May 28th, 2008
02:30 PM ET
14 years ago

Poll of Polls: Obama, Clinton both leading McCain

(CNN)–The CNN general election national poll of polls now shows both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton leading John McCain McCain by two points: 46 percent to 44 percent.

The last general election poll of polls - released May 15 - showed Obama leading McCain by five points (48 percent to 43 percent) and Clinton leading McCain by four points (48 percent to 44 percent).

Full poll results after the jump


May 15-27

Voters’ Choice for President

Obama: 46 percent

McCain: 44 percent

Unsure: 10 percent


May 15-27

Voters’ Choice for President

Clinton: 46 percent

McCain: 44 percent

Unsure: 10 percent

*The national general election “poll of polls” consists of three surveys: Gallup (May 22-25/27), Newsweek (May 21-22), and Reuters/Zogby (May 15-18). The poll of polls does not have a sampling error.

soundoff (278 Responses)
  1. Jeff

    Hey Clinton O8 – You're right you are smart enought to know that Obama won't win the nomination in November. That is because he will win it in August at the convention.

    May 28, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  2. paulie_nj

    And a man in his 40's, of Muslim decent, will decend upon the nation. People will flock to him as he promises false hope and world peace. And when he is empowered he will destroy everything. The Bible speaks of this in its last book. Sounds like someone we know.

    May 28, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  3. Jason P. from Orange County

    "Clinton 08 May 28th, 2008 4:07 pm ET
    "no wonder, only old uneducated people are voting for Clinton". Well excuse me last time I checked i'm a 21 year old University student, and i'm smart enough to realize Obama will not win the nomination in November."

    Community college and beauty schools don't count. Neither do any of the "schools" that run ads on daytime television.

    May 28, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  4. Shawn

    Chris in California, are a moron!

    "Obama: 46 percent

    McCain: 44 percent

    Unsure: 10 percent

    CLINTON: 46 percent
    McCain: 44 percent
    Unsure: 10 percent"

    took me 10 seconds to read this in the article. must have taken you 10 minutes to write your post on "CCN". Good job!

    May 28, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  5. Linda

    Why doesn't the statement below "Voter's Choice for President" read Clinton and Obama at 46%? Error or subtle slanting?

    May 28, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  6. gary


    May 28, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  7. Shirley, Silicon Valley, CA

    Hillary Clinton is not electable. Hillary cannot win period! She cannot win in the primary. She definitely has NO HOPE to win anything in a FAIR and SQUARE way.

    Hillary is a SORE LOSER!

    May 28, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  8. Cynthia

    I don't understand why some voters say that Senator Obama can't win. If all Democrats go out and vote for him with all of the newly registered voters it should be a huge victory for us. Then, we can go about the business of getting this country back on track. Come on Demo's let's do this.

    May 28, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  9. Crazy Broad

    So, Mrs. Clinton is once again carelessly spouting off lies and falsehoods left and right. She is no stronger against McCain than Obama. Additionally, she has lost the Democratic nomination.

    Time to go home you crazy broad.

    May 28, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  10. A-Man

    The really scary part of this whole process is seeing how easily the uneducated stupid people are tricked. These Clinton supporters fall for all her tricks to the point of religiously believing in her. If I never knew either candidate and walked into the election process and had to make a choice, it would be easy for me to pick the best candidate. Simply look to the smart people and see that they all support Obama. I really thing for the betterment of society, you should have to take an IQ test and be smarter then an ape to vote. Really I know that is a bit of a bad statement but really, how many times can these people beleive lie after lie. Hillary does not care for them as they think. She makes 20+ million a year, tries to destroy her party, and these stupid people beleive she is the answer. Do us al and yourself a favor people and just don't open your mouths on issues requiring thought.

    May 28, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  11. HRC the Brainwasher

    I wouldnt want to be in Hillery's shoes.
    She is going to have a difficult time trying to unbrainwash her wacky supporters. Those who say "if not her then Im for MCsame" .

    Good luck Hillery on trying to fix what you broke.

    May 28, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  12. 2Nurselady

    If Hillary Clinton gets a raw deal in this election, I will write-in her name on the November ballot or I will vote for John McCain. I do not want to vote for McCain, but I will to take a stand against misogyny, injustice, unfairness, and ineptitude in the DNC and the Rules and Bylaws Committee and vote for John McCain, if necessary. I can make a 4-year stand for justice and fairness and to fight the misogyny so pervasisve in this election. It will be well worth it, as painful as it is.

