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. Rick

    What a clown this guy is......the only thing missing is the water-squirting plastic flower.

    June 10, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  2. Democrat in LA

    Up by 4 here, Rasmussen has Obama up by 8 (with leaners), so more proof that this PUMA business and this "outrage" over the nomination is nothing more than Rovian tactics. Rovian tactics will never be able to manufacture McCain votes where they don't exist. The polls tell the true story– don't believe the "Hillary was robbed" hype. No true Democrat believes this.

    June 10, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  3. mkn

    Since you mention Plan B. Remember this
    If Mc Cain gets elected you kiss your freedom of choice good bye.
    It won't be long before access to Plan B and the right to choose go right out the window. But, its your vote and your life.

    June 10, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  4. voter from CT

    C'mon cnn these polls mean nothing, I don't even think it's right to do this it could sway people not to vote if they are overconfident...

    June 10, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |

    Comedy Central,

    While the use of Susan B. Anthony's quote 'was' a nice touch, the only thing that is comical... is the fact that you imply the party "ignored" anyone.

    June 10, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  6. Dan , TX

    Clinton diehards. If you want Hillary in 2012, why not Obama 2008 and Hillary in 2012? Why McCain 2008? Surely Hillary can easily defeat Obama in 2012 in the primary. Hillary just has to participate in the caucus states this time. Her campaign strategy let her down, that's not Obama's fault. Next time, just have her win the nomination.

    If you want Hillary in 2012, you certainly DO NOT want her to be VP to Obama. If you want Hillary in 2012, there's no reason not to have Obama in 2008. If he's as bad as your worst fear, he's still a better placeholder than McCain.

    June 10, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  7. jimmy velman

    Obama and jimmy carter are soft on Iran and Hamas

    June 10, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  8. What?

    CNN is soooooooo guilty of media biased blogs.

    Nothing negative about Obama please.........or you'll get deleted.

    June 10, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  9. Mr Mike

    I knew Hillary's supporters wouldn't let us down! The Obama bump shows great unity in the party. Despite a few comments here suggesting some will vote against their own interests and support McCain. The overwhelming majority are going to vote for Obama because we need a Dem in the White House. Thank you!

    June 10, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  10. GaryW

    I can't believe all these Hillary supporters feeling such sour grapes to actually vote for an extension of Republican policies which totally are opposite of Hillary's and continue sending over 7000 dollars a second to Iraq even as more of our brave soldiers and Iraqi civilians die.Food and energy prices are through the roof ,50 million working people without health insurance as testament to Bush's agenda. Oil companies and execs making record profits and bonuses the list goes on and on and somebody like Kathy would vote for Mc Same?!
    As to Obama being bad for the country, how about the last 8 years with Mr.28%(W) it hasn't been too good for most people has it? We and our children will be paying for this war and the record REPUBLICAN deficit for many years and Mr. Bush's friends in that religious dictatorship Arabia don't seem to want to help with gas prices either! All you conservatives remember W had both houses of congress under his party's control for a good part of his terms and he still didn't get much done! As for war the armchair warhawks should be forced to experience the brutality of it all first hand and maybe they wouldn't be as quick to send somebody else's child there!

    June 10, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  11. Angela Frazier, Memphis TN

    All the bump he got? It's only been 3 days! Just wait until all those gaffes McCain made when the Dems were fighting amongst themselves reemerge. It is about to get ugly. And that asinine Gas Tax is going to put the nails in his coffin!

    And as far is Hillary is concerned... LET IT GO PEOPLE!! It is over and she is out! You Hillary Lovers had better wise up! You can stay at home, vote for McBush or write Hillary's name in if you want to, but just KNOW that if Obama loses and we have 4 more years like the last 8, her political career are O-V-E-R!

    She WILL get the blame for either not effective bringing you brainiacs to heel or for irrevocably dividing the party by staying in the race too long! Her future is in YOUR hands! If you ever want Hillary Clinton to have a chance at the White House, you guys had better check yourselves before you wreck yourselves and Mrs. Clinton!

    June 10, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  12. Denise from TX

    To Kathy and all the other disgruntled HRC supporters. You are really sad and should stop pouting because your candidate lost. Barak did not steal the nomination from her, it was hers to lose and she lost it. So to hold the Democratic party hostage because your female savior lost is just plain stupid. You, and all others like you, are a big joke.

    June 10, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  13. Carlos from America

    People talk about never voting for Obama as though he reads these blogs. That is amazing. Hmmm... then again..

    I wil never vote for McCain.... lol

    Think it worked?

    June 10, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  14. voter from CT

    Geez I see the republican and republicans pretending to be die hard clintonite's are still up in arms, get a life, everyone knows you're just republicans trying to mess with the democrats because you have no chance in November.

    June 10, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  15. EMJ

    Obama's biggest bump will come after his first debate with McCain. Seeing the two side by side and having to take multiple potty breaks for McCain will convince people McCain is just a vote for the same old, same old. It's like Bruce Spingsteen running against Pat Boone.

    All these spoiled sport Hillary supporters should get what they deserve if they vote for McCain. Man this country would really be in bad shape if people always voted against their own party just because their candidate did not win. BFB – Big Fat Babies

    June 10, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  16. Ladybug

    I think America need to give Obama a chance to see what he is made of and stop criticizing the man. No one is perfect, only God is.

    June 10, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  17. Robert

    Both Rasmussen and the Gallop have Obama up by 7. Please CNN stop using week old polls.

    June 10, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  18. michael

    Why do I get the feeling I'm not really going to find out what Obama is about if or untl he wins the presidency? The small differences in the polls I beleive are due to Americans not ready to trust someone who is so good at glossing over the issues with positivism.

    June 10, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  19. Frank

    Go ahead and spin this as much as you want! Obama will not become the President of this great country. He is not fit to take on that job, he has very little experience, and he will crash and burn this nation beyond repair. We must do what ever it takes to make sure that he doesn't become the President, otherwise even the disaster in Iraqe will seem like child's play compared to the tragedy this guy will bring on to our nation. The Democratic Party has become a joke, and many of us will certainly not go with its circus! Just watch and learn! And if Hillary Clinton is wise enough, she will not get on that ticket with this loser this time around.

    June 10, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  20. What?

    McCain in 08,
    won't that be great.

    Go ahead and slap your momma,
    if you're stupid enuff to vote for Obama.

    June 10, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  21. OMG

    From “Dreams of My Father.” page 229,

    June 10, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  22. Joe

    Sad to read all of the so called "Democrats" on this thread. Because Hilliary did not win, you all are going to vote for McSame. Please don't call yourselves Democrats, but how about a bunch of BABIES!! You are not hurting anybody but yourselves...vote for McSame if you want, but don't come crying on here about how the economy stinks more than what it is. How can you all vote for a person that wants to keep our troops in Iraq for another 100 years. You so called "Democrats" need to GROW UP! You all make me nausious!

    June 10, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  23. Obama the Racist

    From Dreams Of My Father;
    “The emotion between the races could never be pure….. THE OTHER RACE (WHITE) WOULD ALWAYS REMAIN JUST THAT: MENACING, ALIEN AND APART”

    June 10, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  24. Marc Seattle Wash

    It is nice to see that even with the Hillary lovers saying they will vote for McCain, when it comes down to it, they know that the economy is very important. They also know about Roe v Wade. The first step in taking away a womans rights. Lets pray that the polls work in Obama's favor.

    June 10, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  25. Ambrose Smith, Borrego Springs, California

    The more they see the flip flopping bungler, the more people will see that "experience" in Washington is OVERRATED!

    Especially when things aren't going so great for the USA.

    Obama has my vote.

    June 10, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
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