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. Liz

    Remember in the last election, John Kerry was ahead of Bush and just before the elections Bush went ahead in the polls. The same thing is going to happen again this year and I suppose we will have alot of Obama supporters starting to take anti-depressants on November 5. Maybe Obama and Michelle will also be so traumatized that we won't see them for a few months. Maybe in January we will see them appear again out of hibernation.

    When you don't do things in a fair manner they always come back to haunt you and I can Obama and the DNC will be taught a lesson when McCain and Palin are elected in November as president and VP. Cheating may work for some time but it always catches up with you.

    September 19, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  2. NO BANK BAILOUT

    Here we go again....Eight years ago we said don't vote for Bush…the writing is on the wall and they did. So whoever the president may be, i want everyone who voted for bush to LOSE their savings, retirement, pension, homes, and jobs if need be. No Government bail out with my tax dollars for banks.NO NO NO, these people need to vote issues in the elections or they can go down like everybody else. No to the 1 trillion for saving banks. NO NO NO.

    September 19, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  3. anonymous

    I don't think I could take four years of listening to Sarah Palin. She is a shiny object with a shrill voice. Willing to screech out whatever she thinks people will buy at the moment. A lot like McCain, but a few octaves higher.

    September 19, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  4. Former Republican for OBAMA

    WHAT REPUBLICANS PARTY USED TO STAND FORE

    HAS GONE THE WAY OF THE DINOSAURS. THESE

    OLD GREEDY BOYS ARE PREDATORS THAT ARE BENT ON

    DESTROYING THIS GREAT NATION IN EVERY WAY THEY CAN.

    September 19, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  5. Glenn; Bakersville, NC.

    The debates will have a major impact on the polls, and I personally cna't wait. I got my tally sheet ready to track how many times McCain says "POW", "Hanoi Hilton", or "Tortured" when he is asked about the economy, parallels in his policies and Bush's, or Palin's lack of qualifications or ability to pick up the mantle if he croaks. This is going to be big fun.

    September 19, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  6. The Fab One

    Is it me, or did McLame and Sarah Semen plant those black protesters at Obama's speech today? Being black myself, let's face it: every race has some group that will do anything for the right price. Do you think John McLiar put those people up to that with a payout, since VP Spermbank had her rally protested yesterday?

    September 19, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  7. tiffany in ohio

    i wanna know if not taxing the rich creates jobs, but we have lost over 600,000, where are the new jobs?

    September 19, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  8. cjg

    Hopfully Indiana will see the light but I doubt it . They are mostly blue(red) collar & rural, which tend to be conservative and tend not to be progressive enouch to vote for change... they have proven that for 30 yrs! They went for Bush second term over welmingly and you see how that turned out ...They believe the swift boat lies , but to be fair so did many others. I am proud to say I did not! But the state I live in is very red too! So I know the mind set. They will not change because their daddy voted this way!
    Ohio is where the Democrats need to double up efforts to move Obama up in the polls , more progressive and willing to listen and I believe they will realize we need change in this country ......

    So OHIO it is on your shoulders so DO NOT LET US DOWN!

    September 19, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  9. ron

    the only thing cnn polls show is schneider cooking the books to keepMVSame from looking too bad. Obama's ahead in every one of the states mentioned . More of I'm John MCAame and I approve tthis lie.

    September 19, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  10. Steve

    what sucks is my vote doesn't really count. Living in Kansas - I hate the republican nominnee... McPhalin - but with the current way our country works, my state vote is all that matters.

    September 19, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  11. Al O

    I just saw Sanchez show yet another poll on his show. This one was by gender. How many men supported Obama vs how many supported McCain, etc. I have seen polls by just about everything, including Hispanic voter tendencies (BTW, I am a Cuban born American citizen). But why will you not show a poll by race? Is everyone afraid to show how blacks are voting? Could it be that they are voting along racial lines?

    September 19, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  12. ANGIE

    Can you say President Obama after nov 4 we can send mccain to one of his 7 houses and send that lying fraud sara palin back to alaska to shoot some more moose and wovles AND PRESIDENT OBAMA CAN CLEAN UP WASHINGTON!

