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. Felly

    Obama rocks! Hillary is a loser.

    February 27, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  2. jhs

    Holy Cow, are we still talking about Polls? Get over it. IPolls are sort of like living here in Michigan,....I look outside to see what the weather is like, not just take the news anchors forecasted opinion, they're wrong 90% of the time. We'll see what happens WHEN it happens.

    February 27, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  3. Mel

    I have tried and tried to post a comment on this blog but it always gets deleted. CNN and the media are voting for us the people. They are not reporting the true story about Obama and they are letting him get a free ride. Why???? I don't know. All I know is that I hope the media can still sleep at night knowing they are keeping some key details about Obama to the general public. If this gets out later down the line these MSM people will be blamed for handing the presidency to another republican.

    February 27, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  4. Souza

    The Media gives Obama all the attention. He can do no wrong. They NEVER have anything bad to say about Obama he is soooo perfect... NOT...The Media is owned by large corporations so like most people who are sheep they are easily manipulated. Good for Senator Clinton to point out she is always asked the questions first, that way Obama can just agree with her. It is ridiculous that women in this country do not band together to show our strength. Remember we still only make 70cents to the dollar a man makes for doing the same job. When will woman have another chance to hold the highest job in the country and use that as an example to our daughters and what they can achieve?

    February 27, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  5. Vig

    The Hillary Hating media have derailed the election process through their prejudiced and biased opinions – giving Obama every advantage while Clinton every disadvantage. Texas and Ohio need to put the brakes on Obama and restore balance and fairness

    February 27, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  6. Ray

    People of OHIO, PENNSLYVANIA, and TEXAS; please help save AMERICA-do not put a trainee in the WHITE HOUSE–we don't deserve it--we are a great nation -let's keep it that way.
    GOD BLESS AMERICA...

    February 27, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  7. TerryD

    THE ANSWER IS IN THE QUESTION?

    IS CNN BIASED AGAINST HILLARY R. CLINTON?

    HAS CNN LOST IT'S CREDIBILITY TO REPORT THE NEWS, AS IT HAPPENS, OR CREATE HYPE AROUND THE NEWS?

    SHOULD CNN BE ASHAMED OF ITSELF?

    February 27, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  8. Kathy

    I don't see how a comment about the electability of either Democratic candidate can be valid at this time. The media leads voters to think that a primary season determines the candidates successes, when we all know that once the Democratic or Republican machines begin focusing only one candidate each, that all bets are off until we see what full support does. Any one of these three candidates have equal chances of winning this election. Don't predict which one yet....not until all the resources of each party are brought to bear on each selected candidate.

    February 27, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  9. speechless

    Mel, could it be higher powers at work to get Obama elected because of his inexperence and he can be run over? Or controlled.
    Certainly, the insurance companies don't want affordable health care for everyone!

    February 27, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  10. Bill in Columbia

    John McCain proved once again last night that he has the integrity and leadership to be our president. His honor and courage led him to apologize for remarks made on his behalf by Mr. Cunningham. The reason why Senator McCain is so hard to stereotype and categorize is because he makes decisions consistent with his principles. Most people are not used to seeing someone act with integrity, honor and courage. He should be our president not because he deserves it, but because he is the leader our country needs now.

    February 27, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  11. Bill in Arizona

    Hillary is finished. She looked pathetic on last nights debate.

    When Obama won in Iowa...every campaign from both sides started to steel his message. Only three are left. Obama will be the last one standing.

    McCain's wife owns the largest Budweiser distributorship in Arizona. What would the evangelical snake dancers think of that?

    February 27, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  12. speechless

    Do people deserve what they ask for and therfore shut up complaining?

    February 27, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  13. TheLeftNut

    🙂
    NEOCONSPIRICY UNCOVERED!
    Democrats be WARNED!

    -It has just been discovered that conservatives are trying to "con" their way back into the White House (once again) using insidious tactics of deception and misinformation.
    Conservative bloggers flock to pro-McCain stories and post comments claiming that they are a Democrat and if "their" Democratic candidate does not get the nomination, then they will vote for McCain.

    February 27, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  14. IN STITCHES

    IT ALL BOILS DOWN TO TWO RELATIVELY SIMPLE THINGS 1. WHETHER THE COUNTRY WANTS MORE OF THE SAME PAST SEVEN YEARS IE: THE STRUGGLE IN IRAQ (PEVENTING US FROM HANDLING OUR BUSINESS WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD AND BECOMING A SAFER NATION FROM TERRORISM AND 2.THE RICH GETTING RICHER (PERMANENT TAX CUTS FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T NEED THEM). IF SO MCCAINS YOUR MAN

    February 27, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  15. Paul Naranjo

    CNN seems to be supporting the system by supporting obama. Obama is a weak candidate, to far to the left. Independents do not vote for leftist candidates.

