September 13th, 2008
09:16 AM ET
12 years ago

CNN poll of polls: McCain holds one point lead over Obama

Sen. Obama trails Sen. McCain by one points in Saturday's CNN poll of polls.

Sen. Obama trails Sen. McCain by one points in Saturday's CNN poll of polls.

(CNN) - Saturday’s CNN national Poll of Polls - which includes the new Newsweek survey - shows McCain leading Obama by one point (46 to 45 percent). Friday’s Poll of Polls showed McCain leading Obama by two points (46 to 44 percent).

The national general election "Poll of Polls" consists of four surveys: Newsweek (September 10-11), Fox News/Opinion Dynamics (September 8-9), Gallup (September 9-11), and Diageo/Hotline (September 9-11). The Poll of Polls does not have a sampling error.

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  1. teriwebb

    GOOD`. And it will get higher in favor of Obama. The American people are not stupid and will see through the garbage and lies that McCain is putting out. We Absolutely need to get rid of McWane and Wailin.

    September 13, 2008 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  2. EBC

    Can you say............ back at 'cha John McCain. Everyone KNEW your lead was just, should we say, a "silly bump", nothing more.

    LIES do NOT make a candidate, they make a LIAR out of you and Sarah Palin. As a matter of fact Sarah Palin herself admitted that she LIED about your claims that she didn't take EARMARKS as Governor of Alaska during her interview with Charlie Gibson last night. I mean WHAT does say about YOUR credibility John McCain. YOU lied on The View when you said she didn't and you lied about her selling the plan on EBAY!!!

    Americans are SMARTER than you give them credit. We are sick of getting bogged down in nothing "FEAR MONGERING AND BASELESS ATTACKS".

    Is that ALL you're good at? I mean coming from a Senator who has been around 29+ years in Washington and supported George W. Bush MORE than any other Republican in the Party.

    IS baseless attacks ALL you are good at? Is that ALL your campaign does is spew baseless lies and attack after attack?

    I mean there comes a point when even YOUR OWN supporters are going to say "hummmm, where's the solutions to the issues?"

    Where are your PLANS and ANSWERS to the issues facing millions of families? Geee....


    September 13, 2008 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  3. jhon piers

    I was a pure McCain supporter. But now is clear that he is just a liar and that is disappointing. I will never vote for someone who lies at every chance he got, and now people started to notice.

    September 13, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  4. joe

    Join the winning team OBAMA/BIDEN. We are sick and tired of these shameless pathological liars (pair of McCain/Palin) and their errand boy Karl Rove. Nothing good can come out of them.OBAMA/BIDEN 2008/2012.To Obama/Biden go on with your agenda for America and brush aside the GOP crude approach to politics.

    September 13, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  5. mark from england

    mccain is going to fall badly my friend. he is not a marverick. he is a liar with straight face not straight talk.

    September 13, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  6. Belle1

    REAL CLEAR POLITICS have McCain up by 10 Electoral votes. Only the 2nd time McCain has taken the lead in their polls.

    227 McCain
    217 Obama

    September 13, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  7. Sarjit

    McMudslinger & his sidekick McPatheticPhonyPalin.
    why is America buying this?
    What happened to Americas intelligence.
    89% of overseas Americans (and other countries as might add) prefer Obama as president of America.
    Obama is right when he said India & China are leading us.
    Now I know why.
    America is stupid not to recognise how great Obama can be as president of Ameica

    September 13, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  8. GAF

    Two convention bounces in the polls and we've settled back down into a tie race. McCain has been underestimated all along but the overall trends are against him despite any temporary enthusiasm for his ticket.

    September 13, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  9. IL voter

    To those McCain supporters who boast...perhaps you should take a look at the electoral projections.

    September 13, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  10. Shane

    I'll start believing in polls when and if someone gets more than 20 point lead otherwise Obama still has a "molecular" size advantage regarding electoral votes. We all know it can all change in a matter of weeks but again, I doubt it's going to be significant on either side.

    September 13, 2008 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  11. keys

    What is wrong with McCain? Why the republicans enjoy playing DIRTY GAMES? Is that what the republicans all about? This game they play is the main reason our country is in this position! We need HELP!! But not from the republicans!!! DIRTY POLITICS = DIRTY GAMES

    September 13, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  12. Lois Riddle

    For the most part I have been shown all the issues on the democrats and republicans. I am most concern that the issues on the republican appear to be the similar as the present president Bush. It’s also clear that McCain has viewed wal-mart moms and hockey moms as illiterate people. That they will disregard the last eight years and just say who cares our jobs and homes are lost. Oh no they don’t need to stick to issues the gas prices are fine this is a game and may the best liar win.

