October 23rd, 2008
04:30 PM ET
6 years ago

State polls: Obama ahead in PA, VA, OH, NV and FL

Sen. McCain campaigned in Florida Thursday where Sen. Obama has a three-point advantage, according to CNN's latest poll of polls for the state.
Sen. McCain campaigned in Florida Thursday where Sen. Obama has a three-point advantage, according to CNN's latest poll of polls for the state.

(CNN) – There is little good news for Sen. John McCain in the half dozen CNN state polls of polls released Thursday.

In five of the six states – Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Nevada, and Florida – Obama has an advantage over McCain. In West Virginia, McCain is ahead but just by two points.

In the six states, Obama’s lead is greatest in Pennsylvania where he is ahead of McCain by ten points – 51 percent to 41 percent with eight percent of likely voters in the state unsure about their choice for president. In CNN’s previous Pennsylvania poll of polls released October 16, Obama had a lead of 13 points – 53 percent to 40 percent.

In Virginia, Obama is ahead by eight points in CNN’s latest poll of polls. Fifty-one percent of likely voters in Virginia support Obama and 43 percent support McCain. Six percent of the state’s voters are unsure. In CNN’s previous Virginia poll of polls released October 6, Obama’s advantage was four points – 49 percent versus 45 percent.

Obama leads in Ohio by 7 points in CNN’s latest poll of polls for the state. The Democratic nominee has the support of 50 percent of likely voters in the battleground state while 43 percent back McCain and seven percent are unsure. CNN’s October 20 Ohio poll of polls showed Obama ahead of McCain by three points – 48 percent compared to 45 percent.

In Nevada, Obama is ahead by four points. Forty-five percent of likely voters in the state support McCain while 49 percent support Obama. Six percent of likely voters in Nevada are unsure about their choice for president. In CNN’s previous Nevada poll of polls released October 13, Obama was also ahead by four points – 49 percent versus 45 percent.

In CNN’s Florida poll of polls, Obama has an advantage of three points. Obama has support from 48 percent of Florida’s likely voters compared to 45 percent support for McCain. Seven percent of the state’s likely voters are unsure about their choice for president. In CNN’s previous Florida poll of polls released October 18, Obama also lead by three points and both men had the same levels of support.

CNN’s first West Virginia poll of polls shows a two-point advantage for McCain. The Republican nominee has the support of 47 percent of likely voters in the state and 45 percent support Obama with 8 percent unsure about their choice for president

CNN’s Pennsylvania general election poll of polls consists of the following three surveys: Quinnipiac (October 16-21), Morning Call/Muhlenberg (October 18-22), and Susquehanna (October 16-18).

CNN’s Virginia general election poll of polls consists of the following three surveys: Mason-Dixon (October 20-21), CNN/Time/ORC (October 19-21), and Suffolk University (October 3-5).

CNN’S Ohio general election poll of polls consists of the following four surveys: Quinnipiac (October 16-21), CNN/Time/ORC (October 19-21), Suffolk University (October 16-19), and NBC/Mason-Dixon (October 16-17).

CNN’s Nevada general election poll of polls consists of the following three surveys: CNN/Time/ORC (October 19-21), Mason-Dixon (October 8-9), and Research 2000 (October 3-6).

CNN’s Florida general election poll of polls consists of the following three surveys: Quinnipiac (October 16-21), Mason-Dixon (October 20-21), and Research 2000 (October 13-15).

CNN’s West Virginia general election poll of polls consists of the following three surveys: CNN/Time/ORC (October 19-21), NBC/Mason-Dixon (October 16-17), and American Research Group (October 4-8).

CNN’s state polls of polls do not have a sampling error.

soundoff (106 Responses)
  1. FactCheck

    > Not true not true. keep dreaming CNN

    Thanks Baghdad Bob.

    October 23, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  2. willcnnpostthis?

    Bobby from MS:

    Stop Drinking the McCain Camp Kool-Aid Every Poll says McCain is behind in Red States and Swing States

    October 23, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  3. Carole

    I pray the American people rethink this election. We need someone to lead with experience, one who cares about us, and our children even the ones that cannot speak for themselves, with my professional backgound I confirm that raising anyone's taxes would not be wise, one who does not have radical friends, one who is not involved with ACORN, one who has not spent so much money on this campaign, please think, look at everything not just money, we need to stop greed in business and in the government, we have to look beyond words, even H Clinton and J Biden did not agree with Mr Obama before. Thank you,
    VOTE MC CAIN AND PALIN

    October 23, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  4. Denise

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2008

    October 23, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  5. WonderfulObamaFromIndependent

    Obama.. win and win handily. Show the wicked Republicans and thier die-hard Right-wing fundamentalists (or mullahs) the door. Take this great nation back from stone-age hunters. I am so sick that as a conservative i am voting against Republicans. My vote if for Obama.

    October 23, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  6. D.J.

    How can anyone trust the government of The U.S.A.....to Palin???

    October 23, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
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