    Sometimes, you just have to do the right thing, even if it hurts!

    May 28, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  13. Kiah


    May 28, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  14. lol

    other polls show that hillary is beating mccain, and obama is behind him. she wins swing states he doesn't. he will lose the general against mccain.he can't even reach the base of the democratic party, that hillary has. and many early voters have buyers remorse for their obama votes, because that was before rev. wright surfaced, and his connection to ayers, auchi, rezko, and rashid khalidi, all radical extremist that obama if "friendly" with.

    May 28, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  15. Jason P. from Orange County

    "Shawn May 28th, 2008 4:31 pm ET

    It's hard not to be mean, when supporters of the competition are such idiots. Come on, you'd vote for McCain because Obama's supporters are mean? Maybe when you are back living with your parents (if you are not already) because you helped McAncient get the white house and now you can't afford anything, you can tell your mommy how mean the big bad Obama supporters were, and she'll kiss it and make it better.

    Grow Up!

    May 28, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  16. KE

    Hillary is the mother of all people. Everybody likes to blame somebody so they blame their mother, some people do it more often than others. Some people attack Hillary because she doesn't give them what they want. Hillary does not need to give it up, it's those other people, they are the ones need to give it up.

    Let it go. Wait and See.

    May 28, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  17. Obama Will Smith Lose

    FactCheck May 28th, 2008 4:36 pm ET


    Good for you… and remember the next four years when you are jobless, homeless, without healthcare and paying gas prices out the wazoo.

    At least we wont have about 50 million more illegal immigrants coming overturning us into another Venezuela.

    We won't be pledging allegiance and all of our support to African nations like Kenya................spending tax dollars to support his cousin in Kenya.

    May 28, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  18. Tyler in Raleigh, NC

    The problem with this poll is that they used "Math" where they need to use "HillBilly Math" of 1+1 = 3.

    Haven't you learned that polls, math, logic, or votes DO NOT COUNT unless they support Hillary Clinton and the Search for the US Crown.

    May 28, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  19. Tim

    Who cares about polls 5 months before people actually vote? They are almost never accurate. Look at the polls 5 months before the Iowa caucus and it looked like Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani were going to win their nominations easily. Come back to us in October when it actually matters.

    May 28, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  20. skylark

    Go back up to the latest story. Read all about how GWB bamboozled us into this war by lying. Then ask yourselves why Hillary voted for the war? She could have read the real report and known to vote NO but she was too lazy and stupidly believed what Bush told her! Is this who you want in charge? McCain will never win this election after todays news. Hillary is done.
    Vote Obama

    May 28, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  21. IronMan

    Simple Math
    50% of Clinton supporters will NOT vote Obama because they dont care what happens for the next 4 to 8 yrs

    30% of Obama supporters will NOT vote Clinton because they dont care what happens for the next 4 to 8 yrs

    Unite you fools!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the Republicans are having a blast with this

    May 28, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  22. Shawn

    Jason P. from Orange County:

    lol, its called sarcasm, bro.

    read my earlier comment to Chris in California.


    May 28, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  23. Sharon Minnesota

    What happens when Barack Obama gets the nomination and the Clinton supporters go for McCain? The numbers are going to change drastically in McCain's favor. Like it or not!

    May 28, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  24. Dean

    I am appalled at the obvious paid off people who are writing in support for Clinton on almost every CNN blog using a variety of underhanded tactics – such as "if not Hillary than McCain," "She's the only viable candidate," "the only one that can beat McCain", and various other derogatory comments made about Obama – and whats eerie about all of them is that they are all very similar in style – almost automated in their nature and say the same thing across the entire forum. And like clock work they appear under every ticker post.

    I fear people will buy in to this stuff thinking it's real people. It seems to be a concentrated effort by the same group. I'd like to know whether CNN is seeing the same IP address posting these messages.

    May 28, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  25. Black Republican-on-fence, New York, New York

    CNN Moderators:,Moderate This:

    The DNC rules stripping Florida and Michigan made Obama not contest Florida and Michigan, so how can Obama who played by the rules be made to punish by giving Hillary popular votes and an increase in delegates? If Hillary was any other candidate at this juncture of the race, she'd be run out of the race, but everybody, including the media, is allowing Hillary to bully them into giving her what is not due to her. Let the media expose Hillary for being a disagreeable contender who, as President, may agree with world leaders on issues, and then conveniently change her mind if it suits her. The woman is a National Disgrace!

    May 28, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
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