September 24th, 2008
09:08 AM ET
6 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. LYNETTE IN CA

    They may want to check w/Alaska too. They seem to be against Palin there!

    September 24, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  2. jaye

    Polls – I often wonder just how close they are.
    WHO are the people getting polled??????

    September 24, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  3. jaye

    I pray that RACE won't be an issue in this election.
    Yes, Obama is part black and part white, but, what difference does it make? He's an excellent person, brilliant, well educated, and just a good human being. He will be an excellent president!

    September 24, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  4. E

    That map can't turn red fast enough....obama isn't qualified to lead a parade.

    September 24, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  5. Jr

    McCain Campaign will out of race

    Obama will win and walk to the White House 08 to 12

    Hillary Clinton will be next President

    I hope Al Gore be next.

    Republican will never be in white house forever at this time ( never trust Republican ), it will be DEMOCRAT IN THE WHITE HOUSE FOREVER!!

    Republican is dirty Politics!

    September 24, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  6. Citizen's Arrest

    GEORGE W. BUSH IS A CRIMINAL
    GEORGE W. BUSH IS A CRIMINAL
    GEORGE W. BUSH IS A CRIMINAL
    GEORGE W. BUSH IS A CRIMINAL
    ........AND HIS PARTNER IN CRIME IS JOHN McCAIN

    GEORGE W. AND ALL HIS BUDDIES ON WALL STREET PISS AWAY MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS...........AND WE AS THE TAXPAYERS HAVE TO PICK UP THE BILL. THIS IS CRIMINIAL

    GEORGE W. BUSH SHOULD BE IMPEECHED.

    September 24, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  7. Mary Smith

    Jaye, how do you know he is a good person? How could a good person go and listen to a pastor for 20 years say those awful things? Do you want a Muslim as President of the United States? Please! We are fighting these mean people!

    September 24, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  8. James

    If you want a president who reverses himself daily, or a vp who considers herself above the law before she is even elected, by all means, vote MCCain-Palin.

    September 24, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  9. Obama to shut up

    Obama-Biden did not care for people of Lousiana when a bridge needed to be repaired postKatrina.

    They are the ones who wasted tax-payer money on building "bridges to nowhere" in Alaska and "opera houses" in delaware.

    Sad , very sad.

    September 24, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  10. Baze

    Just the fact that states with any sign of affluency are leaning blue is a very bad sign for McCain. The majority of his support lies in predominantly rural and sparsely populated states with few electoral votes. His flip flopping, finger pointing, sabre rattling, authoritarian attitude along with eight years of G.O.P. governing is simply ravaging his ticket.

    ONE NATION

    September 24, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  11. the other jd

    Palindrome = A statement that is a lie, no matter which way you look at it.

    September 24, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  12. ME

    CNN – Cobama News Network
    ALL BIAS, ALL BULL

    September 24, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  13. Baze

    Andy:

    Please define victim groups, because I think you've drastically underestimated the amount of people in this country that are feeling a very painful pitch. Your angry point of view is exactly why the G.O.P is dying, and a clear sign that you don't even believe the garbage that you're spewing.

    ONE NATION

    September 24, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  14. Amy

    I just love the color blue.......
    Obama/Biden

    September 24, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  15. tennessee jed

    these polls are such a joke. I think these have got to be the funnest attempt for media to act like their being reporters. like and give a crap about some odly worded poll, get a lfe media.

    September 24, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  16. Amy

    Why any of the states are red is a mystery to me!

    McCain/Palin have already made it their trademark to lie to the American people (bridge to nowhere? road to nowhere? earmarks? etc. ) and Palin believes she is above the law when it comes to ethics investigations. They talk about transparency in government, but won't allow reporters anywhere near Palin. And Palin is already hiding government correspondence in private email accounts. McCain talks "country first," but picks a candidate who is the least capable to govern, just to get elected.

    He was not thinking of the good of the country when he selected Palin.

