RealClearPolitics Poll Averages

Election 2008 Latest Polls

Thursday, August 21
Race Poll Results Spread
New Hampshire Rasmussen Obama 47, McCain 46 Obama +1
Maryland Rasmussen Obama 53, McCain 43 Obama +10

 

General Election: McCain vs. Obama

Poll Date Sample Obama (D) McCain (R) Spread
RCP Average 08/04 – 08/19 44.9 43.6 Obama +1.3
LA Times/Bloomberg 08/15 – 08/18 1248 RV 45 43 Obama +2
Reuters/Zogby 08/14 – 08/16 1089 LV 41 46 McCain +5
Gallup Tracking 08/17 – 08/19 2658 RV 45 43 Obama +2
Rasmussen Tracking 08/17 – 08/19 3000 LV 47 46 Obama +1
Quinnipiac 08/12 – 08/17 1547 LV 47 42 Obama +5
Battleground 08/10 – 08/14 1000 LV 46 47 McCain +1
IBD/TIPP 08/04 – 08/09 856 RV 43 38 Obama +5

Generic Congressional Vote

Poll Date Democrats Republicans Spread
RCP Average 07/18 – 08/10 49.3 37.5 Democrats +11.8
Rasmussen 08/04 – 08/10 45 37 Democrats +8
AP-Ipsos 07/31 – 08/04 53 35 Democrats +18
NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 07/18 – 07/21 49 36 Democrats +13
Democracy Corps (D) 07/21 – 07/24 50 42 Democrats +8

President Bush Job Approval

Poll Date Approve Disapprove Spread
RCP Average 07/30 – 08/17 29.6 64.6 -35.0
Quinnipiac 08/12 – 08/17 30 64 -34
Gallup 08/07 – 08/10 33 61 -28
Time 07/31 – 08/04 29 66 -37
CBS News 07/30 – 08/04 25 66 -41
AP-Ipsos 07/31 – 08/04 31 66 -35

Congressional Job Approval

Poll Date Approve Disapprove Spread
RCP Average 07/27 – 08/17 19.0 75.3 -56.3
Quinnipiac 08/12 – 08/17 16 74 -58
AP-Ipsos 07/31 – 08/04 19 75 -56
CNN 07/27 – 07/29 22 77 -55

Direction of Country

Poll Date Right Direction Wrong Track Spread
RCP Average 07/21 – 08/10 17.0 78.0 -61.0
Gallup 08/07 – 08/10 17 80 -63
AP-Ipsos 07/31 – 08/04 18 76 -58
Democracy Corps (D) 07/21 – 07/24 16 78 -62
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