(CNN) - During a week he's struggling to wrestle media attention away from Barack Obama's trip abroad, new polls out Thursday show John McCain has narrowed the gap in four crucial battleground states.
New surveys conducted by Quinnipiac, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal suggest the Arizona senator is in a more favorable position in Colorado, Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin than he was one month ago.
In Colorado, McCain now holds a 2 point lead over Obama, 46 to 44 percent - a significant reversal from a similar poll conducted last month that put the Illinois senator on top there by 5 points.
In equally good news for McCain, Obama now only holds a two point lead in Minnesota - the state that's playing host the Republican National Convention in early September. A similar poll one month ago had Obama on top by 17 points. The new poll result has prompted CNN to switch Minnesota from a state that is "leaning" Obama to a "toss-up" in its electoral map.
Earlier: CNN's Electoral Map: Both lose ground – but McCain gains edge
The race also remains tight in Michigan, with Obama holding a 4 point lead there, 46 percent to 42 percent. That's down from the 6 point lead Obama held there last month.
The Democratic presidential candidate still holds a significant lead in Wisconsin, though there too the gap has narrowed over the last month. In June, Obama led the Illinois senator by 13 points, 52 to 39 percent. Now that lead is down to 11 points, 50-39 percent.
Come on CNN let us get the basics straight:
"Obama led the Illinois senator "
Obama is the Illinois senator!
Please, this is disgraceful!
HOW IS THE MISSISSIPPI OIL SPILL WORKING
OLD NUMB BRAIN ?HE WOULD LOVE TO SEE
ALL OUR WATER WAYS CONTAMINATED & DEAD.
Obama supporters still playing the race card? Wow. Maybe people don't support Obama because he wants to double the capital gains tax, or create an oil windfall profits tax that will only further increase gas prices, or because no one knows where he really stands on NAFTA, or because he flip-flopped on FISA.
Nah, that couldn't be it. It must be because they're racists. Its scary to see how little thought some (not all) Obama supporters put into who they vote for.
Today's speech in Germany signals crowning blow to Obama campaign. That's my headline for today. Another: McCain speaks to Americans; Obama to Germans. And finally, Good news for McCain - excellent news for all of us!
I felt so enthralled after watching Obama's speech in Berlin I want to run out and join the US Peace Corp. Then hug a terrorist wearing a vest bomb to promote peace and love!
I hope more Obamites follow my example and maybe the polls will tilt further back in McCain's favour.
I'm 28, and moved out of my parents home at 25. I've never owned a land line and have no reason to own one. My cell phone is all I need. Nobody calls me...
Leader over Poseur
And more points will come to McCain as time goes on. The PUMA's ,who have just recently been discovered,will end up toppling Obama,I predict! Old "Hill"supporters, lost in the DNC rhetoric,will find their way back to the light,as well.
mayor SF or LA good for vp ,dems need radical ultra liberal make sure USA flush to thoilet
CNN and Wolf Blitzer are so in love with McWar they'll do anything to
stir the pot to make McBush look good......sells news.
IT'S NOT HAPPENIN' PEOPLE
I think your seeing a temporary boost for McCain because while Sen. Obama is overseas Sen. McCain is hammering away with everything he can. It may be against the general policy of "politics stopping at the waters edge", but it sure seems to be effective. Should be interesting to see how the numbers move again once Obama has gotten back and responds to these attacks.
I got your back-
The following plans will be terminated:
New World Order
Enjoy it while it last beeatches, your time is UP
That's very good news for McCain. People are now beginning to see the real substance in McCain vs. obvious shallowness and inexperience in Obama.
American people are smart – they will vote smart! America is not Europe and it should NEVER be. America is unique and the ONLY ONE. We love our country!
hussein want give universal healtcare for 100 millions illegal , TAXES and spending for lazies
So, when did CNN become part of the McCain campaign, because that's what it's been these last few days. Try to get some balance back.
ALL TOGETHER NOW, NO WHERE IN THE CONSTITUTION DOES IT STATE ANYTHING ABOUT WHAT ETHNIC GROUP A PRESIDENT MUST BE. HE MUST BE A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES. PLEASE DON'T DISHONOR WHAT'S IN OUR CONSTITUTION BY THREATENING OUR GREAT DEMOCRACY.
First we will take MO, the MI, then OH the FL then onwards to PA, NC, VA, and CA.....yeeeeahhh!
Trying to give Mr Magoo some good news CNN? Won't work, he'll mess up whatever good you do. Did anyone see the clip where he was trying to pull Bush Sr from the cameras when Bush Sr said he was jealous on Obama. The golf cart was funny enough, but the interview was too hilarious.
Mcsurge is Mcsad.
Rasmussen shows Obama leading in Florida with their recent poll dated 7/22.
This was a poll of republicans. Of course Mccain wins. Now, do one for all polling areas. This is just to give cry baby John some TLC while our future president of the U.S is out... hahahaha!!!!!!
America is not naive...............PLEASE!!!!
Mccain and company rant that Obama needs to go to Iraq and Afganistan to see for himself then rant when he does.
Mccain and company rant that timetables are wrong. The Iraqi government says otherwise. And didn't Bush initially say that we'd stay there as long as they WANT us??????
Mccain and company say we should not talk to Iran...but now we are negotiating with Iran.
Hmmmmm - who are the flip floppers?
Why won't McCain tell us what a "win" in Iraq means? Why won't McCain tell us which wars he won?
I CHALLENGE MCCAIN TO TAKE A EUROPEAN TOUR – HE IS CHICKEN.
The Warmongers are so Jealous!