    September 13, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  13. Peter

    Polls aside, the point is that Obama is just not electable-an empty suit, who can hardly be taken seriously. He did seem electable to some as long as he was a novelty ,running against Hillary, but this could not go on for long. On the other hand,McCains pretensions to sell himself as a brand different from George W. have never been credible ,so people had been looking for an excuse not to have to go for Obama. With Palin they have this excuse. Now Obama is doomed. And it s a pity.Could be another great comedian in the White House.

    September 13, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  14. Andy

    Go John!

    September 13, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  15. abdoulayes

    And as more of McCain and Palin's lies are exposed by responsible, truthful media outlets, his lead will vanish and he will be behind again.

    McCain was asked about his flat out lying on the View this week and he lied about that too.

    I'm tired of the lies. I know that both campaigns sometimes take things out of context and twist some words, but it seems that McCain just lies without blinking as naturally as call hist ticket the Mavericks after the past few years of his voting record and her pork barrel grabbing.

    September 13, 2008 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  16. Ksarp

    Looks like it's back to the starting blocks again after the wind aided pushes from both convention. Home stretch now! Agent of Change versus "The Mavericks". Can i say "drop it like it's hot"?

    September 13, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  17. Mia and Mike

    Let's see what it will be by the ed of the month, once the media has had time to vet Palin.

    September 13, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  18. Ozzy

    Its funny that after all the attention Palin has been getting the last while, the McBush lie train is only ahead by one point. After hearing all the phony adoration, one would think that they would have opened up a huge lead. Hopefully people see that Palin is a puppet, and focus on the issues.

    Obama/Biden '08

    September 13, 2008 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  19. babs-toronto

    poll of polls does not give a true picture, Obama still leads in the number of seats he needs to secure to the win the general elections which is 270. Obama leads or is leaning in about 235 wheras Mcain has about 180.

    September 13, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  20. john hunter

    Advantage McCain/Palin. It seems that every time Palin gets atttacked, her popularity grows. The Democrat's are in a fix. Looking back people will say "well, really, he was unelectable on three counts (minority, far-left & inexperienced)". In a country with vestiges of racism, that is predominantly centrist, it's almost implausible that a junior senator with no outstanding accomplishments could win the election. Whether or not he's a gifted orator. On top of that, Palin's nomination has rendered the Democrat's strategy of painting McCain as a Bush clone nulland void. Still, it has been interesting!

    September 13, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  21. Donkey Party

    Just goes to show that at least 46% of America is incredibly stupid, or racist, or more than likely, both. McCain and the Republicans are lying to you, you know it, they know it, they know that you know that they know, but you still support them anyway. As long as ignorant, frightened sheep voters turn out to the polls, we'll never rescue this country from these imbeciles. God help us!!!

    September 13, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  22. Sandra

    I really do not see how the media and people of this country do not make clear to McCain that he will not get away with lies and whining about Obama wouldn't campaign like McCain wanted him to so the campaign has turned negative. Sarah Palin is scary and I'm a woman. It's really interesting to see that primarily men are so enthralled with her. Makes you wonder where their brains are.

    September 13, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  23. Bunty

    Press must take an active roll – not just polls, scandals, gaffes & attacks, but real issues -to steer America in the right direction for this nation. This election is an historic. Young people are participating.
    Teach them morals, decency, fairness, equity & equality,
    Please don't teach them Karl Rove politics. I watched ABC when Diane Swayers says Republicans got excited when Karl Rove entered the room. Don;t cover news like that. There are many great inspirational leaders that youth and Americans can look up to.
    There is too much evil already in the world.

    September 13, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  24. RedOzdachs

    What do you mean..."The Poll of Polls does not have a sampling error?" That's wrong on its face! All data points have error.

    September 13, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  25. Len

    The Palin factor is coming to an end. The American people know the truth! She is not qualified and McCain will not help all Americans. He will continue on the same path.

    This election is not a game. We need serious positive change.

    Obama/Biden 2008

    September 13, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
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