June 20th, 2008
03:55 PM ET
15 years ago

Polls: McCain-Obama race tightening

(CNN) – Sen. Barack Obama has lost a percentage point in his lead over Sen. John McCain, according to the latest CNN poll of polls released Friday.

Obama now leads McCain by 4 percentage points – 45 percent to McCain’s 41 percent. In the previous CNN poll of polls, Obama’s lead was 5 percentage points.

Friday’s poll of polls is comprised of five national general election surveys: (1) Gallup tracking (June 16-19), Fox News/Opinion Dynamics (June 17-18), Cook/RT Strategies (June 12-15), ABC/Washington Post (June 12-15), and Reuters/Zogby (12-14). The poll of polls does not have a margin of error.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • CNN Polls • John McCain
soundoff (118 Responses)
  1. ed

    this american can't beleive he has only lost one percentage point with that new logo, we all told you he was a fake but you didn't here anything but a fine speech. he is for change but the wrong kind, first he changes our national seal, whats next in his changes, a new flag. i still say if the dnc nominates him at the convention we should all write in clinton on the nov. ballot so we can have proper and real change that matters.

    June 20, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  2. R.I.F.


    You may want to check the new Newsweek Poll that just came out:

    Obama 51%
    McCain 36%

    They were tied 46% to 46% a month ago when the primary was still going on.

    June 20, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  3. suzy

    Maybe you should still be tracking Hillary – she would be WAY ahead in the polls...the DNC made the wrong "selection".......

    June 20, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  4. Ryan, AK

    Barack is a man, there is only one superstar, and that's Jesus Christ. We may drink the Kool-aid, but we know who is the Lord and Savior.

    Jesus Christ, superstar, who in this world do you think you are? That was a great song by the way.

    Obama 08

    June 20, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  5. Peter

    The only person that can lift up these poll is one

    June 20, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  6. TerryDo

    WOW, Obama leads McCain by 4%, and that is with a margin of error +/ – 4%.

    The Republicans were suppose to be unfavorable and they are suppose to be ousted.

    After Obama was GIVEN the Democratic nomination he should be leading McCain in the double digit, not a measly 4%.

    Obama will never win the general election and citizens are beginning to see the hypocritical changes Obama constantly makes.

    He constantly CHANGES his mind and HOPES no one notices he will do anything that is expedient for him to win the presidency..

    Join PUMA PAC

    June 20, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  7. Mike

    Real Clear Politic data:

    RCP Average 06/12 – 06/19 47.5 42.0 Obama +5.5
    USA Today/Gallup 06/15 – 06/19 50 44 Obama +6.0
    Newsweek 06/18 – 06/19 51 36 Obama +15.0
    FOX News 06/17 – 06/18 45 41 Obama +4.0
    Rasmussen Tracking 06/17 – 06/19 48 44 Obama +4.0
    Gallup Tracking 06/16 – 06/19 46 44 Obama +2.0
    Reuters/Zogby 06/12 – 06/14 47 42 Obama +5.0
    ABC News/Wash Post 06/12 – 06/15 49 45 Obama +4.0
    Cook/RT Strategies 06/12 – 06/15 44 40 Obama +4.0

    June 20, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |


    June 20, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  9. Irishspacemonk

    Obviously CNN is late on the news.

    June 20, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  10. Nunya

    Can the polls already. Even those of us interested in the political races occurring this year don't want to see new headlines blaring every day about every little change in polls from the previous day...

    June 20, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  11. LJ

    He has got to pick Hillary. That will make it a slam dunk
    What a great ticket that can be.

    June 20, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  12. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    With any luck, this is the beginning of a trend. Junior can't get beyond his 'hope and change' chant long enough to actually have any policies. Oops, I forgot, he wants to raise taxes during a recession. In Economics 101 you learn to cut taxes in a recession. He needs to visit Iraq. He needs to stay there!

    June 20, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  13. chucky

    Obama has got this

    June 20, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  14. Lisa

    He's losing support because Hillary is no where to be found. Everyone needs Hillary, Democrates and Republicans we miss her. If she's in charge of Obama's medical team I will vote for Obama. If she's not apart then i'm staying home. I don't like anyone of the candidates so why should I vote.

    June 20, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  15. Keith

    Give me a break with all of these polls. They don't mean anything. Polls schmolls.

    June 20, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  16. Mike

    This poll if accurate , stupifies me. McCain has guaranteed four more years of wastefull foolish war. Thousands more young Americans dead for nothing. Another trillion Dollars in debt to China to rebuild Iraq which has billions of dollars of their own oil money stashed in banks. McBush who has a hundred Corporate Lobby Crooks running his campaign and will continue to send our jobs overseas to China while Corporate Billionair friends of his make Billions more in obscene profits. McBush who has called Christian leaders "agents of hate". McBush who conservatives despise. McBush who has flip flopped on tax cuts, oil drilling etc just to catch the current popular whim. McBush who admitted he knows nothing about the economy.
    Please tell me. Who are these McBush supporters.

    June 20, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  17. Anne

    Now, CNN I like you, but this is just ridiculous. There was probably no change considering the margin of error. I'm goimg to need you to dig a little deeper for some news we can use.

    June 20, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  18. Lisa

    It's funny how Michelle Obama thinks she's strong like Hillary and she's not. I remember when Michelle said if Hillary can't take care of her own household how would she be able to take care of the country. Ever since she said that I never liked her. She talks too much and needs to go sit down somewhere.

    June 20, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
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