November 3rd, 2008
08:29 AM ET
14 years ago

Poll: Who would voters be prouder to have as president?

(CNN) - Coming into the home stretch, voters’ views of Barack Obama and John McCain seem relatively locked in place, according to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Monday.

With just one full day of campaigning left, 59 percent of voters feel Obama is someone who can bring change; roughly the same number say McCain is not. Seventy-seven percent of those surveyed think McCain has the right experience to be president, but voters remain less certain about Obama: Half the country says the Illinois senator has the experience he’d need in the Oval Office, and nearly the same number do not.

Working in Obama’s favor is the perception that he is as strong a leader as McCain: the two are essentially tied, at 64 and 62 percent.

And Obama seems to have an edge on the question of which candidate cares about people: Two-thirds of those polled believe Obama cares about people like them. Fifty-four percent say the same of McCain.

No matter which candidate comes out on top, a majority of voters say they’ll be proud of their new Commander-in-chief: Sixty percent of registered voters surveyed say they would be proud to have Obama as president, and 54 percent feel that way about McCain.

The survey was based on telephone interviews with 1,017 adult Americans, including 950 registered voters and 716 likely voters, conducted October 30-November 1, 2008. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percent.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • CNN • John McCain
soundoff (628 Responses)
  1. Irene

    It will be one very special moment tomorrow. I have NEVER been so moved by a candidate for the Presidency, as I am by Senator Barack Obama.

    It will be an HONOR to have Barack Obama as our next President. He has the insight and wisdom to unite our Country as never before and to bring CHANGE to our lives and our perception by the rest of the world.


    November 3, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  2. Obama in North GA

    Just one more day until we have our president! Most of us just want to
    choose HOPE and UNITY over FEAR and DIVISION. Its as simple as that.

    November 3, 2008 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  3. Farhana from Maple Grove, MN

    It will be an honor to have Barack Obama for our next president.

    November 3, 2008 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
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