September 19th, 2008
02:53 PM ET
6 years ago

CNN POLL OF POLLS: Close in Ohio, Indiana

McCain and Obama are nearly tied in two key battleground states.
McCain and Obama are nearly tied in two key battleground states.

(CNN) – New CNN poll of polls out of Indiana and Ohio Friday show both Midwestern states appear up for grabs with less than seven weeks to go before Election Day.

According to averages of several recent surveys from both states, Obama holds a slim 1 point lead in Ohio (46-45 percent) and McCain holds a small 2 point lead in Indiana (47-45 percent).

Check out CNN's Electoral map

Both states may be critical for John McCain - no Republican has captured the White House without winning Ohio, and Indiana hasn't voted for a Democratic presidential candidate in more than 30 years.

Related: Obama wants to to turn Indiana blue

The Ohio poll of polls consists of three surveys: Big Ten Battleground (September 14-17), CNN/Time/ORC (September 14-16), and Marist (September 11-15). The Indiana general election poll of polls also consists of three surveys: Big Ten Battleground (September 14-17), CNN/Time/ORC (September 14-16), and Indianapolis Star/WTHR (September 14-16).

Neither have a sampling error.

Earlier: McCain, Obama tied in 5 battleground states


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (258 Responses)
  1. The BOTTOM Line.....

    LETS GET IT............

    September 19, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  2. Democrat 4 Life

    All the young voters will win the states for Obama.

    September 19, 2008 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  3. Shane

    Come on, Ohio! We're all counting on you!

    Obama/Biden '08!

    September 19, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  4. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Ohio and Indiana are going to be some of the states to watch in November. Unless something happens to either boost one of the candidates or shoots one down, it is going to be tight the rest of the way.

    September 19, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  5. Arkansas Undertaker

    I cant believe that Obama is that clsoe to McCain in Indiana! This is usually one of the reddest states in the union!

    Thats why I dont believe the polls at all this election cycle.

    Go Obama/Biden 2008

    September 19, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  6. Shirley

    If MPalin would stop tell lies people will belive him but what can we say McBushPalin.

    September 19, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  7. Democrat 4 Life

    All the young voters with cell phones will win the states for Obama.

    September 19, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  8. Susie

    GO BARACk!! WIN THIS ELECTION!! WE NEED A DEMOCRAT BACK IN OFFICE!!

    September 19, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  9. Candi

    McPalin is not ready for this country. Only lies and deceit is all they know.

    September 19, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  10. Chris

    Polls don't include voters who have never voted before. McCain is done since the only supporters he has are of his own age...

    September 19, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  11. Ted

    I'm proud of the Obama campaign. They are working real hard! We'll win these states, mark my words.

    September 19, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  12. Blue Collar Workers for Obama

    Ohio and Indiana is going blue.

    We have lost enough jobs due to the Republicans giving tax breaks to companies who outsource the American jobs. It is as simple as that.

    Once all the University students and blue collar workers have they say it will be over for McCain and Palin.

    By the way since when is Todd Palin above the law. He is running like Sarah is the president and he will be the vice-president. Give us a break, we are not stupid.

    Obama / Biden '08

    September 19, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  13. J. Huck

    THIS IS JUST IN: The McCain / Palin ticket had just revised their campaign in the wake of a weak showing on both states, the new ticket will be now known as:

    DUMB AND DUMBER WORKING HARD FOR YOU, AMERICA!

    September 19, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  14. Bill, Michigan

    McCain is coming unhinged. A couple more weeks like this one and he'll have trouble carrying Kansas and Utah.

    September 19, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  15. Howdy

    Why doesn't John McCain wear a flag pin?

    September 19, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  16. Billy

    McCain loses either of those states and it's over.

    September 19, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  17. fixthebroken

    Only poll that matters is Nov 4. There are a gazillion polls all showing different things. It is maddening. Obama just needs to keep on being calm, cool and collected and run his campaign. If he does that, then I am very optimistic.

    September 19, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  18. BOOTSTOMPER

    Wall street journal totally hammers McCain. Come on Hoosiers do what is right for america, VOTE OBAMA!

    September 19, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  19. Freedom Loving Patriot (God fearing too!)

    18 Million voted for Obama to lead this country based on his VISION not his experience.

    September 19, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  20. lawyerlady

    Go Obama/Biden! We are proud of you. Please help our country and bring back some legitimacy and pride. I predict Obama will take some red states.

    September 19, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  21. Sue

    The only poll that matters is on the first Tuesday in November.

    September 19, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  22. Independent for Obama

    How anybody can support the lying McCain campaign is beyond me. Better wake up America before it is too late.

    September 19, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  23. Joe Average

    McCain by a LANDSLIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 19, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  24. Cara

    This is TERRIBLE for McCain. Indiana has not voted for the Dems since 64. What blue states is McCain going to win again?

    September 19, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  25. Roxanne

    being a former Hoosier, really impressed that the state is proving to be somewhere I MIGHT be proud to be from...

    September 19, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
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