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.
We have got to help out the home owners!
I don't want someone that spreads hatred and who takes six years to graduate college. This great country must not be dragged down with words of fear and violence. We are better than that.
While I respect McCain's veteran status he is too risky to run this country. His violent personality and non directions is not what we need. In another year his nonsense may fly but I care too much about my family, my kids, and my country.
"That One"/Biden 08
Polls are one thing and in a fair and just world the election would be controversy free, but after the 2004 stolen election of "W" who got us into the mess we're in now, we're still uneasy knowing the republican party and their cohorts will stoop to any level and break any law to keep the their party in power no matter how old or incompetent they are (i.e. dumb and dumber). Watching Sarah's lack of knowledge about anything except being a maverick is frightening and I believe McCain was truly irresponsible to not only his party but all of the american people when he chose her simply because she could wear a dress and lipstick. Beauty nly get you so far but she has to read and be informed as well ... wink, wink.
Go Obama/Biden!!!!! Keep up the good work Obama and McCain keep on attacking negatively...it just makes Obama look really appealing to the Independents and the Republicans!
Obama/Biden 2008 and 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
November 4th cannot come soon enough. We need to get beyond "silly season", end the destructive and divisive debate between parties, candidates and the media and get on with solving this country's very real challenges.
NO WAY, NO HOW, NO MCAIN/PALIN
west virginia? now that would be VERY surprising.
Look at that picture.. Its a snap shoot of the real america.. A very diversified group of people.. Get use to it republicans.. I know you are use to your 99% white rallies but that is not america anymore.. And if keep up with your negative ways, you can give up any chance of winning in 2012..
Obama in control? More everyday; McCain out of control? (how disappointing). More every day. Canada (ok, the WORLD) has a huge stake in the outcome of this election and quite quickly it's becoming apparent that Senator McCain and his side-kick are two of a kind – full of venomous words without merit and even less substance when it comes to the real issues facing ALL of us globally – Good luck, our neighbours!
Obama up in West Virgina?!?!!!!
Let's hope that it stays that way! The McCain/Palin ticket and their band of hate mongers continue to inflame crowds with inuendo and fear, appealing to the darkest places in the human psyche. I'm scared to death that one of their lunatic fringe supporters will try and get rid of Barack Obama permanently...the threats began at the very beginning of his candidacy and this insane furor is igniting the hatred again. THEY NEED TO BE STOPPED!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is really good news!!
Take THAT, John McCain! The American people are tired of the same failed polices of the past 8 years, and they are tired of the Repug "fear and smear" tactics you are now using.
My question is this: If you are such a courageous leader, such a "maverick," and believe so strongly in the lies you are spreading about Obama, then WHY DIDN'T YOU HAVE THE GUTS TO MAKE THESE ACCUSATIONS TO HIS FACE AT THE DEBATE?
Senator McCain, I have no reservations whatsoever in calling you a coward and a dishonorable, desperate man. And to think I used to like you!
welcome president obama....
Keep going Obama, we're 1000% behind you!!!
Weat Virginia? now that is something
Stilll, the Republican party will sue, sue, sue to try an wrest some electoral votes away.
Protect your votes folks, vote early.
THE COUNTRY IS WAKING UP!! THIS HATE, FEAR-MONGERING will not work this TIME AROUND!! The American people are all grown-up now this not 2000 or 2004!!!!!!!!
STOP MCCAIN/PALIN KKK RALLIES NOW!! WE DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS ALIKE DEMAND IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
the RNC must be made history for putting America in this position. That is the only punishment they deserve
Thats because most people with at least half a wit can see through the lies, scare tactics and negative campaigning that mccain is doing. He even has the dummy sarah palin trying to throw mud, she does not have the sense to answer a simple question correctly, yet she has the audacity to try and insult other people! Go figure how cindy mccain can stay sober long enough to accuse Obama of the nastiest campaign, she must have been drunk, that would be the only reason she can't see what her husband is doing.
VOTE DEMOCRATS DOWN THE ROLL– NO MORE GOP's
now post this CNN
John McCain and Sarah Palin can read these poll numbers too. Which is maybe why they're resorting to scare tactics and looking more and more desperate on the campaign trail.
It's the ECONOMY Stupid!!! stay focused Senator Obama, you're needed more than ever!!
When you have integrity, it shows in the polls.
But the fight isn't over, we need to win it. Show up or we will lose.
YEAAAAAAH BOYYYYEEEEE!!! hahaha!
OBAMA / BIDEN `08