(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).
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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.
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Obama seems to have a better idea of how to correct the mess created by Wallstreet than McCain does. I hope his edge widens. We need change not more of the same. From what we have heard and seen that's all that McCain offers.
what happened to mccain's first wife, why is she not being interviewed, something does not feel right.
So help me if Ohio is the deciding state for another Republican candidate being elected president, they should be removed from the union!
McCain better get his doctors by his side on November 4th because I doubt his heart will handle the shock of what Obama will to do him when McCain sees the result.
Wow So what they're saying is that Obama is accomplishing the unaccomplishable!!!
The newcomer is changing history in more than one way!!
Way to go Obama!
Despite all of the favorable media bias and unjust accolades, Boy Wonder has a real fight ahead....he's probably shocked.
These results are terrible for McCain, indicating serious erosion in his must-win states. And it will only get worse for the GOP ticket: since these polls are all from several days ago, they do not fully weigh the impact of the Wall Street meltdown, which has really hurt McCain's standing.
mcbush lies so much that the americans will finally get it.
they will tell him to take his barbie and go build a bridge to nowhere.
Misleading polls, Obama is leading in Ohio by 3 points. I am tired of this polls manipulation.
The more Palin talks the less appeal there is. I think over the next couple weeks the shine will be off and these polls will open up some more.
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I will say it again. He should have picked Hillary.
I don't think the polls will change much until after the debates.
We need change and with McCain adm. we ain't gettin it.
Polls are back at pre-convention levels......and will likely see a continued slide by McSame, and his trusty sidekick, P-itbull-alin.
Figures. They're running one of the sorriest presidential campaigns ever!
the lack of vision,
the general lack of understanding of the issues,
and the continual lies even after the truth is exposed.
I think that once we all wake up and put our Race issues aside senator Obama will be far ahead in the polls. I do not think that the polls are fair anyways i think they try to keep them closer so that people will watch the news.
I bet McCain loses by at least 8-10 points nationally ...
Americans are smart. They realize what is at stake: The economy people's livelihoods, and dignity.... So, as the "lipstick" hot air and lies fade away, real issues become more eminent.
The big "race" elephant still hangs around some areas, but voting on racial basis will not put food on american tables. Neither will it restore the value of our retirement funds. If we stick with the issues, the results of this election will be a victory for all americans.
mccain calls his running mate his soul mate, what does that make his wife, and by the way where is his first wife????
If Obama takes Ohio game over...however, it will be a tough one...Ohio is really Northern Kentucky and the necks are rather red
Again DO NOT and I repeat DONT believe CNN polls,
here in MN they have us as toss up state, and this is totally
no matter how the repubushes and cnn spin it.. all it takes is ask around...
MN for Obama
It will get farther apart after more of Obama's indecisions become apparent, as do his lies. He just sends Biden out to discuss AIG and look like a fool, since he is afraid to say anything.
What – EXACTLY – is your plan to save us obama – All talk – NO action as usual. Guess you will have to wait till your campaign provides you the "politically correct" answer.
That is not Lady De Rothschild redneck country is it? Elitist huh!? Pot this is kettle with a wake up call. COME ON PEOPLE DO THE RIGHT THING. Vote for the smart young man who is actually putting country first by choosing a VP that could also lead in time of trouble. Forethought. His eye is not simply on the big prize but long down the road. What will happen if the old POW misses a heartbeat will his VP be able to run the country or look out her window to watch the neighboring country. Just tell her "thanks (pause fore effect) but no thanks" Don't forget to add the down home charm. Lay it on thick, because there is a lot to cover up.
Those are supposed RED states.lol...cant wait till the debates...lol
Look, we need to stop feeding the elephants peanuts and kick them out of the White House and put them to work.
It's time to bring in the donkeys to kick our economy into high gears. No more pyramid scheme economy!
Time for carrots!!