November 1st, 2008
12:00 PM ET
3 years ago

State polls: Obama ahead in NH, WI, CO, MT; MO tied up

Sen. Obama has an advantage over Sen. McCain in 4 of the 5 CNN's latest state polls of polls.
Sen. Obama has an advantage over Sen. McCain in 4 of the 5 CNN's latest state polls of polls.

(CNN) – It's down to the wire for Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain as
the two men enter their final weekend of campaigning. With just three days until Election Day, CNN's latest polls of polls shows Obama holding on to leads in a few key battlegrounds — and neck-and-neck with McCain in others.

Obama leads McCain by 12 points in CNN's latest New Hampshire poll of polls. Fifty-three percent of likely voters in New Hampshire support Obama and 41 percent back McCain. Six percent are unsure about their choice for president. In CNN's October 31 New Hampshire poll of polls, Obama led McCain by 15 points - 54 percent compared to 39 percent.

Obama is also ahead in Wisconsin, where CNN's latest poll of polls in the state gives him an 11 point lead: Fifty-three percent of voters in Wisconsin support the Illinois senator and 42 percent support the Arizona senator. Five percent of voters in the state are unsure about their choice for president. In CNN's October 30 Wisconsin poll of polls, Obama was ahead by 12 points - 53 percent to 41 percent.

In Colorado, Obama is ahead by 7 points in CNN's latest poll of polls. Fifty-two percent of likely voters in the state support Obama and 45 percent support McCain. Three percent of voters in the state are undecided. In CNN's October 31 Colorado poll of polls, Obama and McCain were also separated by 7 percentage points - 51 percent for Obama and 44 percent for McCain.

Obama holds the slimmest of advantages in Montana in CNN's first poll of polls for the state: Forty-six percent of likely voters in the state back Obama, and 45 percent support McCain. Nine percent of Montana's likely voters are unsure about their choice for president.

The two presidential rivals are tied in CNN's latest Missouri poll of polls. Each man garners support from 48 percent of the state's likely voters. Four percent are unsure about their choice for president. The two men were also tied at 47 percent each in CNN's October 31 Missouri poll of polls.

CNN's latest New Hampshire poll of polls consists of the following three surveys: Research 2000 (October 28-30), ARG (October 28-30), and WMUR/UNH (October 28-30).

CNN's latest Wisconsin poll of polls consists of the following three surveys: University of Wisconsin (October 21-28), Research 2000 (October 27-28), and Big Ten Battleground (October 19-22).

CNN's latest Colorado poll of polls consists of the following three surveys: ARG (October 28-30), Marist (October 27-28), and CNN/Time/ORC (October 23-28).

CNN's first Montana poll of polls consists of the following three surveys: American Research Group (October 28-30), NBC/Mason-Dixon (October 23-25), and Montana State University (October 16-20).

CNN's latest Missouri poll of polls consists of the following three surveys: ARG (October 28-30), CNN/Time/ORC (October 23-28), and Reuters/Zogby (October 23-26).

CNN's state polls of polls do not have sampling errors.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • CNN Poll of polls • Colorado • John McCain • Missouri • Montana • New Hampshire • Wisconsin
soundoff (256 Responses)
  1. Chetan

    Obama '08! I want Arizona blue.

    November 1, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  2. Country first

    Nasty, Nasty campaign can you afford four more years of this mess. After this eight years term this republican president will still have his mension and guess what? that mension is pay off for. Some of you already lose your home and some of you will. Some of you already lost your job and some of you will while the people that cause this financial mess are getting richer. The president which is partly to blame for that mess is still getting his fat pay check every week and never think one day how his bills going to pay for because you are paying for them. These republicans claim that they are conservative and religious and the democrats are not while all of them are doing the same things. What is the difference by telling abortion is wrong when you doing it behind the close doors. These are selfish republicans behavior. According to statistics abortions, divorce, gay and lesbian have almost the same proportion among church people than non church people. You need common sense leadership. We do not need selfish leadership.Can you afford to have this selfish leaders in office again.
    they had tried everything and I tell you it is nasty. These republicans believe that they have not done enough damage to this country and they are trying to scare you. What is that mean now? When they say that his aunt is here illegally. If you an American you an American and I think your background, your religion, and race should not be matter.
    Now that socialism, terrorism do not work they want to bring these nonsense to scare you America. The economy is issue # 1 and they had choose not to talk about and try to scare you with these nonsense. This war need to come to an end because $10 billions dollars a month can do a whole lot here in the US from job creation to education and infrastructure improvement. Our current president is a republican and they had done enough to our economy and job market.

