June 12th, 2008
11:00 AM ET
12 years ago

Polls: Obama extending lead over McCain

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/06/12/art.obamapoll.gi.jpg caption="Obama us ahead in the latest CNN poll of polls."](CNN) - Barack Obama is continuing to extend his lead over John McCain in a head-to-head matchup nationwide, a new CNN poll of polls indicates.

Check out the latest polls in the CNN Election Center

The Illinois senator now holds a 5 point lead over McCain among registered voters, 48 percent to 43 percent. In a CNN poll of polls conducted earlier this week, Obama's lead stood at 4 points, and in an average of national polls shortly before Hillary Clinton dropped out of the presidential race, Obama only held a 3 point lead over the Arizona senator.

The poll of polls consists of three recent surveys by Gallup, NBC/Wall Street Journal, and CNN/Opinion Research Corporation. The CNN poll was conducted entirely before Clinton formally gave up her White House bid on Saturday.

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  1. Bill in Rochester

    I think there will continue to be an increase in support for Barack as people get to know him and his ideas better. Right now the "pseudo" Hillary are supporting McCain under disguise of being Hillary supporters. The true Hillary supporters are following in her foot steps and supporting Barack. People will, in time, be able to identify the propaganda from the facts and will find that Barack is the person he says he is. No conspiracy with the radical Muslim world, or Africa. A man of dark skin and big ears, who believes in family, religion, and country.

    June 12, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
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