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2008 National Presidential Polls
from September of 2008

Last Updated on October 25, 2008
Race Republican Democrat Others Pollster Dates MoE
President McCain 43% Obama 50% Tarrance Group (R) / Lake Research Partners (D) 9/30-10/2, 10/5/08 3.5%
McCain 44% Obama 51% Rasmussen Reports 9/30-10/2/08 2%
McCain 42% Obama 49% other <1% Gallup 9/30-10/2/08 2%
McCain 40% Obama 51% Barr 2% Research 2000 9/30-10/2/08 3%
Nader 2%
other 2%
McCain 42% Obama 48% Diageo/Hotline 9/30-10/2/08 3.3%
McCain 44% Obama 48% Nader 2% Tarrance Group (R) / Lake Research Partners (D) 9/29-10/2/08 3.5%
Barr 1%
McCain 46% Obama 49%
McCain 44% Obama 51% Rasmussen Reports 9/29-10/1/08 2%
McCain 43% Obama 48% other <1% Gallup 9/29-10/1/08 2%
McCain 40% Obama 51% Barr 2% Research 2000 9/29-10/1/08 3%
Nader 2%
other 2%
McCain 42% Obama 47% Diageo/Hotline 9/29-10/1/08 3.3%
McCain 44% Obama 49% Tarrance Group (R) / Lake Research Partners (D) 9/28-10/1/08 3.5%
McCain 44% Obama 48% other <1% Gallup 9/28-30/08 1.9%
McCain 45% Obama 51% Rasmussen Reports 9/28-30/08 2%
McCain 43% Obama 47% other 1% Marist College 9/29-30/08 2.9% RV
McCain 44% Obama 49% other 1% 3.2% LV
McCain 41% Obama 50% other 1% CBS News / New York Times 9/27-30/08 3% LV
McCain 40% Obama 49% other 1% 2.9% RV
McCain 41% Obama 51% Barr 2% Research 2000 9/28-30/08 3%
Nader 2%
other 2%
McCain 45% Obama 49% Nader 2% Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (D) 9/28-30/08 3.1%
Barr 1%
Paul <1%
other <1%
McCain 42% Obama 47% Diageo/Hotline 9/28-30/08 3.3%
McCain 41% Obama 48% Barr 1% AP / Gfk 9/27-30/08 3.4%
Nader 2%
McCain 46% Obama 48% Tarrance Group (R) / Lake Research Partners (D) 9/25, 28-30/08 3.5%
McCain 45% Obama 51% Rasmussen Reports 9/27-29/08 2%
McCain 43% Obama 49% other <1% Gallup 9/27-29/08 2%
McCain 43% Obama 49% Princeton Survey Research 9/27-29/08 2.8% LV
McCain 42% Obama 49% 2.5% RV
McCain 45% Obama 49% American Research Group 9/27-29/08 3%
McCain 43% Obama 50% ABT SRBI 9/26-29/08 3%
McCain 41% Obama 51% Barr 2% Research 2000 9/27-29/08 3%
Nader 1%
other 2%
McCain 42% Obama 46% Nader 2% McClatchy / Ipsos Public Affairs 9/26-29/08 3.1%
Barr 1%
McCain 41% Obama 47% Diageo/Hotline 9/27-29/08 3.3%
McCain 46% Obama 50% other 1% TNS 9/27-29/08 3.2% LV
McCain 45% Obama 48% Barr 2%
Nader 3%
McCain 45% Obama 49% other 1% 3% RV
McCain 43% Obama 48% Barr 2%
Nader 4%
McCain 45% Obama 50% Rasmussen Reports 9/26-28/08 2%
McCain 42% Obama 50% other 1% Gallup 9/26-28/08 2%
McCain 42% Obama 51% Barr 2% Research 2000 9/26-28/08 3%
Nader 1%
other 2%
McCain 46% Obama 48% Tarrance Group (R) / Lake Research Partners (D) 9/22-25, 28/08 3%