    November 1, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  3. j

    Go Obama! Obama supporters get out and vote! Get out the VOTE for OBAMA!

    November 1, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  4. tennisguypitt

    This is wonderful news! Now get out and VOTE!

    November 1, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  5. tennisguypitt

    I'm confused, I write very moderate comments. (I lean slightly to the left, I'm one of those fiscal conservative-very socially liberal types) But I am censored, but racist trash is spewed and you allow it!

    Answer me, CNN!

    November 1, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  6. Colleen

    I believe in my heart the Republican party has been hijacked and is being held hostage by small minded, extreme thinking folks who really want to stuff God down our throats…there is NO place for their religious rapture in our lives…do not tell me you go to church and are a Christian and in the next breath…spew hate…I'm not fooled…
    Republicans! …take back your party…rid yourselves of the Demons hiding behind the Bible..return to loving your neighbor as yourself…go back and ponder the likes of Tom McCall from Oregon…Ronald Reagan…good and decent men., true Republicans in the best sense of the word…separate religion from politics…there is good in all manner of individuals…please become someone we can debate and find our way with…the world needs what we had before these nasty folks took over…find your hearts…and redeem your souls!

    November 1, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  7. Larry

    GOD–Please forgive them ,they know not what they do.

    November 1, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  8. Bob from S S

    AFTER LAST NITE AND THE NITE BEFORE , THE DEAD ARE ALL AWAKEND . SOME WOULD LIKE TO GET AHOLD OF OBAMA , THERE MESSAGE WOULD BE BOOOooooo . HOW DARE YOU BE SO LOW TO COME AN MAKE US CAST A VOTE FOR YOU .

    GO ON BACK TO YOUR FOREIGN FRINDS AND LIE TO THEM. WE KNOW YOU WOULD NEVER LIE TO THEM , WHY !! YOU JUST MAY GET A TATOOE , FOR BETRAYING , YOU ARE A MUSLIM, BORN ONE AND YOUR NAME IS BARRY . AN FUTHER MORE YOU ARE NOT A CITIZEN OF THE USA. SO COME ON BACK HOME WE WANT TO SERVE YOU A FRESH POT OF PEE . MAY EVEN TASTE BETTER THAN WHAT MASKILL COULD SERVE YOU . FOR SHE IS A GOOD LIAR ALSO AS YOU WELL KNOW . REMEMBER SHE IS FROM THE SHOW ME . BUT YOU SHOWED HER , HOW TO DIG UP THE DEAD FOR VOTES . WRIGHT.

    November 1, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  9. louis

    we are almost there...go obamabiden.

    November 1, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  10. Adriana

    Just recently read that Mccain started dating his current wilfe while still married to the first one. What does that say about a character. He may be a prezident of US and work for some other country?

    November 1, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  11. dee

    go Obama, help us all we need help. YOU will win.

    Dee

    November 1, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  12. Michael watching from Canada

    America is very fortunate to have someone with the ability, judgment, temperament, and vision to lead their country.

    Please don't take anything for granted and get out and vote for Obama.

    November 1, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  13. cyrusk

    THIS IS NOT NEWS, EXCEPT MONTANA, WHICH IS BECOMING A TOSS UP. OBAMA LEAD IN THE STATES MENTION AND ALSO CLOSE RACE IN MISSOURI ARE NOT NEW DEVELOPMENTS..

    WHAT ABOUT OTHER KEY STATES; FL, NC, OH, ???

    THE REAL NEWS SHOULD COME OUT OF ND, GA, AZ.

    ALL IN ALL MACCAING IS SLIPPING AND OBAMA GAINING MORE VOTES.

    November 1, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  14. AL+

    I WILL BE WATCHING "FOX" NEWS FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEAR, JUST TO HERE HANNITY AND FRIENDS CALL OBAMA "PRESIDENT OBAMA" THIS IS GOING TO BE FUN. GO BO/JO

    November 1, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  15. kafumu

    obama will be schocked on election day, because he cant win. people are jerking the pollsters around

    November 1, 2008 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  16. Country first

    Hussein is just a name is that suppose to scare people? when you are a baby you do not choose how you want to name yourself this is just good sense. In America you will find different name from Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Peter, George Bush, Sammuel Alito and etc. This is a multy culture country and people from different part of the are leaving here and they name their kids accordingly. That do not make the kids bad or a terrorist; in fact they are American like all of us. We have people from Iraq, Afghanistan, North Korea, Lybia, Venezuela leaving in the USA and the fact that they have roots from these country do not make them bad people.

