October 28th, 2008
09:00 PM ET
6 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


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Extra • John McCain
soundoff (262 Responses)
  1. Beth, NY

    Your polls are worthless-people are not telling the truth because they know the pollsters have their phone numbers and the media might begin a search of their tax records like Joe the Plumber. When they get into the privacy of the voting booth beyond the view of the Obama media-they will say "NO BAMA."

    October 28, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  2. Scott L

    250k to 200k to 150k!

    It is so awesome! Laughing all the way to the polling booth at Democrats.

    Go ahead and vote your liar into office.

    If he is elected, wait until that LA Times video tape is released. I will be laughing so hard at all of you!

    October 28, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  3. Sal

    na na na na,
    na na na na,
    way hey ay, good bye

    October 28, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  4. JIM IN INDIANA

    SOMEBODY PLEASE STICK A FORK IN MCCAIN/PALIN...I THINK THEY ARE DONE.

    October 28, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  5. direkeli

    The Arizona senator trails McCain by 4 points there, 49 percent to 45 percent. - Please check this typo.

    Thanks.

    October 28, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  6. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Ohio the Buckeye State and my home town. My deceased father worked in the steel mill which is no more. We were a proud family of 10 and his earnings in the steel mill allowed us to build a new home in a good neighborhood and to attend good schools. When I visit home it makes me very angry to see what has happened to the hard working honest people in my hometown. The Republicans put Ohioians in the soup lines after closing down plants and shipping their jobs overseas. No more, enough is enough. Ohio don't let the Republicans continue their path of destruction. Please make a change and vote Obama and thank you Ohio for waking up in the final call.

    October 28, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  7. Bobbie Jo, Mississippi

    13 million blacks have spoken that will vote race-period--the 94 million white voters will be heard on Nov 4.

    October 28, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  8. Bama4Obama

    Come on Florida!!!!!!!

    Barack the vote!

    Obama/Biden 08

    October 28, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  9. JB

    Obama / Biden ... landslide 2008.

    October 28, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  10. Joe

    so, now McCain is competing against McCain in Florida?

    "The Arizona senator trails McCain by 4 points there, 49 percent to 45 percent." ????

    October 28, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  11. Bill

    John

    STOP TALKING ABOUT THAT PLUMBER! IT IS TURNING YOUR CAMPAIGN INTO A COMPLETE JOKE.

    October 28, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  12. Hope for Ohio

    McCain behind in Ohio? Oh, say it's not so! I can't believe that the state that supported idiot Bush twice actually is showing the cranial horsepower to recognize the Republicans for the greedy, self-serving, corrupt, redistributing wealth (to their cronies at the top!), lying creeps they really are. Congratulations, Ohio! Welcome to the 20th century!

    October 28, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  13. Butch Dillon

    "Meanwhile, a new poll of polls in Florida shows a similar story. The Arizona senator trails McCain by 4 points there, 49 percent to 45 percent."

    Interesting! This could only mean that the Illinois Senator is leading Obama by 4 points. Clearly one of the more entertaining polls of the campaign.

    October 28, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  14. Steve in NC

    I know a lot of people hate President Bush. I understand that. But we have a lot of mess going around right now and it is no time to elect someone like Obama. We can't mess around with numerous social experiments and nonsense. We need to get back on track.

    Obama is a likeable fellow and it's fun to watch his speeches. I don't really care for Biden so much. If things were going good for our country right now, I would say sure let's give Obama a try. But not now.

    October 28, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  15. Adam

    You got a typo there, in the last paragraph.

    October 28, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  16. AmericadowntheDrainMcCain

    It's only right , a candidate without a message shouldn't gain favor with voters for his lack of message. He's running to keep his lobbyists happy. The American public will make their voice heard loud above the noise of McCain's 100+ lobbyists. Ps ( The audacity of Gov. Palin asking her buddy Ted Stevens to step down based on his corruption conviction. I love the way she enjoys pointing fingers yet complains when she is targeted. She'll have her day in court for her just like Stevens

    October 28, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  17. McBush stinks

    What a joke for a VP pick.

    October 28, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  18. Matt

    if nothing else in your campaign, McCain, at Ieast Iose gracefuIIy

    October 28, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  19. Dealt, Lisbon

    Check this...

    Fact check: McCain tax cuts give $200 billion to corporations, $4 billion to oil companies? Veredict: True

    "I want everybody to be wealthy", says McCain...

    October 28, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  20. Jeremy A

    "The Arizona senator trails McCain by 4 points there" – Nice, he can't even beat himself, let alone Obama.

    October 28, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  21. Greed is not good

    Thanks to Phil Gramm sticking foot in mouth and McCain's own bad underestimation of how significant economic struggles are on the minds of voters...ESPECIALLY in Ohio.

    October 28, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  22. MarioB. from Berlin for OBAMA/BIDEN

    Don't call that race "over".
    It's not over until the polls close at Election Day!

    PLEASE OBAMA SUPPORTERS!!! GO OUT AND VOTE FOR HIM!!!
    MAKE IT A LANDSLIDE!!!
    MAKE THAT RACE OVER AND ENSURE; SARAH PALIN HEADS BACK TO ALASKA!!!

    PLEASE; DON'T THINK THAT RACE IS OVER AND VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

    Obama/Biden in a landslide

    October 28, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  23. A Woman In California For Obama

    Please Ohio think BLUE!

    October 28, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  24. The World for Obama

    It's about time Ohioans wake up ... they owe U.S. big time for voting Bush and their criminal election fraud in '04.

    October 28, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  25. Anonymous

    "The Arizona Senator trails McCain"???

    October 28, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
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