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
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  1. Mike

    Just think about it this way all of you disenfranchised HRC supporters that will vote for McCain then so be it. Pack your children and/or grandchildrens summer outfits for a wonderful vacation they will most likely be embarking sometime next year in sunny and friendly IRAN if McCain is elected President.

    June 10, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  2. Fight the liberal media!


    by Vel at 6/7/2008 12:33:04 PM

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    We support you FOREVER!!!

    BUT we will NEVER support BO!!! He doesn't deserve it! He stole it!!! NEVER means NEVER!!!

    Also, we will FOREVER remember what BO, his nasty supporters, MSM, & the UNdemocratic DNC did in this election.

    McCain 08!!!

    Hillary 2012!!!

    by People at 6/7/2008 1:33:08 PM

    I love it! McCain has this wrapped up
    welcome former hillary supporters! together we will rid the US of abortion and homosexual marriage (all agree a very sinful lifestyle choice for them to make) before our family structure crumbles! i dont care how many young women he hs affairs with, that is who you are supposed to have affairs with not young men or old woman. Go riddence liberal elite Obamorons!

    June 10, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  3. Shelly in IL


    June 10, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  4. Cammi317


    June 10, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  5. Jason D

    Kerry got a bigger jump in the polls after he was declared the nominee.

    We all remember the Kerry Presidency.

    Oh, right.

    June 10, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  6. Travis. LA, CA

    Pretty good. And the ace up Obama's sleeve is all the NEW voters (currently not included in these polls), that will be supporting him in Nov.

    BTW, some of you disgruntled Hillary supporters sound like petulant children. We get it, you won't vote for Obama because you're bitter and immature. Good for you. Now take your ball and go home.

    The funny thing is, your behavior only reinforces the notion that women should not be in positions of leadership. Why? Because your insistence on voting against your own self interest just so you can make a point is a perfect example of women who don't think rationally, but instead only react out of emotion. "Logic and reason? To hell with that, I'm furious and I'm going to chop off my own head if I think it will ruin your day." Brilliant ladies, keep it up.

    June 10, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  7. A Latte Lover, Seattle, WA

    OKAY HIllary supporters , WE KNOW HOW YOU FEEL!!! Just about every other post is "if not Hillary, McCain" We know, we know. It is getting very old. Just remember, if it's not Obama this time, we will not support Hillary next time she runs. Think about it, your logic is very flawed. From what I am seeing though, many Clinton supporters have moved over to Obama. Thank you and God bless to everyone of you!!!

    I have seen other polls where Obama is up further.

    June 10, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  8. Mary in CT

    What is the margin of error on that poll?

    June 10, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  9. Robert

    Comedy Central. You're complaining about the way you feel the Democratic Party treated Hillary. How do you think the Republicans would have treated her if she were running against John McCain? Think he'd be putting up pictures of them embracing each other? You're letting John McCain use you as pawns. If he wins the election, in January he'll be laughing about how he was smart enough to use women to help overturn Roe V. Wade.

    June 10, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  10. Nia

    WHOOO HOOO!! A small lead, but darn it, it's something and he's closing in...Hillary who's that?!

    June 10, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  11. weep for liberty

    He is riding the wave of popularity and infallability that the media has created.

    Go help us.

    Free elections are gone.

    June 10, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  12. Angel for Obama

    Great news for Obama. "Fire it up"

    "Obama 08 enough said"

    June 10, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  13. EDW

    Aw Kathy, you sound so "bitter". Now many women should realize that McCain would overturn the decision of Roe vs Wade and that maybe you should consider that before you vote for another Republican. Just a thought.

    June 10, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  14. Debra

    Obama giving that spot on the DNC to his advisor was just the beginning of him paying back favors. What is Rezko going to get, a pardon?

    June 10, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  15. Frank

    Polls: Obama up by 4 in June 08

    Down by 18 million Hillary Dems who voted for McCain in Nov 08.

    June 10, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  16. Comedy Central, how did the DNC ignore women?

    By not pressuring the superdelegates to overturn the will of the voters (since Obama WON THE MOST PLEDGED DELEGATES)? I don't understand the mentality that if people cast their votes for a candidate and that candidate loses, they somehow weren't heard.

    So does that mean that if Hillary had actually won the nomination, then African-Americans, young people, educated people and the affluent all would have been ignored?

    June 10, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  17. Peggy - Tx

    As the American people get to know Barack Obama, they will flock to support him in larger numbers. His Integrity shines through. The vast majority of the American people are not going to buy what McSAME has to sell.

    June 10, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  18. Charlene

    Where do I send my check for Obama? I am frightened at the idea of more Republicans. By the way, where is my stimulus check?

    June 10, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  19. American Son

    Well Mcblinky,

    Looks like the "Straight Talk Express" just got a flat tire, so everybody off of the bus! Look.... there's a train about to leave the station, oh no-wait for us they cried, " all aboard", the conductor shouted.

    The next stop, "OBAMA-NATION" !!!!!

    Full speed ahead, and remember folks, the train won't stop until January 20, 2009 at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, D.C.-USA

    the beginning.....

    June 10, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  20. GO OBAMA

    GO OBAMA! Anyone who questions his “vetting” for President of the United States is “tangentially inconsequential.” Furthermore, everyone understands that voting “present” 130 times in the IL Senate is “trivial” compared to his having to sit in that church for 20 years just to advance his political career. He was not born to a black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas to end up earning the “infinitesimally” tiny salary of $14K a year as a community organizer. Nor did he attend Harvard so that he could steel a measly couple of thousand votes during his run for the IL Senate. NO! His vision has always been higher than that.

    June 10, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  21. Jaun

    Only one way to go Sen Obama...up...REACH FOR THE SKIES. YES WE CAN.McCain go away. This is no job for an old man...you way too old...and senile.
    OBAMA 08.

    June 10, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  22. John

    Comedy Central, Hillary Clinton wasn't ignored. She lost the candidacy because of bad politics.

    June 10, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  23. Lora B.

    There's the key, "conducted before Hillary dropped out".

    So, what will Hill supporters do? Well, I for one can forgive but I cannot forget how she was treated. She was thrown right under the bus by the media, the DNC, and the Obama camp. And now they want Hillary's supporters to support Obama – never!

    June 10, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  24. Oh come let us adore him....

    I only expect him to rise.

    After all the media has been feeding us the impression that this man is GOD.

    No one dares criticize- the race card – in the back pocket

    No one dares vett- race card again.

    We are blissfully happy in our ignorant and blind adoration.

    June 10, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  25. Duh

    Hillary for VP........................or McCain for President!

    June 10, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
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