McCain 42% Obama 47% Diageo/Hotline 9/26-28/08 3.2%
McCain 44% Obama 50% Rasmussen Reports 9/25-27/08 2%
McCain 42% Obama 50% other 1% Gallup 9/25-27/08 2%
McCain 43.4% Obama 46.4% Barr 3.7% Zogby Interactive 9/26-27/08 2.2%
Nader 1.0%
McKinney 0.6%
other / not sure 4.8%
McCain 45.9% Obama 47.1% other / not sure 7%
McCain 43% Obama 50% Barr 2% Research 2000 9/25-27/08 3%
Nader 2%
other 2%
McCain 42% Obama 47% Diageo/Hotline 9/25-27/08 3.2%
McCain 44% Obama 50% Rasmussen Reports 9/24-26/08 2%
McCain 44% Obama 49% other 1% Gallup 9/24-26/08 2%
McCain 43% Obama 49% Barr 2% Research 2000 9/24-26/08 3%
Nader 2%
other 2%
McCain 43% Obama 48% Diageo/Hotline 9/24-26/08 3.2%
McCain / Palin 45.8% Obama / Biden 43.8% Zogby Interactive 9/23-25/08 1.5%
McCain 45% Obama 50% Rasmussen Reports 9/23-25/08 2%
McCain 45% Obama 48% other 1% Gallup 9/23-25/08 2%
McCain 43% Obama 48% Barr 2% Research 2000 9/23-25/08 3%
Nader 2%
other 2%
McCain 47% Obama 45% Nader 2% Tarrance Group (R) / Lake Research Partners (D) 9/21-25/08 3.1%
Barr 1%
McCain 42% Obama 49% Diageo/Hotline 9/23-25/08 3.2%
McCain 46% Obama 49% Rasmussen Reports 9/22-24/08 2%
McCain 46% Obama 46% other 1% Gallup 9/22-24/08 2%
McCain 43% Obama 49% Barr 2% Research 2000 9/22-24/08 3%
Nader 2%
other 2%
McCain 44% Obama 47% Nader 2% Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (D) 9/22-24/08 3.1%
Barr 2%
Paul <1%
other <1%
McCain 48% Obama 47% Tarrance Group (R) / Lake Research Partners (D) 9/18, 21-24/08 3.1%
McCain 43% Obama 47% Diageo/Hotline 9/22-24/08 3.2%
McCain 43% Obama 46% other 3% Economist / YouGov 9/22-24/08 4%
McCain 43% Obama 48% other 1% CBS News / New York Times 9/21-24/08 4% LV
McCain 42% Obama 47% other 1% 4% RV
McCain 47% Obama 49% Rasmussen Reports 9/21-23/08 2%
McCain 44% Obama 47% other 1% Gallup 9/21-23/08 2%
McCain 44% Obama 48% Barr 2% Research 2000 9/21-23/08 3%
Nader 2%
other 2%
McCain 48% Obama 46% Tarrance Group (R) / Lake Research Partners (D) 9/18, 21-23/08 3.1%
McCain 39% Obama 45% other 2% Fox News / Opinion Dynamics 9/22-23/08 3.3%
McCain 42% Obama 48% Diageo/Hotline 9/21-23/08 3.3%
McCain 43% Obama 47% other 2% Marist College 9/22-23/08 3.3% RV
McCain 44% Obama 49% other <1% 3.7% LV
McCain 48% Obama 48% Rasmussen Reports 9/20-22/08 2%
McCain 44% Obama 47% other <1% Gallup 9/20-22/08 2%
McCain 46% Obama 47% Barr 1% Harris Interactive 9/15-22/08 2.5% LV
Nader 2%
other 1%
McCain 44% Obama 46% Barr 1% 2% RV
Nader 2%
other 2%
McCain 46% Obama 48% NBC News / Wall Street Journal 9/19-22/08 3%
McCain 42% Obama 44% Nader 5%
Barr 2%
other 1%
McCain 42% Obama 48% Nader 2% Los Angeles Times / Bloomberg 9/19-22/08 3.4% LV
Barr 1%
McKinney 1%
other <1%
McCain 45% Obama 49% other 1%
