November 1st, 2008
12:00 PM ET
2 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. White mother for Obama

    I am so sick of Palin and Dole. What skanks

    November 1, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  2. Jo-Ann

    All the Obama haters will be eating crow on Wednesday...when they have a new President by the name of BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA!!!

    November 1, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  3. I dont like Republicans

    Please go vote for Obama on Nov 4th so we can free this great country from those hate mongering, incompetent republicans

    November 1, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  4. Jay

    I would like to point out that in Europe(and the rest of the world even) there is NO country which favors McCain/Palin. The average in polls about the US presidency is 75-25 for Obama in Western Europe. (Why do you think the whole world favors Obama?)
    I wish you all best of luck in deciding the future of America and the rest of the world, for that is what the US is still capable of: shaping the world. I hope you will vote with that in mind and try to make the world a better place.
    Good luck!

    Jay, the netherlands

    November 1, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  5. kojipham

    Hi Racists, Hi Haters – His name is Barack Hussein Obama. Nobody chooses their name, and why does it matter so much to you? Your racism and xenophobia oozes out of your every words. Your candidate of choice (McCain and Palin) and their supporters have run the most fear-mongering, boogeyman laced election campaign in recent memory. Hitler and the Nazis used the same tactics against the Jews in Europe before WWII, demonizing the jews and trying to make them as sub-human as possible to the German public to make what was to come (Hitler's Final Solution) more palatable to the German people. Don't get me wrong, I am not calling the McCain campaign tactics Nazism, such a comparison is not warranted, 'am just suggesting that some of their tactics bear some slight similarity to the preparatory stages of the German people for future Nazi crimes. Last I checked this is a democratic society, you can voice your disapprove of the other candidates policies, but when a campaign starts to call another candidate and their supporters communists, socialist, un-American, non-citizen, etc. you are crossing a line of no-return

    November 1, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  6. No Hillary = No Obama

    So say-it the media conglomerate CNN who hijacked Hillary Clinton's campaign beginning last February and has since fictionalized Obama more than he has fictionalized himself. Watch the state of Missouri – they have picked the President consistently and now CNN's poll shows a tie which means McCain is leading. That's the only state to watch on election night.

    November 1, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  7. Kina, A Veteran in NYC

    QUESTION @ November 1st, 2008 1:31 pm ET:

    i honestly don't believe there's such a thing as undecided...ppl like already know who they wonna vote for...they just don't a good reason why they wonna vote for that person...so they r looking for any reason not to vote for the other...eg, i've read some ppl in here say they are Sen. Clinton's supporters, but they don't like Sen. Obama...their reason is caus of how Sen. Obama ran the campaign against Sen. Clinton, as if he did her dirty...that reason is bogus, we both know that, caus Sen. Clinton lost the primaries caus she thought she'd already won be4 it began...and here's why...Sen. Obama has incorporated most of Sen. Clinton's ideas into his health and economic plans...so why would these same ppl opt for Sen. McCain's "No Plan" for this nation?...i'll tell u this...i believe those ppl simply can't stand having an African-American as president, but they don't have the courage to say so...But that's fine, caus win or lose, we're all gonna have to live with the next president...i hope i was able to help u explore the "undecided" folks a little bit...God Bless the US Armed Forces and the United States of America...

    Again, pls post this, MODERATOR...thanx...

    Obama/Biden 08

    Kina.

    November 1, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  8. INDEPENDANT VET

    POLLS , POLLS , NOW IF THEY SHOWED THE MAVRICKS AHEAD . THAT MEANS THEY HAVE TO WORK THREW THE NEXT FEW DAYS. DIGGING UP MORE VOTERS FROM THE GRAVES.

    MY BIGGEST QUESTION IS HOW IN THE HELL , ARE GOING TO GET THESE PEOPLE BACK IN THERE GRAVES.

