/Biden!

    November 1, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  8. Pollskeptic

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

    I dunno. Including Zogby looks like a sampling error to me.

    November 1, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  9. Lekside

    Can't wait until Nov 5......The Angry Senator back to Congress and the "Hockey Mom" back to her Walmart clothes in Anchorage.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08 AND 12.

    November 1, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  10. Nice'

    CNN, I cannot believe that you are giving fuel to the garbage trash that the republicans throw on your front porch! You have lost all credibility with me, you have been bought!! You guys are a sellout...Get off Obama's twice removed aunt already..how is this relevant to the man, we all have relatives that have issues. When there is no October surprise you are helping to create one...SHAME ON YOU!!!

    November 1, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  11. Wanderer

    Don't be intimidated by the polls. Don't get cocky, either. What we need to do now is to get out and VOTE. .. VOTE...

    No need to wait

    No need to think

    Believe in your HOPE for CHANGE

    VOTE for CHANGE ...

    Every VOTE counts ….

    November 1, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  12. Hard Working American for McCain

    Vote McCain/Palin, a real true and positive change for this country. The other option, a democrat is a fake, cheat and full of BS. God help us all should he weazle his way into the White House.

    November 1, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  13. Susan in NC

    In recent history, has there been any other candidate for national office who refuses to release their (is this case "her") medical condition to the public? Or one who refuses to speak to a "real" press Q & A for the American people? As a cancer survivor, I know Sen. McCain's odds of recurrence and I simply cannot believe that this nation will even consider having such an incompetent person serve as Vice President of this great nation. She truly scares the hell out of me!

    November 1, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  14. Terrance

    There is no such thing as change when we elect the same type of political year in and year out. Open your eyes people. Try not to elect anyone, Democrat or Republican, that has been in office in the last 4 years. Impossible. They are all to blame anyways. regardless of party denomination.

    November 1, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  15. FLORIDA for Obama

    Husband voted today OBAMA
    I will vote Tuesday OBAMA

    May the Spirits above Forgive them if the Republicans STEAL this election as was done in 2004.
    There WILL BE a REVOLUTION

    November 1, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  16. liz4

    I don't think the race is going to be very close. Obama have more sincere voters than Mccain. Especially, towards the final days of an election, many different strategies will be used to motivate people.

    Remember! A vote for Obama is a vote for change. All the problems in the world will not be solved by anyone, but I have understanding, faith , trust and confidence in his better judgement.

    The greatest struggle that Mccain has had was being a POW.
    Since working in the Senate he has been living large. With his salary and especially his wife's $4+ million, he has not had to truly think about how the bills are going to get paid on time and the price of groceries, mortages and the list goes on.

    Think about it.

    I'm sure since he is against sharing the wealth, he won't donate to charities, etc.

    November 1, 2008 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  17. Steve in Las Vegas,NV

    Actually THE only poll that really matters is your VOTE!

    Make sure yours counts by checking your ballot CAREFULLY first, before casting it!!!

    If you don't vote...Don't complain!

    Obama/Biden 08/12

    November 1, 2008 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  18. Andy - Toronto

    Hail from Canada! I just want to tell my American friends that Tuesday is the day when you will have to prove the rest of the world wrong. It is the day when you will have to publicly apologize to the world for having elected GWB twice in a row, thereby bringing war, death and destruction to this planet and causing the global economic collapse. We all paid for your mistakes. As such, this time it is your turn for vindication, to hopefully undo your previous wrongs. It is your opportunity to finally put someone intelligent, coherent, sensible, PRAGMATIC and honest in the WH. Vote for the candidate who has demonstrated great character, civility, and a sense of service to his nation. Vote for Barack Obama, because he is the only one that will be able to restore your standing in the world and will change the way the rest of us see you. He has demonstrated that he can bring out the best in you; I wish we could have the privilege of having him as a candidate for our highest office. Please, I beg you, don't waste this opportunity!

    November 1, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  19. Marl from Canada

    Alright. I know that most of the Americans are ignorant and uneducated. So they would go for McCain and Palin. Condolence for another for years!!!!!!!!

    November 1, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  20. The dems on this board are disgusting

    You democratic ANIMALS.. spewing Hate.. Calling Names.. you should be ashamed of yourselves.. you think you are high and mighty. You are what is just so wrong about your party. Vile and putrid..

    November 1, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  21. Anonymous in CO

    Do any of these polls include the first time YOUNG voters who want "change" in Washington. The young voters don't want a 72 year old man – older than most of their grandparents – and a woman who will put all that women have worked so hard for back into the dark ages. These young men and women are our future and they will come out for Obama.

    November 1, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  22. Bill, ca

    The polls of polls are manipulated from day to day.

    Important however Miisouri, Montana, Indiana and Arizona are getting more and more disastrous for McCain.
    So much for the polls.

    Go home palin u are a disgrace.

    Obama / Biden 08

    November 1, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  23. chris

    I THINK WE MIGHT EXPERIENCE THE BRADLEY FACTOR AGAIN

    November 1, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  24. e456razeit

    Palin! Whagt a joke. Where are her medical records? What is she trying to hide?

    November 1, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  25. e456razeit

    Palin! What a joke. Where are her medical records? What is she trying to hide?

    November 1, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
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