    November 1, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  17. Benoski

    It looks good for Obama

    November 1, 2008 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  18. JUAN PENA/ PENNSYLVANIA

    When a nation decide to take the future in it hands, there are not such,
    scary, divisive, racist, far right and religious tactics that scare a entire nation. The country decided and understood that the most unpatriotic people are those who sacrifice the entire interest of nation population for the interest of few rich people. Unpatriotic are those republicans who send the sons and daughters of poor americans family to fight a word that benefit only few rich big oil corporation, in the name of fighting for freedom. That is hypocritical and thats why this great nation is taken the future in its hands.

    Vote for Barack Obama

    November 1, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  19. Ohio Voting 4 Obama

    Closing the deal.... Yes We Can!

    November 1, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  20. Chris

    Why is Montana still a McCain leaning state if Obama is leading?

    This is good news, but people you still have to vote! It ain't over til it's over!

    November 1, 2008 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  21. jan

    I don't see how they can say he is ahead in NH. I haven't been polled so I feel comfortable that a lot of other NH residents haven't either. obama won't get my vote. He should follow his aunt back to where ever the US kicks her cheating soul to.

    November 1, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  22. warren smith

    please go back to ohio one more time

    November 1, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  23. babe40

    Go obama

    November 1, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  24. Ken J

    Montana, North Dakota and Georgia are going BLUE this time!
    Everybody in these states (esp. the young voters) get out and vote
    and let all of us make History!!

    GO OBAMA/BIDEN!!!!!!

    November 1, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  25. LR Goldsworthy

    On Oct. 7, 2007, Sen. Barack Obama spoke to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and promised, "The first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That's the first thing I'll do."

    What is the Freedom of Choice Act? It is the most sweeping pro-abortion legislation ever proposed in the United States.

    In a letter dated Sept. 19 to members of Congress, Philadelphia's Justin Cardinal Rigali rightly warned:

    "Despite its deceptive title, FOCA would deprive the American people in all 50 states of the freedom they now have to enact modest restraints and regulations on the abortion industry. FOCA would coerce all Americans into subsidizing and promoting abortion with their tax dollars. And FOCA would counteract any and all sincere efforts by government to reduce abortions in our country.

    "The operative language of FOCA is twofold. First it creates a 'fundamental right' to abortion throughout the nine months of pregnancy, including a right to abort a fully developed child in the final weeks for undefined "health" reasons. No government body at any level would be able to "deny or interfere with" this newly created federal right. Second, it forbids government at all levels to "discriminate" against the exercise of this right "in the regulation or provision of benefits, facilities, services, or information." For the first time, abortion on demand would be a national entitlement that government must condone and promote in all public programs affecting pregnant women," said the cardinal.

    It is clear the FOCA raises abortion to what it calls a "fundamental right." Yet it is not clear if Catholics realize the threat that Mr. Obama poses to the unborn, to believing Catholics in the medical profession, and to Catholic hospitals across the nation.

    Michael Moses, legal analyst of the United States Council of Catholic Bishops called it a "radical measure" that will "go way beyond Roe [vs. Wade]." The language is so sweeping that it will wipe out any state's "conscience" clause, which is the law that allows hospitals, doctors and nurses to abstain from taking part in abortion for reasons of conscience. If abortion is a "fundamental right", according to FOCA, then every hospital must provide it.

    The net result, as one writer noted, is "President Obama and his congressional supermajority would force every Christian hospital, doctor or nurse to abandon their faith or go out of business." Under FOCA, believing Christians could be banned from the hospital industry (and apostolate) by federal law.

    John Vennari is editor of the monthly Catholic Family News.
    CFN Addendum to Bulletin article

    This aspect of Obama's candidacy has been eclipsed by endless talk about the economy. It is tragic that our own Catholic clergy have not effectively warned the people under their charge of this danger. This could be remedied if every priest in every diocese in the country would inform their congregations this Sunday of the grave threat to the lives of the unborn, and to the continuance of Catholic hospitals, that an Obama presidency poses.

    November 1, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
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