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. Kris from AZ

    I am an Obama supporter and believe nothing is solid til Nov General. I like those numbers tho. Keep up the good work Obama. Poeple are now seeing I think who is the better leader between the 2. Obamaaaaa is the man.

    August 13, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  2. Faux News

    Why can't Mccain get over 45% ? That should be question.

    August 13, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  3. Marc PDX

    LOL! Obama does better when he's on vacation, not speaking... What's that tell you?

    August 13, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  4. Scott Tucson

    Oh yeah and we know just how accurate poll numbers can be.
    Wonder if Putin will fly over here in November and vote for his Marxist buddy.

    August 13, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  5. Diane

    Don't depend on the debates to give BHO a boost.......he is not very good without a prepared response. This is why he hasn't taken McCain up on the invitation thus far. In fact, a debate might hurt him. I hope so, for our sake.

    McCain/Romney 08

    August 13, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  6. BJGT

    It just keeps getting better!

    Obama 08

    August 13, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  7. deroy

    either mccain or obama, US citizens lose. neither has executive experience or talent.

    August 13, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  8. Brenda of Saginaw ,Michigan

    Why is America so full of hate? we do not get along with anyone or anything.We are self centered and hate anything out of the norm (to us).What really bothers me is no one wants american around them anymore because of our attitudes. They are watching and laughing at how we behave. Grow up people.

    August 13, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  9. randy

    Yes we can please america we can do this please lets come together.

    August 13, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  10. Lorna, NY

    It is amazing that some of these comments say the Democrats will run this country in the ground! WE ARE ALREADY THERE MORONS! This country is in the gutter and it is because of George Bush and his policies. We are a joke to people arround the world. I cringe every time Bush says anything. What I have learned is that experience and years in Washington has nothing to being ready to be President. It is judgement and intelligence that gives you at least a head start, everything else will fall into place.

    August 13, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  11. Mike, FL

    Why is the mdia not talking about a senator from Kansas refusing to apear with McCain and be part of the Rep convention???

    August 13, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  12. randy

    YES WE CAN.i dont think the negative name calling hilary supporters are calling obama will work obama will win in god we trust.

    August 13, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  13. Bryan, Michigan

    I just can't believe people here believe all the rhetoric on both sides.

    Do people really think Obama hates America? Crazy.
    Do people really believe that McCain is inept as he appears? Crazy.

    Listen people, set your emotions aside, stop listening to far right/left radio shows and do your own research. Then decide rather than letting the 30 second TV ads make you choose based on misinformation from either sides.

    Obama 08

    August 13, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  14. Barr '08

    Things younger than John McCain:
    Howdy Doody
    Area Codes
    FM Radio
    Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches
    Automatic Car Transmissions

    Vote for a presidential candidate NOT endorsed by the worst president in American history!

    August 13, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  15. Raymond Duke

    I see that Cnn does not want too many bloggs saying something negative like pointing out that Cnn and Msnbc or the only polls that show Obama always in the lead. It is apparent how biased you have become. Maybe you people got that feeling like Chris Matthews of Msnbc did. You know you felt that thrill run clear up your leg. Heck if you only want Obama bloggers criticing McCain why don't you just come out and say it and I will not express my views even though I spent twenty years in the military to defend liberals like you who like to express yours but don't want to recognize anybodys that disagrees with your views.

    August 13, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  16. Liz T, Tucson

    I heard McCain interviewed on NPR this morning. THis is a must hear interview. He is so arrogant! Talking down to interviewer, interrupting, at one point stretching and yawning while he talks. Unbelievable, and with no original and consistent idea in his brain.

    August 13, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  17. Joe Bloggs, Haiku, HI

    Does anyone really believe Obama is only 6 points ahead? When you add in the lead Obama has amongst cell-phone-only users (who are not polled) plus the bump he will receive after t eh convention and the debates (when people get to see McSame trying to string together intelligible thoughts w/o teleprompters for 90 minutes) the predcitions of LANDSLIDE will once more become prominent.

    August 13, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  18. Pat

    Looks like Mcwar was too presidential this week while Obama was vacationing.

    August 13, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  19. randy

    YES WE CAN.i dont think the negative name calling hilary supporters are calling obama will work obama will win in god we trust amen.

    August 13, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  20. Hello!!!

    How much was Kerry up when he lost to Bush the very next day???????

    August 13, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  21. Al

    all I can say is if you dont want your country tanking more VOTE for
    Obama and get it away from the mindset of always thinking war!
    the Bush administration has been one addicted to the new drug called *WAR* for 8 years... you know getting high off bombs going off and trying out their new war toys not to mention their greed for oil ! Do not follow them like robots this time!
    there is too much at stake and you can bet McWar will expand on that war!
    think *Peace* for a change
    Obama 08

    August 13, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  22. pam Eugene OR

    Polls confirm that PUMA is not "mission accomplished".
    Obama 08

    August 13, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  23. CM

    For the people who keep saying Rasmussen has Obama's lead lower please look at the polled population. The daily tracking poll is from likely voters, not the type that Obama's ground forces have been recruiting this year.

    If you want to quote that poll then look at the others that poll registered voters. Obama's lead goes up to 6 points and doesn't drop below 3 for almost all.

    Factor in the other candidates and its in low double figures or high single digits. Not a bad lead before the debates.

    August 13, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  24. Enjoy in moderation

    Who Moderates?
    A person, a team? are they different for different blogs?
    Why doesn't a moderator ever insert a comment? [like hi]
    They just censor with no explanation.

    Moderate this, moderator?
    [oh yeah?]

    August 13, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  25. Duke

    I know that traditional wisdom says that Obama should be up my more, but I think this is good news. This is not a traditional campaign and Obama is not a traditional candidate. McCain is expending alot of energy right now while Obama is expending none, yet he continues to hold on to his lead. Until McCain can find the right negative campaign line of attack that actually puts him into the lead, I think the Obama camp wil just coast until Sep/Oct then go into high gear for a sprint to the finish.

    Obama is trying to shorten the game. McCain can only change this if he can show that he can take a lead. So far his fierce attacks are having little impact over the last several weeks.

    I think that what is being missed is that the Obama camp is never going to win by a landslide. I think they are perfectly comfortable winning by 1 or 2 percentage points. I don't see any panic in the Obama campaign apparatus. This is going to be interesting. McCain has to shake him up and it has not happened yet. McCain has to go more negative, but right now he is right on the crest of going so negative that it is going to hurt him, so he has to be careful.

    I know that the Repugs try to reverse the argument that Obama has something to prove, but in fact, it is McCain that has to prove that with all his experience and referring to Obama as a young man (age card) that he can stop this upstart that supposedly should not be on the same stage as him.

    I love the way that McCain always suggests that he can teach Obama something or that Obama needs to learn and understand. McCain needs to learn and understand how to beat Obama period. I have a feeling that McCain is going to learn the same lesson as Hillary. They both underestimated Obama and they are both going to pay the price or being so dismissive.

    August 13, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
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