(CNN) – A day after the McCain campaign announced that it is shifting resources out of Michigan and into other battleground states, CNN’s latest polls of polls in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania suggest that Sen. John McCain may face an uphill battle in both states between now and Election Day.
Sen. Barack Obama is now ahead in New Hampshire by 6 percentage points. Obama has the support of 48 percent of likely voters in New Hampshire while McCain’s support stands at 42 percent and 10 percent are unsure about their choice for president.
In CNN’s previous New Hampshire poll of polls released on September 26, Obama was up by two points – 46 percent to McCain’s 44 percent.
During the Democratic primaries, Obama lost Pennsylvania to Sen. Hillary Clinton. In CNN’s latest poll of polls, however, Obama leads McCain by 10 percentage points with likely Pennsylvania voters – 51 percent versus 41 percent, with 8 percent unsure. In CNN’s previous Pennsylvania poll of polls released on October 1, Obama also led McCain by 10 points – 49 percent to 39 percent.
“The New Hampshire numbers in particular are a worrisome sign for the McCain campaign,” noted CNN Senior Political Researcher Alan Silverleib. “Granite State voters saved McCain in the 2000 and 2008 Republican primaries. He’s had high hopes for the state’s four electoral votes in November. But New Hampshire is a state that, like the rest of New England, is increasingly tilting Democratic. At least for now, it looks as if McCain’s personal connection to the state may not be enough. At the same time, Obama’s double-digit lead in Pennsylvania is threatening to keep that state’s 21 electoral votes out of serious contention in the campaign’s final days.”
CNN’s New Hampshire general election poll of polls released Friday is composed of the following three surveys: Research 2000 (September 22-24), Suffolk University (September 21-24), and St. Anselm College Institute of Politics (September 25-30).
CNN’s Pennsylvania general election poll of polls released Friday is composed of the following three surveys: Quinnipiac (September 27-29), Muhlenberg College/Morning Call (September 27 October 1), and Franklin & Marshall (September 23-28).
CNN’s polls of polls do not have a margin of error.
McCain is sliding in the polls like an old man in a warm bath.
Let's hope he concedes quitely so we can focus on fixing our broken country
Turn the Hoosier state blue–O!
I am SOO GLAD!!! that the American People are seeing through the distractions, smoke screen, and OUT RIGHT LIES of the Republican Party.
The McCain Campaign has TRIED to mislead the American People with DISTORTION OF THE FACTS and OUT RIGHT LIES about Obama.
I agree with FactCheck, We must not get complacent or OVER CONFIDENT about this election. Every American who is eligible to vote should VOTE!!!!!! GET OUT AND VOTE ON November 4th.
NO McCain, NO HOW, NO WAY!!!!!!
Before Nov 3rd all the states will fall in favour of Obama! Americans need a real change and that is going to happen!
Watch out for the next four years. Whoever wins is not going to have easy.
Tough decisions on taxes, healthcare, etc.
A Obama win does not resolve issues since we will have the same leaders in CA (Boxer, Lee, Pelosi, etc).
I am for change but clear both houses with new people thar are not tied to unions, big business, etc.
McCain will crush Obama on November 4th and you liberals will be wondering what happened yet again...
Americans are beginning to see the farce called John McCain. He ran a lack-luster primary campaign, changing managers at every turn, and then capped it all by choosing a semi-imbecile for VP. Americans are too smart to keep electing the dumbest ones among us to the White House... Not right after GW.
Mr. McCain is completely out of touch and confused, how he could tap Ms. Palin as his running mate is just incomprehensible given the option of countless qualified conservatives he could have easily selected. Ms. Palin has very little to offer except the possibility of inciting bigots to repeat the same mistake in the White house.
florida is not red anymore
mcsame need to go to alaska for vacation with his barbie
mcCain will soon give up in Arizona his home place too. Go Obama
Obama and Biden have won
It will continue to become clear
Obama Biden Have won!
When's the next debate?!!! I can't wait till Obama makes McCain look like an idiot again. I'd have a lot more respect for McCain had he not picked Palin. I am utterly disgusted with these people.
AZ could go blue as well... the people hear have had enough of McCain
AZ could go blue as well… the people here have had enough of McCain
I'm getting ready to make another donation :)
The greatest crime we can commit for which our children will pay for is to vote for John McCain.
Voting for McCain would mean to vote Ignorance over Knowledge.
we spend hundreds of thousands to pay for school so we can feed our families and live a honest life, yet an ignorant woman like Palin considers knowledge and education unnecessary for the second highest honor job in America. Have we lost our minds? Are we really these stupid. May God have mercy on the world and save them from our ignorant hands if that is the case.
How can any honest American think that McCain who has never had to work a honest day of his entire life and an ignorant woman like Palin are better than you, is beyond my wildest dream. All I have to say is shame on you if you vote for McCain. And under such case may you live long enough to see your own children curse you for your ignorance.
Vote John McCain and you vote for the self-destruction of America.
Pretty fun to watch poll of polls.
I think people are beginning to get it. There is more to being the president of this great nation than Mccain has at the moment. Thanks to this timely economic shake-up. People are beginning to look beyound race and sentiments to the overridding good of this nation. Now that the politics of blackmail – blaming Obama for what he has done or has failed to do – is not working.....I wonder what other tactics the "maverick" has up his sleeve.
Don't become complacent.......watch out for the Republican forthcoming dirty tricks.......if you live in a State that allows you to vote early.....take the advantage and ....VOTE NOW..... FOR OBAMA/BIDEN....
Mccain and Palin are not like Bush and Ckeney -- they are far worse! Sounds incredible? But very true!
We should not get too comfortable. This election will be close, but Obama and Biden will prevail!. The people must see to it.
Just make sure you get out and vote and take a few of your neighbors. This election is too important to the country.
i worry that mccain's campaign is really going to get down and dirty/dirtier. desperate times call for desperate measures. hopefully we, the american people, have learned from the last two elections.
I am thinking...We need 10 to 12 years to fix our economy...
OBAMA will serve only for 8 years!!! Man, we need to do something about a 3rd terme for him because HE IS THE ONLY ONE TO GET US FROM THIS!
Dis u get it?