June 5th, 2008
11:23 AM ET
12 years ago

Polls: Obama, McCain locked in dead heat

Obama and McCain are neck and neck.

Obama and McCain are neck and neck.

(CNN) - One day after the general election officially kicked off, a new CNN "poll of polls" suggests Barack Obama and John McCain are locked in a tight race for the White House.

According to CNN's average of four recent national polls, the-newly minted Democratic presidential nominee holds a narrow 2 point lead over McCain among registered voters, 47 percent to 45 percent. Nearly 10 percent say they are undecided.

The polls included in the sample were conducted between May 21 and June 3, all before Obama officially wrapped up the nomination Tuesday night. The poll of polls included recent surveys from CBS, Gallup, Pew, and Newsweek.

soundoff (543 Responses)
  1. Breaker

    Yor hardnosed Hillary supporters, get a grip, the democratic race has ended and Hillary will campaign with Obama!

    As of McSame, he looks like a dead man when he is speeking
    I have no clue what republicans are seeing in him.

    Obama for president.

    June 5, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  2. David

    give me a break! like Clinton is a shoe in for anything. that lady is no role model for anyone and is more polarizing and divisive and into herself, not her party. you can best belive the GOP is holding back to drop some bombshells on Obama. Hillary would have been way to easy for the GOP to skewer. plus, we all know why she wants to be the VP, she most likely thinks Obama will not serve out the term.

    June 5, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  3. NYC

    TO CLINTON SUPPORTERS WISH WHAT YOU WANT . WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER IF YOU CANT SEE THAT IT IS SAD AND SORRY. WE ALL LOSE IF OBAMA DOESNT WIN . BURN THE VILLAGE TO SAVE IT........

    June 5, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  4. Pat Huntington NY

    This Hillary Supporter is 100% behind Obama.

    Anyone else like me who says otherwise, is not a Democrat, never trully was a real Hillary Supporter, and is probably suffering mental illness...aka...a republican.

    June 5, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  5. Will from NYC

    Hey CNN Obama has 5 months to smash McSame with something called truth. McSame will never win running on the Bush platform for more of the same. McSame can even smile like a normal human being.

    June 5, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  6. PA DEM

    WH, He did say there is no easy way, but he DIDN'Tsay it was not going to happen. He has said over and over again that they were going to IMMEDIATELY start moving brigades out.

    You seem to be just another McCain fan scared into thinking McCain is the only option for winning a cival war in Iraq.

    Wake up and start trying to make sense...

    June 5, 2008 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  7. Karrie

    As the price of gas keeps climbing, people lose their jobs, food prices rise, inflation inches up, the poll numbers will change. People ultimately vote their pocketbooks. They can dress up McCain anyway they like. He's still a Republican, and their policies aren't working.

    June 5, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  8. Mike Birmingham, AL

    Here comes the flood of Republicans posing as Hillary supporters....

    Don't listen to them folks, they are trying to glean as many votes away from the Democrats as possible.

    Democrats '08

    June 5, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  9. Bud

    How many pictures did you review before deciding that the picture of Obama was the best you had on file, or was finding the best the opposite of your intent?

    June 5, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  10. armand joseph

    i hope barack beats george mccain or john bush both one in same.

    June 5, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  11. Less, Austin Tx

    I don't understand why anyone would even give a person like McCain a second thought.

    So everyone who supports this guy is first-in-line to send their children to War right?

    Good luck on your decision and the consequences you are going to have to face.

    June 5, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  12. McCain - you're TOAST !

    McCain,Count your days – if you still can.Cos the only house you will be getting into will be the Old age.

    June 5, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  13. LI Democrat

    This is what frightens me. Senator Obama needs to get considerably further ahead of John McCain, or we can expect that the Republican cheating machine will rear its ugly head again. They'll steal the election through voter disenfranchisement and other dirty tricks, as they did in Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004. It's not even that the right wingers like McCain; they don't. It's more that they hate the opposition and will do anything to stop it. Enough! Vote Democratic! Go Obama!

    June 5, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  14. Mike Birmingham, AL

    Here comes the flood of Republicans posing as Hillary supporters....

    Don't listen to them folks, they are trying to glean as many votes away from the Democrats as possible!

    Democrats '08

    June 5, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  15. Neal

    Now since the best candidate is out of the race, I will be switching parties and voting for McCain.

    June 5, 2008 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  16. Phong Nguyen

    We will watch the messages of both senators and the media, too!

    June 5, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  17. Angga

    I will never vote for NObama no matter what the poll says. I am an executive and if his resume came across my desk, I will not even give it a second look. I'll file it under "TRASH". How can anybody vote for someone with no experience? Change is an empty word just like NObama is an empty suit.

    I would vote for the devil I know over the devil I don't know.

    And I am a Democrat.

    Go McCain '08 !!!!

    June 5, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  18. Dana

    Why does Hillary supporters always talk about sexism. Obama won fair and square. I take nothing from Hillary but give Obama credit on a race well ran and if he runs against John McCain the same way the Regugs are in deep trouble.

    June 5, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  19. Alex

    dem's for McCain, enough said

    June 5, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  20. mama4obama

    Once Hillary supporters come to their senses...this will be a landslide victory. No one in their right mind would vote McInsane into office. He doesnt hold a candle to Obama.

    June 5, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  21. FLORIDA Voter for Barack Obama

    Yeah right! Nice try, not that many people are THAT stupid. Trust me. If they are, I'm leaving the country. Seriously.

    June 5, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  22. Up or down?

    Funny that so many seem convinced Obama's numbers will go up. John McCain has gotten virtually no press coverage the last couple months, Bush Derangement Syndrome has infected millions, and STILL the current polls have Obama and McCain running even..

    I think those who might be swooned by flowery rhetoric have already been swooned. I'm not sure how much more Obama's numbers'll go up. I can think of a LOT of things that will bring them down, however...

    June 5, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  23. Anne E.

    Should McCain win this election and lead as well as he speaks.......we're screwed, and we're more screwed.

    June 5, 2008 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  24. Mike Birmingham, AL

    Here comes the flood of Republicans posing as Hillary supporters....

    Don't listen to them folks, they are trying to glean as many votes away from the Democrats as possible

    Democrats '08!

    June 5, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  25. Michael from Boston

    I just don't get it. Some people are really going to vote for McCain? How? Are they don't going through the same economic hardship everyone but McCain and his friends is facing? Do people really think McCain cares about them? All he cares about is the tax bracket of his wife and his pals in Washington.

    Wake up America!

    June 5, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
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