October 5th, 2008
03:55 PM ET
6 years ago

A dead heat in Colorado

Sen. McCain held a town hall in Denver earlier this week.
Sen. McCain held a town hall in Denver earlier this week.

(CNN) - Call it the Rocky Mountain battle for the White House.

A new CNN Poll of Polls in Colorado suggests the battle for the state's 9 electoral votes is a dead heat. In the survey, compiled Sunday, 47 percent of likely voters in Colorado back Barack Obama for president, with 46 percent supporting John McCain. Seven percent of those questioned are undecided.

The CNN Poll of Polls is a compilation of the latest surveys in the state. The polls in this latest average are a Mason-Dixon survey conducted September 29-October 1, a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll taken September 21-23, and an American Research Group survey conducted September 23-25.

Both campaigns are spending a lot of time and money campaigning in Colorado. McCain made a swing through the state on Thursday and Friday. Obama last campaigned in Colorado on September 29. The Democrats also held their party's national convention there in late August.

Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada are three mountain west states that voted for George W. Bush in 2004 that the Democrats are hoping to turn from red to blue come Election Day.

soundoff (349 Responses)
  1. Karen - Missouri

    Well if they ever get wind of McCain's "old friend" G Gordon Liddy...the one who spent four years in prison for Watergate...well, the race won't be so close. Liddy was the one in 1994 who said he'd shoot federal agents in the head! Liddy held fundraisers in his home for McCain and McCain has NEVER denounced Liddy nor returned the money.

    Cindy and McCain spent time on Keatings yacht and stayed in Keating's vacation home...I call that pretty chummy. And Cindy's family had business dealings with Keating...the McCain's are more than just acquaintances with Keating.

    McCain wants to play that game...We've got LOTS of stuff on crook McCain!!!!!

    October 5, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  2. Denise....Boardman, Ohio

    AIP, the Alaskan Independence Party is a group that advocates the succession of Alaska from the United States. "First Dude" is a member in good standing with this group in Alaska....Mrs. Palin was not a member, but did attend numerous meetings and gave several speeches....HuffingtonPost.com and other sites have been carrying this story, also you can go to http://www.the mudflats.wordpress and look it up....First Dude Todd Palin, who would have thunk it.....hmmm and she had the nerve to condemn Obama...how about nudging the person who sleeps beside her....seems like he is the "home-grown terrorist"....

    October 5, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  3. Palin: McCain's Parrot and Quota with a Script (a.k.a. a Category 5 Moron)

    CNN:

    Please be a responsible and reliable news outlet by using currently updated polls and information before you try to make the news more sensational than it really is.

    Geez! Are you becoming the lying McCain campaign's private fact check source or what? We know you need to make money, but isn't the truth more important?

    October 5, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  4. paul oregon

    yes obama-biden
    i would like to more abount this alaska seceessionist party that todd her husband belonged to for 2 years and her reason for her attending
    at least one annual meeting . why do the palins feel they are above the law troopergate??????? and last mccain tell us abount this keating five group???????

    October 5, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  5. Don

    Interesting. The people I hear raising the most too-doo about the bailout are --TA DA! Republicans. If you voted for Bush on his second term–I do not feel a bit sorry for you.

    If you vote for McCain/Palin and have to continue to watch your children march off to war (this time drafted), watch your retirement dwindle, and in fact watch America turn into a third world country......don"t whine about it, because myself and alot of other Americans will not feel one bit sorry for you.

    October 5, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  6. INDEPENDANT VET

    AS YOU READ THREW ALL THESE COMMENTS , THEY ARE ALL NEGATIVE ADDS AGAINST THE RPUBLICANS, I AM SURE EVERYONE THAT GOES TO THIS SITE IS NOT JUST THE DC BUNCH . I AM ALMOST SURE THAT SOMEBODY OUT THERE HAS A DIFFERENT OPION . TODAY ON FOX NEWS , THEY AGREED THAT IF IT IS OUT THERE , OBAMA AND HIS TERROIST TIES , BRING IT OUT. A LOT OF US THAT DO MORE READING AN FROM CHICAGO AERA , KNOW THERE IS ALL KINDS OF CORRUPTION GOING ON . AN IT HAS BEEN AROUND FOR YEARS . THEREFORE I SAY , TERROIST TIES , NO WAY TO THE DC. WRIGHT AYERS FARRAHAKAN HAMMAS CHARVEZ , AN NO BIRTH CERTIFICATE WILL BE NEXT.

    October 5, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  7. david reyes

    LOOKS LIKE THE COLORADO KOOLAID IS WEARING OFF NOOBAMA

    October 5, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  8. Shanika

    FOR ALL THE CONFUSED AND UNDECIDED VOTERS OUT THERE

    If you are rich and you have a very large inheritance waiting for you when you reach retirement age-vote McCain

    If you are like the rest of us, who hope to go to college, get a good paying job with health benefits and a good pension plan, own a home, buy a car and just be able to get credit in this country, the CHOICE is clear-VOTE OBAMA!

    THE ONLY SENSIBLE CHOICE!!

    October 5, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  9. Jann in Denver

    The people in Denver, Aurora, Stapleton, Park Hill, Boulder, Green Valley and Montbello will turn Colorado from Red to Blue in November!

