October 23rd, 2008
05:52 PM ET
14 years ago

POLL UPDATE: Obama ahead by 8

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(CNN) - As Election Day inches closer, Barack Obama continues to hold a significant lead over John McCain, according to CNN's average of several recent polls.

The Illinois senator now holds an 8-point lead over McCain in the latest CNN poll of polls, 50 percent to 42 percent. That lead is 1 point lager than it was in Wednesday's poll of polls.

The national general election poll of polls consists of four recent surveys: Fox/Opinion Dynamics (October 20-21), Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby (October 20-22), Gallup (October 20-22) and Diageo/Hotline (October 20-22). The Poll of Polls does not have a sampling error.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Iowa • John McCain
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  1. FactCheck

    Breaking News! – Attack on McCain campaign volunteer in Pittsburgh –


    Because it's about as relevant as when Joe Killian was punched out and stomped on by a wing-nut at a Palin rally.

    October 23, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  2. Sunshine

    McCain is in deep sh@t! I just came from early voting in the state of Indiana & one of the poll workers I know said about 75% of the people who came there voted Obama.I admit I do live in a small town of only 200,000 but if this has happened in a small town McCain can hang it up.

    October 23, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  3. michael

    Ahead because all McBush and Moose Bush have are the same tired negative lies over and over again. Bill Ayers, so what, Ayers and Obama were both invited by a major Republican to sit on a charity board. Yawn. Oh ACORN ! Yes the Government sponsored voter registration group that McCain gave a speech to in 2006 and praised them for their wonderfull work. But Socialsm ! Yeah Right. Bush has Nationalized the Banks and McCain wants the Government to own our home mortgages. That is more Communist than China is. Well Joe the Plumber says….. Samuel (Joe) the Plumber lied and said he was going to buy a Company that makes Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars a year. The Company makes nowhere near that much. "Joe" is a liar and a political gimmick for McBush. Enough already !

    October 23, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  4. GoBama!

    Wave hello to your new president!

    I don't care if it is premature, I'm going to say Congratulations, Barack Obama!

    October 23, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  5. Tennisguypitt

    Doesn't matter! Don't let up, VOTE!

    October 23, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  6. Doug in New Mexico

    The fat lady hasn't sung yet!!!

    October 23, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  7. Bob

    Im sick of democrats always putting McCain down. You want to say that he can't pick a VP so how is he going to be president? Well Obama can't choose between yes and no when it comes to voting on a bill. In fact he voted present over 100 times. How can the president be someone that can't choose between a box checked yes and a box checked no? So much for his Ivy League education

    October 23, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  8. Greed is not good

    Double-digits soon. Not just the Liberal Stronghold states have Obama up by huge margins...but now Red states that haven't vote Blue in 40 years are also starting to slide in favor of Obama.

    October 23, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  9. JT--PA

    Charley Lanter must be 72 also to vote for another 4years of crap!!!

    October 23, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
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