August 18th, 2008
09:15 AM ET
6 years ago

McCain, Obama virtually tied in Colorado

Colorado is a toss-up state, according to CNN's latest Electoral Map.
Colorado is a toss-up state, according to CNN's latest Electoral Map.

(CNN) – Less than a week before the Democratic Party convenes in Denver to officially name its nominee, a new poll shows the typically-red state of Colorado shaping up as a battleground in the November election.

Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, leads his rival Sen. Barack Obama by 3 percentage points – 44 percent to 41 percent – in a new Rocky Mountain News/CBS 4 poll. Fifteen percent of those surveyed said they were unsure about their choice for president.

The poll of 500 registered voters conducted August 11-13 has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points, making the McCain-Obama race a virtual tie in Colorado.

Click here to see CNN's Electoral Map.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Colorado • John McCain • Polls
soundoff (83 Responses)
  1. GaVoter

    Georgia is pink?

    That alone sums up this poll as being off...

    August 18, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  2. RB from NH

    The problem, CASUAL OBSERVER, is that you are a casual observer. If you used your brain you will see that the white haired dude will continuous us down the same path of destruction and economic disaster that the existing idiot has!

    August 18, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  3. rightytighty

    15% unsure..

    That's my response every time! Same for all my Republican friends. It's our way of laughing at your polls, and liberally predicted election results. Works everytime.

    Ha Ha!!

    August 18, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  4. Down with Obama

    Obama will NEVER win in November...lets elect Hillary!!!!!

    She is the only Democrat that can win!!!

    August 18, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  5. Joel

    Every time he flounders it is because it was "rigged" because Obama is perfect, remember?

    On a more serious note, the other night reflects Obama's biggest fault as a candidate (besides no experience) – he is great in prepared speeches but is not very good when put on the spot. Hillary wiped the floor of him in their debates and I imagine McCain will do the same. There is a reason why he wanted as few debates as possible – he just isn't good at them.

    August 18, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  6. Chris

    Lisa,
    Obama won, get over it. Hillary lost because Obama was the better candidate. He is doing well in places like Colorado because the people are seeing what a disaster the Bush administration was, and are looking for a viable alternative, which they have found in Obama.
    Or, are you just frustrated because McCain would have trounced Hillary in Colorado?

    August 18, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  7. Tristan

    Yes America, keep turning blue for Obama!

    As someone from outside the States, I can say that the whole world is watching America. Obama is the candidate that will drive America into the 21st century with the rest of the world. If McCain wins, it will be a disaster not only to America, but to the world. We've seen how he reacted to Russian-Georgia in a very dangerous way that could possibly catapult the world in another WW. All McCain knows is war, that is why he is so direct. Obama goes "um, uh, uh.." because he is a thinking man, he is a man who can certainly think of ways to make America and the world better, not jumping into conflict like McCain would.

    The world is watching...

    August 18, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  8. Fred in Canada

    Why are so many Obama supporters being so crude by name-calling Senator McCain as McSame, McShame, McComplain, or McBush? Is this the general intellect level of his supporters, unable to sustain a coherent argument on facts? I wonder how they would react if Republican supporters began referring to their candidate as OSAMA.

    August 18, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
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