October 6th, 2008
09:18 AM ET
6 years ago

New Mexico poll update: Obama has the advantage

A new poll shows Obama ahead in New Mexico.
A new poll shows Obama ahead in New Mexico.

(CNN) - A new poll out Monday shows Barack Obama holding a slight advantage over John McCain in New Mexico, one of the most closely-fought presidential battlegrounds in the last two election cycles.

According to the new survey from the Albuquerque Journal, Obama holds a 5-point lead over the Arizona senator there, 45 percent to 40 percent, with 15 percent still undecided. The poll carries a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.

CNN Electoral Map Calculator: You call the race

The state narrowly voted for Al Gore in 2000, and for George Bush in 2004. CNN’ Electoral Map considers New Mexico to be "leaning Obama” this year.


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soundoff (231 Responses)
  1. A chicken clucks in Johns yard

    I love New Mexico.Looks like Rove sees the writing on the wall and is trying to make himself look like hes not involved.Hes still going to get his Orange jumpsuit.

    October 6, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  2. TJ

    John McCain and Sarah Palin forgot their own garbage in their backyards. John McCain was tied to Charles Keating and Gordon Liddy of Watergate few years ago and what about his wife Cindy who was stealing money from her own charity to support her drug habits. What about Sarah Palin misusing her power as governor in Alaska. These are facts not false accusations!

    October 6, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  3. Sarah Bell

    How is John McCain's relationship with Charles Keating related to today's economic crisis???

    When the savings and loan industry collapsed, Keating's failed company put taxpayers on the hook for $3.4 billion and more than 20,000 Americans lost their savings. John McCain was reprimanded by the bipartisan Senate Ethics Committee, but the ultimate cost of the crisis to American taxpayers reached more than $120 billion.

    The Keating scandal is eerily similar to today's credit crisis, where a lack of regulation and cozy relationships between the financial industry and Congress has allowed banks to make risky loans and profit by bending the rules. And in both cases, John McCain's judgment and values have placed him on the wrong side of history.

    October 6, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  4. elm

    McCain is a failure just like Bush. He voted for his issues 90% of the time.

    Failed student!
    Failed pilot!
    Failed politician!

    Now whining "Life isn't fair" – ask middle America if Bush and the xeroxed Republicans have been fair to them!

    Run, run, hide, hide, distract here... Look Haley's Comet over there....

    McCain and Palin are running from the American Public and they both are a farce.

    Do you really want the disoriented McCain as President? Years in a POW camp is bound to leave a few screws loose. Remember the movie Manchurian Candidate. Has he published any medical or psychological records?

    Know-nothing Palin isn't much better. Her last interviews were a joke! She can barely put a coherent sentence together. Did you see where she was exorcised by her minister (witchdoctor)!

    America wake up.

    October 6, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  5. ber6964

    Go Obama//Biden Go Go gooo!!!

    October 6, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  6. K

    Cotton (HANK'S DAD FOR "KING OF THE HILL") Mccain, should just give up actually.
    This dude is extremely desperate and sad, so is The moose-huntin hockey joke.

    October 6, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
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