February 27th, 2008
09:00 AM ET
15 years ago

Obama tops new national polls

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/POLITICS/02/26/schneider.poll/art.mccain.obama.gi.jpg caption=" New national polls show Sen. Barack Obama, right, trumping Sen. John McCain in November."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - Three national polls of Democrats show Sen. Barack Obama is the front-runner for the nomination. But what's behind this latest momentum?

There's growing evidence that Obama is seen as more electable than Sen. Hillary Clinton.

If you average the "poll of polls" - AP-IPSOS, USA Today/Gallup and CBS/New York Times - Obama leads Clinton 50 percent to 40 percent, with 10 percent unsure.

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  1. DAN

    Obama is a mean talker and Hillary is a great doer.
    If Americans really choose Obama, I think ,that means the GOD doesn’t want bless USA.

    February 27, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  2. TheRightNut

    I voted for Obama. Deal with it!!

    February 27, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  3. Jonathan

    I've seen the results of hundreds of polls and not once have I or anyone I know ever been polled. Just a thought but if you're going to run articles on how much of a lead Obama has or that McCain will be almost impossible to beat in the national election how about polling a couple more MILLIONS of people and not a couple hundred as they walk out of a McCain or Obama sideshow.

    February 27, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  4. Greg

    How would it ever be possible to re-elect the Republicans, the US is in recession, heading towards depression, the foreign debt meter is about to overflow, inflation is skyrocketing, unemployment is up, and yes some good news the surge is working.
    God help America it will need a miracle!

    February 27, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  5. irish

    whatever happen to a government for the people by the people?

    My vote will count. I am sick of the media's slant, America must wake up dont listen to polls, make your vote count and be heard.

    We need one national primary and one general election to make it a fair level playing field.

    This vote goes to Hillary.

    February 27, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  6. joker

    Get in line to change your citizenship to Obama native

    February 27, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  7. Barbara Griffin

    The CNN poll has Obama defeating McClain in the November election, however a national poll thru CNN also has McClain defeating Obama in the November election. Both polls were published the same day ! Which may I ask is accurate.


    February 27, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  8. Mil

    If you are 100% AMERICAN can't vote for Barack Huseim Obama. Do you remember 9/11? Please people be real. Don't wait until is too late. We can still get rid of him.

    February 27, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  9. josh

    everyone needs to simmer down about this "free ride" that obama is getting. seriously, its getting old. i understand that y'all think it's cool to go against the grain, refuse to give in to what everyone else is thinking (obama08). but honestly, if obama is only "hot air" and an "empty suit" then why has he won 11 in a row? why has he raised more money than any other candidate, almost all of it from small donors? why is he speaking to crowds over 10,000 people on a daily basis? are we all delusional? i think not.

    February 27, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  10. Sean McM

    IRS is onto Obama:

    (What is it about Constitutional law that the lecturer does NOT understand????)

    (from ABC News today):

    :The IRS is investigating the United Church of Christ over a speech Sen. Barack Obama gave at its national meeting last year after he became a candidate for president, the denomination said Tuesday.

    In a letter the denomination received Monday, the IRS said "reasonable belief exists" that the circumstances surrounding the speech violated restrictions on political activity for tax-exempt organizations. The denomination has denied any wrongdoing."

    February 27, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  11. DFR

    Democrats MUST come together in November. Do we want another eight years of George and Dick?!? Support whomever wins between Obama and Hillary in November.

    February 27, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  12. Marylou

    Get over Obama supporters. Give examples of why is he so experienced to run the U.S., Nada. In last night's debate he had to stutter and stumble over his words. Hillary is the best candidate and America needs to come out of their hypnosis of the Obama flowery buttermilk talk and realize what he really is.

    February 27, 2008 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  13. Victoria

    Senator Obama would be an excellent nomination in representing the Democratic party in the 2008 Presidential race. In each deabate he has maintained poise, confidence, character and remained committedand focused on his platform of "CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN." He hasn't displayed multple personalities...What has behooved me is how people continually sit on their carcusses and complain about soaring prices of gas, water, electric, healthcare, insurance(s), personal debts, cost of education, food, farmers, industry, etc...and then share sarcastic rhetoric by saying...."What has he changed? What has he done?" The reason many of you can't name one thing he has accomplished is because of LACK OF EDUCATION...Referencing the commercial that ran years ago..."Why can't Johnny read?"...Many of you are Johnny ...if you can't read that's one issue, if you can it's another!... You have to study to show yourself approved..Senator Obama has done a lot of studying ON THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF OUR COUNTRY and accomplished much in a span of twenty years. The reason anyone when asked (BY THE MEDIA) can't answer anything about Obama's accomplishments is because YOU HAVE NOT STUDIED OR LEARNED ANYTHING about his political background , biography, platform, civic, and or community accomplishments. Senator Obama is well versed in law making. He understands politics. Many of you who are allowing yourselves to be swayed and or polarized by unfounded truths should study for yourselves. Don't allow other's to shape your heart or mind. If you know he's tugged at your heart, or your mind with an issue of concern then chances are your VOTE FOR OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT can be an opportunity in him being nominated as the next President of the United States.
    " WV Moma for Senator Obama"

    February 27, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  14. Babu

    Obama will never win against McCain. Even if he wins, he will be another Carter. After Carter, it took 20 years for Democrats to win back the WH. If Obama is the nominee, please vote for McCain. It is better that way for the Democrats.

    February 27, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  15. Puddytat

    Why aren't the MINUTE MEN that should be CLEANING UP CNN AND FOX ?

    February 27, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  16. a, holley

    how long are you going to cry about this empty suit theory, Republicans can not stand McCain

    February 27, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  17. Puddytat


    If you do , you could not be more wrong . McCain ...the so called "straight talker" has more sides than MELS DINER and you (((AGAIN))) WILL HAVE SHOT YOURSELF RIGHT IN THE FOOT !

    But go ahead , I'm not a republican anymore ... so I don't care if you do .

    February 27, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  18. Jodi

    When is CNN going to get back to reporting the news and stop trying to make it. I must have heard Wolf Blitzer say the word "Obama" 10,000 times in the last month. No wonder he has momentum. He is the media darling and like teflon, nothing sticks to him. He is not a self made man, but a media made man and it is scary to think that he could be the next president and we don't really know anything about him.

    February 27, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
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