June 17th, 2008
03:13 PM ET
14 years ago

Underwhelming post-Clinton bounce for Obama

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(CNN)— Barack Obama is leading John McCain in the first General Election CNN Poll of Polls since Hillary Clinton ended her presidential bid.

Obama is ahead of McCain by five points, 46 percent to 41 percent. That’s up one point from Friday’s poll of polls, which showed the Illinois senator leading McCain 47 percent to 43 percent.

CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said, “Hillary Clinton's decision to suspend her campaign and endorse Obama seems to have produced little or no bounce for Obama.”

The fact that Obama’s lead did not increase more significantly since Clinton ended her campaign and endorsed the Illinois senator is “an indication that Clinton supporters may need more than one speech to rally behind the party's nominee,” said Holland. “Since the end of January, Obama's edge in the weekly Poll of Polls has always been in the low single digits, but it's worth noting that he has consistently been ahead of McCain week after week for about four months.”

The national General Election poll of polls has no sampling error and consists of three surveys conducted between June 12 and June 16: Gallup (June 14-16), Cook/RT Strategies (June 12-15), and ABC/Washington Post (June 12-15).

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (262 Responses)
  1. IndyGuy

    Only one way I am voting for Obama.... adding Clinton to the ticket..period.

    June 17, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  2. Jaime

    Wake me up in November when it's time to vote for Obama.

    Would you hire a person without computer skills for the most important job in the world?

    Probably not.

    June 17, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  3. Linda M

    I am completely disgusted, confused, and have reached the final straw with our government. They are nothing but liars, cheats, theives and a power-hungry anarchy. Has NO ONE seen the 2006 HBO documentary, "Hacking Democracy"?!? It is on HBO on demand as I write this. What on EARTH is going on here? Bush/Diebold/Republicans/mob/etc, etc. stole the election in 2004. Why is NO ONE in power (only people who can accomplish anything in this nation) doing anything about this????? Why have the 'news' networks kept quiet about this? Why is this not one of the major issues of this campaign mess? Who will win this election? The candidate who's party/people/big businesses elect by way way of fraud, that's who.

    June 17, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  4. I drank the Kool Aid

    /blind /worship

    Obama '08

    June 17, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  5. MP_Pennsylvania

    Don Fl,
    If you know the history 19 presidents did have same number of years in office as obama. Including Eisenhover, Lincoln, FDR.

    June 17, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  6. Georgia

    Senator Obama needs some help with these polls. A lot of the problem is our "do nothing Congress"! Send Pelosi, Reid, Dodd, Richardson, Daschle, Kerry, Brazile, and Roland Martin out to campaign. They aren't doing anything else to help!!!

    June 17, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  7. L

    To all the woman who are refusing to vote for Obama because they wanted a woman to be president need to get a life. You are degrading womanhood by being so shallow and vindictive. Everyone else that claims that Hillary one the popular vote needs to go back to school because you apparently do not know how to add or lack comprehensive reading skills. Michigan and Florida do not count because they didn't count before Hillary tried to make up her own rules when she discovered she was loosing! Plus, if the turnout at Obama's rally in Detriot and Grand Rapids are any indication to his current popularity in Michigan today, I don't think Hillary would have a chance in a fair revote or perhaps I should say a vote that she did not try to cheat her way out of!

    June 17, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  8. Just Words

    GET REAL – *Vote for Obama and Clinton will get the Presidency in 2016. If not she does not have a chance.*

    LOOLLL!! OMG! Obambi is barely keeping his head above water!

    Stay off the Kool-Aid Kid!!

    June 17, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  9. martin,arkansaws

    because most clinton supporters are over-emotional females,who hate to trade a spiteful ,rich,woman ,for an average,everyday american patriot, who wants to do what's best for our nation, at a critical time.we need change,now,and hillary is the wrong kind.we need morals and integrity,not division and disloyalty.we need vision and leadership,not blind luck and self-delusion.if clinton supporters need a female president,so badly,just imagine obama in a skirt [or a pant suit,whatever],vote for him [her,in your mind],and perhaps the ISSUES you are so concerned about ,will be solved ,the same way the real hillary [may] have solved them.if clintonistas are so delusional ,we should use delusion, to convince them to vote in their own self-interests.

    June 17, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  10. Mauri

    What is it about Senator Clinton supporters many people don't understand? We older women said we would not support Senator Obama if she did not get the nomination. Nothing that I know of has changed our minds. One thing I'd really like to know though. What's with getting Patti Solis on board. Nowhere does this act translate into change.

    June 17, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  11. ch

    Hillary or NOBODY for me (and milions of others).

    June 17, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  12. Chuck

    Well, Obama fan's can see he is weak and all they can do is cry about Hillary. Get over it Obama fan's, we all know he is going to have problems with McCain. Women make up 60% of the Dems vote and the DNC sold them and FL & MI out. Obama wants half my vote in Florida, but McCain wants all of it. I'll be happy to give it to McCain.

    June 17, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
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