June 27th, 2008
04:22 PM ET
14 years ago

Polls: Obama up by 5

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/06/27/art.obamapoll.ap.jpg caption="Obama is up 5 points in the latest CNN poll of polls."](CNN) - Barack Obama holds a 5-point lead over John McCain in the latest CNN "Poll of Polls" - a slight decrease for the Illinois senator from previous CNN polls of polls released earlier this week.

In an average of three recently released national surveys, Obama stands at 45 percent among registered voters while McCain is at 40 percent. Fifteen percent remain unsure about who they will support in November.

In a CNN poll of polls released Thursday, Obama held a 7-point lead over McCain, and the presumptive Democratic presidential was 8 points over McCain in a poll of polls released Tuesday.

But CNN's Senior Political Researcher Alan Silverleib notes McCain's support has consistently hovered around 40 percent.

“While Obama’s lead in our average has fluctuated by a point or two over the last week, McCain has been stuck at 40 percent,” he said. “Heading into the July 4 holiday, McCain is clearly trailing. He has his work cut out for him in terms of changing voters’ perceptions of his candidacy.”

The latest CNN poll of polls included national surveys from Time Magazine, LA Times/Bloomberg, and Gallup.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (282 Responses)
  1. Dave, Illinois

    I work during the day and often miss out regarding posting on these forums. This is unlike the repulsive Obamites that cannot argue a point with facts, only childish rants and name calling. I have grown so sick of reading the hateful posts that I have to say I genuinely hate and despise all of you Obamite idiots. I hope your candidate is exposed for the dirty politician that he is and what a bunch of sheep you really are. I also hope you are the first damaged by your socialist leader's policies.

    June 27, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  2. colene

    john mccain might be a war hero from long ago but the wars are different now and i guess no one told him. if this is the best the republicans have to offer and he wins we will all go to hell if we aren't there now.

    June 27, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  3. Bob in Tenn

    It'll be more than that, Obama wins by landslide in Nov. McCain barely gets 40% of popular vote!

    June 27, 2008 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  4. Obama In the House

    Go Barack! You're the man!

    June 27, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  5. NOBAMA in West Va

    maybe America is finally waking up.

    Hillary was the ONE, how stupid can the democrats be?

    They force Obama down our throats.

    Fine – I'll vote for McCain.

    June 27, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  6. Jacquie 4 Obama

    I enjoy looking at the pools. I think it is beneficial for the candidates to see where they are lagging and what strategies they should undertake. Although they don't tell us 'WHY' a candidate is up or down in the polls, they do let us speculate and allow us time to correct those increases or decreases before Election Day.

    June 27, 2008 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  7. mr. african american

    to whom it may concern, as a 56 yr old black man, I am starting to cringe everytime, I hear one of your reporters, say "kumbaya,
    in their reporting. I must tell you we all did'nt sit around the camp fire singing this, some of us didn't have that experience. The song is a plead to the Lord not to forget his people that are now in a foreign land and they wait for him to come by here. Freedom was all we wanted and the song was thrust back down our throats. As if to say lets all sing that song that proves nothings going to change. Though we sit together and sing the same song. when we part we return back to our separate worlds of distinction and separation. The song was from Africa, but soon forgotten in America. Maybe it was too discouraging to keep looking for a hope that never came to many. So please do all of us a favor who remember.
    Sambo's, (became Denny's) and the shame of whenever we would past the sign of a little Black boy and a tiger painted on their sign but Blacks werent welcome. We don't sing freedom slave songs and dont
    care to be reminded. The message is ..tt's time to move on. Because we were always free. It was evil that enslave us, that is why we still prayed for our tormenter's and can forgive. But it don't make forgiveness sweet when you are mistakingly being reminded of the torment over and over by a small thing as cliches. Please no more cum ba ya.

    June 27, 2008 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
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