    BILL SAID IT RIGHT. THIS IS HOLLYWOOD , THEY CAN PRODUCE ANYTHING ANY TIME WITH A LITTLE MAJIC TRICK . THE THE TRICK IS MONEY , MONEY , WITH MONEY YOU CAN DO ANYTHING. YOU GOT THE DNC BACKING , FOREIGN COUNTRIES THAT DESPISE US , THEN YOU HAVE THERE LIAR , CALLING FOR MORE FOR ACORN , ( JUST LIKE THAT PACKAGE TO BAIL OUT WALL STREET, SEE WHAT THE DC BUNCH TRIED TO DO , TIE 500 MILLION TO IT FOR ACORN . WELL THAT FAILED. YET SOME DO NOT SEE HOW CROOKED THE DNC HAVE CAME TO BE. JUST BUY AMERICA , AN TAKE EVERYBODYS LIVELY HOOD AN GIVE IT TO THE ILLEGALS.

    YOU WERE WARRENED. LONG AGO , THIS COUNTRY WOULD BE TAKEN OVER AN A SHOT NOT BEING FIRED. BEWARE OF YOUR ENEMY FROM WITH IN.

    GOD BLESS THE USA. , SUPPORT THE MAVRICKS, AND SAVE AMERICA, SHE IS NOT UP FOR SALE.

    November 1, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  9. Shannon

    Let hope for a huge win!! I already voted. Email your friends, family make sure they vote. We need change!!
    Obama/ Biden 08

    November 1, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  10. Jen, CA

    FYI, medical records are confidential and protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

    It was put into place to protect patient privacy and also ensures privacy of all accumulated health information that belongs to the patient.

    It was signed into law in 1996 under the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Healthcare providers nationwide were required to comply with the rules and regulations of privacy protection by April of 2003.

    Only the patient and anyone directly involved in his/her care can have access to this information – NOT some campaign strategist – or belligerent blogger!

    Got it, idiots?

    November 1, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  11. Kina, A Veteran in NYC

    TL,

    much luv to all Americans...we're on our way to GRACELAND...

    Obama/Biden 08

    Kina.

    November 1, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  12. T. Rothchild

    McCain / Palin = Fascism and McCarthyism. (You are judged by the
    company you keep, spy on your neighbors , you are unAmerican and unpatriotic if you don't do what we say, be afraid, be very afraid while we take you to the cleaners, etc.)

    Democrats = Freedom and individual rights and liberty.
    Free yourselves. (Sit on your porches and decks if you WANT to.)

    Democrats 08.

    November 1, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  13. Kina, A Veteran in NYC

    QUESTION @ November 1st, 2008 1:31 pm ET

    just so u know, No Hillary = No Obama is one person that won't vote for Sen. Obama caus he beat Sen. Clinton...but i ain't mad at her, it's his/her prerogative...vote as u wish, No Hillary = No Obama...just make sure u vote, though...don't waste it...enjoy ur wkend...

    Obama/Biden 08

    Kina.

    November 1, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  14. IndependentfromTexas

    INDEPENDENT VET – remove Caps Lock. You didn't fight for this country for Palin kind of American talibanization. Give me a break. We respect your service to this nation, but no thanks if you fought to talibanize America by christian religious fundamentalists like Palin. And, avoid denegrating other races. Please .... We have lots of vets supporting Obama for the good of this country.

    November 1, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  15. jim

    Ever time u here mccain speak he is bashing Obama never lays out a plan running a dirty campain .he's a joke so is palin

    November 1, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  16. Amila

    Look what a community organizer can do? he can reach people. Remember RNC made fun of being a community organizer. Well don't forget, the smallest unit of a country is the community. RNC got everthing wrong. LOL

    November 1, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  17. Country First?

    McCain touts a "Country First" mantra and then hires an unqualified
    woman to protect this country? How is SHE going to protect us?
    Four start General Colin Powell himself is the one of the only few
    willing to tell the truth that she is a direct threat to our national security.
    How is she going to protect us? McCain's judgment allowed him to
    crash three planes, and get captured no disrespect. Now pick unqualified Palin. Voters had better think long and hard before they
    become guilty of aiding and abetting McCain in helping the most
    unqualified person in US history to take control of our forces, because of
    ignorance.

    November 1, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  18. Chas

    All caps? Is it a little louder doing that? And what are you so afraid of? Please let Tuesday get here so the Repugnants will finally get out of here and slip under their rock to hide – and we won't have to listen to their vile rhetoric of made up stuff and America can plan for the future – at last!

    November 1, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  19. Country First?