    On the other hand, McCain would be the second choice if Hillary does not get our party's nomination. And the DNC will regret having ignored the Latino Voice in FLA. Texas is supporting Hillary, but CNN does poll only English speaking voters, and ignores thousands who are only Spanish speaking people.

    There is not such lead, the lead is in the biased media and
    Hillary is our chance to succeed

    Hillary for President!
    Hillary Presidente!

    February 27, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  16. Dale Wise

    Hillary, please do the responsible thing and drop out now. You're only hurting your party and your country. Americans are ready for a change – we're sick of the same tired old lies and spin, and we see you for the deceitful, ego-driven, opportunist you are.

    February 27, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  17. RAFAEL A HERNANDEZ

    When the dust settles and the "hype" is gone, America will realize the big mistake of choosing an unexperienced candidate for president. You do not start your Superbowl game with a rookie quarterback!!
    But as they say , "Empty barrels make the most noise"
    Wake up, we are under extremely difficult times. Obama is not ready!

    February 27, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  18. Ellie Carter

    John McCain is so much like Bush and so deep into Bush country that he will end up running this country deeper into the ground.

    Plus, isn't he 90 years old!!! I mean the man's face keeps swelling up and I think he's not healthy. Look at Cheney, you can't even find his sorry behiind. Bush must have him in the basement.

    People need to open their eyes when it comes to McCain. He's a gung ho rebel who will keep our military in Irag for 100s for years!!! What???

    February 27, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  19. Marsh

    Polls can be fickle, but the trend is clear. The political winds are behind Obama's sails. Still, you have to factor in that Mrs. Clinton's campaign has not launched the kind of negative attacks it has signaled it's capable of. Despite all good intentions, negative attacks can be effective in influencing public opinion and you can bet that several are on the drawing board in Hillary's camp. The current polls are a good sign for Obama supporters, but they are also a signal that Clinton's campaign machine will become increasingly desperate as they approach March 4th. The fight for the Democratic nomination is hardly over.

    February 27, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  20. Obama's BFF

    Denounce is a stronger word than reject.............

    February 27, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  21. MR. B.

    Plain & Simple

    America Is Ready
    Obama 08

    February 27, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  22. Ellie Carter

    Senator Clinton just sealed her fate last night. I think her moodiness in front of the camera clearly demonstrated that she is NOT qualified to be President. You can't be moody when running a country!! You can't rant and rave when things don't go you way, especially in front of the cameras.

    And to think she just knew she HAD the presidential nominee was her BIGGEST mistake. She talked trash that she was the winner. Well, you know what the old folks would say" It's not over till the fat lady sings!" and right now the Fat Lady is singing Hillary's name.

    Her attempt on the Farrakhan issue was case and point. How are you arguing over the words denounce or reject?? Give me a break...

    As I woman, I would have thought her years as First Lady provided her with some advance lessons on how to "win over" the country. Bill even told her campaign staffers that she had to come out sensitive and focus on the needs of the people... play on their concerns and needs. They clearly didn't do that. Dah.

    She continually reminds us of her RESUME and CREDENTIALS...so what?? There are others with a far more stellar credentials/resumes and experience that she has. Hillary just needs to bow out gracefully before she crashes and burns. If she continues this battle, she will never be able to run for President because of her reputation for being divisive and moody and theatrical. Americans will remember her as having to many personality issues.

    February 27, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  23. Texas4Obama

    I read thousands of posts everyday and it is clear that many of the Clinton supporters can NOT spell even the simplest of English words. This might be a clue as to why Hillary does not know what the definition of 'denounce' is.

    America deserves a president that has a command of the English language. Vote Obama!

    February 27, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  24. susannah jones

    We have had it rammed down our throats by the news media and the Barack Obaaa baa baa ma supporters that he will unite the country...you can't tell people that do not support Obama that he will unite the country...in fact what is happening is we are also being told that if this thing goes to the democratic convention the dems will be split down the middle SO MUCH FOR UNITY! I laugh out loud at the stupidity of indoctrination

    I, as a democrat will register independent and vote for Nader if Obama gets the nomination as a protest to having been stampeded to 'BELIEVE' in him. Without the indoctrination attempt I would have supported whatever Dem nominee got in.

    Just as all out of control romances go, Cnn and all the other toadies have done a lot of damage with their unrestrained support of this man

    February 27, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  25. chicago joe

    any women voting for Obama over Clinton deserves the 70 cent to every dollar I earn. If women cant even see that here we have a women that is more quaified then her male conterpart for the job and they cant get past petty issues like a cheating husband then they will forever remain below men on the pay scale.

    February 27, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
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