August 13th, 2008
02:41 PM ET
14 years ago

CNN Poll of polls update: Obama up by 6

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Barack Obama is up by 6 points in the latest CNN poll of polls."]

(CNN) - Barack Obama continues to hold a solid lead over John McCain with just over 80 days remaining until the presidential election, a new CNN poll of polls shows.

According to the average of several recent national polls, Obama registers 47 percent among registered voters nationwide with McCain at 41 percent.

That lead has basically held steady over the last two months: A CNN poll of polls on June 20 also had the race at 6 points, 46 percent to 40 percent.

The national general election poll of polls consists of four surveys: Pew (July 31-August 10), CBS (July 31-August 5), AP-IPSOS (July 31-August 4), and Gallup tracking (August 10-12). The poll of polls does not have a sampling error.

soundoff (188 Responses)
  1. doob

    i wonder if McCain's buddy started the conflict in Georgia just so McCain could use it to show what a great US statesman he can be........

    August 13, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  2. lovable liberal

    Obama has held a steady lead all summer, with a few odd outliers. All the nastiness from McCain hasn't changed the race.

    August 13, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  3. Minflarpus

    McSame/Bush Clone is all talk. He spouts nonsense about how Obama is talk, but he's no different.

    August 13, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  4. Emma

    I think the pollsters are not telling the truth about the results of their polling because I strongly believe that they are bias toward McCain.

    Why aren't you telling the truth to the American public?

    August 13, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  5. james

    Mccain=World War III

    August 13, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  6. Eric-PA

    Poll left out by CNN:

    Rasumessen 8/10-8/12 Obama +2

    August 13, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  7. mary, new jersey




    August 13, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  8. Nan Houston Texas

    I find it rather funny to read the McCain fans postings. They state that if you back Obama you are stupid, he doesn't know anything and a number of other rumors which have been proven time and time again to be false. This just demonstrates the type of individual who will follow a man who states he has no clue as to how economics work, makes so many gaffes in his speeches he is second only to Bush, and sang the song "Bomb Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran"

    August 13, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  9. Mike Cobb, Palo Alto, CA

    To what extent do you think that McCain's comments are a reflection of his chief foreign policy advisor, who was until recently a paid lobbyist for the country of Georgia ... and one of the neocon architects of the war in Iraq? This connection needs to be clearly and forcefully made by the media ... or do they like McCain too much to report unpleasant truths?

    August 13, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  10. boered1

    JB, Boston August 13th, 2008 2:12 pm ET

    Hey Bob, you identified the "endless war" as being your concern.

    What makes you thik Obama will end it? He originaly said he would, now he has come out and basically said his "timeline" will be subject to preconditions on the ground. That sounds very familiar. . . .ya, I know why. . . . .McCain has said this from day one.


    I hate to burst your bubble but Obama has ALSO said this from day one, he just has been misquoted, if you go back and see what he actually said you would see that he stated that he would START WITHDRAWING THE TROOPS IMMEDIATELY (or tell the generals to devise a plan for immediate withdrawla) but that the rate of withdrawal depended on the conditions on the ground but that is should be accomplished in 16 months. idiot

    Finally for those of you who tout experiance over judgement I simply point out that in the 1970s and 1980s IBM was the WORLD LEADER in computers, they were the undisputed industry standard. they ahd the experiance, the knowledge, the people, eeverything that should keep them on top and a couple of guys in a garage, with NO EXPERIANCE, NO DEGREES, NO MONEY nothing but an idea and good judgement were literally laughed at by IBM. Now me I wish I could have sent Microsoft some money and bought into them then... I am doing that now by buying into (with my donations to his campaign) my countries future and Mr. Obama's win. So go out and support Big Blue me I will take IBM (I could have used the same story and told about Ford or Chevy or Chrysler and compared them to Honda, Toyota, or Datsun (who has undergone a name change since the 1970s!) but I am sutre you will see the point the old, traditional, the failed, must give way to the new, the untried, the next generation of leaders

    August 13, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  11. greenfun

    Of course the CNN poll isn't slanted. they have only been shamelessly in bed with BO since the beginning. Rasmussen, a more reputable poll has them within 2 point for over 9 days. 25% of dems are not falling in line behind BO. They are afraid his only real example of proven success is self-promotion.

    August 13, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  12. Never Barak Obama

    JohnS – his comments are better then Obama talk about America in front of German people. CNN report the truth and stop campaining for Obama.

    August 13, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  13. Moderate Democratic, New York

    Stop' s only 6 points!!!!!!

    August 13, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
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