October 9th, 2008
05:18 PM ET
6 years ago

New polls show Obama in control

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New polls show Obama with leads nationally and in several key battleground states. (AP Photo)

(CNN) - Barack Obama continues to hold significant leads over John McCain, a fresh round of state and national polls out Thursday suggest, in what is unwelcome news for the Republican presidential nominee as Election Day inches closer and closer.

The Illinois senator now holds a 6 point lead over McCain nationwide, a new CNN poll of polls consisting of five recently released surveys show, while 8 percent remain undecided.

A string of new state polls also show Obama holding significant leads in several key battleground states, including Minnesota, New Hampshire, Ohio, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. McCain is holding onto leads in Montana and Missouri.

In Minnesota, CNN's latest poll of polls shows Obama up 11 points, 52-41 percent, while he holds a 9 point lead in CNN's latest New Hampshire poll of polls, 51-42 percent. Obama is also holding onto a 4 point lead in Ohio, 50-46 percent in CNN's latest poll of polls there.

In West Virginia, Obama holds an 8 point lead in a new American Research Group poll, though CNN's Sept. 21-23 poll of West Virginia showed McCain leading there by 4 points. In Wisconsin, a new Research 2000 poll shows Obama with a 10 point lead, 51-41 percent. CNN's Wisconsin poll earlier this month showed Obama with a 5 point lead.

In Missouri, a new CNN poll of polls shows McCain hanging onto a 1 point lead, while the Arizona senator has a 5 point lead in Montana according to a new American Research Group poll.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (630 Responses)
  1. Kim, Charlotte, NC

    Yeah!...Sarah Palin, keep talking!

    Go Obama/Biden 08

    October 9, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  2. Jeremy

    Momentum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let's keep this going and do everything we can to get out the vote!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 9, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  3. Tito

    Excellent!!

    October 9, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  4. Eura2488

    OBAMA!!! OBAMA!!!! OBAMA!!!!

    October 9, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  5. Getting tired of this

    McCain: "Who is Barack Obama?"

    Answer: "The guy who is whooping you in every national poll and in every battleground state."

    October 9, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  6. ohio

    go Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OBAMA/BIDEN 08!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 9, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  7. Barbara - 65 yr old white female in NC

    I'm voting early in just 7 days (October 16) for "THAT ONE"

    Obama/Biden '08

    Because I'm sick of the negative hate-inciting stuff coming from the McWarmonger campaign. He has lost all honor.

    October 9, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  8. Beah

    Keep up the good work Sen. Obama. Please stay positive.

    October 9, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  9. Don

    While nothing could please me more than to see Obama win, we can take this thing for granted. There are plenty of dirty tricks in McCain's cookie jar and plenty of time to play them.

    October 9, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  10. Juge

    YIPPEE

    October 9, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  11. skh4450IL

    I'm fired up and ready to roll!!!!

    That One '08

    October 9, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  12. LS, Austin, Texas

    Wouldn't it be something if the whole map turned blue.

    Austin, Texas is Obama territory – from what I've seen over the past several months. It would be nice to see Texas turn blue.

    Glad to see Obama ahead in the polls – he deserves to be ahead. Obama is a good man and will work hard for us.

    October 9, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  13. DB

    Obama supporters must stay focused. The get of the vote operation is essential for Obama to win. The McCain/RNC/FOXnews campaign is starting to yell pretty loud, so all of the falsehoods have to be beaten back with the truth, with hard facts, and with heavy dose of force.

    October 9, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  14. Keith in VA Beach

    Obama leading in West Virginia! It's official, this election is over!

    October 9, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  15. Mikey

    AWESOME !!!!!

    Obama supporters – do not get complacient. Keep pushing at maximum effort all the way through November 4. We are on the verge of taking back this country from the worng headed politics of the neo-cons. Dont let up one inch!!!!!!!!!!!!

    For my friend Cindy McCain: Military funding bills her hubby did not vote for:

    6/26/08 HR 2642 Iraq and Afghanistan War Finding/GI Bill
    5/22/08 S Amdt 4814 Funding for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
    5/22/08 S Amdt Finding for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan with Provisions Regarding Conduct and Congressional Oversight
    3/14/08 S Con Res 70 Concurrent Budget Resolution
    1/22/08 HR 4986 Defense Authorizations Bill
    11/16/08 HR 4156 Supplemental Appropriations for the Department of Defense and Timeline for Withdrawal
    11/16/08 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for the Department of Defense
    10/1/07 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008

    October 9, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  16. Republican for Obama

    God bless America.
    Lets Make it a landslide.Its the change we believe in.

    Vote Obama/Biden 08

    October 9, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  17. Greed is not good

    These are some radical, scary times. America needs some BIG changes right now...Bush is 100x worse than Herbert Hoover. We desperately need a leader with potential to become the next FDR.

    That leader is clearly Barack Obama.

    October 9, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  18. Wilson, Seattle

    Only a five point lead in Montana? Trailing in West Virginia? I think its time McCain starts considering running out the rest of his campaign in dignity.

    October 9, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  19. Obama = Leader of our Free Nation

    VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE

    October 9, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  20. Allen in Hartwell, GA

    Way to go Barry, and all you people working in the trenches to get Senator Obama elected! If you wonder who I mean: if you have told anyone why you will vote or have voted for Barry, then I mean you.

    Too many people are looking for any reason to not vote for Senator Obama, and the more people vocally supporting Barry the easier it will be for others to follow suit.

    October 9, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  21. N.S of Huntsville, Al

    WHAT ABOUT THE NEWS ON VOTERS BEING REMOVED OFF THE LIST..IN OHIO, COLORADO, INDIANA, MICHIGAN, NEVADA AND ALABAMA. THEY ARE USING SOCIAL SECURITIES AS THE FIRST WAY OF IDENTIFICATION OF VOTERS, WHICH IS AGAINST THE LAW. THEN THEY AREN'T EVEN NOTIFYING THESE VOTERS THAT THEY HAVE BEEN REMOVED. THEREFORE ON NOV 4TH THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO VOTE THE TIME ARTICLE SAID TENS OF THOUSAND OF VOTERS MOSTLY DEMOCRATS. CNN GET THE REAL NEWS AND GO FIND OUT WHY NO ONE IS DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT. THIS IS ON OUTRAGE!!

    VOTERS CHECK AND MAKE SURE YOU REALLY ARE REGISTERED BEFORE NOV 4TH

    October 9, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  22. FightTheSmears.com

    No doubt we are gonna win this

    October 9, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  23. Debbie

    I live in Wisconsin.

    The 10 point Wisconsin poll is correct. Things started to shift here about 2 weeks ago. In the last week, the support for Obama has been growing very quickly here.

    October 9, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  24. Rman

    Correction: Virginia, not West Virginia.

    October 9, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  25. Daniel

    Yaay..

    That One /Biden 08

    October 9, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
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