July 15th, 2008
02:00 PM ET
15 years ago

Poll of polls update: Obama ahead by 5

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/07/15/art.obamapoll.gi.jpg caption="Obama us up by 5 in the latest CNN poll of polls."](CNN) - Barack Obama holds a 5-point edge over John McCain in CNN's latest poll of polls.

The Illinois senator is leading McCain 47 percent to 42 percent in an average of three recent national surveys.

The poll of polls includes a Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday that shows Obama up 9 points, a Gallup daily tracking poll that suggests a 4-point race, and a Newsweek poll released Sunday that showed the Illinois senator with a slim 3-point lead.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (163 Responses)
  1. EuropeKdG

    Bamaboy, Europe wants you!

    July 15, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  2. dennis from chicago

    no dnc or half votes to help you out this time... o bama as PRESIDENT has a big problem with the I....TOO MUCH OF.....to be self centered is sole leadership America does not need this course of action

    July 15, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  3. Linda, Boulder, CO

    I'm saddened to see Obama moving towards the right as he is. But, I guess he's no different than any other politician, and really not about change. He's got the nomination, now he's listening to the old-school advisors, sad. I wish there was a viable third choice, who would not be afraid to make changes, end the war now, prosecute the telephone companies for their crimes, etc., etc. Too bad; so many had hope in Obama.

    July 15, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  4. People make no sense

    I hope Obama writes legislation requiring voters to take an IQ test before receiving their voting registration card.

    Hillary's 18 million voters aside, Obama would win hands down. McFlip will make me richer, but I care about the country so I'm voting Obama.

    July 15, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  5. Mike in NYC

    Re: the land line question

    Based on my experience, this hasn't underestimated BO's support. Why, I'm not sure, but it hasn't.

    When I've compared primary exit poll results with the final tallies, they either agreed with the election results, or else overestimated BO's support. After all, those "closet racists" will say they've voted for BO when they actually haven't.

    July 15, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  6. ku

    It is time Hillary supporters acknowledge the peoples's mandate and stop jabbing. The democrat must unite, this is our time

    July 15, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  7. John

    What about the double digit lead we were all told to expect Obama to have once Hillary was removed from the primary???? Anyone???
    Do you suppose the DNC has an answer for us?

    July 15, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  8. Bill from ALabama

    Cnn polls always give their candidate ,Obama,an extra 8 percentage points to keep Obama looking good,even when the reality of it all,is that Obama is dead even in some polls and trailing, in others. So if you want to know the truth when CNN gives poll results,use my formula:Their claim ,minus 8,then you'll have it about right!.

    July 15, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  9. EC

    Can anyone tell me if obamam speaks Spanish? He said that Americans need to speak Spanish. Does his wife or children speek Spanish?

    July 15, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  10. LR

    When college student begin school in the fall those poll numbers will increase for Sen. Oboma.

    July 15, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  11. Arnold

    McCain image will never tarnish, even if he make the most stupid mistakes, he had 7 mishaps last week if we count the mishap of his cronies regarding that Americans are a group of whiners....if Obama had just one of those mishaps, then he could forget to be the presumptive nominee.

    July 15, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    I love how the Republican shills type everything in caps. They don't understand that the "typewriter" in front of the "picture box" is capable of a lot more while they try to fit a whole letter into the subject box.

    Obama has pulled ahead by double digits in Michigan, a vital state that McCain thinks he will win. I think it's time to pack up the Straight Talk Express and drive down to the South where he can pitch is dillusional agenda to the NASCAR crowd.

    July 15, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  13. Debby

    I think McCain will be our next President by a slim margin.

    July 15, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
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