September 24th, 2008
09:08 AM ET
10 years ago

CNN gets ready to update the Electoral Map

Could CNN's electoral map shift Wednesday? Check back at 4 pm for the answer.

Could CNN's electoral map shift Wednesday? Check back at 4 pm for the answer.

(CNN) - Will the Democrats get Rocky Mountain high in Colorado?

The answer could determine who wins the race for the White House.

It's no coincidence Democrats decided to hold last month's presidential nominating convention in Denver. Colorado hasn't voted for the Democrats in a presidential election since 1992. But President Bush won the state by only 5 points over Senator John Kerry in 2004, the Democrats made major gains at the state level in the past two elections - and in this presidential election, the Obama campaign hopes to turn the state from red to blue.

Related: CNN's John King on Colorado's Latino voters - a key swing vote this fall

A state poll out earlier this week by Quinnipiac University put Barack Obama up four points over Republican rival John McCain. Today at 4 pm ET, we'll get a better sense of where the race in Colorado stands, as CNN, Time Magazine and the Opinion Research Corporation release brand new numbers on the race for the White House in the state - and CNN updates its Electoral Map.

Check out CNN's current electoral map

The poll will also include new state surveys on the battle for the presidency in Montana, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Colorado • John McCain • Michigan • Montana • Pennsylvania • West Virginia
soundoff (319 Responses)
  1. Earl

    52%-43% - that's a surge we can believe in! Gobama.

    September 24, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  2. Jon Peirce

    If Paleolith Palin isn't willing to face the press, she should be dumped from the ticket. That means she is unable or unwilling to do a key part of her job.

    One can only conclude, from her reluctance to face the press, that she has something to hide. Every day, in fact, it becomes clear that she has more to hide. Her senile old fool of a running mate can only cover up for her for so long. That HE has chosen such a running mate is the clearest indication of his own unfitness for the presidency–as if we needed more indications than his 90% pro-Bush voting record and incendiary warmongering comments.

    September 24, 2008 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  3. Earl

    "We are just not ready to elect a Socialist with no experience"

    Noah, you already did - he's in the White House now trying to figure out how to Socialize Wall Street.

    September 24, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  4. Mpls

    The McCain/Palin campaign keeps bringing up the inexperience thing about Obama, but from the looks of it for the past 8 Very Long Years we have had to put up with someone who never should have been in the Whitehouse or running this country. So before you go judging Obama please try looking in the mirror.

    September 24, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  5. The COSMOS and McCain ROCKS

    »The Americans are NOT dumb.The GREAT man John McCain and the GREAT Lady Sarah Palin will be the WINNERS,of course.

    September 24, 2008 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  6. The COSMOS and McCain ROCKS

    »I LOVE Sarah Palin=This WONDERFUL,very clever Lady is our next Vice-President.Of course.

    September 24, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  7. Veteran in Kansas

    Remember two other nations that believed in preemptive strikes to protect their borders-Japan and Germany.

    Remember who reduced the US Army alone by 6 Combat Divisions-George HW Bush.

    Remember who fought a Gulf war with basically the entire force used holding pinkslips in their pockets along with stop lose orders, George HW Bush.

    Remember who dramtically reduced the number of Comabat support and Combat Service support Troops in the military so that Reserve, Guard Units and civilian contractors are required to field any force what so ever, Ronald Reagan and George HW Bush.

    Remember who stripped the Pentagon of any leadership that voiced a different view, George W Bush.

    Remember who makes sure the military receives everything thing they need, except armor for their vehicles and field gear for their troops, but never forget to include a pay increase and COLA in the the military budget to show support of the Troops. Give you a guess.

    Remember who voted against giving American servicemen the same GI benifits that he received, because they cost to much, John McCain.

    Remeber who supports our service members with the worlds best PR campaign, because thats about the exetent of support you will find for our military men and women.

    September 24, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  8. The COSMOS and McCain ROCKS

    »McCain/Palin 08=Presidential DREAM Ticket/Team. Yes.

    September 24, 2008 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  9. The COSMOS and McCain ROCKS

    »HURRAH for McCain/Palin!=the WINNERS. YES!

    September 24, 2008 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  10. The COSMOS and McCain ROCKS

    »Sarah Palin=What a WONDERFUL Lady!!...This lovely,very capable Lady is our next Vice-President. Yes.

    September 24, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  11. The COSMOS and McCain ROCKS

    »The GREAT John McCain will WIN,of course.

    September 24, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  12. Dee G. from CT

    Did you ever notice that the people who post some inane remark like "vote them all out", never post a name (not even a fake one)? Don't be ridiculous "Anonymous", then who do we have left to vote for? If you're going to make that type of remark, you better have another alternative.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2008

    September 24, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |

    ONLY the young people can turn this election around totally for Obama!.
    It is your turn, young uns! It is up to you. But if the Republicans get
    your address in their hands, they will delete your vote, just like they
    are doing with the people's addresses who have had their homes
    forclosed upon. What state is that, Michigan????

    My friends, please do not let the Republicans win by cheating again.
    Can you lock Rove up until the elections are over. They think it is
    "funny" to cheat!!!!.

    YOUNG UNS!!!!!! GET out and vote and you will be the smarter
    of the rest of the old nitwits that "believe in the past".

    Older white Woman for Obama-Biden from Day 1. I want to have
    a country left for us to live in, while the Rich move to Dubai.

    September 24, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |

    A local morning show was showing the Newscasters with the US
    map on the floor removing the Red States and replacing the state with BLUE!!!! GREATEST SHOW LATELY!!!!!
    The floor was the puzzle and they were picking up red pieces of the puzzle (STATES)
    and replacing the puzzle piece with BLUE!!!!!

    What a great laugh I enjoyed this day.

    OBAMA BIDEN 2008.

    But watch out, the Republicans will lie, trick and cheat to win!!!
    BLINK OF AN EYE!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 24, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  15. Iraq Vet For Obama!!!

    This is the first time I've left a comment, but I read them all the time. I must say I am disappointed with Mccain supporters. It seems to me that Mccain supporters only plan to vote for him because of their dislike for Obama... They can't stand for someone to be so liked... We love Obama because of what he stands for, not because we hate Mccain.. If you vote for Mccain, vote because you think he can make this country better, not because you dislike Obama just because... That's stupid!! This should be about issues ppl!!

    September 24, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |

    NO BAILOUT!!!! FBI, confisgate the money the banks transferred overseas and arrest the men in the designer suits! YOU HAVE ONE
    WEEK!!!!!. Thank you to the FBI.

    September 24, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |

    GEORGE W. BUSH should be arrest for all the crimes he has committed against the American people for the last 8 years.
    The mis-handling of our economic system is and should be criminal.
    The Lies Dubya told to get us into a sensless war.

    GEORGE W. BUSH IS A CRIMINAL..................

    September 24, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  18. zack

    Mcbush-Pain ticket, is history

    September 24, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  19. florida for obama

    Cnn. Please post, I never get posted.

    This if for all the republican wing nuts who keep saying all the democrats want handouts from the government. I have never once asked for a handout, and have struggled my whole life. I have gone to college and paid for it myself even though it took a long time because frankly it was too expensive. I just dont agree with the trickle down theory at all. It doesnt trickle down. CEOs of companies getting paid 90,000,000 a year and jobs having to be cut because the economy is bad. Get you priorities straight, and just because we would like national healthcare, or some kind of freaking regulation in the healthcare business doesnt make us socialists. Health should not be a for the rich benefit or entitlement.

    Obama/Biden 08

    September 24, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
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