June 10th, 2008
02:02 PM ET
13 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.

Watch what's next for McCain and Obama

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. Obama-Junkie, IL

    Here we go! As Obama contrasts himself sharper and sharper with McCain, these polls will start to diverge even more. Hillary just "officially " exited the race on Saturday June 7th. Watch the polls after June 23rd and you see the effects of the Obama bump!

    June 10, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  2. Michael

    Only time will tell, these polls are just a snap shot in time. Matt, what exact are we supposed to wake up and see? Kathy why would you vote for McCain if you are a avid Clinton supporter, are not the issues she stands for important to you, do you not realize that her and Obama agree on 95% of the issues. Is it the experience issue, let's see, Bush was the Governor of Texas and we all see the mess he got us into so. His father was the VP for eight years yet he still managed to wreck the economy so the experience argument is invalid.

    June 10, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  3. think people

    In response to "Comedy Central"'s post and SB Anthony–that is precisely why you should not vote for McCain and the Republicans, who oppose women's rights of all forms and kinds. THINK, people, for the sake of the nation. Sheesh. While people like Kathy, above, clearly vote with their hearts, I trust that the smarter majority will vote with their heads.

    June 10, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  4. Matt in Cleveland

    kathy=republican in disguise!!

    could you be any more transparent?? every article you post that garbage,,,no one is buying it

    June 10, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  5. sure

    Many will just vote the party line now that he unethically destroyed and demolished his most serious competition.

    But many will not encourage such intra party swiftboating by giving Obama our vote.

    June 10, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  6. Milton, Harrisburg, PA

    "No self respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party that ignores her" -Susan B Anthony, 1872

    Yes, we have bad (Democrats) and worse (Republicans). Do you think republicans are looking out for women's rights? Maternity leave extensions? Better child care tax breaks? Upholding Rowe v. Wade? You won't find republicans going there.

    Justice Hillary Clinton. Now there is a position where Hillary could do the most good.

    June 10, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  7. Edna B

    Four points in this poll, Seven points in the Gallup poll. And climbing. I think the voters are showing that they're ready for a CHANGE.

    June 10, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  8. Independent

    If by next month the lead for Obama vs McSame is not at least 15 points - something is definitely wrong.

    June 10, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  9. jt

    Talker versus Doer.

    Vote McCain the doer.

    June 10, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  10. Steve in California

    This sounds very similar to a situation Obama had in the Democratic Party nomination process a few months ago. He was well behind in the polls, running against a well-established, well-financed politician who had a sense of entitlement to the presidency.

    Mr. McCain, enjoy your time in the spot light. It's not going to last. You now have the Obama AND the Clinton machines headed for you. Your campaign is about to get flattened.

    June 10, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  11. MelissaMinneapolis

    That's a great quote from Susan B Anthony, which is why we must support Obama.

    Whatever your feelings on how the primary race turned out the Democrats have a history of supporting women unlike the GOP.

    June 10, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  12. Older is a good thing

    I would think he would have come out more on top. That is nothing. We have a long way to go. I want to see Obama in Town Hall Meetings – getting asked the hard questions and having to answer them right there on the spot – no one for him to look to for the answers. I also have a question for Obama. How is it he seems to know so much more about the leaders of these foreign countries that want to harm us and how come they want him to be President. He was not for the war maybe becuase he did not want harm to go Irac etc. Obama needs to come clean as to who he really is. These awful leaders who want to kill us will be happy if he gets in but not McCain? Please Obama – enlighten all of us why that is????

    June 10, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  13. KE

    America never looked so powerless as that day then she could not save her own and her beauty, democracy that is. We have been robbed, and all the fathers cried.

    About Michelle Obama’s ranting and her incendiary language...
    How many more proof do we really need to be convinced…like our votes don’t count? We have already heard and seen enough. We will not elect this man. How long are we going to let them run among us with their hates and lies with their smile, forcing us to trade our hopes and our changes, our freedom with their unknown? How much did we really know about this man and this secret sect called the Democratic Party? They’ve just trashed the 18 million paper ballots. If not now, then when? We say, NO!

    Now people talk about pro-life and pro-choice, but how can they go against each others? There should be a better word for the arguments.
    Pro-life means women’s rights, right?
    And look what the DNC has done to their women. You have no rights, that’s what they pretty much said to all the women among 18 million of us.

