September 16th, 2008
08:10 AM ET
10 years ago

CNN POLL OF POLLS: Obama up in New Jersey

Obama is up in New Jersey.

Obama is up in New Jersey.

(CNN) - A new CNN poll of polls suggests that Barack Obama has a 7 point lead over John McCain in battle for New Jersey and its 15 electoral votes.

The CNN poll of polls is an average of the latest public opinion surveys. The latest New Jersey edition consists of a Quinnipiac University poll conducted September 10-14, a Monmouth University/Gannett survey taken September 11-14, and a Research 2000 poll conducted September 9-11.

Earlier: Obama, McCain tied nationally

When averaged together, 49 percent of likely New Jersey voters say Obama is their choice for president, with 42 percent backing McCain. Nine percent are undecided.

Related: Check out CNN's Electoral Map

Vice President Al Gore won New Jersey by 16 points over then-Texas Governor George W. Bush in the 2000 election. Senator John Kerry defeated President George W. Bush in the Garden State by 7 points four years ago.

This time around, CNN currently considers New Jersey a state that leans towards Senator Obama. Neither campaign has spent a lot of time or money in New Jersey the past few months. Obama attended a few fundraisers in the state a few weeks ago, but hasn't actively campaigned there in months. John McCain hasn't attended an event in New Jersey since May.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain • New Jersey
soundoff (155 Responses)
  1. Tainopower

    Obama is up by7 points in new jersey? He must be losing ground in new York? lMcCain must be doing good in the blue states . New jersey 7 points lead for obama is big news? Come on c n n you can do better then that.

    September 16, 2008 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  2. Dem for unity


    September 16, 2008 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  3. Mccain is Bush

    It is Clear in this Election the Only Choice is Obama Biden! Mccain voted against raising Minimum wage, Voted Against Healthcare Reform, Voted Against, More Funding for Education Programs and Schools, Voted aginst Equal Pay for Women. How can you choose a women running Mate but women in this Country don't have the right to get paid equally for a hard day work? Obama Biden the Crystal Clear Choice in this Election Don't Let Racism Decide your Vote!

    September 16, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  4. C.Silva

    Forget the polls today. Why is Gov. Palin so angry and bitter. Who is she so mad at. According to the "Legend of Sarah" she is leading a charming and rigous life. Wonderful. But CNN, how much is a gallon of gas on average in Alaska?

    September 16, 2008 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  5. sandy

    You republicans are upset because you can see your candidate and his barbie going DOWN!

    September 16, 2008 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  6. Love My USA

    As a NJ resident and a Democrat, I will not be voting for BO or any of the Democrataic ticket. For two years we have had a do nothing Democratic Congress and Senate. Not to mention a Gov. who not only is raising our taxes, but just recently raise our Bridge tolls by $1.00. Now $4.00 to cross the bridge.

    Democrats are full of propaganda and deceit.
    No to the tickets of Democrats in NJ.

    September 16, 2008 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  7. ldclifton

    Obama up 7 in Joisey... dat ain't nuttin ta doowop over. Know what I'm sayin'? Sides, Obama losin' groun, not gainin'!
    Whatsamatta wit you people?

    September 16, 2008 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  8. Susan from Scotts Valley, CA

    We're going to see his lead growing nationwide from here on out. People are starting to pay attention. The convention bounces are behind us. The truth about Palin is coming out. The economy is in the tank and people are too smart to think that McCain/Bush's economic policies can fix it when they broke it.

    Go Obama.

    September 16, 2008 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  9. Dan

    He is NOT going to win even NJ,with its damest population in the nation !!!
    The white people are lying to the polsters for fear of being deamed as "racists".This is the truth...

    September 16, 2008 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  10. palinsucksperiod!

    Polls are for sorry loosers! who don't understand statistics! figures dont lie people figure how to lie!!

    September 16, 2008 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  11. M.B. from Berlin FOR OBAMA

    polls are polls and worth nothing.
    What is important is the Nov 4th outcoming and it will be a landslide victory for Obama, believe it or not. Well there were times, polls for him raised, now they fall, and after the debates they will raise again!

