August 5th, 2008
05:08 PM ET
13 years ago

CNN Poll of Polls update: Obama leads McCain by five points

(CNN) – The CNN Poll of Polls has been updated to reflect a new AP-IPSOS poll. Sen. Obama now holds a five-point lead over Sen. McCain – 48 percent to 43 percent – with 9 percent of registered voters remaining unsure about their choice for president.

The latest CNN Poll of Polls is an average of the following four surveys: CNN/Opinion Research Corporation (July 27-29), AP-IPSOS (July 31-August 4), USA Today/Gallup (July 25-27), and Gallup tracking (August 2-4). The poll of polls does not have a sampling error.

The previous CNN poll of polls released earlier Tuesday showed Obama leading McCain by 4 percentage points.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain • Polls
soundoff (51 Responses)
  1. S. Denice

    I don't rely on these biased poll results. I'm noticing a pattern. If Senator McCain ridicules Senator Obama and it seems to stick, then McCain is up in the polls. If Senator Obama responds and it seems to stick, then he is up in the polls. Personally, I think that Senator Obama's lead is much larger than reported. We'll know soon.

    August 5, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  2. USA

    Roll Obama Roll! We will take this in November!!!! What these polls don't show is the Democrats secret weapon!!!! This is going to be soooo goood!!!!!

    August 5, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  3. S. Boatman

    A Five Point Lead Is A Landslide! Obama Has Been In The Lead From The Begining And Will Stay There Until Its Over In November!

    August 5, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  4. Interracial Voter

    What about the other Candidates that are running for President? How do their number affect the polls? Please CNN educate us?

    August 5, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  5. Susan

    See McLame, you put out nigoted, and demeaning ads, it comes back to bite you in the butt. The numbers will keep on rising. Never again, will the people of this country fall for the Republican line of lieas and treachery! Go OBAMA!!!

    August 5, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  6. Crush Rush

    Its really more like 19%

    August 5, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  7. Lesley

    Fortunately McCain's pathetic attempts at humor, which he claims to be proud of, are bringing his numbers down instead of up. Every week there is something sillier than the week before, now it's tire gauges. What will he think of next? His positive ad sounded good, until you find out that he proudly, in his own words, tied himself to Bush by voting with him over ninety percent of the time. Now he talks about failed Bush policies. He backed himself into a corner with this one.

    August 5, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  8. Denise Groves

    YES WE CAN!!!!!!!!

    GO, GO, GO, GO, GO, GO, GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    August 5, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  9. Leslie Reid

    As a STATISTICAL MEASURE, the POLL-OF-POLLS throw away information, is meaningless and tells absolutely nothing about the voter's ..belief, opinion, predilection, etc, etc.


    Hence "the poll of polls does not have a sampling error" is the only meaningful statement in your report.

    The utility of the report is only to fill the airways with TALKING HEAD BLABBERING to stimulate controversy which tends to increase viewer rating.

    August 5, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  10. terry,va

    Wait until the people pull the curtains and vote. When they get in private and vote the issues and who is better to lead the country, they will vote McCain. We will not be suckered or shamed into voting for BHO because we want to make up for perceived past sins.

    August 5, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  11. Bulldog

    McCain = 1/2 Bush + 1/2 Cheney

    August 5, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  12. dormar

    the old fool put his wife up for men to see and she will do it to

    August 5, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  13. Tex

    I guess the negative ads didn't work. Continue on American people is smarter than that. How about actually discussing real soultions!
    Try that!

    August 5, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  14. Bob G.

    CNN – so why are you using polls that are 2 weeks old? Why not try using the Rasmussen Reports (daily tracking) that have coincidentally been more right than the ones you used. Hope you're not trying to be a pollyana influencing the minds of your mindless readers.

    August 5, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  15. steve dumford, Scotts valley ca.

    Leave to ONN (Obama News Network) to go out there and search for another poll to add that will make their pathetic fool look even more like a winner. Jack Cafferty must have wet his pants when he heard the news. Just think what Chrissy and Keithy over at the other Obama network, MSNBC, must have done. There goes that something running up Chrissys leg again. Bring in the mop crew.
    I see the swarmy rampant sexists that were everywhere in these comments when the real nominee was still in the race are back as ageists. McCain has more integrity in his little finger than most of these nasty vile little pathetic know nothings . I wonder how many of them could survive 5 years in a North Vietnamese prison camp, come out limping with permanent injuries to their arms and still thrive and progress as McCain has. I think most of these comments are from young punks that are still wet behind the ears and have no idea what life is really about. Give me McCain to one of these young punks anyday. They're pathetic little slime that just crawled out of the gutter.

    August 5, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  16. Proud American

    Yes we will. Put America back on track!
    Obama '08

    August 5, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  17. Debby, NJ


    August 5, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  18. Marie in California

    Meanwhile, today's Ra*ssmussen daily poll has McCain and Obama tied at 44%.

    All the polls say this point, the race is too close to call.

    If not Hillary, then McCain!


    August 5, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  19. Informed Voter

    I'm an Obama Supporter ... & Don't take National Polls Seriously .. CNN I recommend you focus on State by State Polls ... but not from your Electoral MAP .. because it is bogus ...

    State by State Polls is what is Important ... the Presidency is determined by Electoral Votes not Popular Votes

    August 5, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  20. James C., Arizona

    Were are all of the repubs that were talking poles last week?

    The site Usaelectionpolls list electorial college numbers by the most recent state by state polls. Obama 311 McCain 227.

    August 5, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  21. j.i.m.

    This guy, " OBAMA'S " arrogance, is second to none. I don't know who
    he think's he is, but he isn't him. This guy think's he know's everything,
    and know's nothing. " OBAMA " is scared to ( Debate) " McCain " on
    any issue of substance. The Democratic Party is definitely hard-up
    to have Nominated this guy " OBAMA " for President.

    B.O. doesn't stand for Barack Obama, but " BAD-ODOR " in –

    This Guy S.T.I.N.K.S.

    August 5, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  22. Debra

    Go Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!! YES WE CAN>>>>> change this mess (the Bushes) have gotten us into. Could someone tell me where is this so called poll !!! that CNN talks about so much I am not casting my vote on this poll and I am sure a lot of others are not either. Where can supporters of Obama go to cast their votes on these so called polls? This is why Obama isn't showing a bigger led because Obama supporters can't find these polls and everyone does not own a computer.

    August 5, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |

    Karma, Karma, Karma, Karma

    You reap what you sow 🙂

    Thanks, McBush

    Oh – Bama
    Oh – Eight
    Oh – Bama
    Oh – YEAH ! !

    August 5, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  24. rachel

    Yes what about cynthia mckinney, bob bar and ralph nader where are the tickers on them, give us some real variety. I dont think obama or McCain should be president.

    August 5, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  25. Used2bdemocrat

    Funny, I look back a couple of articles and many who are posting here are cursing cnn for showing a poll that has the two candidates statistically tied. You all remind me of my kids, throwing temper tantrums until they get what they want then they become happy all over again. Just remember the only poll that will count is the final one come November when America has spoken.


    August 5, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
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