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. bernice

    Like Sen. Obama says "We have a lot of work to do and It won't be easy". Lots of people are scared of CHANGE!!

    June 27, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  2. Obama/Hillary 08

    If no one wants the job give it to me. I live in Delaware my address is 2575 liberty street Wilmington,DE 19808 and my phone number is (302) 333-8649. I am unemployed and I can use that VP job to make some money to pay my college loans. I am a very good thinker a democrat that can bring good ideas to McCain and the republicans.

    June 27, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  3. Peachy Keen

    My goodness Swing Voter, where on Earth did you learn to spell? Your horrible english and spelling is kind of making the rest of us Obama supporters look bad. Please keep a dictionary next to your computer.

    June 27, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  4. paul, nyc ny

    Funny, several days ago when Obama was ahead by 12 pts he held a "commanding lead" over McCain and now he lead is down "slightly". How about reporting why?

    I can say one thing is clear, several days ago ALL the ticker articles were on Obama. ANd in the comments I read many many comments on CNN is promoting Obama. now I see just as much for McCain and Obama. Could it be that the media is now giving equal time and now people are hearing McCain talk about things while Obama just attacks point by point on reuplicans and McCain without going into detail?

    June 27, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  5. Peter of Oregon

    So we're polling almost every day now through November? How about an hour-by-hour poll just to see how Americans feel throughout the day?

    June 27, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  6. joe smith

    great news; now if we are to believe a few muskrats, burrowing holes in the ground, weaked a 30 million yard earthen levee, then whom ever we get as president is going to have a real pr problem; these officials must think the whole world received there diplomas via the internet..they probably were going to use that defence in new orleans, but they couldn't locate the vermin; we think the vermin has invaded our entire government, but the tree huggers will not permit their removal, lest they contaminate the ground water..

    June 27, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  7. Nija

    Poll or no poll Obama will win this man called McCain. McCain called former president Carter a lousy President. McCain is an Idiot. I will never respect him again. I have lost every form of respect for him. He thinks that he is the best thing that ever happened to America you are wrong. You are just a destructive gayle idiot.

    June 27, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  8. Darth Vadik, CA

    Let me predict something


    Eat your heart out uncle sam (the guy who always posts his unexited opinion about McCain, and tries to sound smarter than he is, why dont you change your name to Curly Sue, I doubt you will get what I just said)

    June 27, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  9. clara

    i can't see how anyone can trust oboma after rev. wright and the rest of his clan said about everthing is everone so hooked on oboma that they really think he can do anything but divided the country at least i don't fallow a man around and think he's GOD oboma wants to win because he's the first black man to run and he could take it if he lost he better get a lot of money ready to put out so he can buy votes i believe he has bought votes already and a lot of the american people have let this country down by believing in him like he can change things i wish someone who is for oboma and say that he did buy votes and fell guiltie about it enough that they sold their sold to the devil and make it right to the american people who are running afair campaing oboma attack ared faith and rev. wright did to and even attack are gov. and still i guess you america people wants to sell your soul

    June 27, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  10. JOHN


    June 27, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  11. ANNA


    June 27, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  12. Pat

    I hope Hillary can raise Obama's present lead as he's going to need more than a five point lead over McCain! Even Hillary was ahead of Obama in the Major and Swing States by more than 5% !

    Obama needs to forget about the Seals and the Marketing Ploys and get down to defining his stand, plans, on the important issues NOW!
    Nobody will support a Candidate who leaves them guessing and wondering how he is going to bring Positive Change. Before they vote thay want to KNOW with Certainty and Clarity how! Time to Bring It On Obama with details or we will all be living another four year nightmare with George John Bush McCain!

    June 27, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  13. R

    these polls don't make sense. it's too early for them to mean anything. they never meant anything to me at all. do they survey everyone? NO.

    June 27, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  14. No Hillary Gore VP

    What is yet to come is the greatest movement ever seen with campaigns all behind Obama /Michell as they head to the White House.
    Obama we love you and are behind you all the way 2008/2012

    June 27, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  15. CE

    A significant number of Obama supporters will come to their senses before November so his lead will continue to drop as the weeks go by. Every time Obama or his wife go out in public they offend another group of supporters. The swing states will swing to McCain by November, especially as the Just Say No Deal group gains strength.

    June 27, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  16. D Laney

    paul, nyc ny , "Funny, several days ago when Obama was ahead by 12 pts he held a "commanding lead" over McCain and now he lead is down "slightly". How about reporting why?"

    Obama has never lead in the POLL of POLLS by 12.

    Much like the average price of gasoline is generally lower then the price you pay locally. Its an average of many polls. One of which has him up by 15, another 12, and a gallop has them tied.

    These then average out to a "Poll of Polls"

    Why is this so hard for so many to grasp?

    June 27, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  17. Mike G- Ventura ca

    There are many polls out- this one shows Obama's lead less than many- however, he leads in ALL of them. John McSame is NOT "change"- he is more of the same old thing that got us into this mess in the first place.
    I think some in this country will be surprised at the margin of victory Barack Obama will have in November.
    With almost 80% of our citizens saying we are on the wrong track- Change is gonna come!

    June 27, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  18. Dem in CA

    The difference between these polls mentioned is meaningless. the only thing meaningful is Obama is consistently ahead at the moment, I suppose, although CNN's polls and those of Gallup, et al, vary so widely it renders them useless.

    Pollster.com averages all the polls–I think this gives slightly better odds at an accurate result.

    June 27, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  19. Pat in Cali

    Forget the polls. It was a beautiful day in unity.

    Obama/Clinton '08 and '12

    June 27, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  20. Katrinka

    What people say to a pollster and what they do in the privacy of a voting booth are two different things. Polls are meaningless, especially in this election because most racists won't give a pollster an honest answer because to do so admits their bigotry. There are plenty of closet bigots out there. Everybody get ready for President McCain because no way will America choose a black man over a white man. I hope I am wrong but I don't think so. Obama has my vote, and I hope to heaven he is elected instead of McPain

    June 27, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  21. Snuffy

    Why is it that the media is trying SO hard to convince us that Obama is leading. He's not. He has no PLAN and no EXPERIENCE. Two years and he's qualified to run for president. YOU MUST BE JOKING!
    I wish we could get some UNBIASED reporting.

    June 27, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  22. Tim, Seattle

    Hey Paul in NYC
    His policy detail;s are on his website and he has given policy detail in his speeches since at least May. You cant blame Barack for lack of detail when you are just to lazy to look it up. Dont be lazy, PAul.
    Be informed Paul, dont be an idiot.
    McCain gets lttle press because he is not saying anything interesting. McCAin dull and un-inspired, and computer illeiterate. McCain the flipflopper is toast, PAul. And so is the GOP

    June 27, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  23. vic nashville,Tn

    Obama was winning beginning of the primary when voters come to know about him they don’t vote for him look at the primaries results After Ohio
    If Hillary is not in the ticket my vote for Mc Cain

    June 27, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  24. Joe

    obama will win and mcshame should think about a exit strategy . obama 08!!!!!!

    June 27, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  25. Beverly Langston

    I am sorry for McCain. He had some very bad years in the service and we all respect him for having to go through the bad times as a prisoner of war.
    I also feel sorry for all the people who have gone through hell not of their choosing.
    Do you really think it makes them all equiped to run for president? I dont think so.
    Yes, put McCain and Obama side by side and listen to them talk. It shouldnt take more than 5 minutes to see who has the thought and maturity to be a great president, Hillsboro Oregon says You go Obama

    June 27, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
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