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. Rave

    This 5 will become 50 by November and he will win with a whopping majority
    OBAMA (2008 -16)

    June 27, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  2. Komlan

    Way to go. Gobama.

    June 27, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  3. James

    Mchain is a dangerous man and seems full of rage. I'm really praying that GOD should have mercy on AMERICA and helps us in deciding who lead us. I still cannot convinced myself that its safe for our nation to vote for Mchain.

    June 27, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  4. Nikki

    CNN how about giving us the polls when it's OCTOBER!

    June 27, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  5. Michelle

    That's not a very big lead in a year when the Dems should be
    dominating the election.

    By the way, make sure you check out the Boston Globe article:
    “Grim Proving Ground for Obama’s Housing Policy.”

    You can find it at Boston.com

    Mr. Hope and Change? What a farce!

    June 27, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  6. michael

    Can some of you Obama supporters explain to the rest of us what talents and experience this man has to be President of the United States and Commander of the world's strongest military? I'm missing something. This man doesn't have the experience to be president of a small business nevery mind this country.

    June 27, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  7. Political strategy

    Get to work Obamacans! Go to barackobama.com and get new registered voters for the Democratic party. Especially if you live in a red or a swing state. Spread the map out people and force the Republicans to spend money on states like GA and NC. We are sitting on the cash cow this year. Let's bankrupt the Republicans. I can hear the naysayers. "You can not buy the election." GROW UP! The best person does not always win the election (see GW Bush twice). The person with the best political strategy wins the election! Fight hard and fight smart for our country!

    June 27, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  8. SHARON MORLEY

    The more McCan open's his mouth the more I dislike him. I am not a Obama fan.,but since Hillary is out .Obama is looking better but he still make's me hedgie about him and is so count background of his family. McCain makes be very scared about the WAR .I have six grandson's who I never want to see them fighting for some other country. If it was the good old U.S.A. no one would think twice. We should take care of our own. And now McCain is talking to the foke's in the auto factory in Ohio.Please where was he years ago. He keeps talking about being P.O.W. and a senater for years I am bored of him. Thank You.

    June 27, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  9. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    So Obama has dropped 3 points in 3 days. That unity tour with Hillary is sure working.

    June 27, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  10. Worried in Texas

    Obama needs to know that it's still very early in the game and
    some voters still have a chance to know that he's not the right
    candidate to take care of us incase we get attacked by terrorism.
    He's just too green and needs alot of learning. It's scary. Hope
    the voters wake up soon.

    I'm no longer a Democrat, the DNC has betrayed democracy and are
    acting like Gods, I'm Independent and will not vote for the inexperience this year, didn't do it for Bush and look what you all got, I would think you'd learn. Wise up people, it's not about hype, it's
    about "experience" this kid is another Bush 8 years ago.

    June 27, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  11. ANDROLOMA, Commerce City, Colorado

    Send the polls
    back to Polland!

    June 27, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  12. paul

    And any one that believes polls are always right needs to grow a brain.

    June 27, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  13. Kenneth M

    WHAT IS THE POINT OF ALL OF THESE POLISH POLLS?

    June 27, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  14. 4 THE CONSTITUTION

    Watch McMisogynist go down in the polls when women realize he will appoint supreme court justices that will make abortion illegal EVEN in RAPE/INCEST cases and it will be 20-30 years before it will even possibly be voted on again. And how about Cindy's lobbyist pressure to suppress fetal alcohol syndrome warnings on beer containers? Then there's the fact that McMisogynist is a wife abuser and voted against equal pay for women. WOMEN AGAINST McMISOGYNIST!!!

    June 27, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  15. rita walker

    We should all hope and pray that John McCain does not wibecome president.

    June 27, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  16. No more polling

    Stop Polling, Its not news. Start reporting on issues and canditate platforms. You know stuff that affects the polls.

    June 27, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  17. Greta

    I can't believe 40% of Americans support McCain!! Why so many? What sane American would want another term of GWBush – which is what McCain offers us?

    June 27, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  18. Michael

    McCain will win.

    June 27, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  19. Sujith,NE

    John McShame has answers for all your problems.Here goes:
    Unemployment:Join the army.The situation will hold good for next 100 years(atleast).
    Oil prices: ummmm, exercising goes never out of style !
    Choice : More kids = more soldiers.
    US economy – globalequality: By spending trillions of dollars on Iraq and other countries that we go at "war" with, the US economy will flat become same as any of the third world/developing country.
    Health Insurance: Whats that?

    June 27, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  20. RW, NC

    Clinton led Bush in 1992 in ALL the polls, and obviously won with 43% of the vote. 44 million votes, and 370 electoral votes.

    I see the same for Mr. Obama. Keep the polls coming. The closeness of this race shows the racism. If the Democratic nominee were White the Republicans would have absolutely NO shot after 8 years of Bush, Iraq, economy, etc.

    Obama '08

    June 27, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  21. TangoDancer

    No point in complaining about the polls people. Some folks like to know what's going on and what others are thinking and feeling. Regarding this matter, it does look somewhat bad for the McCain and the Republicans in general. Senator McCain needs better staff and needs to control his anger and snippy remarks. The insults against Obama and Democrats are having the reverse effect of actually having the disunited dems begin to coalesce into one unified force. I support Obama, but I also enjoy watching the politics unfold as an impartial observer. I'm observing a rather poor campagin by McCain and company so far that lacks energy, enthusiasm and a consistent message. He's got the 40% or so of the population that identify themselves with the republican or conservative movement – but this will not be enough. I hope that he can do something constructive in the near future solely so that this race becomes competitive again.

    June 27, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  22. bk

    I hope Mr. Arrogant Obama loses.

    June 27, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  23. Terry, Dallas Texas

    For crying out loud, enough already!
    I am a big supporter of Senator Obama but a new poll every 3 days is a bit much. Lets let people hear more from the campaign trail and debates and then start frequent polling!

    June 27, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  24. Old Tricks

    I have noticed how the Republicans and John McSame keep leep frogging over the 8 Clinton years in the White House all the way back 1976 when Jimmy Carter was president. The past is the past. What the idiots should be focused on is the present and future. The Republicans are up to their old tricks. They ride out whatever negatives they think they have from the Democrats, rather than solving problems for Americans now.

    June 27, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  25. Vato

    MacCain is looser already. How many presidential historian commented that the enviroment is not condusive for MacCain

    June 27, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
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