McCain 41% Obama 45% Nader 2% 2.7% RV
Barr 1%
McKinney <1%
other 1%
McCain 44% Obama 46% other 1%
McCain 46% Obama 48% American Research Group 9/20-22/08 3%
McCain 43% Obama 49% Barr 2% Research 2000 9/20-22/08 3%
Nader 2%
other 2%
McCain 43% Obama 44% Nader 2% McClatchy / Ipsos Public Affairs 9/18-22/08 3.2%
Barr 2%
McCain 43% Obama 47% Diageo/Hotline 9/20-22/08 3.3%
McCain 43% Obama 52% other <1% TNS 9/19-22/08 3.5% LV
McCain 43% Obama 51% Barr 1%
Nader 2%
McCain 42% Obama 52% other 1% 3.2% RV
McCain 41% Obama 51% Barr 1%
Nader 3%
McCain 48% Obama 46% Tarrance Group (R) / Lake Research Partners (D) 9/17-18, 21-22/08 3.5%
McCain 47% Obama 48% Rasmussen Reports 9/19-21/08 2%
McCain 44% Obama 48% other <1% Gallup 9/19-21/08 2%
McCain 47% Obama 45% Franklin & Marshall College 9/15-21/08 2.7%
McCain 43% Obama 49% Barr 2% Research 2000 9/19-21/08 3%
Nader 2%
other 2%
McCain 48% Obama 47% Tarrance Group (R) / Lake Research Partners (D) 9/14, 17-18, 21/08 3.1%
McCain 47% Obama 42% Diageo/Hotline 9/19-21/08 3.2%
McCain 45% Obama 48% Nader 4% Opinion Research 9/19-21/08 3.7%
Barr 1%
McKinney 1%
McCain 47% Obama 51% other 1%
McCain 47% Obama 48% Rasmussen Reports 9/18-20/08 2%
McCain 45% Obama 49% other <1% Gallup 9/18-20/08 2%
McCain / Palin 44% Obama / Biden 47% Zogby Interactive 9/19-20/08 2.1%
McCain 42% Obama 49% Barr 2% Research 2000 9/18-20/08 3%
Nader 2%
other 2%
McCain 44% Obama 45% Diageo/Hotline 9/18-20/08 3.2%
McCain 46% Obama 44% Nader 3% Public Opinion Strategies (R) / Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (D) of Battleground states 9/18-20/08 3.5%
Barr 1%
McCain 47% Obama 48% Rasmussen Reports 9/17-19/08 2%
McCain 44% Obama 50% other 1% Gallup 9/17-19/08 2%
McCain 42% Obama 50% Barr 2% Research 2000 9/17-19/08 3%
Nader 2%
other 2%
McCain 44% Obama 45% Diageo/Hotline 9/17-19/08 3.2%
McCain 48% Obama 48% Rasmussen Reports 9/16-18/08 2%
McCain 44% Obama 49% other <1% Gallup 9/16-18/08 2%
McCain 42% Obama 49% Barr 2% Research 2000 9/16-18/08 3%
Nader 2%
other 2%
McCain 47% Obama 47% Tarrance Group (R) / Lake Research Partners (D) 9/11, 14, 17-18/08 3.1%
McCain 46% Obama 47% Nader 2% Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (D) 9/15-18/08 3.1%
Barr 1%
other 1%
McCain 44% Obama 45% Diageo/Hotline 9/16-18/08 3.2%
McCain 48% Obama 48% Rasmussen Reports 9/15-17/08 2%
McCain 44% Obama 48% other 1% Gallup 9/15-17/08 2%
McCain 45.1% Obama 46.0% other 1.3% Big Ten Battleground Poll 9/14-17/08 2.9%
McCain 43% Obama 49% Barr 2% Research 2000 9/15-17/08 3%
Nader 2%
other 2%
McCain 42% Obama 46% Diageo/Hotline 9/15-17/08 3.2%
McCain 48% Obama 47% Rasmussen Reports 9/14-16/08 2%
McCain 45% Obama 47% other <1% Gallup 9/14-16/08 2%
