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.

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  1. Herbert

    That's great news. Let's hope this holds up to the election.

    August 13, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  2. Hello!!!

    Notice BO won't debate McCain before the convention....otherwise a called vote for Hillary might just be interesting 🙂

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

    Hey Dylan in California, I wouldn't be nearly as happy about not seeing McCain stickers on North San Diego County bumpers as I would be concerned about all the Republicans, Independents and PUMAs who will just vote and not announce their preference with a bumper sticker. Continue your dream until November 4th. Then, like all the Obamatrons, you will have a rude awakening. Sleep tight!

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

    Really amazing how far apart this country is. It really seems like 2 countries at times. Interesting that the educated people in this country are heavily favoring OBAMA. The right keeps doping everyone else with fear and lies.The choice is easy . The future vs the past. Wake up America.

    August 13, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  5. Leper Colony of Pariah Hill

    Love the picture. It's almost as if McCain is thinking to himself... 'Hmmm, Obama has something in his ear' and Senator Obama is thinking 'Hmmm...Why is McCain staring into my ear, what's his deal...?'
    All that's missing is Hillary bustin' into the room and being like 'Aiight, who's up for some drinkin'?!'.

    Show me the polls after Labor Day

    August 13, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  6. hillary backer formerly for McCain PUMA switch to Ron Paul but now Independent

    I'm just confused.

    August 13, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  7. Sylvia Johnsen

    A lot of people are committed to Obama no matter what. The real test is going to be the voters, those 60% who decide after the conventions. I think he got a lot from being the Dems nominee, it's their year, but many of the people supporting Obama really dislike the man. Like me. I keep looking for reasons not to support Obama, and I will find them. Come November, Obama will loose because of people like me.

    August 13, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  8. FL4Obama

    If the media wasn't in the tank for McCain and suppressing stories that make him look bad, Obama would be up by 10 points (at least). Perseverance still.

    Go Obama! Si se puede!

    August 13, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  9. Kelby from Houston, TX

    Oh wow, I called CNN's poll of polls the joke of jokes and they didn't post don't be so sensetive Moderators. Sometimes you need to let the truth out. say woo sah!

    August 13, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  10. Game Plan

    Polls reflect the popular vote. Our so called Democracy is not by popular vote for the Presidency, it is by electoral vote. Obama could win the popular vote and still lose, like sort of what happened to Gore (but Florida was stolen by Jebb Bush). Both of these candidates better concentrate on a specific few key states to win, because this is going to be another close election like in 2000.

    August 13, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  11. 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!

    McCain was a traitor in Vietnam!!

    His foreign policies are based on Wikipedia!!

    Ask Cheney, Rumsfeld and Ashcroft how valuable experience is!!

    Get off my lawn!!!

    August 13, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  12. Soldier 4 OBAMA

    McBush isntigated a WAR with Russia in order to kick Russia out of the G8? McBush was right on top of getting Aide to Georgia, however both McBush stand on the TARMAC in AZ celebrating a B-DAY when Katrina hits Louisianna, well then we know that McBush don't give a darn about Americans!!

    August 13, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  13. Brian, Pittsburgh

    McCan't Get a Clue!

    August 13, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  14. texas rep

    I'm a staunch republican but will not vote for Mcain this election because
    he is liberal (not moderate)
    adulterous (not christian)
    pro choice
    many of his ways are unchristian
    I advise all republicans not to vote for the most UnGodly republican we might as well live with a dem president for another 4 yrs than live with the guilt of voting an UnGODLY man.

    August 13, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  15. Nova from NV

    What count is the electoral college. Sure Barack Obama is popular, but there is a quiet storm brewing, the disenfranchised Hillary supporters. I doubt that they will vote for Obama after his supporters mocking them.

    August 13, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  16. randy

    i cant wait till november i hope all america will come together so we can vote for this young vibrant senator to be president of america.

    August 13, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  17. William, from Cali!

    I want the DemocRATs to win, in 2008! and G.W. Bush, will be finally out of office.............then, they will have to "stand up" and "write their own history"...............and really be totally responsible, for something, other than "Just Words"!

    August 13, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  18. JohnS

    McConfused: Are we all Georgians or what?

    Not all Americans are Americans, questioning the patriostism of others.

    But all Americans are Geoargians. What a confused logic.

    McBush freefall?

    August 13, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  19. Hello!!!

    Joe have it switched....BO reads speeches well and doesn't debate well....McCain doesn't teleprompt well, but debates very well....he crushed Romney in the primaries, remember? Got him all flustered....that's what he'll do to Obama. Hillary had to be restrained from saying certain things. McCain can do and say whatever he wants to.

    August 13, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  20. Dave in Illinois

    The Poll of Polls is an average of polls across the country. The November electorial process is a state by state winner take all vote. Per one analysis, the 6% difference reported can be completely accounted for by Obama's lead in California, the land of fruits and nuts.

    August 13, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |





    August 13, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  22. ALLAN USA.


    August 13, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  23. JD

    I don't know why anyone who actually works and pays taxes would vote for Mr. Obama rather than Mr. McCain. On the other hand, if Mr. Obama wins, I'll have to consider quitting work and becoming a ward of the State. It will pay better with less stress!

    August 13, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  24. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Let's see, McCain is a Rep. in a Democratic year, he admits to knowing little about the economy (America's #1 concern), and routinely misspeaks; yet Obama can't seem to move the dial at all in over 2 months. In fact, a month ago he led by 8. This should be a blowout. Could it be that many Americans see through to Obama celebrity dazzle and see there's no beef? Remember how Obama froze in the debates with Hillary, especially when George Steffanopolis asked some tough questions? One big mistake by Obama and he's toast. Democrats, be afraid, be very afraid. Can't wait for the PUMA demonstration at the convention.

    August 13, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  25. Willy

    Dream on CNN trying for force "the one" down our throats. . It will be McCain by 14 in November 08.

    August 13, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
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