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. "Lee" SWPA

    That gap will continue to widen if McCain continues to talk out of his posterior. For the record his ability as an orator is "lousy." You reap what you sow......... McCrabby.

    At least Carter had the chance to BE president. That is more than we will be able to say for McCain.

    June 27, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  2. Laidetea

    Obama has my support and vote

    June 27, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  3. Dinah, MO

    Yes, he would be. Why? Because he is the best candidate for the job.

    I will vote for Obama in November, and I can't wait. It will be one of the most exciting presidential election experiences of my lifetime. And I don't care who thinks otherwise.

    Obama 08

    June 27, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  4. John from NYC

    "Slight decrease"?! Will CNN ever rise above its love affair with a particular candidate and just report the news? This isn't FOX. Earlier this week he had a double digit lead, now he's at 5%. That's called cutting his lead in half, which is a bit more than slight.

    June 27, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  5. Super Delegate NJ

    No one is interested in surveys that CNN is running. We know who the candidate of the Change Nothing Network (CNN) is and commonsense dictates that CNN markets its candidate as the one poised to win. Despite its reatings going down the drain CNN persits on this Change Nothing cause. What a disgrace

    June 27, 2008 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  6. Bayou Joe

    Carter was the worst President in our History and continues to betray the United States at every opportunity.

    Obama followers need to do a little research because that is what you will get if Obama is elected.
    1. 18% interest rates for homes.
    2. Gas shortages
    3 Food shortages
    4 No jobs
    5 Allies in Middle East overthrown by Radical Muslims
    6. Hostages held in Iran by Revolutionary Guard

    And the list goes on.

    June 27, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  7. Bill OR

    Is that all? I thought by now he'd be leading by at least 20 points since, according to news sources, we've never had such an absolutely perfect candidate. He does walk on water, doesn't he?

    June 27, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  8. Steve

    How can Obama be up by 15 points in the Newsweek and NYT polls and only up by 5 points in the CNN poll? One can easily guess at who you're supporting!

    June 27, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  9. Richardson for V.P

    mccain doesn't stand a chance...All this close call stuff is for the media to make us believe this is a tight race, but in truth, the electoral map will favor obama big time and the co9untry will be more blue than its been in about 20 years.

    June 27, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  10. psittacines

    amen, jim...

    June 27, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  11. ANGIE

    i loved the unity event today had to hold back the tears i thinks its great did you hear hillary after listening to her speak why would you in your right mind want to vote for mccain i think most of those comments that people will vote mccain because hillary lost are republicans they are scared their grandpa mccain is gonna lose and after what i saw today guess what repugs he is GONNA LOSE and i couldnt be more happier REUNITED AND IT FEELS SO GOOD CHANGE IS COMING!!!!!

    June 27, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  12. The Weatherman

    if the right to vote included a pop quiz to see if a person has any knowledge, McCain would win by a landslide. I note many voters can not remember President Carter's time let alone President Johnson. these were the worst of times. I sure someone will have something cool to say but, not smart.

    June 27, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  13. JL

    Dear CNN censors,

    I know that you __ __ like comments that __ ___ favor Mr. Obama. Negative Obama comments are _____ ___ ___ _______ __ ____ _______ without justification. It seems un-American to show a bias toward ___ _____ _______ __ Mr. McCain.

    June 27, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  14. Lisa

    I'm so proud of Hillary!!!! Hillary and Barack sitting in the tree...

    June 27, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  15. Sonny Carson

    and that gap will widen when the media actually starts reporting on grumpy-

    he's had a cakewalk so far

    June 27, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  16. Brian

    I know for the Bush Hater crowd history started about five minutes ago but for those who understand anything about American history Jimmy Carter is without a doubt the worst President of the modern era.

    Note to all Bush Haters: If you ever picked up a book and stopped reading all those self affirming blogs you may gain some perspective.

    June 27, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  17. RAFi68

    if obama dont take hillary as vp , he will not win the election .

    June 27, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  18. scotty

    He went down yesterday he was up by 8 wonder how long the yo-yo trip is going to be ........ I just wanted to add about todays speech didn't Fred astar say somthing about ginger rodges and high heel shoes? She could do everything He (Fred astar) could do but She had to do them backwards and in High heel shoes.......................

    June 27, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  19. Chris

    YES WE WILL!!!

    June 27, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  20. arnoldray

    What McCain proposed is GREAT, and it is working. It was designed to get us motivated, brainstorming ideas and discussing it. I think the old man has much wisdom. Instead of talking about how we are going to tax innovation to death, like barack wants, let’s start innovating. Barack says new ideas, reach for the stars, yes we can. But as soon as we start actually doing it, him and his supporters come right out and say "No, we can't". Sounds pretty two-faced to me. Before one starts shooting down everyone’s dreams, he needs to live up to his own potential. I have not heard ANY new ideas from that fool barack, he just craps on everyone else’s ideas and efforts, and has nothing to offer other than HOPE. McCain is not just hoping it will happen, he is out making it happen and I am a democrat that supports Mac all the way now. I now see who just is going move this country in a positive direction, unite us and get us motivated again. Mac is back, and he has this democrats vote. McCainocrats, let's unite around this guy. He obviously is the one that has what it takes, walk, not talk.

    June 27, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  21. Jake Jamahl, Atlanta

    As McCain's drops lower and lower in the polls his true colors emerge. Wishing for an attack on America to help his chances, disregarding and disrespecting Obama's public service, calling a great American Jimmy Carter,"lousy", embracing the hateful right-neck anti-Catholic, anti-Jewish preachers, tying himself to Bush's failed policies are all losing propositions for an America that desires change.

    Johnny, ya coulda been a contenda…..

    June 27, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  22. Danel

    Oh how I fear for McCain's presidency. With his straight talk express makes me wonder how many rattle nerves he will cause in Europe, Asia or Russia? But he will ALWAYS bow to Israelis. Much like Bush.

    June 27, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  23. Not anymore

    It is only June, these polls will change as more people start to "tune in" and realize that beyond the exciting words there is no substance. I was an Obama supporter however I can't say now that I am going to vote for him

    Mr. McCain at least will talk to people and EXPLAIN what he has in mind. Additionally I am really starting to see the diffrence between Mr. McCain and Mr. Bush.

    I heard every word that Mr. Obama said in his speach today. However as in past speaches I noticed that I heard nothing, I heard him state all the "choices" in this election. However heard no information on how he plans to do anything. Why does this man never explain how he plans to do the things he says he will do, Just the result? We are to just take him at his word, that the result will happen and not know HOW???

    June 27, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  24. Anne

    If we must have polls, CNN can you agree to once a week. Please.

    June 27, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  25. Ratgurl

    All these polls relate directly to who is being asked the questions & the wording of the questions. If the answers can be manipulated due to ambiguity, the polls are irrelevant.

    June 27, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
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