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. Scott

    There's still a long way to go..... it's going to go back and forth till election time.

    September 19, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  2. shadowgovt

    McCain = no solution for the broken economy and broken spirits of this country

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

    After McCain's "performances" lately–how can anyone trust this senile underachiever to lead us out of the mess he created. His DEregulation caused this mess–How in the world can the polls be close?

    September 19, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  4. Rev Wright

    So I read the great "Messiah" wants to tax the heck out of people making over 250K to help give my money away to the UN to fight global poverty. The "Messiah" proclaims by the year 2015 we should donate $50 billion to the world.

    My question is by 2015 in america we will have no more homeless to help out. Listen Robin Hood, if you get in (God I hope not) and you raise my taxes which is a given at least spend the money at home you fool

    September 19, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  5. Janet, Senior W/F

    On Nov 4 – we will see the real numbers!

    September 19, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  6. OBAMA fan in Indiana

    The youth of Indiana will help put OBAMA over the top!!

    We will go blue!!!

    September 19, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  7. jim, kansas city MO

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

    McCain/Palin

    September 19, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  8. S. Boatman

    Ohio Is Going To Turn Blue This Year! Thank You Ohio Voters!

    September 19, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  9. EAM

    just cant close the deal obama, LANDSLIDE VICTORY ! LANDSLIDE VICTORY ! ISN'T THAT WHAT THE DEMS WERE SAYING.

    September 19, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  10. Tim

    Did you hear, in a poll, parents preferred Obama to teach their kids over McCain.

    Just goes to prove the old addage: Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.

    September 19, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  11. YoungGrad

    I will get Obama Indiana. I promise that.

    September 19, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  12. BKMC

    Beyond the dark blue states, Obama will take Iowa, Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, South Carolina, Pen, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Minasota, New Hamshire and Indiana. A landslide victory come November. God save America from McPalin, the republican policies have ruined the American economy. No way, no how, no McSame and no Palin.

    September 19, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  13. Never obama

    Put obama in the white house and we'll all be speaking Russian before he gets out of office.
    If you put obama in office it will be the beginning of the end for this country. Never has there been such a liar and cheat as bad as obama.
    HE WAS NOT A PROFESSOR.........................HE WAS A LECTURER.
    THERE IS A DIFFERENCE.

    September 19, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  14. HOOSIER FOR OBAMA

    COME ON INDIANA LET'S TURN THIS STATE BLUE WE WOULD ALL BE MUCH BETTER OFF.................AND WHILE WE ARE AT IT GET RID OF MITCH DANIELS TOO...............

    OBAMA 08
    JILL LONG THOMPSON 08

    September 19, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  15. Rodger

    Both of these states will vote for Obama....another landside to keep an Arizona Senator out of the White House!!!

    September 19, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  16. Observer

    Hmmm...this is going to be one interesting election!

    September 19, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  17. Jerome (Toronto)

    hmmm, 80% of the world would vote for Obama/Biden ticket. I mean there is no comparison here on which ticket has more substance and better qualifications to lead the USA back from 8 years of misery. On the world stage the U.S. reputation has fallen so drastically, to me it just very sad.

    It makes me especially in Ohio who in the world would vote Republican. There is only one answer to your solution – Vote Obama

    DO YOURSELF AND THE REST OF AMERICA A FAVOUR AND VOTE WITH YOUR HEADS NOT YOUR LOYALITY

    September 19, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  18. No way, no how, no McCain!

    The lead is probably much larger due to the polling methods. Obama will win it with a larger margin.

    September 19, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  19. Pat from Indiana

    I'm on the mailing list for both McCain and Obama. Obama is much more serious about my vote based on the amount of email I get from the two candidates.

    September 19, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  20. Jim

    Ohio Democrats and new voter's it is up to you!

    September 19, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  21. peggyledbetter

    Those polls are non-sense, Obama will win this election hands down.
    Who in their right mind would pick lying creeps like McCain/Palin! Bad...bad for this Country!

    September 19, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  22. SONGBIRD MCCAIN

    McCain's econimic advisor = Phil Gramm

    Man whose policies caused this crisis = Phil Gramm

    You do the math.

    September 19, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  23. birdie3

    mc cains choice of the gov shows how poor his way of thinking is.
    palin is a bald face liar. i doubt she could be trusted to take out the garbage with out lying /
    as for her staff not talking i c why they are afraid when she comes back thing will get wrose with her.
    i just spoke with a few people up in her state they hate her say she is a bi-

    September 19, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  24. PoliticoPundit

    Market Snapshot: U.S. stock market welcomes bailout plan; indexes off early highs

    Taxpayers money going to speculators again !! Government will bailout so they can take risks..

    Don't show me the poll results .. we need analysis of what candidates gonna d oabout this.. Bail out or no bailout

    Once again we are diverted by polls

    September 19, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  25. BOBBY K. FROM BIRMINGHAM, AL.

    I look forward to the DEBATES!!!!!!
    Polls will change!! MARK MY WORDS!!!!!!!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2008-2012

    September 19, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
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