September 16th, 2008
08:10 AM ET
6 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. Robert

    The Republican liars will be handily defeated in November. All those that voted for Bush and the Republican culture of corruption are responsible for the fiasco we now find ourselves in. Yet...a voter won't take responsibility for pulling the lever in the voting booth. But yes..all Republicans are responsible for trashing and decimating this country.

    September 16, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  2. Baze

    Obama's up everywhere... Thank you, and goodnight

    ONE NATION

    September 16, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  3. GINA, OHIO

    NEW JERSEY IS SMART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO OBAMA!!!

    September 16, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  4. faye, NV

    NJ see that REAL CHANGE is what we Americans need, not lies and deceit. We need some help and Palin/McCain will not be for the good of common folks.

    September 16, 2008 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  5. Apples for sale

    Dont listen to Limbaugh,he is bought and paid for by big oil.

    September 16, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
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