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. What!!!

    Polls mean nothing. Just stop the madness.

    August 13, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  2. Shawn - GA

    Dems are ALWAYS ahead at this point, actually they are normally ahead by a lot bigger margin. In the end Obama will lose... so who cares now? NO ONE!!

    People are always saying that these polls are not calling on Cell phones and such.. what they are forgetting is that they are also not calling people at work. Since most of Obama supports are not working, they are home to get these calls.

    August 13, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |

    WHAT??? Maybe my mind id failing, but I thought the poll had them in a dead heat a couple days/week ago?? Now he has had a solid lead for 2 months? What are the statisticians smoking over there at CNN?

    August 13, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  4. Erica, TX

    Watch the MSM spin this into "why isn't his lead larger?" Not to worry, this is the year we take the country back. We want a President that is honest, intelligent, and intuitive. We won't get that with McCain, just more of the same.


    August 13, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  5. JDC // Ohio

    After the next election...suggest we split the country...liberal vs conservative, socialists vs capitalists, irresponsible vs responsible, spenders vs savers, unproductive vs productive. Worthless welfare vs hard workers. You get the idea! And in 6 months, the political truth will be obvious.

    August 13, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  6. Observer

    So, all those media stories about McCain's attacks taking a toll on Obama's standing aren't true? Seems to me I heard about two weeks ago that Obama's lead had been neutralized, and that he and McCain were even-steven. So, what gives?

    August 13, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  7. R U Kiddin

    Integrity over intolerance and ineptitude.

    Obama 08

    August 13, 2008 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  8. RedNecks for Obama

    We don't need more corporate BS. Shipping American jobs overseas.

    Red Necks for Obama!

    August 13, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  9. SPQR753

    Not to undervalue Obama's political ability, but McCain's views are so similar to the failed "ideas" of George W. Bush and such an UNINSPIRING & BORING politician (he reads, badly, instead of speaking), that Obama should be ahead of at least 10/15 points.....

    August 13, 2008 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  10. Keith Reyes, PhD

    Senator McCain seems to be perfecting his expertise as a liar. He said that he has known Georgia's president for a long time; yet he cannot pronounce his name!
    Keith Reyes, PhD.

    August 13, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  11. Lewis

    Has anyone notice that since Obama has been on vaction the media has really had to dig for stories. I know they will be happy once he comes off vaction so they can dig up more stories on him that the American people are not concerned about.

    GO OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 13, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |


    August 13, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  13. Geoz

    I look forward to Obama restoring America from the nightmare of GOP policy.

    August 13, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  14. luis

    Is this for real... In my mind there is no difference from the polls before and BO is really not winning as big as I had hoped. It must be Hillary fault.

    August 13, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  15. Scott L

    Obama going to get crushed in November...

    August 13, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  16. Confused by Ignorance

    YES WE CAN!!!!! WOO HOO!!!

    August 13, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  17. DJ Los Angeles

    We're NOT friends with McCain

    August 13, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  18. karen

    John Mccain ia an honorable man who is well versed in the political arena. It matters little what your poll says, Mr. Mccain will be our next president due to the fact that Mr. Obama is unprepared to handle what lies ahead for our country. We all know it but are afraid to say it. He needs to sit and learn from a man like Mr. Mccain who has spent 5 years of his life facing down the enemy. Where does that leave Mr. Obama?

    August 13, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  19. old gezzer

    Run this shaky old poll of polls story again says the CNN mnagement! Couldn't do no harm except it is all con jecture and propaganda favorable to the left !

    August 13, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |


    A 6% lead in the general election is a landslide equivalent in electroial college points.

    August 13, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  21. Timbo

    EXCELLENT! No MORE BUSH OR McShame!!!! Go, Obama, Go!

    August 13, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  22. Jeff, AL

    For Obama to have a significant lead, he needs Senator Clinton on the ticket.

    August 13, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  23. J W Westerhausen

    News reports say John McCain has been talking with the President of Georgia on a daily basis, isn't this against the law, only the administration should be?

    August 13, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  24. Tom

    CNN – What solid lead?

    August 13, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  25. Frank from Peterborough

    It's too bad there is so much rancor between the bloggers as this election year progresses so does your futures and your country's future.

    Why don't people do a comparison on the following rather than relating lies and smears about one candidate or the other?

    Which candidate shows more intelligence?
    Which candidate proposes the best economic plan?
    Which candidate has the highest stature throughout the world?
    Which candidate has the best family values based on their history?
    What are each candidate's voting records on issues like Veteran's Affairs, Womens Rights, domestic issues and foreign relations?

    All the above and lots of other issues will determine how you want your futures to go and probably how they will develop.

    August 13, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
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