    September 16, 2008 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  12. Independent-Latina-for-OBAMA

    Please CNN........ the polls are becoming just plain silly! WE KNOW ITS GOING TO BE A TIGHT RACE........IT IS A TIGHT RACE.

    The thing is that there are a lot of people who are still on the fence (my husband for one). There are also a lot of people who can not be polled, those millions with cell phones, this includes a vast number of adults in their 40's and 50's. Cell phones have changed things for pollsters.

    I am praying and hoping that America will wake up! And that we will look around and SEE ALL the FAILURES OF THE BUSH/CHENEY/MCCAIN/GOP TENURE (YEARS) AND SAY...........ENOUGH!

    September 16, 2008 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  13. Ed

    Whooohooo !!! Obama is on the rebound and will win because America realizes that Obama is the best answer for the economy and McSame has supported Bush 90% of the time and will continue with the same fundamental policies that got us into this economic disaster !!! It's a new beginning.

    Vote Obama-Biden !!

    September 16, 2008 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  14. TT

    CNN: tell us a little more. What percentage of these results had land-lines? cell-phones?

    September 16, 2008 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  15. inga

    Look at the issues. Look at our economy. Sort out the lies.

    We Won't Get Fooled Again.

    September 16, 2008 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  16. alvino

    New Jersey shows that a majority of the voters in that state are intelligent.

    September 16, 2008 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  17. Ron L

    Once the LUSTER is taken off Gov. Palin by the American public getting a REAL idea of who she is, what she really believes in, and how she really is not experienced enough to be V.P. There will be more states leaning OBAMA....Just wait...

    September 16, 2008 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  18. Roland

    These polls don't mean diddly. The poll which counts will be taken on November 4! Make sure you are registered to vote. Sign up for your absentee ballot if needed. And VOTE!

    We can't handle another four years of a Senate and White House like we've had the previous eight!

    September 16, 2008 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  19. Jack

    Ah yes NJ, the garbage state, with it's radical garbage Left-Wing populous, and some of the nation's most corrupt state politics under a garbage Left-Wing plutocratic dictatorship. No big surprise that the brainwashed people of NJ support big Left-Wing Chicago garbage for President. Is this article suppose to be news worthy? NJ always votes Left.

    Why is it that Left-Wing states all historically have had the same problems for years? – high taxes / high cost of living, highest electric rates, high rates of violent crime, high levels of state corruption, the worst public school systems, highest levels of illegal alien populations, and some of worst environmental records. Yeah, sounds like those Left-Wing policies are just what the rest of the country needs too – (failed Left-Wing moronic schemes, and more tax & spend).

    Don't forget mention that NJ has some of the most rudest, apathetic, and elitist people in the entire country – typical behavior of radical Left-know-it-alls.

    September 16, 2008 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  20. The Voice of Common Sense (Independent Voter - Charlotte, NC)

    Remove the Electoral College, and this would not even be news! The Popular Vote should be the force that determines elections...each voter's vote counting equal to another's vote across the county.

    Baldwin/Castle 08!

    September 16, 2008 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  21. ET from OMAHA





    September 16, 2008 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  22. Unimportant NJ

    John McCain has not attended any event in NJ because he does not consider NJ voters to be important. He is everywhere but.

    Alaskan Governor Palin is no Hilary. No comparison. She is pretty, all right. And I see McCain campaign is using her effectively not because she is of substance, which Hilary was/is, but because she is a woman and maybe some of us foolish women who used to Hilary might be fooled into supporting Palin because of her gender. Talk about sexist politics!!!

    No way. No how. No McCain. No Palin!!!

    September 16, 2008 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  23. JusLaugh

    I really think Obama is much further ahead in the polls than any media outlet will report.

    I refuse to believe that we are stupid enough to keep the country in such incompetent hands as the republicans.

    It's not good for ratings to report a landslide, though, so the media has to keep the polls close.

    September 16, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  24. allen

    Mccain Palin are two of the dumbest politicians I have ever seen. If you support them then you are probably pretty stupid too.

    September 16, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |

    Hey Love MY USA

    soooooooooooooooo your suggestion is give the entire country to a man thats out of touch and his VP who is clueless ..................?

    is that what your saying.....................................WOW your bright

    New Jersey Dem for Obama

    September 16, 2008 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
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