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)


    Quiet...Dont anyone tell Mc Lame.

    Jimmy Carter is not involved in the 2008 Presidential Race.

    Ohh God...

    Help us..

    June 27, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  2. Frankie

    Let's raise it a bit, Obama should have a comfortable lead by November. I don't think we can afford Mccain. Its that trillion dollar deficit we need to worry about. It's the reason why we pay a lot at the pump and for groceries. We have a Very serious problem right now We don't need another George W. Bush in the White House.

    June 27, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  3. tell the truth

    You have to look at state by state polls. Not this.

    June 27, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  4. Proud American

    McCain is an idiot!! No McCain!!

    June 27, 2008 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  5. Marj,Paso Robles, Cal

    Guess they finally asked a few Republicans.

    June 27, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  6. kayla

    change is gonna come obama 08

    June 27, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  7. Denise

    Polls should not even be taken until after Labor Day. They are completely irrelevent at this point and only serve to fuel the media hype and get people whipped into a frenzy for no reason. The MSM should sit back, shut up, and let the public listen to the candidates and make up their own minds.

    June 27, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  8. the truth come out


    June 27, 2008 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  9. It's a done deal

    Points schmoints, McCain will have his head handed to him in Nov. Even the Repugs know it.

    June 27, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  10. Thats Not True

    SO true, Jim. So true.

    June 27, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  11. PUMA-SF

    !!Nobama not now not ever. Puma Power!!

    June 27, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  12. Steve

    If all you Obama cheerleaders want to take solace in the fact that Obama has a 5% lead over McCain at this point of the campaign, before either were officially the nominees, before the national conventions were held, before any debates were aired, go right ahead. In an election year where Republican brand is synonymous with dirt, when economy and stock market are in the dumps, when gasoline prices set new heights every other day, your presumed Democratic nominee has a mere 5% lead? And you guys are thinking McCain is in trouble? Very funny.

    June 27, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  13. Rick in Az

    I'm sure this won't get posted as it seems the only post that make it are those slamming Obama, those slamming Clinton or those praising McCain. As an independent voter here in Arizona I can not find it in me to support McCain. I find it such a shame seeing so many people supporting McCain simply because Hillary Clinton lost. It is even more of a shame seeing all the people supporting McCain ( Not because they like McCain ) because they don't like Obama for whatever reasons. Maybe more people shove move to Phx. (Oohh that's right. You can't move to Arizona because, next to California we have the largest housing crisis out west). It's 102 degrees here right now and even if I were suffering from heat stroke and delirious I could not support John McCain. Seems more people should check his voting record before they get swept up in emotions or, simply stick with party unity. I can tell you in one word what alot of Arizonans believe John McCain has done for the state and that is; "NADA"

    June 27, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  14. white people for Obama

    Look, he's gonna win. Let's face it! We just want fresh ideas since the old ideas don't work. He has an undergrad degree in International Relations, A Harvard Law degree in civil rights. And he was a Professor of Constitutional Law. He has the best resume for this job. A president is just not meant to be commander-in-chief it is more complex than that.


    June 27, 2008 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  15. LA

    America is ready for a change and a president that we can trust. That is Obama.

    June 27, 2008 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  16. Stay home, McSame

    Stop with the polls. We don't need them. I know there aren't enough Republicans voting this year to beat Obama, and Democrats will not vote for McCain (with a few exceptions – bigots, sore losers, and Bush-lovers).

    June 27, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  17. Tony

    OMG NO WAI!!!~~~~

    DOLE / KEMP '96

    June 27, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  18. sacto joe

    John McCain is for the wealthy.

    Tax fairness dictates that those who earn more pay a larger percentage of their income in taxes.

    Period. End of discussion.

    June 27, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  19. Sarah

    The untolled "secret" of this campaign is that McCain is totally unelectable. He flips and flops, hasn't produced a single original idea, and can offer nothing more than a crustier version of Bush. The real election contest was between Hillary and Obama. The country doesn't need a man like McCain who will just continue to throw money at Iraq for 100 years (his words!).

    June 27, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  20. Kojo

    polls again?but it seems at leat Mccain has at least 40% base,im sure these polls will def change with the comming months.

    June 27, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  21. Ben

    While I believe polls in June shouldn't be taken too seriously, I hope that this trend continues. Go Obama.

    June 27, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  22. Texas Trail Dog


    June 27, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  23. joe

    Wake me when you have some news to report.

    You know, like that whole thing with the White House refusing to read the EPA's report on greenhouse gases. Shouldn't you guys be doing some journalism or something on that?

    June 27, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  24. Alex

    12 out of the 16 last presiential elections were accurately predicted by June polls. The exceptions were when the president leaving office was very unpopular and that benefitted the other party. Case in point – Obama has an even bigger advantage then the polls suggest.

    June 27, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  25. calvincito

    A poll of polls is meaningless. Stop being lazy CNN and analyze individual polls.

    June 27, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
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