    June 10, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  14. ted

    ________US snapshot since DEMOCRAT CONTROL 06
    ________and Bush Lame Duck:

    ________labeled ; THE DO NOTHING DEMOCRATS

    *********************** 10 % ****************************


    June 10, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  15. David from New York

    actually obama did get a big bump Matt. Only the gallup poll in the CNN poll of polls was after Hillary dropped out. That poll has Obama up by 7%. And, the other tracking poll since Hillary dropped out is Rasmussen Reports which is not mentioned here. That has Obama up by 8% without leaners and 7% with leaners included.

    June 10, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  16. bill in nyc

    hey hillary supporters – i hate to break it to you, BUT YOU LOST FAIR AND SQUARE BASED ON THE AGREED UPON RULES!!!! so please, go somewhere else if you don't feel like responding to the actual news posting...you're all a bunch of cry babies!!!!

    Comedy Central give me a break...it's easy to play the gender card when you have absolutely no level of intelligence...SHE LOST!!!GET OVER IT!!! SHE WAS NEVER IGNORED!!!

    June 10, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  17. Jeff

    Actually, these early polls mean virtually nothing, but it's the Republicans who in for a bumby ride this election cycle. Americans will be reminded every single time they see the prices at the gas station between now and November that it has been the Republican policies that have got our nation in our current situation. I really hope that the Hillary supporters who are leaning McCain will reconsider. We want you with our winning ticket this fall.

    June 10, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  18. Connie, Tennessee

    The only thing that matters is the vote in November. Hopefully a landslide for OBAMA. To the so-called Democrats who say they will vote for McCain, apparently you aren't really Democrats. Obama and Hillary had the same stand on important issues. Oh well, you will have to live the outcome if we have 4 more years like the last 8!

    June 10, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  19. ???

    Comedy Central June 10th, 2008 3:18 pm ET

    “No self respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party that ignores her” -Susan B Anthony, 1872.

    Wow you really are something else, I'm talking of course to the bitter Hillary supporters. Hillary was not ignored or pushed out of the race by "the man". Remember when she was the "inevitable" nominee with a 100 Superdelegate lead going into the race? Of course you don't because that is against your twisted agenda. Any rational Hillary supporter can see that it wasn't Obama or the DNC that messed this up for Hillary, it was her campaign staff.

    June 10, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  20. RickytheGriff

    What self-respecting woman would vote for John McCain? A man who'll send your children into pointless wars overseas and overturn Roe Vs. Wade?

    These aren't real Democrats.... they're Republicans in disguse. Just ignore their petty comments and help lead the way for President Obama!

    June 10, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  21. Jan

    The lead could increase or vanish depending on Barack's choice of VP . If he chooses Hillary the lead will go up. However, that is unlikely to beBarack's choice because it would always seem as if there are three presedents in the White House...
    If he chooses any other woman, his lead will vanish because this would be felt like a slap in the face of the Hillary supprters. Conclusion: it will be a man !! Unless it's Al Gore or John Edwards, not much will change in the lead....

    June 10, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  22. darren

    comedy central – shut up!!!!!

    June 10, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  23. Shawn - Ga

    Poor Obama he does not have a chance once the debates start and he is not just reading what his talented writing team has prepared for him. "change" and all the hype without substance has no chance.

    June 10, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  24. Jaun

    This is good...America is now ready to settle down and deal with the real issues. McCain now has to prove hiself to America...THIS IS NOT A COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN...NOT A JOB FOR OLD MEN.
    OBAMA 08'

    June 10, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  25. Obama 08

    Okay "bitter" , "Disillusioned", "cheated" or whatever you are whining about today" Hillary supporters...we get it...and we are sick of reading about it...CNN should do a better job of moderating comments so they at least reflect the topic.

    I for one am no longer going to bother with this blog due to the dozen or so Clinton supporters or imposters who should be out doing something productive rather than posting their nonsense for every blog.

    Hopefully, their tactics are backfiring as quite frankly they are getting to be a turnoff.

    Quite presumptive as well saying that they represent 18 million voters...get over yourselves!!

    June 10, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
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