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. Bob Indianapolis, IN

    Looks like we're NOT all Georgians, Grandpa! WE'RE AMERICANS tired of the spectre of endless war that is bankrupting us!

    August 13, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  2. Pepou

    Great news !!! McInept will lose !

    August 13, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  3. Joe in DE

    Obama seems to trying to prove that a Democrat can not lose this year. To break out he needs to pick Hilary.

    August 13, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  4. Sane John

    It has fluctuated between 3 and 6 all summer, usually 5% difference with 9% of the country undecided.

    I'm not putting a lot of weight behind the polls, even as an Obama supporter, although I am amused by Republicans and Hillpublicans who claim that being 5 points ahead is bad news for Obama.

    August 13, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  5. Proud American

    Thank you Seanatot McCain it was a nice run but lets be realistic here "We Do Not want anymore of GW Bush policies"!!!

    August 13, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  6. Tim

    That is sooo funny. John McCain is still solidly behind and he basically has the media all to himself!!!! Why can't he catch Obama? Why is he still behind? I love it!!!!'

    Obama 08/12

    August 13, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  7. Wow a Person who hates America is winning over Americans?

    Mindless lemmings... Following a man who has no real ideas.

    His wife writes thesis papers on how she hates white people. Also admitted to hating America.

    His pastor is a racist and also hates America, Obama belonged to this church for 20 years.

    His former Muslim coordinator was tied to Hamas which is intent on destroying America.

    You follow a man who in 3 different(there are more) instances is friends with, married too, or hired people who HATE AMERICA.

    You people will regret your decision if this lying empty suit ever gets elected.

    August 13, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  8. Michele, Oregon

    Per a journalist on another site, a lead of 5 points usually translates into an electoral vote WIN! Hope the trend continues especially after the president of Georgia called McCain out on his words and after all of the ridiculous negative ads.

    Obama '08

    August 13, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  9. David

    Good, the country is finally on the right track. Now let's do it America, no more tip toeing around. Let's take our country back from the oilmisters, and John McSame.

    Obama 08

    August 13, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  10. Susan

    Still with the polls – can't we wait until after the conventions?

    August 13, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  11. Joe, NY

    Great America, don't get sidetracked by the warmongers and the hillariatics.

    Obama 08

    August 13, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  12. Team Building Scavenger Hunts

    I wish Hilary would have won the Democratic election, because I don't think McCain can beat Obama. He definitely could have beat Hilary though.

    August 13, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |



    August 13, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  14. Obama supporter:White, 60 year old woman

    McCain has given him "all he's got" and Obama still maintains his lead. Obama needs now NOT to pick Hillary for VP and energize the Republicans who despise the get out and vote for McCain!!

    August 13, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  15. Todd in Texas

    People vote for a man that has no qualifications and stole his slogan from Bob the Builder.

    They won't vote for a man who actually understands what is now at stake in Iraq.

    You can't save the stupid....Obama will be our President....then we will see how the people that voted for him feel about him then. Any country should be able to march in and rule us after Obama is President.

    August 13, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  16. Rob

    please don't think and vote.

    Obama 08

    August 13, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  17. Mike, TX

    Obama up by 6.
    American political intelligence falls by 10.
    Gullibility level up 60%.

    August 13, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  18. IndependentThinker, NY

    CNN I got confused !
    Your poll of polls average is flawed
    Let's do the math
    Pew (July 31-August 10) : Obama +3
    CBS (July 31-August 5) : Obama +6
    AP-IPSOS (July 31-August 4) : Obama +6
    Gallup tracking (August 10-12) : +6

    The average should be : (3 + 6 + 6 + 6 )/4 = 5. 2 NOT 6

    By the way I am an Obama Supporter

    August 13, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  19. Matt-NE

    Not to worry, McLeader will become McPresident regardless of how many ignorant pollsters are polled.

    August 13, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  20. BOB

    Obama got criticized by McCain and Republicans for saying that we are "citizens of the world" and now McCain is calling us georgeans!!!
    Unbelievableā€¦.McCain is really starting to irritate me to no end.

    August 13, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  21. Foreign Observer

    Finally, CNN gets the reporting right! Let's hear it for accuracy.

    August 13, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  22. B J

    I am tired of both of them. They are BOTH worthless.

    None of the above 08

    August 13, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  23. Dylan in CA

    I live in a town in northern San Diego County where GOP registration outnumbers registered Democrats 2-to-1. Driving to and from work every day I see several Obama bumper stickers. I am yet to see ONE for McCain, which in this part of the county is pretty amazing. It just ain't the Republicans year (thank God!)

    No more Bush. Just say no to McSame.

    August 13, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  24. Wendy Ontario, Canada

    I think Obama is likley farther ahead but the young people supporting him are rarely involved in polling due to cell phones etc. It doesn't seem to matter whether Obama is ahead or not, the pundents do everything they can to find reasons he is not doing well enough. I was kind of surprised to hear that he is "too thin", never knew that had alot to do with politics. šŸ™

    August 13, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  25. Military Man

    CNN's poll of polls seems quite bias. Personally I find those at Rasmussen a lot more trustworthy.

    Betcha CNN moderates this post though ...

    August 13, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
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