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. Phil Newton - Oregon

    The momentum is with Obama and he is going to be the next President of the United States.

    McCain is one scary, angry guy.

    June 27, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  2. Chris in CA

    4 out of 5 people polled hate polls.

    June 27, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  3. mary

    Perhaps people are readin – in Wiki and other places – that McCain graduated 894 of 899 at Naval Academy? It is a tough place to get in, and tough to stay in, but come on!

    June 27, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  4. casey

    PLEASE RELEASE POLL DATA WHEN YOU DO THESE. WE ALL KNOW THE LA TIMES POLL AND NEWSWEEK POLL WERE SKEWED.

    June 27, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  5. Nate

    First they had Obama ahead 15%.
    Then they had a tie.
    Now Obama is slightly ahead. All in a little more than a week.
    This is REDICULOUS

    June 27, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  6. Ambrose Smith, Borrego Springs, California

    The only important poll is the AOL straw poll that has McCain up 90 percent to 10 percent.

    You know, that very reliable and all important AOL poll? (sarcasm)

    June 27, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  7. 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 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  8. Honorable Kansas Vet

    Actually, all Obama needs to do is let McCain continue to speak, should out distance McCain with no problems.

    June 27, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  9. dave

    Why is CNN silent on the fact that both Bill and Hillary Clinton donated to the Obama campaign today?

    Did I miss a meeting?

    June 27, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  10. PC

    A lot can happen between now and November, but McCain's campaign really doesn't have anything new. My guess is that whatever criticisms McCain has on Obama now, they won't change much between now and election day and he'll repeat them ad nauseam. McCain's campaign reminds my of Dole's in '96, with the same strategies and the same weaknesseses.

    June 27, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  11. Bill, Covington

    Swing Voter for the obama:

    The best thing for you to do is get back on your meds and quit playing with IT before you go blind, or get hair in the palm of your hands.

    June 27, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  12. Obama/Hillary 08

    The internets and the googler are good tools this year for the campaign.

    June 27, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  13. Paul

    Replace with O with Hillary.. it will be 15 points... what a shame!!

    June 27, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  14. sharon

    CNN Enough with the daily polls. We don't need a blow'by'blow description everyday. The last time you had a poll blog on almost everyone on it posted the above.

    June 27, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  15. GOP

    Dems will win big

    While Carter is being judged, Obama will be leading.

    Change McCain could not bring in many years

    Change

    Obama

    June 27, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  16. karkri

    Poll of polls, my foot!

    The "pollsters" have to make a living, so they come up with a poll everyday? CNN and others should realize the polls have long lost their value.

    June 27, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  17. CWhite

    Now that the party is coming together I see this number being 45 by late August.

    June 27, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  18. Brian

    "Nearly seven years after their defeat by U.S. forces, the Taliban have regrouped and have formed a "resilient insurgency," according to a new Pentagon report on security in Afghanistan.

    Is this the success that McCain is touting? Or is the success that Bin Laden has never been caught???

    June 27, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  19. Reggie

    The only poll that matters is in November. In that poll, the people will vote for the only candidate ready for the job...and his name is John McCain.

    June 27, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  20. Jeannie Pepper

    Finish the Enemy Team Obama .... run through the tape ....

    June 27, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  21. Truth

    Paul in NYC, the polls the other day which showed Obama ahead by double digits were individual state polls in battleground states, this is an average of national polls, so it includes states where McCain is very far ahead (as far as someone losing badly can be) such as Mississippi, Texas, Alabama and such.

    The "poll of polls" is highly misleading mathematically. To make real sense of it you have to have an understanding of statistics and probability, and I must say I don't believe that many people who see it understand what happens behind the scenes, as seen by Paul's misinterpretation.

    June 27, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  22. MD Democrat

    NO HILLARY!

    NO UNITY!

    I'm changing to independent!

    I'm done with the democratic party!

    June 27, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  23. Sandy from Ohio

    polls polls polls nothing means any thing until the polls close in November i just don't want to see biliary on the ticket i hope obama has good since to leave her off and i don't want to help pay her debts unless someone is also paying off mine why is she better than me

    June 27, 2008 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  24. Anonymous

    Who cares about a poll or polls or even polling. The media has a psychological influence on people who are stupid. I know they won't post this, but that again is apart of their psychological tactics or S.O.P. which means Standard Operating Procedure. Oh me, I prefer they leave us alone, report on what the candidates are saying regarding their issues and let us know in an unbias way. But they won't because they are all about ratings. Negative Stories = Ratings = Sponsors (which, in fact, are corporations paying the news networks big bucks for advertising their products and services) = Money in the bank for the big Corporate News Networks who are controlled by the FCC and their own sponsors. Don't believe it? Look what happened to Imus. FCC and Sponsors made MSNBC change their ways quick. You can be mad at me if you want, but I don't think the man should have lost his job. He was punished fairly without having to lose his job. I would say he learned his lesson, but I can't say that since he recently burped again.

    In closing...just don't think you're highly educated because you watch the news and learned a few big words. Try reading some real literature before you start getting excited about the poll(s)(ing) data.

    Hi CNN 🙂

    June 27, 2008 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  25. Dwayne L, OH

    Who cares about a poll or polls or even polling. The media has a psychological influence on people who are stupid. I know they won't post this, but that again is apart of their psychological tactics or S.O.P. which means Standard Operating Procedure. Oh me, I prefer they leave us alone, report on what the candidates are saying regarding their issues and let us know in an unbias way. But they won't because they are all about ratings. Negative Stories = Ratings = Sponsors (which, in fact, are corporations paying the news networks big bucks for advertising their products and services) = Money in the bank for the big Corporate News Networks who are controlled by the FCC and their own sponsors. Don't believe it? Look what happened to Imus. FCC and Sponsors made MSNBC change their ways quick. You can be mad at me if you want, but I don't think the man should have lost his job. He was punished fairly without having to lose his job. I would say he learned his lesson, but I can't say that since he recently burped again.

    In closing...just don't think you're highly educated because you watch the news and learned a few big words. Try reading some real literature before you start getting excited about the poll(s)(ing) data.

    Hi CNN 🙂

    June 27, 2008 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
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