McCain 43% Obama 49% Nader 2% CBS News / New York Times 9/12-16/08 3.1% LV
Barr 1%
other 0%
McCain 44% Obama 49% other 1%
McCain 42% Obama 48% Nader 2% 2.9% RV
Barr 1%
other 0%
McCain 43% Obama 48% other 1%
McCain 44% Obama 48% Barr 2% Research 2000 9/14-16/08 3%
Nader 2%
other 2%
McCain 45% Obama 49% other 1% Quinnipiac Univ. 9/11-16/08 3.1%
McCain 42% Obama 45% Diageo/Hotline 9/14-16/08 3.2%
McCain 45% Obama 43% other 3% Economist / YouGov 9/15-16/08 4%
McCain 48% Obama 47% Rasmussen Reports 9/13-15/08 2%
McCain 47% Obama 46% other <1% Gallup 9/13-15/08 2%
McCain 44% Obama 42% Nader 2% Knowledge Networks 9/5-15/08 2.5%
Barr 1%
other 2%
McCain 48% Obama 45% American Research Group 9/13-15/08 2.8%
McCain 44% Obama 48% Barr 2% Research 2000 9/13-15/08 3%
Nader 2%
other 1%
McCain 45% Obama 45% Nader 2% McClatchy / Ipsos Public Affairs 9/11-15/08 3%
Barr 1%
McCain 42% Obama 46% Diageo/Hotline 9/13-15/08 3.3%
McCain 49% Obama 47% Rasmussen Reports 9/12-14/08 2%
McCain 47% Obama 45% other <1% Gallup 9/12-14/08 2%
McCain 46% Obama 46% Abt SRBI 9/9-14/08 2.5% LV
McCain 44% Obama 46% 2.5% RV
McCain 45% Obama 48% Barr 2% Research 2000 9/12-14/08 3%
Nader 2%
other 1%
McCain 43% Obama 44% Diageo/Hotline 9/12-14/08 3.2%
McCain 50% Obama 47% Rasmussen Reports 9/11-13/08 2%
McCain 47% Obama 45% other 1% Gallup 9/11-13/08 2%
McCain 45% Obama 47% Barr 2% Research 2000 9/11-13/08 3%
Nader 2%
other 1%
McCain 45% Obama 45% Nader 2% Zogby International 9/11-13/08 3.1%
Barr 1%
other 1%
McCain 45% Obama 47%
McCain 43% Obama 45% Diageo/Hotline 9/11-13/08 3.2%
McCain 49% Obama 46% Rasmussen Reports 9/10-12/08 2%
McCain 47% Obama 45% other 1% Gallup 9/10-12/08 2%
McCain 47% Obama 47% Barr 2% Research 2000 9/10-12/08 3%
Nader 2%
other 1%
McCain 45% Obama 44% Diageo/Hotline 9/10-12/08 3.2%
McCain 49% Obama 46% Rasmussen Reports 9/9-11/08 2%
McCain 48% Obama 45% other 1% Gallup 9/9-11/08 2%
McCain 46% Obama 47% Barr 2% Research 2000 9/9-11/08 3%
Nader 2%
other 1%
McCain 44% Obama 45% Diageo/Hotline 9/9-11/08 3.2%
McCain 46% Obama 46% other <1% Princeton Survey Research 9/10-11/08 3% LV
McCain 46% Obama 44% other <1% 3% RV
McCain 48% Obama 44% Barr 1% Tarrance Group (R) / Lake Research Partners (D) 9/7-11/08 3.1%
Nader 1%
McCain 48% Obama 48% Rasmussen Reports 9/8-10/08 2%
McCain 48% Obama 44% other 1% Gallup 9/8-10/08 2%
McCain 45% Obama 47% Barr 2% Research 2000 9/8-10/08 3%
Nader 2%
other 1%
McCain 48% Obama 46% Nader 2% Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (D) 9/8-10/08 3.1%
Barr 1%
other 1%
McCain 48% Obama 47% Barr 2% In Battleground States Only
Nader 0%
other 1%
McCain 46% Obama 44% Diageo/Hotline 9/8-10/08 3.2%
