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. Clinton supporter for Obama!

    Please, CNN. Make my day!!!

    Obama/Biden '08

    September 24, 2008 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  2. Mary from Sarasota FL

    Since Florida has been in recession for over a year, it would seem logical the voters would vote for the Democrat. But when you consider the demographics of our fair state. (lots of whiteheads) it appears likely the vote will be very very close.... aGAIN..... hopefully this time the procedures will be unimpeded by "hanging chads"
    Mary from Sarasota (where christine jennings was robbed two years ago by "lost" votes in my precinct.)

    September 24, 2008 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  3. j williamson

    With the rotten mess Republicans (Geo. Bush and Co) ceated, it's amazing to me that Obama isn't up more than he is. If McCain pulls through, then the populace will have the government they deserve – it's just too bad for the rest of us whom are hungering for change – REAL change.

    September 24, 2008 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  4. Purple Nurple

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2008

    Keep the crazy lady away from the white house and the "button"!!!

    September 24, 2008 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  5. Hantz from Atlanta

    What's has happened to CNN objectivity? Are you guys competing for FOXNEWS hardcore viewers? I've found it very hard to find impartial news on CNN early evenings and prime time programs. Talking about the need for oversight, CNN?

    There are a lot smart people watching, or should I say who USED to watch.

    I stay away from FOX NEWS for a reason. Please, we don't need another one.

    September 24, 2008 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  6. Rave

    Democrats will win the election
    OBAMA (2008 -16)

    September 24, 2008 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  7. bij

    CNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! where's the news about john mccains campaign managers affiliation with freddie mac! common! is campbell brown the only one with guts on this network????!

    September 24, 2008 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  8. Mike - Texas

    I find it very interesting that 53% of Nobama's current "safe" vote total comes from on 2 states, the states of California and New York.

    The 2 ELITIST's states in the union.

    September 24, 2008 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  9. John B. From New Hampshire

    why is no one picking up on the NY times report that Rick Davis, Manager of John McCain's campaign's firm was receiving $15,000/mo from Freddie Mac before the government bailout from 2005 through this year? They directly DENIED any involvement with F/M!!!!!!! This should be reported to the people, we have a right to know these things!!! It's the economy stupid!!!

    September 24, 2008 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  10. becky

    At this point every American is looking at his/her finanacial status. Paulson tells us that WE HAVE to bail out these companies. Perhaps the people of those states in red should know that when he left Goldman Sachs to take his position in the government he left with over 140 million dollars – that's right $140 MILLION dollars. Maybe he should give some back to his former company to help them out! Now he wants the taxpayers to bail them out of this mess. Maybe he is afraid of the FBI probes since he was at the helm of Goldman Sachs when this mess was being created. Give us a break – those of us who seek the truth know that only one candidate is qualified – and it's not McCain! Wise up American – we are being manipulated once again!

    September 24, 2008 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  11. greedyboy

    Time for a change in Washington. The McCain campaign is too full of lies and stretching the truuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuth. Palin is a huge mistake and brings NOTHING to the table.

    September 24, 2008 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  12. Gidget does Bullwinkle

    I pray that all voters will see truth and the injustice of the GOP on 11/04/08.

    Obama-Biden 08 for ALL Americans(even racists ones)

    September 24, 2008 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  13. Rob Johnson

    Take the 223 electoral votes this map says are "safe" for Obama.

    Add Michigan, Wisconsin, Colorado, Virginia, New Mexico and Minnesota. I'm not sure how many electoral votes those have, but I know it's more than 47.

    Hello President Obama!

    September 24, 2008 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  14. Rob Matthews

    The media continues the love frenzy with Obama. Fortunately, the media is not the ones going to the polls. Can't wait to CNN and NBC have to explain why their candidate didn't win, even with the race card.

    McCain/Palin 08

    September 24, 2008 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  15. seth

    This is an interesting new tactic... "news on the news."

    CNN is reporting that it will be reporting tomorrow that it will be reporting on Thursday that [fill in the blank] is happening.

    September 24, 2008 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  16. Sandy

    I am wondering what has happened to the media. Is this the treatment that you are going to get when/if McCain gets in the White House? No media access? Are you all so easily controlled? One rant from Steve Schmidt enough to shut you all up? No more coverage of Rick Davis and his hand in the Freddie Mac cookie jar? No need to have Sarah Palin speak. Will we have four years of a mute presidency? Hello, we do not live in North Korea, in this country our leaders are accountable to the people and for now, that means the press too.

    September 24, 2008 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  17. tony

    I quess the last 2 years of Pelosi and Reid have taught us nothing-
    We deserve Socialism ( defined ad SHARING with those who can't do it themselves, or won't )
    So every young person out there who believes in this-You will get what you ask for if you elect Obama–
    But when its your turn ( When you start to be successful –see how you like sharing the spoils of your hard work with those who won't oor can't work–

    September 24, 2008 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  18. One more for McCain

    I prefer to give God the credit for the beauty of all states. The world's problems, high crime, high unemployment and a tough housing market, can be attributed to the greed and arrogance of mankind. (republican, democrat, other)

    September 24, 2008 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  19. democrats

    This administration has failed miserably and the tax payer is asked to make it right. I pay my bills and I live beneath my maens on order ot make that happen. I think it is a travesty that we are being asked to bail out people that have done the opposite. I am tired of this administration and I want more for my children and their future. I am a democrat and I am looking forward to a Democratic administration. Anyone that thinks McCain would make it better for us is a complete and total fool. We must not only pray we must take action. The Bush administration was a total failure. it is deplorable what he has done in the last eight years.

    September 24, 2008 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  20. Rick

    Every state should be blue if the American people are fed up with the way George Bush has made a mess of it.

    September 24, 2008 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  21. Russell - in MO

    Where's Waldo? Anybody seen Obama today?

    September 24, 2008 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  22. PALIN can I ask you a question? Yes, after the election

    The collapse of wall street is truly a blessing in some ways for this country. It got people to drop the nonsense and put the focus where it belongs on our economy and main street. These are the issues that solidify what country first truly means. Not the war, not the surge, or fancy one liners like lipstick, pitbull, and hockey mom.

    Glory be to god.

    September 24, 2008 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  23. Morgan Hill Jr

    Based on Obama's political impact and the DNC, I believe that Colorado will be a leaning blue state once the electoral map is updated.

    September 24, 2008 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  24. Chris S.

    What took you guys so long. Obama will win in a landslide. Mccain willhave to spend lots of money in Virginia, Indiana, Nevada and Ohio to stay in the race. Even if he magically held of Obama from those key states he will still loose by 8 electoral votes. Hes trying to push for other blue states while he looses red states. People are starting to see Sara Palin as a subscriber to the old worn out ideas of the past.

    September 24, 2008 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  25. TT

    When you do publish the polls, tell us who's included and who is not.
    If you poll by phone, is it just land-lines? Do you include cell-phones?
    What percentage of each?

    September 24, 2008 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
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