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. MIKE

    lets not believe the hype ; let just say mccain and obama are tied . you people should stop these daily polls. its really ignorant and a waste of time which can be spent on real news stories. you need to stop PLEASE.

    June 27, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  2. Edith Arkansas

    Why is Senator McCain picking on President Jimmy Carter He is not the candidate running for President. Senator Barack Obama is the candidate. I think that was disengenuous of Senator McCain.

    June 27, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  3. barbara

    As Americans get to know McCain – his real military record; his adultery; his votes for corporate profits at the expense of the people – his ratings will fall into George W. Bush territory.

    McCain has tried to keep the focus on who he was (war hero) rather than who he is, but he should be careful what he wishes for.

    June 27, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  4. aaron from minneapolis

    The planet is in peril. Think about Mother Earth when you cast your ballot in November. Obama is our best hope at becoming an oil free nation. We need to quit letting these fat business men move jobs out of the US so they can make more money. We need to end this war. Children need to have health care. Veterans need to thanked for the service. Obama is the best shot we have. Think mother earth, think Obama.

    June 27, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  5. carlo

    I love Obama to death, but I'll start believing the polls in October, after the GOP throw out their October suprise.

    June 27, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  6. Latigo

    A lot of people thinkg Obama is the perfect "American Idol" canddidate becasue he's glib and good looking and spouts change and unity., A closer look reveals a lot of inexperience, poor and even bad judgment, and a worrisome williness to change gears for political expediency.

    If folks think Carter was a lousy, even dangerous, President, just wait until we get Obama!

    June 27, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  7. independent

    u r burning us out with ur polls.obama will win and e1 knows it.

    June 27, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  8. gary

    McCain is an old bush he needs to be put in nurseing home. Someone needs to release his records when he was a prisoner of war. Every Vet I new of came back a little crazy. Do you really want his finger on the button.

    June 27, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  9. independent

    carter was a great president,who could not accomplish much,because of republican stalemating.

    June 27, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  10. swing voter for OBAMA

    The BEST thing is this poll is the BEST McBUSH can dream of 🙂

    3 reson that will lead to DOOM for the NEOCONS

    1) After months of healing in the Bitter democrat primaries. The Party will be completely united and healed by November 🙂

    2)The McBush effect. As McSame spews drama drama on how he will be different but follow the same polices. It will erode the repilican party numbers. Just look how hard it is for republicans to get money from voters. Most of McWarmonger money comes from corpates and special intrest and the wealth elites that attend his private parties. To bad corpates have no votes in november and the elite rich get 1 vote like the rest of us. By the time November gets here you will see the lowest turn out in republicans in history.

    3) The average american that dont bother with primaries and dont pay attetion to the election until the day or few day before the eletion. When they hit the gas station and paying almost 6 bucks a gallon while they drive to the polls. And realizing there paying double for food, and wondering if they should pay there house bill or buy food . Any one with the word repulican next to there name is gona lose.

    IT looks like Blue thanksgiving a Blue xmas and a Blue new year 🙂

    June 27, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  11. Peter E

    Shows you how reliable those polls are... LA Times show him lead by double digits (but considering the source...) while CNN shows them within 5 points. Gallup shows them dead even.

    Really people, after the pollsters' complete misprediction of the primaries do you actually take any of these seriously?

    June 27, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  12. Reality Check Richmond Virginia

    We need a "Poll Ticker"..........ok, I don't need one....or want one, but I'm sure all the poll adicts you are appealing to would luv one.

    June 27, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  13. Peter E

    Wasn't Hillary up by double digits 5 months ahead of the primaries? Didn't the pollsters also completely mispredict several states DURING the primaries?

    I wouldn't bet a dime on these polls at this point.

    June 27, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  14. vixtor

    obviously he will need HRC on the ticket...lets see if his numbers jump after Hope today...if they do the answer is clear

    June 27, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  15. Beth

    Well, I would have expected as much from McCain to bash my favorite president, Jimmy Carter. Jimmy Carter has more morals in his little pinky than McCain has in his whole body. Carter has shown himself to be one of the most public service presidents post office that we have ever had. Ever.

    I respect McCain for his military service, and thats about all.

    Shame on you John McCain. Mind your manners.

    June 27, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  16. Sara

    Yes, stop with the polls. Besides, the election is not by popular vote anyway.

    June 27, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  17. Jose

    Hec yah! the lead will keep increasing! yes we can!

    Obama/clinton 08

    June 27, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  18. La Raza

    Yeah right, Obama is whuppin his butt in the polls.

    June 27, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  19. obama rocks

    he is still ahead. McBusch had 3 months of a free ride while Barack was fighting the primaries. Why is McSame behind?

    Obama 08 !

    June 27, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  20. independent

    It's a political business. Senator Clinton wants money to pay off her debt, she works for senator Obama. Senator Obama, instead of paying money for political ads, he pays money to sen. Clinton to get her supporters. It's good for him that the max donation for individual to his campaign is $4,600 instead of 2,300 (2,300 for sen. Clinton and 2,300 for his campaign). I don't think they appeared together as a UNITY.

    June 27, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  21. Mauri

    Following the Unity celebration, which everyone on television has praised, most say Obama doesn't need Hillary to win. That's from some who are very misinformed. Some high-ups in his own campaign say it's just the opposite. Some said Hillary would not be asked to be his VP because Obama wouldn't want Bill wandering around the White House. Today, those very voices were saying Obama MUST make up with Bill because he needs him as advisor more than anyone else once he (Obama) is elected. Go figure!

    June 27, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  22. Go Obama

    America is ready for change!

    June 27, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  23. Dave

    Let the chips fall where they may in November.

    Hillary supporter.
    Mccain 08

    June 27, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  24. Peter E

    Yes another meaningless ticker, using one random (and highly unreliable) statistics just so that they can avoid talking about candidates' stance and record on issues.

    June 27, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  25. Janet Jacme

    Team Obama ....

    Finish the opponent. They are to be crushed politically.

    Keep the pedal down until December 12, 2008.

    Remember Campaign 2000.

    June 27, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
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