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. Feminist Betty

    I'm sure this poll will show Obama leading, because if that Sarah Palin is elected she will focre all women to become porno queens, and our schools will be shut down in favor of homsechools, and our children will be encouraged toward incest. This is not the change we need, or the hope we believe in. That is failed Republican policies of the past. Obama is change we need.

    September 24, 2008 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  2. Sensible Cape Coral FL

    With the great improvements made in communication and transportation since the 1800s isn 't it time we re-thought the Electoral College. It is obsolete!

    September 24, 2008 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  3. Paco

    Democrats will fail. All they have done is SPIN, SPIN, SPIN everything. And I do mean everything! Let's stand up against these liars and cheaters! Throw the bums out! Do it!

    September 24, 2008 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  4. David, Silver Spring, MD

    Funny, but when you're flat busted, about to lose your house, can't afford to have that tooth looked at, and have nothing to offer your kids but good wishes–well, stuff like whether gay people can get married or the courthouse can put up a nativity scene at Christmas just doesn't seem so important.

    All the crazy stuff, from amendments against flag burning to Terry Schiavo rescue missions, that the Republicans have used to keep us distracted while they plunder the Treasury and our own life savings, just isn't going to work this time. Not this time.

    September 24, 2008 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  5. It matters

    Hey before people start comparing and knocking Republicans and comparing every one of them to the Bush Administration, Just remember there have been some wonderful and great Republicans such as Lincoln, Reagan, etc... What if we compared every Democrat to Carter??? Look where the ecomonmy went under his administration... Oh how soon we Democrats forget. I hope Colorado sees through the murky waters and votes for the man who has proven hiself over and over in the senate with his experience and the judgement for many years and not a rookie like Obama who was careless enough to spend nearly a billion dollars in earmarks and claims he can handle the economy and thats a fact....Common sense tells me to be a bit leary of a man that promises everything.

    September 24, 2008 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  6. Darryl

    America we all have been hood winked buy the Senator John McCain and President Bush and our elected Good Ole Boys in Washington.

    It's like they want for us to pay the Gambling Debts after they made out in the Good Life while we were struggling to pay out bill.

    I say not no but Hell!!! No.. to the $ 700,000,000,000.00

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

    Watch out for Republican " caging techniques". CNN, I hop you print this one, you know it's the truth.

    September 24, 2008 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  8. Rodger

    The American people have been lied to by this Administration for 8 years. The failures have been in every area or government. McCain was a maverick 6-8 years ago, now he is the problem! With his lack of judgement and temperment, things would only get worse. The poles should be much greater for Obama, if he was white and a know quantity, they would be! The more MCain shows his ignorance an lack of understanding of the problems we face, and the American people realize how out of touch he will become a landslide for Obama.

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

    From the Republican Party Platform, formally adopted 3 weeks ago:

    "We do not support government bailouts of private institutions. Government interference in the markets exacerbates problems in the marketplace and causes the free market to take longer to correct itself. We believe in the free market as the best tool to sustained prosperity and opportunity for all."

    The Republicans have no idea what they are doing or what they stand for. They are floundering.

    So what if John McCain has 26 years of experience in congress? He has 26 years of experience in a failed Republican philosophy and practice. This is NOT who we need in the White House.

    We need a fresh start, a new perspective. A party that actually believes in regulation.

    Check your racism at the door, and vote what is best for the country.

    September 24, 2008 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  10. Ann

    Its true that the Republican option is not so great, but how idiots can be Americans to elect Obama? This guy is a joke who 'won' the primaries playing the race card. Someone who could imply Clinton was racist, is a jerk. And his name is Obama. Palin has no experience? what about Obama? And she runs for VP not for president.

    September 24, 2008 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  11. Phil Newton in Murphy, Oregon

    If peopel are thinking, at all, this ought to jolt them:

    Freddie Mac paid $15,000 a month to a firm owned by Senator John McCain's campaign manager, Rick Davis.

