October 17th, 2008
10:15 AM ET
14 years ago

Obama's lead falls two points in new CNN Poll of Polls


The latest CNN Poll of Polls shows Obama's lead over McCain dropping by 2 points.(AP PHOTO)

(CNN) - A new average of the most recent national polls suggests Sen. Barack Obama holds a 6-point lead over Sen. John McCain.

The CNN Poll of Polls, compiled Friday morning, indicates that 49 percent of Americans say Obama, D-Illinois, is their choice for president, with 43 percent backing McCain, R-Arizona. Eight percent of those questioned are undecided.

Watch: Polls show Obama is leading McCain

The previous edition, compiled Thursday, indicated Obama had an 8-point lead over McCain, 50-42 percent.

This edition of the CNN Poll of Polls averaged four surveys: an American Research Group poll conducted October 11-13; a Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby survey taken October 13-16; a Gallup poll conducted October 13-15; and a Diageo/Hotline survey taken October 13-15.

soundoff (183 Responses)
  1. Muckinello

    Just work harder to elect Obama/Biden!

    October 17, 2008 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  2. Jen, Gainesville

    These are sampling errors. I can not believe that CNN reported it as news.

    October 17, 2008 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  3. BigBear

    Reasons to vote for Obama: He is eloquent, he is educated. The only problem is that he is also the most inexperienced candidate for President in two hundred years. He has never done anything outstanding, and he has shown extremely poor judgement on the Iraq War, Bill Ayers, Rev. Wright, his teenage Communist mentor; his buddy Rezko, his convicted French oil buddy, an infinitum that we don't even know about.
    How can he fight terrorism when he is a close acquaintence of terrorists Ayers and his wife?
    His strong lead in the polls just shows how little the people polled care about their country.

    October 17, 2008 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  4. "ROB"


    October 17, 2008 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  5. Veteran in Kansas

    No just points to the weak minds of some that embrace attempts to "Swift Boat", Obama. I am not an Obama fan, however, I will not cast my ballot for John McCain,

    October 17, 2008 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  6. lol

    obama is a socialist. the u.s. will be in a depression within 3 years if obama is elected. socialism does not work.(cuba, germany)

    October 17, 2008 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  7. nicholas

    mccain put palin as VP out of desperation for votes from young americans because she looks appealing to them. its sick, its sad, and its very desperate. vote mccain and you get 4 years of the same...
    vote obama and you get 4 years of change. FOR THE BETTER!!! although i still think he shoulda picked hilary as his VP. and "joe average" if you say that liberals manipulate these polls what about the republican news network fox news????

    i still perfer cnn anyday

    October 17, 2008 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  8. Al

    Why do people still believe that Obama will tax everybody? He says it plain and clear that he will only raise taxes on people making over $250K. If I made over $250K a year, I wouldn't mind paying higher taxes. Wise up and listen and read about both parties policies before you post. As for Ayers, he's one of the most well respected educators in Illinois. Republicans put him on that board with Obama. Nobody cared about Rev. Wright when he was holding hands with the Clintons! That was less than 20 years ago. McCain gave a keynote address for ACORN two years ago. Everything that they throw at Obama, they were just as guilty of not too long ago!

    October 17, 2008 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8