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. J. Dean

    WHAT A LEGACY,HA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 24, 2008 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  2. Thomas


    "Most Republicans want to blame the Democrats in congress……remember folks they've only been there the past 2 years and Bush and your man McCain have been there all the time!!!!"

    And it is also important to recognize that in the last two years the Democratic party has only had a majority in the House of Representatives (53%).

    In the Senate it is tied with 49 Republicans, 49 Democrats, and 2 independents.

    September 24, 2008 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  3. Paul

    Us democrats might be obnoxus fools, but we are in the leed. How does our dust taste McCain!

    September 24, 2008 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  4. petena

    Obama/Biden TALKING to voters and press. Palin getting pictures ready to go up on E-bay for sale.

    September 24, 2008 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  5. Larry

    The Democrats unfortunately are NOT getting all of the credit that they are due.The economic disaster we are in is the Democrats doing,under president Bill Clinton(1999).

    Democrats want EVERYONE ,credit worthy or not,financially able or not, to own their own home,nice thought,but disaster.

    Democrats want EVERYONE to have Health Care,whether they can afford it or not,nice thought,but our next disaster,maybe a knockout punch.

    Will people ever learn that there's a PRICE ,sometimes to great,for nice thoughts.

    September 24, 2008 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  6. Rob

    Obama derailed attempts to stop things (which would have stopped what's going on now from happening) on one of the few days he actually was at the job he was elected for. He and Dodd were the top 2 money grabbers from Fannie and Freddie.

    Smart people will see that Obama, besides not having anything of substance to offer, will make sure he and his 'click' will stay wealthy and in power, while everyone else in the country will suffer.

    You all on the left like to say how bad things would be if McCain wins, well, how about if Obama wins? Here's what you'd have:

    1) You 'green inititiative' as forced upon us by AlGore will go nowhere. As a result of Obama taxing oil companies, gas prices raise and no one has the ability or resources to develop alternatives.

    2) Businesses fail. The 'evil rich' that Obama and the Dem whacks berate just give up, it makes no sense to do business when they're being taxed beyond belief. Besides, under the Democrat way we'll get money even if we don't work, because that's what govt. will do (oops, I forgot that's only if you are of a Democrat approved minority).

    3) Attempts at a nationalized healthcare will fail misserably. Anyone who works for a publicly owned company is familiar with Sarbaines-Oxley and see first hand how a government can ruin a business. You think healthcare's bad now – just wait til the govt. gets its hands on it.

    4) National Security is non-existant. Obama's withdrawl from Iraq, while pleasing the lib kooks and code pink, just proove to those who hate the US that we won't stay and fight, and it will embolden them to attack more and harsher. 9/11 will be child's play with what they'll do, because no, they won't say, "America was nice, they left. Let's love." They'll say, "America's weak! Now's the time to attack!"

    Vote Obama – say goodbye to America, plain and simple.

    September 24, 2008 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  7. Sweetie

    All you Liberal Haters will be in shock on Nov. 5!

    The empty suit and his camp will be looking for a place to hide, because of all the backroom promises that won't be kept!

    McCain/Palin-08-In a Landslide!

    September 24, 2008 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  8. Susan

    Correction no the Nebraska comment. Omaha is district two, sorry, district one is Lincoln and we may be able to deliver that one too... we can hope.

    September 24, 2008 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  9. Election Watcher

    This summer, Obama stated that Afghanistan was America's top security concern, but in the 4 years Obama has been on the foreign relations comittee he has not made time to attend a single meeting on Afghanistan. However, as he was making such statements he made time to organize a PR comittee for his wife. We can see where his priorities lie.

    "O" = zero

    September 24, 2008 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  10. Mike

    iwasp....don't forget community organizer!!!!!

    The reason he is considered not qualified is because with 4 years in the US Senate....he has accomplished no major legislation!

    Oh wait that's right....The Lugar Obama bill that states we shouldn't let terrorists get their hands on nuclear what foresight!

    September 24, 2008 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  11. Terry, Dallas Texas

    Gee the Republican posters are starting to get testy! Could it maybe be that they see what little momentum they had coming out of the convention starting to slip away and swing back towards Obama? Are they worried that the economic disaster we are now facing will swing voters towards the democrats since McCain has admitted that he really does not know much about the economy? Will McCain look foolish during the debates? Stay tuned!

    September 24, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  12. Barney

    NC Voter registration: 9/24

    Democratic: 2,714,656
    Republican: 1,952,013
    Libertarian: 1,299
    Unaffiliated: 1,320,005
    Total: 5,987,973

    September 24, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  13. Lara

    Americans have given the Republicans 8 years of our lives and what have they done. They have put us in a war that never should have been and and economy that is failing. Jobless, homeless and in some states gasless. We made a mistake in 2000 we repeated that same mistake in 2004 isn't it time we stop making these mistakes. The future of our children and grandchildren is at stake lets get it right this time.

