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. Teej

    Once again its going to be who we will settle for. None of the 4 are worthy of the office or its responsibility. Maybe by 2012 a REAL candidate will emerge from one of the parties that will know how to lead this great country.

    September 24, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  2. Gary

    If any one poll, no matter what the subject, favors Obama, CNN headlines it as a big lead for Obama. You guys really love him, huh?

    September 24, 2008 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  3. Alew

    It's not blue vs. red or black vs. White it's about the country who's taking the lead on the right directions. W-A-K-E –UP A-M-E-R-I-C-A.

    September 24, 2008 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  4. John P.

    Excuse me, IWASP!-Intellgent Woman Against Sarah Palin! ..... but you are stretching the truth abaout Palin's experience.

    Her experience is as follows:

    4 years -Citi Councilwoman
    6 years -Mayor
    2 years – Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
    2 years 9 months – Governor

    You may not like her as a candidate, but don't lie about her record.

    September 24, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  5. FL4OB

    Mike, TX
    The pending $700 billion bailout means that we're already in a DISASTER; no thanks to Republican deregulation with NO oversight while in majority.

    McCain's support of his top economic advisor, Phil Gramm, lobbied for the sub-prime mortgage disaster. McCain's campaign/lobbyist, Rick Davis, received far more from Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac up until as early as last month, and they LIED about it.

    Thanks, but no thanks!

    Eight is enough!

    September 24, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  6. S. Boatman

    I Expect Some Of Those States To Turn Blue! I Think America Has Had Enough Of Republican Rule! I Voted For Bush The First Time. . . Sorry America. . . I Did Not Vote For Him The Second Time And I Will Definately Not Vote For A Third Term By Voting For Mccain! Obama Is The Clear Choice In This Election!

    September 24, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  7. mitchell

    republicans have trashed our country.

    September 24, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  8. Anonymous

    Listen to Our Children September 24th, 2008 10:57 am ET

    CNN's way to 'rig' the election or SLANT it towards Obama by continually manipulating public opinion. What an engenius way of creating your own news or lack of quality and fair reported news stories.

    If McCain's support is so weak it can be pulled so easily, I would suggest he never really had a chance in the first place.

    September 24, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  9. John P.

    That should say 1 year 9 months as Governor


    September 24, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  10. FL4OB

    They said the same thing about Reagan, JFK & Lincoln, and they turned out to be some of the most admired presidents. Obama has the right kind of experience (first African-American President of Harvard Law, constitutional scholar, state & federal governments, etc.) without too much Washington "experience" that corrupts many politicians.

    Obama/Biden '08

    September 24, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  11. phr

    CNN has made it clear that they are biased... Oblivious and Bicker

    September 24, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  12. Scott

    I am looking at work visa's overseas just in case McCain/Palin (especially Palin) get into the White House. I will leave the country if McCain wins because I will be fully convinced that the elections are rigged, democracy has ceased to exist, and that it will soon become the Third Reich all over again.

    September 24, 2008 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  13. Walt

    How about shooting straight this time so we can get a good honest picture of what the climate is? FOX News shouldn't be the only honest network on the air, you guys could be right up there too!

    September 24, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  14. First time voter

    CNN we all know Lou Dobbs is a repulican please tell him to stop with the Mr. Independent image.

    September 24, 2008 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  15. Debby

    I think these maps and polls mean nothing till after the debates take place.

    September 24, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
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    September 24, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  17. Andrew

    It will be close win for whoever wins. I think both have to the chance to win it, but I would rather have some that has done something in office rather then run for office. Yes Obama is cool, young, hip... but he what has he done? Running is campign is not what he was elected for. And for all the people that think the recent Wall Street melt down is Bush's or McCain's fault needs to look back about 15 years for the real cause of the Wall Street Melt and guess what the dems started this ball rolling.

    September 24, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  18. jt

    Amen, finally it's happening, a long over due

    September 24, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  19. yvettra

    The press does have some power. They should not cover any of Palins "appearances" if they can not ask questions. She is not saying anything new. The same old same old from the Repug convention.

    September 24, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  20. Heidi

    Obama is NOT out on the battleground fighting for votes. He is holed up in Florida cramming for the debates..... I'm sure Lehrer is there with him to tell him what he is going to be asking them.

    And Scott.. Au revoir, Auf Wiedersehen, Adios... Take Alec Baldwin with you.

    September 24, 2008 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  21. Bobo

    He just has the corrupt Chicago "experience"... That's OK tho...

    McCain/Palin 08

    Hillary 12

    September 24, 2008 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  22. Frank from Peterborough

    McCain and Palin have been exposed for telling over 52 lies and now the biggie is about McCain's campaign staff being lobbyists up until a month ago after McCain stating hey hadn't lobbied for Fanny or Freddie since 2005.

    Can Americans imagine what it would be like to have a President that would lie about what another nation had or was doing for an excuse to go to war?

    Think about it people.

    September 24, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  23. yvettra

    My word to the press "Stop covering Palin if you can't interview her", I could care less about her canned speeches. Let us hear a real interview.

    September 24, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  24. mhayes

    Well I have a solution to the financial situation.
    Why don't we just raise the taxes to all the registered republicans so they can pay for what their buddies caused. Why should I have to pay a dime when I didn't vote for Bush, EVER. I did my research 8 years ago and tried to warn people before this all happened. But no one listened they were to scared to think straight.
    To bad, all this could have been avoided. Imagine what our country could be like if there were a trillion dollars in surplus money in our countries till.
    This is a waste of breath because altho I watched cnn for over 20yrs they never post my comments , so from now on I am going to watch and stay with NBC.

    September 24, 2008 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  25. John P.

    Experience prior to election as President

    Jimmy Carter – State Senator, Governor
    Ronald Reagan – Governor
    Bill Clinton – Arkansas Attorney General, Governor
    George W. Bush – Governor
    Sarah Palin – Citi Councilwoman, Mayor, Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Governor.

    September 24, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
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