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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soundoff (243 Responses)
  1. Richard

    The polls indicate that the American public definitely want a change in how politics are done in Washington! Barack Obama speaks to that need! America needs inspirational progressive leadership! Go Obama!

    February 27, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  2. rb

    I just want to know who is behind this all and why you are soo on Obama's side?

    Thanks to you – you are the ones who dictate us who to vote for.

    If media is not fear towards Hillary – Voting for MCCain.

    February 27, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  3. WVgirl

    Obama is the only one that can beat McCain. The republicans know this and that is why they are pushing for Clinton.

    February 27, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  4. tarra

    Why do my comments about the media coverage keep getting moderated out? I don't say anything nearly offensive as some of the post here. I simply question the depth and validity of the coverage and our responses and I keep getting moderated out! Please explain?!?

    February 27, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  5. Todd

    If Hillary can not tack the first (?) . thin how is she going to go to work on day (1).You go Obama.

    February 27, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  6. Praetorian, Ft. Myers, FL

    A. Lei

    Your suggestions demonstrate profound ignorance of the values of the nation you presume to call home.

    Perhaps it is you who is unwilling to participate in the responsibiities and rewards of being an free and independent American.

    February 27, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  7. SuZ

    You got that right, Nunu, that's what I see when Obama speaks up. He is lack in experience, I am afraid he does not know what he is up against. Is he really ready, or it's just about soaring and talking. This country really needs Hillary, she 's been there, everywhere, since she was just a little girl. She knows what she is talking about.
    Go Hillary!

    February 27, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  8. TS 4

    For those who say we know everything about Hillary can you please answer these two questions how much did she or contribute last year per her taxes and who gave money for the Clinton's presidential library.

    February 27, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  9. Tony

    Hillary has employed a M.A.D scorched earth policy because she doesnt seem to care that she is dragging the party down with her and ruining any chance the democrats will have to take the white house back. Its as if she's acting like if i cant have it nobody will if i can help it.

    As far as conservative talking heads backing hillary, to think they have honest and sincere reasons for doing so is ludacris, because hillary will be a much easier opponent for them in the fall so its no wonder they're backing her.

    February 27, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  10. Larry in TX

    Obama is an inspiration. Nothing xerox about him. He's a black and white original.

    February 27, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  11. TS 4

    For those who say we know everything about Hillary can you please answer these two questions how much did she earn or contribute last year per her taxes and who gave money for the Clinton's presidential library.

    February 27, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  12. Karin

    Eveyone is saying (R) McCain cant wait to put it on (D) Obama......Lets not forget McCain is not a Saint himself.....(D) camp can pull a few hard hits out on McCain...Trust McCain got a few things he need to clear up with the American people himself....doing alot with his dealing.......McCain is so worried about how money is going to be put up for the Obama Camp.....If McCain do his job and run his camp like it sould be....this thing with how money is going to be put up would not be a big problem with his camp..... Come on now....Just like Hillary did not know how Obama was going to do it.......Same will happen with McCain he want know.....Obama is a man with a plan and you know what they say about a man with a plan......I'll leave it at that.

    February 27, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  13. SuZ

    TS 4 go figure... Are you all-knowing, perfect person? may be that's also the only things u know about her!

    February 27, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  14. Obam?Never

    Obama will never become a president. Hillary is a better candidate and more experience.

    February 27, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  15. Praetorian, Ft. Myers, FL

    Dear unbiased...

    Perhaps the Democratic party isn't the place for you.
    Independents can play both sides!!!

    Gives you the feeling you've really got some input!

    February 27, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  16. Tim

    Sorry columbus, but apparently you haven't been paying attention to who is supporting Obama. The youth vote is going strongly for him, but it is only a small percentage of the voting population and not enough to rack up wins as big as his most recent margins have been. . Most of us are actually well informed, discerning, mature individuals who just happen to disagree with you. It's time to stop insulting Obama supporters by inferring we have poor judgment or are fools. It's simply not the case and is the most arrogant nonsense I've ever heard. The fact that your candidate tries to paint us that way insults millions of American voters and shows tremendous disprespect.Clinton supporters are not the only knowledgable and rational beings on the planet. Let's agree to disagree without the rudeness, shall we?

    February 27, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  17. DoveSong

    NuNu: Honestly, you have it backwards, dear. Hillary even stole "hope" last night. She copies Barak a lot. It is OK to like Hillary, but see her for who she is...

    February 27, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  18. cmo

    Everyone is worrried why Obama is winning and how. I think that all of the the people that can't stand him are actually voting for him as well, thats why the voters are turning out in record numbers its ok America to say you support Sen. Obama I'm wearing my Texas for Obama hat right now despite all of the critism I took from people who don't support him. WE ALL KNOW HE WOULD BY FAR BE THE BEST PRESIDENT FOR THE U.S.A.

    February 27, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  19. lisa

    i have had it with the bo supporters, on the whole they are just nasty. is that what bo is inspiring them to do.. i have decided along with all the dems i know.. if bo is the candidate we wil vote for mac.

    there is no need for the nasty comments. you criticize hrc for being desperate, but read your own posts..

    February 27, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  20. Democrat

    I am democrat but If Obama will be Nominated as it looks that way, I will definitely vote for McCain.

    February 27, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  21. Walter

    "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." (CNN's Schneider).

    HOW MISLEADING!!! " If you average the poll of polls..." What and when were the aforementioned polls taken? What is the margin of error of this "average?" What is the "n" in each of those polls? How randomized were the populations? What was the question posed? What about the 10% who is unsure, how was this percentage factored in?
    CREDIBILITY, CREDIBILITY, CREDIBILITY, VERSUS YELLOW JOURNALISM.

    MY POST REJECTED AGAIN???

    February 27, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  22. ADV

    I can't wait until I can scream from the top of rooftops, when McCain is elected president. I'll be looking at all the Obama followers and seeing their faces fall to the floor. And I'll be chanting, "TOLD YOU SO!! TOLD YOU SO!!"

    February 27, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  23. Beth, Ky

    A Few of you people talk about hillary and what she has done that would make her so wrong. I want you tell me one thing that she did to make her an undecent person. Was it the fact that she chose to stay married to a man who cheated on her? I think she is an awesome and should be commended. The truth is she is the best person for presidency and if Barack wins the nomination I will surely vote for McCain.

    February 27, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  24. SuZ

    Yasir... It;s a campaign and not a marriage relationship of course. She does all the work in the household just like every wife out there mostly. She does it and she does not complain. She is a care taker and she can take care of this country, sorry to say but... it needs lots of experiences to take care a big country, and Hillary has done it, she takes care her little home, she has been taking care this country since she was very young and she knows it all.. ok! What else missing, sir? She knows the best of both worlds! YES SHE CAN, GO HILLARY!

    February 27, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  25. Connie

    Way to go Barack... the people are finally realising that you are the better candidate. The latest debate stimulated by Clinton did not change the minds of people, rather it drew more people to Obama. The contrast in her attitude these past days only goes to show her pretentious nature. We got to stick to the issues Lady.

    Go Obama!!!

    February 27, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
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