June 20th, 2008
06:00 PM ET
14 years ago

CNN poll of polls update: Obama leads McCain by six points

(CNN) – CNN’s poll of polls has been updated to reflect a new Newsweek poll .

Sen. Barack Obama has gained two percentage points in his lead over Sen. John McCain, according to the latest CNN poll of polls released Friday.

Obama now leads McCain by 6 percentage points – 46 percent to McCain’s 40 percent. In the previous CNN poll of polls, Obama’s lead was 4 percentage points.

The national general election “poll of polls” consists of three surveys: Newsweek (June 18-19), Gallup tracking (June 16-19), and Fox News/Opinion Dynamics (June 17-18). The poll of polls does not have a sampling error.

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  1. Bij

    Brilliant, John Q; all studies show that beautiful people make the best presidents. Personally, I wouldn't want to put Tom Cruise within 10 miles of the Oval Office, but go for it if you prefer.

    June 20, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  2. Mark Webb

    2 percentage point in 30 minutes! That's record breaking, isn't it?

    June 20, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  3. Daniel, WA

    Sorry, CNN. Do not try to scare us all. Obama cannot be ahead in polls. I can tell you that the american people are watching and they will vote for John mCCain two to one. It will be landslide vistory for John McCain. Vote John McCain.

    June 20, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  4. Winthorp

    I'm posting here because some of the comments in the seal article made me sick. For example, the claim that Obama is going to turn America into a Muslim sect. This simply proves that you are simply racist, and intolerant to other religions.

    June 20, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  5. McCain=the draft

    Obama is the only one who can shake-up Washington.
    And boy, does it need shaking!
    It won't happen with Washington entrenched McCain.

    June 20, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  6. Debby

    Wow he is really sweeping McCain hahaha.

    June 20, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  7. Rich In Seattle

    PUMA = Pathetic, Uneducated, Masochistic, A_____s

    June 20, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  8. Nija

    Obama will lead by double margin in the next 1month. McCain will lose in a land slide.

    June 20, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  9. Isidoro from Germany

    a long way from home! But still marching untill the glory come! Be blessed Sen. Barack

    June 20, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  10. PC

    At this point in the election, polls really don't matter. Dukakis had an 18 point point lead after the '88 Democratic convention and Gore had a 10 point lead following the '00 convention. At any rate, what really matters is the electoral college.

    June 20, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  11. Sue

    Obama said : I am happy to have a debate with John McCain ...

    Obama pledged to meet “anywhere, anytime”

    However, Obama has rejected each and every offer to raise the dialogue in this campaign.

    Obama fears debating, fears answering questions.

    What an empty suit.

    June 20, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  12. Crush Rush

    Add 10 for Obama.the poll is BS.If a real poll were taken no one would pay attention till October and ad time would dry up.Its all about money,lets not lose sight of that.

    June 20, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  13. Venus

    Come on with the polls! You have all kind of new polls every day!

    June 20, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  14. Chris, PA

    For the problems we have and the "change" he claims to bring, BO should hold a much stronger lead. Let's discuss the issues with SOLUTIONS rather than focus on candidate ego and media manipulation. As a life long Democrat, he will lose my vote with Edwards on the ticket. I'm in healthcare and don't want to be sued out of a job by liberated ambulance chasers.

    BO is turning out to be the pandering politician he claims to dislike. Where is the political overhaul when the old faces of Kerry, Kennedy, and Edwards surround his shrine? The flip-flop process has begun. Proceed with caution.

    June 20, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  15. Mary - Independent

    It is all very well and good if Obama is leading McCain, but polls are not the final say. There is a few months before the conventions and the general election and anything is possible.

    June 20, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  16. Steve, Fort Worth, TX.

    In my family Obama is leading 100 percent to ZILCH.

    Half of my family is Republican too. (Military family.)

    June 20, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  17. Chuck

    Let the Republican lies begin . . .

    I must admit, Republicans do show up to vote. I sure hope it doesn't rain on election day, or many Dem's will just stay home.

    June 20, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |

    ATTENTION!!! Videos were discovered of John Mc Cain stating several times." I DID NOT LOVE AMERICA UNTIL I WAS DEPRIVED OF HER COMPANY". What a HYPOCRITE! If Michelle or Barack Obama had made this comment THE MEDIA and the REPUBLICANS would have EATEN THEM ALIVE. WHAT A DOUBLE STANDARD.

    June 20, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  19. Jen, CA

    June 20-27 AOL straw poll” 20,685 votes: McCain 64%, Obama 36%. These are REAL people voting, NOT some remote “Quinnipiac” poll in some remote college town - with 600 people and a hefty +/- margin! Obama is wearing thin!

    June 20, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  20. caribbean admirer of OBAMA

    this proofs that the average american is being the american again as HC more times stated.

    June 20, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  21. Pete

    Guys....its way early for polls...you underestimate McCain at your peril!!

    June 20, 2008 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  22. amtFresno,CA

    Obama for Pres 08. McBush does not have a chance, if he does have a chance it won't be enough to win. Everyone is feed up with the Repubs & McBush is 4 more years of Bush. No thanks.

    June 20, 2008 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  23. Roofin Reality, Houston, Tx.

    Hey Sue, when you're rolling like Obama is, you stay out of the fray so as to not get nicked up by dirty politics.
    When it's time to debate, he'll be ready. In the meantime, check this out.
    McCain has a 0% pro-choice rating from NARAL and Planned Parenthood.
    * He has vowed to appoint pro-life justices to the Supreme Court.
    * McCain voted against reauthorizing the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) for five years.
    * He voted against the restoration of the Fair Pay Act.
    * McCain voted to suspend the Family and Medical Leave Act in 1993.
    * He voted to shut down the Title X family-planning program, which provides millions of women with health care services ranging from birth control to breast cancer screenings.

    Oh, and if you like flip flops at the beach, here's a little something for your viewing pleasure.


    To all, have a nice weekend. And yes, I mean all.

    June 20, 2008 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  24. Bill Brown

    Who cares? At this same point in 1988, Dukakis led Bush 41 by 17 points. In 1992, Bush and Perot BOTH led Clinton by six points. In 2000, Bush led Gore by 16 points.

    And you waste time with this 'news?'

    Wake me on Labor Day.

    June 20, 2008 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  25. Bishop

    ...And of course the Republicans are saying: "Polls don't matter". Typical.

    Sue: you and the rest of the KITTEN group should relax with all that hot air.

    This is a game of chess people. Not every moves has a visible reason...

    June 20, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
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