    September 24, 2008 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  17. denise

    GO!! obama, biden and democrats, win in November 2008, american deserve to get rid of these old politicians and politics like mccain, and get a new generation. McCain/Palin are to negative and always lie and say the wrong thing, it is time to have a new generation as president of the united states for 2009.

    see you at the white house :) Dee.

    September 24, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  18. @ John P

    Palin isn't running for president.

    September 24, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  19. Karen

    Looking forward to the updated map, guys! Although I've been a supporter of Senator Obama since the beginning, the most recent economic crisis is making it very clear to everyone who will be the best leader of our country. Each day John McCain takes a different position - economy is strong, deregulate, regulate, fire this guy - and the funniest of all: "I am the change candidate." Throughout this crisis - and throughout his Presidency - Obama will be direct, clear-headed, and strong. He has the intelligence and character to be President, and the temperment to be Commander in Chief.

    September 24, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  20. Asta la victoria Siempre

    it is a scary place in NY,
    how in the world does Mcsame think that we the american people are so dumb, that by palin posing with foreing ministers and others, gives her experience..
    what a joke

    so if you have been to morocco you can be vice president
    if you have posed with Elton John, you can sign
    if you drive by a bank you are a banker

    does this sound familiar that NONE is allowed to ask questions of this woman Palin?

    did Cheney ever appear in public while Bush campaigned and or was he allowed to be questioned?

    remember Bush & Cheney = Mcsame and Palin

    see the patterns, things are starting to look, sound and smell the same
    what is next
    an attack on some other bank, or something so that we fear is injected via emails, television,n ews, and that mcbush claims that the republicans can protect us from terror

    the republicans have no sh ame
    what about bailing out the million of families who have lost their homes?
    who is ther efor them? who in this Government has even consider their loss, pain and all?? yet they want us all to pay with our taxes the richest of the rich

    are you kidding???
    if you are not outraged you have 7 h omes, 13 cars, and millions, then you need to go to switzerland........

    September 24, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  21. McHoover Will Destroy What is Left of America

    Dear Mike – Texas,

    What scares us is you folks thought Bush was a great choice for President TWICE!

    You are obviously a poor judge of character.

    September 24, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  22. Obama the REAL Change

    It's SAD that the paid Republicans bloggers and McCain family and supporters keep making statements about Obama or his supporters are “they are mean spirited with comments“, and then has a nerve to ask “if this is that a reflection on Obama?, I don't really care for such mean attitudes. If you need to name call and degrade, then it must be that you are uncomfortable with the issues. As a life long democrate, I am disgusted with this Obama campaign“. If this is the CASE then you have been disgusted with McCain at the beginning of his negative campaign and especially MORE disgusted since Palin joined his campaign. The Republicans makes comments like "You thanks Obama walks on water or is the next coming of the savior and he thinks he's Jesus". These comments have ALWAYS been STATED by the Republicans candidates, their PAID bloggers and supporters. They constantly calling him an imperial names and then whine when their candidate is getting beat.

    September 24, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  23. Christy CT

    I think it looks like the financial crisis may be scary enough for us all to think very carefully about the election.

    Obama/Biden '08

    September 24, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  24. @ E

    if mcbush wins, there won't be a parade left to lead

    September 24, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  25. Jon Peirce

    With the disgraceful Bush record over the past 8 years, the economic meltdown, and the fact that the Republican ticket consists of a senile warmonger who flip-flops on domestic issues, coupled with a foamy-mouthed fundie who makes Dan Quayle look like a pillar of rational intellectualism, the Obama ticket should be leading by at least 20 points. We should be looking at a Johnson-Goldwater style race. What I cannot for the life of me understand is how McCain can be even close in any state outside the deep South, or his own state.

    This is the worst ticket since Harding-Coolidge in 1920. I can only conclude that racism still runs rampant in the U.S. There is no other explanation for how McCain can be within 20 points of Obama.

    Wild Otter

    September 24, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
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