October 12th, 2008
05:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Ohio Poll of polls: McCain, Obama in tight race

McCain is keeping the race close in Ohio.
McCain is keeping the race close in Ohio.

(CNN) – Pennsylvania may be slipping from John McCain’s grasp, but the Republican nominee is keeping the race close in the neighboring battleground state of Ohio – a state that no successful GOP presidential contender has failed to win.

CNN's new Ohio poll of polls shows Barack Obama leading McCain by three points, 49 to 46 percent. Five percent of the state’s voters were unsure about their presidential pick.

The network’s last Ohio poll of polls, released October 9, showed Obama leading McCain by four points, 50 to 46 percent. In the September 21 poll of polls, Obama led McCain by a single point, 47 to 46 percent.

Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin is slated to stop in Ohio Sunday - the third time on the past week week the GOP ticket has visited the state.

Map the candidates' path through the swing states with CNN's Election Tracker

The Ohio general election "poll of polls" consists of four surveys: Ohio Newspaper Poll/University of Cincinnati (October 4-8), ARG (October 4-7), CNN/Time/ORC (October 3-6) and ABC/Washington Post (October 3-5). The poll of polls does not have a sampling error.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain • Ohio • Poll of polls
soundoff (1,327 Responses)
  1. Laurie - Florida

    Obama/Biden All The Way! I cannot believe the racist tone that has been taken on by the mcCain campaign since he chose, oh so wrongly, Govenor Palin. I am only guessing up there in Alaska, overlooking Russia, that she has never had to deal with many different kinds of people and doesn't understand that that is indeed what makes this country so very special. No two people are alike and it is definitely okay to interact with anyone(race, religion, etc) that you want to. Who cares what color anybody is these days? If you do, then you need to do some soul searching to make sure you're a member of our 'human' race! The idea is to vote for and elect the best person for the job, and quite frankly I think he is a decent, kind, and caring person that will actually do something for everday Americans. I don't know about the rest of you, but I am tired of watching the rich get richer and everyone else just get by – week to week. Give it some thought. It is time we all came together as a United Country and helped each other along the way.

    October 13, 2008 03:06 am at 3:06 am |
  2. Chef Jeff

    I am for Obama-Biden because I am willing to take a chance of change and transformation in our nation.

    I do not hate McCain – indeed, I supported his primary run in 2000. However, that candidate McCain no longer exists IMHO.

    Vote for your choice, leave the hate at home, and support your candidate rather than try to tear down the other guy.

    October 13, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
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