June 10th, 2008
02:02 PM ET
14 years ago

Polls: Obama up by 4

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/06/10/art.obamapoll.ap.jpg caption="Obama leads McCain by 4 points, according to a new CNN poll of polls."](CNN) - Barack Obama appears to have increased his lead over John McCain in the race for the White House, though the two presidential hopefuls continue to be locked in a close fight, according to a new CNN poll of polls.

According to an average of four recent national polls, Obama holds a four point advantage among registered voters over the Arizona senator, 47 percent to 43 percent. Ten percent said they remain undecided.

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A CNN poll of polls taken last week showed the Illinois senator with only a two point advantage over McCain. But three of the four polls were conducted before Hillary Clinton formally dropped out of the race on Saturday, and may not fully reflect the current state of public opinion.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (305 Responses)
  1. Shiloh WA

    KATHY- a vote for McCain is a vote against Hillary. What party do you think she works with? Are you a resentful brat or a rebublican?

    June 10, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  2. Mike from Westchester

    Matt: Looks like you're 0 for 3 on this one. First, the article states that "three of the four polls were conducted before Hillary Clinton formally dropped out of the race on Saturday, and may not fully reflect the current state of public opinion." So, we're only looking at part of the bump. However, the big bump will come around convention time.

    Your third statement is strange considering how badly the Republicans have screwed up this country – quagmire in Iraq, $4 gas, record foreclosures, $3.5 trillion more debt, rising unemployment, economy bordering on recession, more people hate America, fewer allies, falling global influence, wiretaps, use of torture, global warming, no leadership on energy, and the beat goes on and on. They have messed us up BIG TIME – and, we, the people are going to sweep them out of office. And you probably want to elect someone who has voted with Bush 90+% of the time and now says he is different, has not voted in favor of environmental legislation since 2005 and now claims to be an environmentalist, said the Bush tax cuts bothered his conscience and now wants to make the permanent, and says foreign policy is his big forte and then makes one Shiite/Sunni and Iraq/Iran gaff after another.

    And for all those reasons, your middle comment is also wrong – Obama's numbers will go up and up.

    The smear campaign will not work this time – not after the consequences of similar campaigns in 2000 and 2004. NOT THIS TIME!

    June 10, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  3. Denver Dem

    This is only a week after his victory, the more Americans that realize how bad McBush is for the U.S.A. the higher this number will become. There are not enough bigots in this country to sway the vote where the Republican party the way they want.

    Now that Loser is PANDERING The u.s. taxpayers again with another Tax cut holiday. News for one and All the $28 dollars you would save for the whole summer will not buy Dinner for 4 or school supplies for 1 kid. so pull your heads out of your tushies if you think otherwise.

    Obama 2008

    June 10, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  4. kayla


    June 10, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  5. Nto in TX

    Let's get the Republicans out of office – they've done enough damage!

    June 10, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
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