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. BM

    The only thing McCain is good for is revenge and attack. He is a ticking time bomb and don't mention his runinng mate who will just might win over the foreign leaders by having them at the white house for some moose stew.

    September 24, 2008 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  2. Mary

    This map really isn't that surprising is it? I mean the coasts are heading toward the left and the middle of America is heading toward the right. That's really not surprising to anyone in the middle. I've lived on both coasts, but spent most of my life in the middle. This isn't at all shocking to me, simply obvious. The coasts get to decide, while the middle does all the work. It's been the same since the 30's.

    September 24, 2008 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  3. PUMA-Jessie

    You can take the CNN poll and any Time poll with a grain of salt. Both are in the tank for Obama. In their so called poll of polls they cherry pick the polling organization to arrive at any conclusion they wish. Rasmussen's tracking poll has the race a 48 to 48 tie. Gallup has it Obama 47 to 45 points. That's before the Btadley effect!

    September 24, 2008 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  4. pat C.

    i am scared to death over mcain and palin moving into the whitehouse. they are both surrounded by corruption and coverup.i have never seen anyone gaurded like the republicans have gaurded palin. both she and her husband should go to prison for what they have done in alaska and john mccain is to old and senile to make a decision for our country. he is all over the map with his rants and his coverup for palin is unconstitional. he must be stopped and the american people are the only ones that can do it. this is seeming more undemocratic each day people. we are america and we can not afford 4 years of coverup with this twosome group.
    we MUST take our country back before we become a 3rd world country ourselves. obama is our only hope. he is a harvard graduate with the highest education and the ability to get us out of this big black hole!

    September 24, 2008 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  5. Rusty Miller

    It seems to me that most of the people that post on these blogs are so full of hate for McCain and/or Palin that they even hate those that would entertain the thought of voting for them. We are either racists, or stupid, or extreme right wing bigots. It grieves me to think that so many people who tout themselves as the "inclusive" and "tolerant" liberal left are so full of hateful hypocrisy. I am going to vote for McCain, but it is not because I hate blacks, but because I believe in spite of the media, or the hateful spin, the McCain is the better canidate. Plain and simple.

    September 24, 2008 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  6. Abby

    Funny – when the polls are UP for McCain – the obama gang claims polls don't matter – or – the polls are frauds – BUT – when polls have obama up a few points – – WOW – he's the one! Hardly –
    The American people want & need a leader – obama is NOT qualified to lead our country and will not be elected.

    September 24, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  7. BM

    The whole world is laughing at us and rightfully so. We elect rich, greedy,and not so bright people to run the country who has put us in this shameful predicament.

    September 24, 2008 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  8. Barney

    Rob – that's ignorant propaganda. Nothing more. Stop It.

    September 24, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  9. OIF

    The Actual update will be on Nov. 5. Obama 295, McCain the rest

    September 24, 2008 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  10. no more Black eyes

    America, when you are in an abusive can always leave. under the Republican watch...two wars, high gas, attack on US soil,10,000 homes lost each day, 700 billion bail out, market crash, unemployment at 6.1, dollar down, food prices up, income down, poverty up....the Repubs have been beating the hell out of us with McCain/Bush/Chaney leading the blows. this November we can say...ENOUGH

    September 24, 2008 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  11. Dave

    CNN note – MI, FL and OH will to McCain, they are not toss up?

    September 24, 2008 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  12. Barney

    Does everyone else forget McCain saying "we'll never have to go to war for oil again ......" ?

    September 24, 2008 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  13. C in Texas

    You Obama people rely too much on what CNN does and say. Wasn't it CNN that picked J. Kerry to win? I think the Dems are going to be in for a surprise comes Nov. People are catching on too the media tricks of trying to pick he next Pres.

    McCain/Palin '08

    September 24, 2008 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  14. Barney

    OK paul – you've moderated out all my comments. What are your prejudices?

    September 24, 2008 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  15. YES WE CAN

    I am not judging necessarily, but why are the pro-McCain posts on here always so poorly written? Illiteracy much?

    September 24, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  16. Cheryl Colorado

    Here in Colorado it is a struggle...I am a volunteer at the Democratic campaign and you would not believe the misinformation concerning Obama and the nasty rhetoric. A hard and difficult fight but we cannot afford to have McCain/Palin in the White House. I respect anyone who is dedicated to their party beit Republican or Independent or other. But please make an informed vote not one based on knee jerk reaction.

    September 24, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  17. Chuck

    RIGHT ON ROB!!! Pity you'll be attacked and called names by the "educated (ROFLMAO) liberals" on this blog ....(notice how they post hate here at a 10 to one ratio?)

    If Palin's visits to head of states is simply a "photo op," then what do you call Oblameya's trip to Europe earlier this year? He was just padding his resume' just like Governor Palin. Careful that the finger you point doesn't poke you in your own eye folks.

    September 24, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  18. Accountant Guy

    People are finally starting to see that McBush and his joke of a VP are liars. Come on, they wouldn't even let reporters in on the fake meeting yesterday, because they know once she opens her mouth America will see how useless she is!! Plus the troopergate situation is now "confindential", are they tryign to hide something, LOL!! This just make it easier for people to see that Obama is the only choice for president!!

    Obama/Biden '08

    September 24, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  19. Mike

    It seems that people are finally waking up to the realization that this election is about real issues–the economy, the war, health care, eductation–and not the somkescreens and political pandering that the McCain campaign is all about.

    We need a change in direction in this country, and not the tired and worn out policies on the last eight years.

    September 24, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  20. inat

    haha! Biden thought FDR was president in 1929 and that he gave a televised speech! Too funny!

    What if Palin had made that gaffe?!

    That's why the polls are still so tight – people see through the OBiden ticket's media-made facade

    September 24, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |

    Obama was not a top money grabber from Fannie and Freddie, that is based on political action unions, I am a part of one. The people in the union, hard working people who work for those companies, donated that money to him because they believed in him, please check your sources.

    September 24, 2008 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  22. Joe Green

    If elected, how many cars will Obama let me buy?

    I presume I'll have to ask his permission first, as we all know anyone who is a car collector is evil.

    Or so say the Obama attack ads...

    To paraphrase the NRA, you'll get the car keys from me when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers....

    Obama – the new face of Communism!

    September 24, 2008 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  23. oh wow...

    Rob- We have already said good bye to America with Bush

    September 24, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  24. Rick

    Are my comments being censored?

    September 24, 2008 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  25. Rick

    I've posted about Biden's gaffe and that's not coming through

    September 24, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
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