    McCain touts a "Country First" mantra and then hires an unqualified
    woman to protect this country? How is SHE going to protect us?
    Four start General Colin Powell himself is the one of the only few
    willing to tell the truth that she is a direct threat to our national security.
    How is she going to protect us? McCain's judgment allowed him to
    crash three planes, and get captured no disrespect. Now pick unqualified Palin. Voters had better think long and hard before they
    become guilty of aiding and abetting McCain in helping the most
    unqualified person in US history to take control of our forces, because of
    ignorance.

    November 1, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  20. Monica from Albuquerque

    I sure hope to hell that Obama wins by a landslide.

    We need to slam the GOP and their hateful, divisive, exclusive, hypocritical and racist Party.

    John McCain will lose not only because he showed poor judgment in selecting Palin, but because he has run a disgraceful and dishonorable campaign.

    November 1, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  21. Sweet Daddy

    Don't let up keep your foot on there necks the Repubs are going down...also if this is over McCain can take a nap and Palin and the scare crow can go see the Wizard of Oz and get a brain!!!!

    Go Bama Go

    November 1, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  22. Sns4Obama

    This Wisconsinite is for Obama/Biden and everyone I know in this state is too.

    November 1, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  23. Sweet Daddy

    Don't let up keep your foot on there necks the Repubs are going down...also after this is over McCain can take a nap and Palin and the scare crow can go see the Wizard of Oz and get a brain!!!!

    Go Bama Go

    November 1, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  24. Jen, CA

    THE DIFFERENCE!

    John McCain, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were walking down a Washington D.C. street when they came upon a homeless man.

    John McCain gave the man his business card and told him to come to his office to get a job. He then took $20 out of his pocket and gave it to the man.

    Hillary was very impressed, so when they came upon another homeless person, she decided to help. She walked over to him and gave him directions to the welfare office. She them reached into John McCain's pocket and got out $20. She kept $15 for her administrative fees and gave the homeless person $5.

    When they came upon another homeless person, Barack told him to "have hope . . . change is coming . . ." and gave him nothing.

    November 1, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  25. A Really Conservative Realist

    HEADLINE, NOTICE, ATTENTION....LAZY AMERICANS VOTE OBAMA INTO THE WHITEHOUSE.

    If any of you takes the time to read this you will either:
    1. get mad and have no defense,
    2. get mad and show ignorance by trying to respond.

    First please know that I am first and foremost a conservative. I am sometimes a Republican. Second, John McCain is NOT a conservative and sometimes a Republican. I will vote for McCain because he is, in fact, the lesser of two evils (pardon the cliche).

    Obama has three kinds of supporters: ideological liberals, fad voters and the lazy. He is none of the three.

    Ideological liberals are folks who believe that goverment can more honestly and adequately provide for the needs of its people than the peolpe themselves. I enjoy debating these people. They are often intelligent and will always be present in the civic debate. Examples include the last three Democratic presidents. They will vote Obama because they are not represented on the ticket elsewhere.

    Fad voters are most often young, immature, easily influenced and can be brilliant or stupid. Lots and lots of college students fall into this catagory. They are always present in every election. They voted Bush into office twice. They yield to savory politics. They will vote for Obama because he is inspiring and sophisticated. They love his rhetoric and ability to communicate his "ideas." The fad vote always goes to the better politician.

    Lazy folks may be brilliant or stupid as well. They may be young or old. They could be middle school drop-outs or PHD's. And get this......they will vote this year. They normally do not, because, well, they're lazy. But Obama is brilliant, and though I disagree at nearly every level with his ideology, we should all see his brillaince. He has awakened the lazy of our country by promising them the one thing they "need." They need someone to do for them what they should do for themselves. In this case, the lure is something for nothing. What they hear Obama say is "A vote for me is money for nothing." They don't care about his opinion on Russia, oil, "Green Technology", or any other policy for that matter. They simply want what they don't deserve. They find no shame in taking money they don't deserve.

    This is a tough time for someone as conservative as I am. Obama will win, I'm afraid. But take heart, bad ideas never create stability. In a few years, all Americans will have a chance to vote for chance once more. It is my hope, that BO's term as President will be a sort of awakening, if you will. And I hope that someone, whether Democratic or Republican, will emerge as a brilliant orator, as he is, with good ideas. Against the back-drop of what the next years will bring, good ideas will shine.

    November 1, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
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