    October 5, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  10. mary

    Folks – Colorado is home to Focus on the Family (James Dobson said in the primaries that he would NEVER vote for McCain but has changed his tune) and the infamous, self-righteous, evangelist Ted Haggart (who got caught doing drugs and cheating on his wife with a male prostitute). All those 'family value' folks lean far right. Very far right. I think the lack of oxygen at this altitude here messes with many peoples' heads and they can't think straight. It is a hard, uphill battle to get people to see the light, but the good news is that so many are tired of the same old crap! We are going BLUE this year, baby!!!!

    October 5, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  11. turnabout is fair play????

    Have you been in the closet ? Wake up, maybe you just love the bimbo Palin or maybe you are really Todd the stupid husband trying to get her into the white house so that you can cheat on her again.

    October 5, 2008 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  12. California Gold

    I respectfully disagree wth the "dead heat" CNN Poll. Other sources show Obama leading McCain.

    However, if the "dead heat" status motivates Obama voters to get out there and show strength in numbers, then keep on reporting a "dead heat"

    Onward the cause.

    October 5, 2008 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  13. Olivier

    Shame on the brainless 6-pack redneck Barbie for her shameful attacks. Where is your dignity Mrs Palin?

    October 5, 2008 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  14. Donna from Colorado Springs

    Way to go Obama. If you can score a victory here in Colorado, this country may just have a good chance to get back on its feet! Do whatever you can to win Colorado........NO MORE REPUBLICANS IN OFFICE!

    October 5, 2008 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  15. Jody from Reno, Nevada

    A few reasons to vote McCain/Palin:

    Louis Farrakhan-Nation of Islam OBAMA PAL
    Malik Shabazz -Black Panthers OBAMA PAL
    William Ayres-Weather Underground OBAMA PAL
    Jerimiah Wright-Anti American/anti-white hate monger OBAMA PAL
    Fr. Michael Pfleger – likes little boys OBAMA PAL
    Tony Rezko-Purchases Illinios politicians LIKE OBAMA

    I believe one is defined by the company kept...NOBAMA BABY!

    COUNTRY FIRST – OBAMA'S A PUTZ

    October 5, 2008 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  16. Ann

    Asked yourself did you benefit by a Dem or Rep in the last four years. No jobs, a war that will not end under McCain. Wake up Americans. Obama/Biden is the men for the job. Palin is an educated idiot.

    WAKE UP AMERICANS!

    October 5, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  17. Lisa

    I don't know about the rest of you, but after being screwed for the last 8 years, i'm ready for the big O.

    0/08

    October 5, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  18. Jack from California

    I find that hard to believe since I did business in Colorado for over 30 years and know a lot of people out there and there is one thing I know about those folks, they don't buy bs and that is what McCain is selling.

    McCain was part of the team that pulled government contracts out of Colorado and sent the work (and jobs) to New Mexico and Missouri.

    McCain is the problem folks, not any solution. But, if you loved George Bush, then I guess McCain is for you.

    October 5, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  19. Jerry

    I can tell you first hand that Colorado has now become a BLUE STATE, and will be chalked up as an Obama victory in November. The only people voting for Mcstupid are the white-trash people, the rich white racists, the illiterate, and the nutty Christian extremists (i.e. focusonthefamily). The majority of Coloradans reside in the Denver Metropolitan area, and are enthusiastic for an Obama administration.

    YES WE CAN HEAL THIS NATION!

    October 5, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  20. jesse

    i wish one of the candidates would talk about,this mess with credit cards.they're robbing us blind,they are just as bad as wall street [let me hear from you]

    October 5, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  21. Ready to Vote

    I registered to vote, verified, and verified agan. I'm ready to vote for Obama/Biden '08!

    October 5, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  22. mc shameful mc senile, mc dummy, mcsame

    please readers go to the huffington's post website to read about all the states that have been really polled by real polls.............

    "On a conference call Thursday, the McCain campaign mapped out its electoral strategy for the remaining thirty days, with a focus on several states where the RealClear polling averages show Obama in front: Colorado (where Obama has a 4.4-point lead), Wisconsin (5), Pennsylvania (9.6), New Hampshire (5.6), New Mexico (7.8), Nevada (1.8)—and Minnesota."

    no matter how CNN spins this NO WAY NO HOW NO MCPALIN MCBUSH-CHENEY-PALIN III

    October 5, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  23. Winnie in Montana

    It seems as though these polls being relied on are out of touch. A lot of the analyses also seem to be flawed. I live in one of the larger towns in Montana and have seen one McCain bumper sticker and a few yard signs. Meanwhile, Obama/Biden stickers and signs are proudly displayed in all but the wealthiest neighborhoods. Every person I know is voting for Obama. Granted, there are smaller towns and ranching areas that may be red, but "blue" is a very large presence in my state.

    During a recent visit to Texas I also noted the level of support for Obama versus McCain. As a native Texan who has long lamented the solid "red" status of my homeland, I was pleasantly surprised by the gains made by Obama all over south-central and south-eastern Texas. From ranchers to tattoo artists, construction workers to college students, support for Obama is inclusive.

    I think there might be changed a-coming, despite results from the last few decades. I don't know if cell phone users are polled and, likewise, if first time voters are counted. All I know is, come November, I pray the Democrats take back the White House. We cannot afford, nor do I think we will survive, another four years under McCain and Palin.

    October 5, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  24. anyonmous

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