    From the end of 2005 through LAST MONTH, according to two people with direct knowledge of the arrangement. Davis's firm, the Washington, D.C. based lobbying firm Davis Manafort, continued to receive $15,000 a month from Freddie Mac.

    Freddie Mac is now under FBI investigation for mortgage fraud.

    This is big.

    Change is coming, my friends.

    September 24, 2008 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  12. Susan

    I have been looking at the CNN map, and I have to dispute one state. Nebraska has a chance to give Obama one vote from district one, Omaha. We have been working hard to turn Nebraska purple. Please don't give John McCain our state just yet.

    Obama/Biden 08

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

    You want to see a great news station that is nonbiased???? GO FOX NEWS! Obamanites are not infilterated there. I know CNN would never print this comment.

    September 24, 2008 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  14. Jane

    What you are seeing people, is the destruction of the financial sector by insider democrats to influence the election.

    Once the election has been bought and paid for by the democrats, and the country is in ruins, they will come up with a government plan to fix the problem they created.

    Welcome to the Socialist America.

    Thanks democrats.

    September 24, 2008 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  15. White and Black support for Obama

    CNN will always do it to suit their need, publicity. Poll everyday, ups and down.
    No one believe these polls anymore. They don't reflect everyone opinion, unless you include cell phones your poll is meaniless.

    September 24, 2008 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  16. Noracal

    Hey guys your fact check is dog doo. When are the facts determined by the "intent" of someone. Hoe do you determine their intent???

    September 24, 2008 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  17. Mike H.

    I cannot for the life of me understand why some voters give Obama the nod over McCain in handling the economy. Obama like most of the Democrats in Congress refused Republican efforts–supported by McCain–to rein in Fannie Mac several years ago. This was an important effort to curb Fannie's pushing sub-prime loans. It was Fannie and Freddie that issued the majority of these sub-prime loans (and made Obama the second largest Senate recipient of their fund raising). They , at least as much as Wall Street , are responsible for the present financial crisis.

    September 24, 2008 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  18. TM in Colorado

    This Coloradan won't be voting for the McCain/Palin ticket. I was leaning McCain until Palin made her speech at the RNC. Yep, she is a pitbull alright. Attacks without any substance to back up her remarks. She spent the whole speech spewing fire at Obama. Sorry, we don't need someone who is good at one line zingers to be a heartbeat away from the presidency of the country. We need someone who has solid plans. Coloradans aren't stupid people and I believe that we will be a blue state come November 4th.

    September 24, 2008 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  19. Uncle Sam

    It appears now that Barack Obama should be getting more credit for having executive experience, given that he served as chairman of the board for the Chicago Annenberg Challenge with William Ayers.


    September 24, 2008 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  20. Margaret from Florida

    I've always voted Democrat. I'm beginning to rethink that policy since Democrats allowed the oil ban to expire. We know from Ike that oil rigs are not built to withstand hurricane force winds. Yet there has been no mention of penalities to be applied to the industry for enviromental damage during IKE. It appears to be that both parties are really very similiar anymore. Each would sell their own mother for a vote.

    September 24, 2008 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  21. Candy West Virginia

    The only thing that scares me more than a mccain presidency is if something happened to him in office.
    mccain/palin = the ruination of America = pathological liars!

    September 24, 2008 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  22. American in Canada

    Obama is American, McCain is Panamanian.

    September 24, 2008 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  23. Jeremy

    I continue to pray for Senator Obama's safety out there on the trail. The things that I've heard uttered by the rednecks around me should scare the hell out of any decent person. And the way they say these things so casually is even scarier. We need you Sen. Obama! Yes we can! Democrats this is our time to unite and take our country back! Obama/Biden 08!

    September 24, 2008 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  24. Open Your 3rd Eye







    IT'S A NEW DAY!!

    September 24, 2008 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  25. McWinky!

    Here is a question to all the ditto heads bashing Obama for using a teleprompter.

    When McCrypt gives a speech and he keeps looking down, is he checking to see if Mr. Winky is still functional?

    Probably, but he is also looking at his speech on 3 x 5 note cards, circa 1958!

    September 24, 2008 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
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