June 27th, 2008
04:22 PM ET
13 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. Jim

    These polls make me dizzy, just stop already.

    June 27, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  2. vw

    When Hillary was standing beside the so-called nominee, she just betrayed her votes, her fellow-citizens.
    Her behavior just showed she supported this hijacked party, this un-democratic party.
    Obama will absolutely be a loser in Nov. There is no any future for this hijacked party this fall.
    John MacCain is the only option for this country, this is because he loves this country not because he is a republican.

    June 27, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  3. tina

    Thank God every day that we are getting closer to November!

    #125 days until Barack wins the General Election!!

    #201 days until Barack is sworn in as the next President of the United States!

    I'm counting every day until we get out from under this horrible administration!

    June 27, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  4. Enlightened Voter

    This will continuously go up higher, even after the repubs launch their swift boat attacks against Obama. I am really curious though, are there really people out there that are proud to be republicans? I mean in good conscience?

    June 27, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  5. Joseph, Los Angeles

    This constant polling is driving us crazy. It's still only June and they still haven't had a debate yet.

    June 27, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  6. Shawna

    I don't think calling a former president " lousy" is going to help his poll number, looks like McCain is the arrogant candidate.

    June 27, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  7. Obama Supporter from FL

    And these polls mean . . . NOTHING!!! This daily poll tracking is going to get on my nerves WAY before November. 😉

    June 27, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  8. Bob Indianapolis, IN

    Can we wait a couple more months and get a few debates going before polling? I guess MSM lives and dies by polls, huh?

    June 27, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  9. Gearge, TX

    McCain is too OLD to be president. McCain is out of NEW ideas and he will continue to engage in name calling.

    June 27, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  10. Ula Nejad- Sacramento Ca

    Obama for Guatanomo Bay prisoners and Carter for Castro rejects. Bill Clinto for Al Qaeda...all democrats.

    June 27, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  11. nannie bouroughs, Kenosha, WI

    Only the November 4, 2008 poll COUNTS!

    That one will be sending the Chicago pimp back to Chicago where he belongs!

    June 27, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  12. Joe

    I neither understand nor appreciate the media's fascination with popular vote polls. When the Presidential election becomes a nationwide popular vote, then it will be material.

    Why don't they publish state-by-state results, focusing on the states that are truly "in play", and competitive between these two? McCain won't take MA or CA; similarly, Obama won't take TX.

    Focus on FL, PA, OH, etc, and take polls in those states.

    Media continues to propagate the notion that US is a democracy, when in fact it is a government by elected representatives.


    June 27, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  13. saga for Obama

    you have to make it wider Barack, they are desperate and they are going to use the dirty GOP tactics they fall back on. we see how Mccain shows his Honor for his country by berating a former President yet says nothing but praise for this...the currant administration....the white collar, war criminal administration. i am donating (rather investing) more money to Obama....
    get Obama in the office and watch all the Bush Mccain elites quiver

    June 27, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  14. joe1

    "I will bring the troops home.".....not all of them, but I will bring some home...send others back....you know.....

    "I will renogotiate NAFTA"....wink wink Canada...

    "I believe in change"....the change in your pocket...Redistribute the wealth (not mine, though 🙂 )

    Drink More Kool-aid!!!!

    June 27, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  15. Brandon Hillary Democrat for Mc Cain

    What no double digit lead I guess he is not like Dukakis as his campaign has been fighting that comparison: Dukakis had a 16 point lead at this point in 1988.

    June 27, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |

    i still can't imagine why there would be a single republican left in this country after the disaster that is bush.....

    and the man that wants to replace him voted with him 95% of the time...

    maverick my arse....

    June 27, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  17. Glenn

    And on election day, McCain will clearly show he "cain't" and will be remembered as the "Goldwater of 2008."

    June 27, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  18. Nova from NV

    Does not mean anything. The polls are unable to account for Clinton supporters who will vote for McCain but answered Obama on the polls fearing that they will be labeled a racist.

    June 27, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  19. Molly Weasley

    This is all very interesting, but could we have more stories with details about the candidates' policies (something most voters say they want) instead of the media's breathless fascination with the horse race?

    June 27, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  20. Joe

    One follow-up, CNN. Emphasize your own "Electoral Map" (http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/06/10/map.explainer/index.html#cnnSTCOther1)

    It shows Obama leading McCain in "safe" delegates, 231-194, with only 113 delegates (in just NINE states) up for grabs.

    With 270 the electoral target, only nine lines of data could be much more helpful.

    June 27, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  21. John from LA

    Now bots-change your tune again-just like your "Boss" and "Savior"-for someone who was supposed to get a bump from HRC leaving-not much-not much at all-and this will continue to erode over the next couple months-

    remember 4 months is an ETERNITY in politics! But now the Bots will say polls-smolls-unlike 2 days ago-BO up 15-come on Bots attack!!!

    June 27, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  22. Crush Rush

    Ahhhhh the smell of DEFEAT for the Republicans in the not too distant future.Dont be surprised if they start a new war to stay in power though,they will stop at nothing to keep from losing.

    June 27, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  23. Jaime

    MCCAIN SUCKS. Any questions?

    June 27, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  24. Burt

    So much for the double digit lead from yesterday. Sorry Obamaniacs. Statistical error, I'm sure.

    June 27, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  25. EDW

    I realize that i live in Democratic California, but who is voting for McCain. Nobody that I know. WHO IS VOTING FOR HIM?????

    June 27, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
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