McCain 48% Obama 44% Barr1% AP / Gfk 9/5-10/08 3.4%
Nader 1%
McCain 47% Obama 48% Rasmussen Reports 9/7-9/08 2%
McCain 48% Obama 43% other 1% Gallup 9/7-9/08 2%
McCain 46% Obama 45% Nader 2% McClatchy / Ipsos Public Affairs 9/5-9/08 3.3% RV
Barr 1%
McCain 42% Obama 48% Nader 2% 3.1%
Barr 1%
McCain 45% Obama 42% other 2% Opinion Dynamics 9/8-9/08 3.3%
McCain 45% Obama 45% Diageo/Hotline 9/7-9/08 3.3%
McCain 40% Obama 41% other 2% Economist / YouGov 9/7-9/08 4%
McCain 48% Obama 48% Rasmussen Reports 9/6-8/08 2%
McCain 49% Obama 44% other 1% Gallup 9/6-8/08 2%
McCain 46% Obama 47% American Research Group 9/6-8/08 2.8%
McCain 45% Obama 44% Diageo/Hotline 9/6-8/08 3.2%
McCain 46% Obama 47% Hart / Newhouse 9/6-8/08 3.3%
McCain 46% Obama 46% other 2% Insider Advantage / Poll Position 9/8/08 3.4%
McCain 46% Obama 43% Nader (I) 2% Public Opinion Strategies (R) 9/6-8/08 3.5%
Barr (L) 1%
McCain 48% Obama 47% Rasmussen Reports 9/5-7/08 2%
McCain 49% Obama 44% other <1% Gallup 9/5-7/08 2%
McCain 45% Obama 45% Nader (I) 3% Opinion Research 9/5-7/08 3.2%
Barr (L) 3%
McKinney (G) 1%
McCain 48% Obama 48% other 1%
McCain 48% Obama 46% other 1% USA Today / Gallup 9/5-7/08 3.1%
McCain 50% Obama 46% other 1% 3.2% RV
McCain 54% Obama 44% 3.4% LV
McCain 44% Obama 44% Diageo/Hotline 9/5-7/08 3.2%
McCain 40% Obama 45% IBD/TIPP 9/2-7/08 3.3%
McCain 46% Obama 44% other 1% CBS News / New York Times 9/5-7/08 3.8%
McCain 48% Obama 48% Rasmussen Reports 9/4-6/08 2%
McCain 48% Obama 45% other <1% Gallup 9/4-6/08 2%
McCain 48.8% Obama 45.7% Zogby Interactive 9/5-6/08 2.1%
McCain / Palin 49.7% Obama / Biden 45.9%
McCain 46% Obama 49% Rasmussen Reports 9/3-5/08 2%
McCain 45% Obama 47% other 1% Gallup 9/3-5/08 2%
McCain 39% Obama 43% Nader 2% Knowledge Networks 8/27-9/5/08 2.4%
Barr 1%
other 3%
McCain 46% Obama 48% Rasmussen Reports 9/2-4/08 2%
McCain 44% Obama 48% other 1% Gallup 9/2-4/08 2%
McCain 40% Obama 46% Diageo/Hotline 9/2-4/08 3.2%
McCain 45% Obama 50% Rasmussen Reports 9/1-3/08 2%
McCain 42% Obama 49% other 1% Gallup 9/1-3/08 2%
McCain 44% Obama 49% Barr 2% Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (D) 9/1-3/08 3.1%
Nader 1%
other 0%
McCain 43% Obama 49% Nader 2% In Battleground States Only
Barr 2%
other 1%
McCain 42% Obama 42% other 3% CBS News / New York Times 9/1-3/08 3.6%
McCain 39% Obama 42% other 3% Economist / YouGov 9/1-3/08 4%
McCain 45% Obama 50% Rasmussen Reports 8/31-2/08 2%
McCain 43% Obama 49% other <1% Gallup 8/31-9/2/08 2%
McCain 45% Obama 51% Rasmussen Reports 8/30-9/1/08 2%
McCain 42% Obama 50% other <1% Gallup 8/30-9/1/08 2%
McCain 43% Obama 49% American Research Group 8/30-9/1/08 2.8%
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