    September 19, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  13. Jeff in Illinois

    Why doesn't John McCain wear a flag pin?" – Howdy @ 2:59p

    Well said, Howdy. Unfortunately, the right-wing zealots have an extremely difficult time seeing what's right in front of their eyes.

    September 19, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  14. Mike In Albany

    Republicans hate america, show your patriotisim by showing the repugs the door and elect true american patriots from the democratic party.

    The Road To Hell Is Paved With republicans!!!

    September 19, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  15. Martha Hussein Baker for Barack

    Keep up the dirty campaign and it will be a landslide.

    OBAMA/BIDEN '08

    September 19, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  16. Shari, NY

    Tom: Did you read the entire article about Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae? Obviously not. Please do and see what they say about Mr. Mc.

    September 19, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  17. Michael, watching from Canada

    HOW CAN THE AMERICAN PUBLIC HAVE CONFIDENCE IN MCCAIN WHEN HE HIMSELF HAS STATED THAT HE IS NO GOOD IN ECONOMICS, AND THEN CONFIRM THIS INCOMPETENCY BY STATING THAT THE FUNDAMENTALS OF THE ECONOMY ARE STRONG?????

    September 19, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  18. Jeff Brown

    Don't be afraid of the black man... be afraid of the white nutcase!

    September 19, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  19. deborah, WV

    We're about to enter the 2nd Great Depression and people would still vote for the policies and people that brought them there?

    AMAZING!!!

    September 19, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  20. ENE M DIAZ

    FRANKLIN RAINES AN AFRICAN -AMERICAN EX CEO AT FANNIE MAE FRAUD IS SUPPORTING, BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENCIAL CAMPAIGN. MILLIONS OF ILLEGAL FOREIGNERS,ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE BAD MORGAGE LOANS BY FRAUD. MANY ON DEFAULT OTHER ON FORECLOSURE, THAT NOW WILL COST BILLONS OF DOLLARS TO OUR GOVERNMENT. THE SAME CONDITION IS SEEN ON FEDERAL LOANS AND AID FOR OUR USA CITIZEN COLLEGE STUDENTS. THE PROBLEM GROWS EVERY DAY WITH ILLEGALTHAT KEEP COMING FROM MANDELA COUNTRY AND OTHERS//////

    September 19, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  21. Eric

    HOW COME THESE POLLSTERS NEVER CALL ME?! OR ANYONE ELSE THAT I KNOW?? Nobody around here is voting for McCain, trust me on that one. The press is trying desperately to keep this race close, when in fact it is not. The country is not going to allow another criminal Republican into the White House for the THIRD time in a row. No way, no how.

    September 19, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  22. A Khan

    I can't believe this. In this economic disaster situation, american people can't make mistake any more. Then it will be different than reality.

    September 19, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  23. Anonymous

    Staying home on Election day September 19th, 2008 3:05 pm ET

    Food for thought:
    Obama is a lawyer. Most of his friends and his wife are lawyers. How many lawyers do you know that are honest?

    Obama says he will raise taxes only on the rich? As a lawyer, he knows that most rich people have lots of lawyers working for them. Lawyers know how to find and use those magical little loopholes out their to get around paying taxes!

    Don't trust Lawyers!!!!!!
    ------

    I'm glad you will be staying home on election day; you've clearly shown you have no grasp of reality.

    BTW, I am a lawyer, and I have no idea how to avoid paying taxes.

    September 19, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  24. Shilo Pitt

    Mrs. Palin you are so beautiful, and intelligent. Thank you for stepping up to the plate and offering to take out the political corruption in D.C.

    Mrs. Clinton whether you agree with Mrs. Palin or not, maybe it's time to take Sarah's hand and work together. You two would be unstoppable.

    Thank you Mr. Clinton for your words today about Sarah Palin. We knew the Clintons saw what most of Americans saw when we first learned about Sarah. She is the breath of fresh politics this country has needed. Please work together with her and share your visions, because through her she will make them happen.

    McCain/Palin/Clinton 08

    September 19, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  25. jim, kansas city MO

    These polls mean nothing.
    Kerry, Gore, Carter all were leading in polls, and what happened?

    McCain/Palin

    September 19, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
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