September 18th, 2008
10:50 AM ET
13 years ago

CNN POLL OF POLLS: Obama up by 2

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(CNN) - Barack Obama appears to be regaining his summer edge over John McCain according to the latest CNN poll of polls, which shows a swing of four points in the Illinois senator's favor in just over a week.

With less than seven weeks remaining until voters weigh in at the polls, Obama now holds a 2 point lead over McCain (47 percent to 45 percent), according to CNN's average of several recent national polls. Eight percent still remain undecided.

The latest polls also suggest Obama again holds the slim but clear advantage he held in August before both parties' conventions - one month ago, Obama held the same 2 point margin over McCain.

Election Center: Track CNN's poll of polls

The Illinois senator increased that lead following his own convention, but saw it disappear entirely after McCain tapped Sarah Palin as his running mate and Republicans emerged energized from their convention in early September: In a CNN poll of polls taken 10 days ago, The McCain-Palin ticket held a 2 point advantage over its Democratic counterpart.

The poll of polls consists of six recent surveys: CBS/NYT (September 12-16), Quinnipiac (September 11-16), IPSOS-McClatchy (September 11-15), Gallup (September 14-16), Diageo/Hotline (September 14-16), and American Research Group (September 13-15).

It does not have a sampling error.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (257 Responses)

    Gotcha! Let the wave build until it takes back what is ours.... This Country and Wahington will see that CHANGE IS GONNA COME!


    Obama/Biden '08

    September 18, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  2. White Republican for Obama

    The Myth of the Maverick is Dead.

    September 18, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  3. VIRGINIA will be blue

    Next week Sen. Obama will be up by way more. This just has not been a good week for old Johnny boy.

    September 18, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  4. Please Report, Houston TX

    Don't believe these polls they can be very misleading!!!!! Dems we must take back our Nation we must!!!!! McShame and McPalin will turn this Nation upside down and continue the same old Bush tactics

    Please continue to work hard for this ticket!!!!!!

    Obama/Biden 08/2012

    September 18, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  5. Barack

    Obama's not leading b/c of credibility issues. Many people think he's all talk. This is why there's a debate as to who has more experience, BO or SP. Why else would people compare a Dem Presidential nominee against the opposing VP nominee.

    September 18, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  6. Max

    McCain + Palin = McPain

    September 18, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  7. you sure about that?

    don't worry guys
    Harry Reid gave McCain a nice ad today

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid - who also complained that he didn't know a bailout of AIG was in the works - said Congress won't change laws immediately to address the rapidly unfolding financial crisis because "no one knows what to do."

    straight from CNN
    if no one knows what to do than how are obama and biden so sure that their socialist cravings will fix the economy? Fact is they won't. But no matter. Biden's gonna pull a kerry soon. I can feel it.

    September 18, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
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