October 28th, 2008
09:00 PM ET
5 years ago

Polls show McCain not making up ground in Ohio

McCain is still trailing in Ohio.
McCain is still trailing in Ohio.

(CNN) - John McCain does not appear to be making up ground in Ohio, the key battleground state that is crucial to keeping his White House hopes alive.

According to CNN's latest poll of polls of the state, the Arizona senator now trails Obama by 6 points there, 50 percent to 44 percent. That gap is two points wider than it was Monday and double what it was one week ago.

Election Center: Check out recent Ohio polls

No Republican has won the presidency without carrying Ohio, and barring a major upset in another big state, the state's 20 electoral votes are a must win for McCain. The Republican presidential candidate is expected to spend two full days there later this week.

The latest Ohio poll of polls consists of recent surveys from LA Times/Bloomberg (October 25-27), Reuters/Zogby (October 23-26), and CNN/Time/ORC (October 19-21). CNN Poll of Polls do not have a margin of error.

Meanwhile, a new poll of polls in Florida shows a similar story. The Arizona senator trails Obama by 4 points there, 49 percent to 45 percent. That gap is 3 points higher than it was earlier today and is largely due to a newly released survey from LA Times/Bloomberg showing McCain down 7 points in the state. The Florida poll of polls also includes surveys from Suffolk University and Reuters/Zogby.

Election Center: Check out recent Florida polls


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soundoff (262 Responses)
  1. don

    Lies, hate, and fear mongering only last so long John.

    October 28, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  2. Te

    Can someone stop Rove, Palin, Tom Delay and Senator Craig from destroying social security ?

    Hopefully, McCain, 73, will retire now.

    October 28, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  3. Charlie Bradley

    OMG Sarah Palin is going to be on Entertainment Tonight THURSDAY. If MARY HART can eat her for lunch like Couric and Gibson did, I think that should pretty much clench it for our man OBAMA!!!!!

    October 28, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  4. GIVE PEACE A CHANCE, VOTE A STRAIGHT DEM TICKET!

    But on the flip side, McCrypt's got Obama right where he wants him, so, this week McCrypt is one happy man!

    October 28, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  5. Kathy

    The Arizona senator trails McCain by 4
    Think its a typo, or is McCain even losing to himself?

    October 28, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  6. Hillary now for Obama

    Who is trailing who is Florida?

    October 28, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  7. sandra

    I think you meant to say : "The Arizona senator trails Obama by 4 points "

    October 28, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  8. Irony

    Now that it is appearant that we no longer buy the GOP lies, why not just stop wasting the taxpayers money on expensive clothes and campaign rallys and go back home to Sedona.

    Sharing oil wealth in Alaska is Socialist a.k.a. Marxist.
    Palin the Marxist does not impress me.

    Keating 5 McCain and his 92% voting with Bush also does not seem like he's a "Maverick" Unless Maverick has been redefined to mean Bush Puppet

    October 28, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  9. Thomas

    Last paragraph: "The Arizona senator trails McCain by 4 points there, 49 percent to 45 percent." seems to be an incorrect. Unless McCain thought he himself was G. W. Bush and started following himself around.

    October 28, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  10. indy chris

    hey, ho, way to go ohio =)

    what do you call it when even a bunch of dumb rednecks are so scared and outraged that they'll vote for a black man? you call it the death knell of the GOP.

    October 28, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  11. Jason

    I believe that John McCain has tested the American Public and has been found wanting.....

    October 28, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  12. W Breeze

    You have a serious typo: "The Arizona senator trails McCain" - you have McCain trailing himself here! You mean, of course, "trails Obama".

    This isn't for posting - just a heads up (from an editor).

    October 28, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  13. Charlie Bradley

    TO JOHN MCCAIN AND SARAH PALIN

    ICEBERG RIGHT AHEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 28, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  14. Sarah Smith

    BOTH my parents are Buckeyes

    and My SON is a Buckeye

    I'm a Texan

    McPain is a LAME PAIN!!!

    WE do not want HIM and his girlie goo bee bop princess

    IN THE PICTURE!!!

    SAYONARA GOP poopers

    October 28, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  15. Cyranix

    How can "the Arizona senator" trail himself?

    October 28, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  16. Tarrie

    i guess Joe 'the moron' isn't banking any new voters for McCain.

    October 28, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  17. Susan

    Ohio likes McCain!!!

    October 28, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  18. Erika

    I VOTED!!!! OBAMA/BIDEN I VOTED!!!! OBAMA/BIDEN

    October 28, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  19. John Smith

    No one in the world is ever going to take the American voter very seriously, given the attention given to:

    1. Sarah Palin (one who cannot even run a village in Africa)
    2. Joe the ???( someone who does not even understand why people pay taxes, and could be the next Republican candidate for office).

    This has been one long joke, and it continues!!!

    October 28, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  20. Sam

    All Obama needs is one of these two states to win. Let's hope that the Republicans can't cheat again and cost this nation one of the greatest leaders since JFK.

    October 28, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  21. CanIcallyouJoe

    McCain is trying to make up ground?

    That's weird. Up until now all he's been doing is making up facts.

    October 28, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  22. Mike in Texas

    I trust polls as far as I can throw them. Everyone who can vote needs to vote. If you don't, you have no right to complain about anything. You can vote 10 times each week for American Idol or Dancing with the Stars but you can't get off your fat rear ends and vote!! There are millions of people across this world who would die for the opportunity to vote in a free election. Put the Cheetos and the remote down and get out and Vote!!

    October 28, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  23. John Smith

    Heres are some facts for America:
    No one in the world is ever going to take the American voter very seriously, given the attention given to:

    1. Sarah Palin (one who cannot even run a village in Africa)
    2. Joe the ???( someone who does not even understand why people pay taxes, and could be the next Republican candidate for office).

    This has been one long joke, and it continues!!!

    October 28, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  24. Joe the SixPack Plummer

    Obamanation = Abomination, it is that obvious!

    October 28, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  25. Chris in Va.

    "...the Arizona Senator trails McCain...." uhhh, typo? Seems to me "The best political team on television" could at least proof read it's posts.

    So CNN has decided to not carry Sen. Obama's address Wed. night. The reason offered, to not interrupt their "news flow". By all means we wouldn't want to miss McCain or Palin spouting their treasonous lies for half an hour.

    CNN has no problem allowing Lou "Nazi in an independent suit" Dobbs from spouting his racist rhetoric for an hour every night.

    Disgusting.

    I know this will be "in moderation" forever of deleted, but I've made my point.......yet certain posters get every utterance posted.

    October 28, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
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