October 31st, 2008
12:22 PM ET
11 years ago

Poll Update: McCain still trails in key battlegrounds

 McCain is behind in battlegrounds states as Election Day draws near.

McCain is behind in battlegrounds states as Election Day draws near.

(CNN)—The latest CNN poll of polls shows Sen. John McCain is still behind in battleground states with just five days before Election Day.

CNN’s first Arizona poll of polls shows McCain leading Sen. Barack Obama by 4 points, 49 percent to 45 percent.

In Colorado, Obama is leading McCain by 7 points, 51 percent to 44 percent; CNN’s last Colorado Poll of Polls –- released October 26 –- also showed Obama leading McCain by 7 points, 50 percent to 43 percent.

CNN’s new Georgia of Polls shows McCain leading Obama by 6 points 50 percent to 44 percent; The last Georgia Poll of Polls –- released October 26 –- also showed McCain leading Obama by 6 points.

In Florida, a state both candidates have been working overtime in, Obama is leading McCain by 3 points 48 percent to 45 percent; CNN’s last Florida Poll of Polls –- released October 28 –- showed Obama leading McCain by 4 points

In battleground Missouri McCain and Obama are currently tied with 47 percent each; CNN’s last Missouri Poll of Polls –- released October 27 –- showed Obama leading McCain by 1 point.

CNN’s new Nevada Poll of Polls shows Obama leading McCain by 7 points, 50 percent to 43 percent.

CNN’s first North Carolina of Polls shows Obama leading McCain by 4 points 50 percent to 46 percent.

In Ohio, a state which is critical to McCain’s shot at the White House, Obama is now leading McCain by 5 points, 49 percent to 44 percent; The last Ohio Poll of Polls –- released October 29 –- showed Obama leading McCain by 8 points.

Finally, in Virginia, Obama is leading McCain by 7 point 51 percent to 44 percent.

View specific polls included after the jump

The Arizona general election "Poll of Polls" consists of three surveys: CNN/Time/ORC (October 23-28), NBC/Mason-Dixon (October 27-28), and Arizona State University (October 23-26).

The Colorado general election "Poll of Polls" consists of three surveys: CNN/Time/ORC (October 23-28), Marist (October 27-28), and AP-GfK (October 22-26).

The Georgia general election "Poll of Polls" consists of three surveys: CNN/Time/ORC (October 23-28), NBC/Mason-Dixon (October 22-23), and Research 2000 (October 14-15).

The Florida general election "Poll of Polls" consists of six surveys: CNN/Time/ORC (October 23-28), AP-GfK (October 22-26), LATimes/Bloomberg (October 25-27), Suffolk (October 23-26), Reuters/Zogby (October 23-26), and Quinnipiac (October 22-26).

The Missouri general election "Poll of Polls" consists of three surveys: CNN/Time/ORC (October 23-28), Reuters/Zogby (October 23-26), and NBC/Mason-Dixon (October 22-23).

The Nevada general election "Poll of Polls" consists of five surveys: Research 2000 (October 25-28), Suffolk (October 23-27), CNN/Time/ORC (October 23-28), Reuters/Zogby (October 23-26), and AP/GfK (October 22-26).

The North Carolina general election "Poll of Polls" consists of three surveys: CNN/Time/ORC (October 23-28), Reuters/Zogby (October 23-26), and AP/GfK (October 22-26).

The Ohio general election "Poll of Polls" consists of five surveys: AP-Gfk (October 22-26), CNN/Time/ORC (October 23-28), LATimes/Bloomberg (October 25-27), Marist (October 24-26), and Reuters/Zogby (October 23-26).

The Virginia general election "Poll of Polls" consists of five surveys: AP-Gfk (October 22-26), CNN/Time/ORC (October 23-28), Marist (October 26-27), Reuters/Zogby (October 23-26.

There is no sampling error for the poll of polls because it is based on an average of polls in any given state.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (236 Responses)
  1. rslick

    jr,
    the word of god does not create war,its man that creates war
    the only one you should fear is god... obama/biden is smart choice

    October 31, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  2. Erika, KS

    Hmm. Right. That's just what the media wants us to believe, so people won't vote because they've been told it's too late, that it doesn't matter. Idiots. The media should shut up.

    October 31, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  3. Yourboi

    For those that are supporting McCain explain this to me?
    1. How can a single person afford health care insurance with 2,500.00 income tax credits and a family of 4 with 5,000 income tax credit?
    2. Would that cause working people to have high co-pay and if you keep your insurance on your job, it is going to be taxed. So in real turns he will not be giving you nothing, you just be paying it back when your job insurance is taxed.
    3. How can you grow an economy by freezing spending, with high debt on the books and jobs are being lost?
    Will McCain supporters please response?

    October 31, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  4. Jann in Denver

    Can we say "Landslide" boys and girls?

    October 31, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  5. Jann in Denver

    Can we say "Landslide" boys and girls? There will be NO BRADLEY EFFECT!

    October 31, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  6. Gail

    Landslide boys and girls!

    GO BAM!!

    October 31, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  7. Arod

    Yes, the polls were also indicating victory for Gore and Kerry.....the difference is that this year, the Democrats will not allow votes to be stolen from them as in years past.

    Republicans: greatest redistributors: they took my vote in 2000 and 2004 and gave it to someone else.

    Obama Biden '08!!!

    October 31, 2008 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  8. beevee

    May be it is time for McCain to concede the election and become a democrat. After the election he can put the blame on Palin and the GOP conservative base and strategist for costing him the election. Palin is his biggest mistake.

    October 31, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  9. Setys

    God will not allow the republicans to steal this election this time. God will prevail this time.

    Vote Obama/Biden

    October 31, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  10. john

    no more neocon WAR CRIMINALS,
    no more neocon CRIMES.

    Beware of McSane the snake.

    Obama08!!

    October 31, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  11. John Q. Cynic

    I heard McCain is divorcing his Bud Poodle for Shawn Hannity, better sex since McCains poodle-wife hurt her arm shaking hands with a supporter (not a athletic supporter, well maybe).

    October 31, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
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