    September 24, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  14. eddie

    Palin is a joke and a sham, the MOST unqualified person to run this country. i hope america sees right through her. at least Obama has been in mainstreem US politics. McCain is 4 more years of bush and Obama is a wild card.

    September 24, 2008 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  15. arnold

    I wish I could bottle the collective whining and crying by you liberal democrats. If you would only put your efforts into something constructive, we'd all be better off.

    September 24, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  16. Frank

    "Hitler gave great speeches"?

    There really aren't any limits to how low right-wingers will stoop to hold onto power.

    I suspect that Mr. "Independent Vet" is neither. Sounds more like another Republican chicken hawk.'

    A real vet would be outraged at how McCain has betrayed him in opposing extensions of veterans' benefits.

    September 24, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  17. No way, no how, no McCain!

    2 things about election day:

    You cannot wear a campaign t-shirt, button, etc. to the polls. It's considered campaigning and they do have the right to turn you away for it.

    College students in particular: please be aware of proper procedures for absentee ballots - including whether you are required to enclose a photocopy of your I.D. Ballots that do not meet stringent standards can and will be discarded without your knowledge.

    September 24, 2008 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  18. bill

    Am so tired of the Clintons!!!why dont the Clintons just come out in endorse Mccain,because by going on all these shows prasing Mccain and Palin only makes it harder for Obama to try in win back Hillary Clinton supporters..The Clintons do not want to see Obama win this,thats why they is going out on all these shows and doing what they doing.who are they fooling,most of their surragates are endorsing Mccain so what do that tell you.The Clintons are trying to sabotage this election,thats how bad Hillary wants to come back in run in 2012.

    September 24, 2008 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  19. Judy from PA

    I don't want 4 more years of Pelosi. Her and Obama have voted the same and she has the lowest approval rating ever in Congress. PA always goes Democrat, but I don't see any Obama support out here.

    September 24, 2008 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  20. JohnJon

    One of the giant mortgage companies at the heart of the credit crisis paid $15,000 a month from the end of 2005 through last month to a firm owned by Senator John McCain’s campaign manager, according to two people with direct knowledge of the arrangement.The disclosure undercuts a remark by Mr. McCain on Sunday night that the campaign manager, Rick Davis, had had no involvement with the company for the last several years.
    Another lie by John McCain and a very serious one. But will the Puppet Republicans of this country take notice. No, they are to ignorant and hate this country too much for that. How can anyone call themselves a Patriot and still blindly support someone they know has been lying to the American public. Thye must hate this country a lot to bring her down that low. And then they call themselves Americans. What a joke

    September 24, 2008 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  21. CM

    I am convinced that the GOP supporters turn a blind eye to their own candidates obvious shortcomings while attacking the Democrats.

    The problem with that is that McCain is showing a lot of his faults now and at the wrong time.

    Also news reports come out daily about his 'exaggerations' and lack of leadership on the senate committees in which he took part.

    September 24, 2008 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  22. Joe Regis

    Ohio and Florida will trun RED this year. Too much is at stake for Oh and Fl to stick with the repubs this time around. No more republicans.

    Obama/Biden 08/12.

    September 24, 2008 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  23. Concerned Voter

    I pray that God has mercy on our country. President Bush and the Republicans have torn our nation apart in the name of greed and have terrorized the nations of the world. Now that we are weakened, the nations of the world are beginning to stand up and speak out. I only pray that God has mercy on us, and that we elect Barack Obama as our next president. I pray that God will watch over him, and help us to restore the broken and embittered relationships around the world. So, now that Iran is speaking out and Venezuala is clearing mounting forces against us with Russia, where is President Bush now...probably out enjoying all the money he and his oil buddies stole from the American people. President Bush is a liar and a thief and he deceived America with the intention of making his buddies rich and killing his daddy's enemies. I pray that God has mercy on his soul, and on our country. May God bless these United States of America, and I beg you to please elect Barack Obama 2008...

    September 24, 2008 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  24. Mike

    I don't see how ANYBODY could vote republican this election.
    They have brought us 1.) THe Iraq war.2) Bungled Federal aid after Katrina 3.) $4.00 gasoline and now the biggest financial crisis in our country since the great depression!! What have they done for us that was good?

    September 24, 2008 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  25. John

    Ever notice when a ticker is about polls learning towards McCain everyone is up in arms about "polls don't matter" and "cnn is siding with the republicans," but when they favor Obama people are shouting and cheering?

    You people are all sheep.

    September 24, 2008 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
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