November 4th, 2008
07:33 PM ET
5 years ago

Polls too close to call in six key states

 Wendy Bolton studies the ballot as she votes at First Ward Elementary School in Charlotte, NC.
Wendy Bolton studies the ballot as she votes at First Ward Elementary School in Charlotte, NC.

(CNN) – The polls are too close for CNN to project a winner in six states, including the often-critical battleground of Ohio.

CNN is not currently projecting whether Republican John McCain or Democrat Barack Obama will win Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina, Virginia or West Virginia.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (137 Responses)
  1. People are racist for not supporting Obama?

    Actually, if he "looses this thing," it has nothing to do with "racist whites" in this country. It would have much more to do with people who are smart enough to sort through his false rhetoric about the economy. This bad economy has nothing to do with Bush loosening regulation of Wall Street. In fact, the SEC regulations originated during the Clinton years, and Bush, typical of him, sat on his behind and did nothing. The real blame lies at the feet of those politicians who forced banks to give loans to people who were such risky borrowers that banks would otherwise refuse them loans. When gas prices rose and defaults followed, the economic hen came home to roost - in Barney Frank's and Barack Obama's yard. It's ironic that an economic crisis might propel Obama into office. It's the one area that is least qualified to handle.

    November 4, 2008 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  2. Fatalis

    Wait, wait, wait, if we didn't vote for Obama we're both white and racist? I happen to be neither, and I voted McCain because I'm also not a socialist with the desire to throw this nation into a depression.

    November 4, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  3. Jeff

    Obama Supporter are you serious. Why do you democrats always have to play the race card. Your policies aren't even close to correct, so you have to play this race card, what a load.

    November 4, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  4. Z-Pilot

    Obama Supporter, that is completely ignorant. People will vote for McCain based off of the issues, not his race. There will be exceptions, but they'll be the minority. Sounds like you are supporting Obama based purely on race. That's terrible.

    November 4, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  5. Allison

    God help us all if Obama wins. Obama supporter... just because people might vote against Obama does not mean they are racist. I would easily vote for a black President... if I agreed with that person's place on the issues. I disagree with Obama on health care, on abortion, and on many other issues. I am voting based on issues.. not on color. How about all the blacks... voting for Obama ONLY because he's black without even knowing where he stands on the issue.... are they racist against whites in your mind? I do not trust Obama. There fore, I voted against him. McCain is not Bush... It's going to take more then 4 years to Fix America.. no matter who wins. All we can do is wait... and hope for the best, no matter who our leader is.

    November 4, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  6. ANDY AMES

    FROGY
    YOU REALLY BELIEVE WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT GOD HAVING ANYTHING TO DO WITH THIS ELECTION? IF THERE WAS A GOD THEN THERE WOULDN'T BE "PEOPLE" LIKE YOU!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  7. P. Michael Brown

    There may be plenty of racists in the red states to be sure. Red is Republican and Red is for hate. Fear is the Republican way. But there are plenty of whites like myself that voted for Obama today here in California. I wonder how many people of color voted for discriminating
    against gays and lesbians here today? United we stand devided we fall.

    November 4, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  8. Obama Supporter

    I agree, sadly, the only thing McCain has over Obama is the color of his skin.... if Obama were a white man, the race would be pretty close to unanimous.. On a good note, the fact that Obama IS black has made millions of people who would not ordinarily Care, get out and Vote... most of them for the first time.. myself included...

    November 4, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  9. Mccain Supporter

    Sure sound like the Obama Supporter is the Racist,give it up that went out in the 70's

    November 4, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  10. Hopes people are voting for the right reasons.

    In reference to Obama Suporter's Comment:
    Just because someone doesn't vote for Obama does not mean that they are raciest. There are more issues that need to be considered other than race. If a person's race is the only reason we are voting for that person, then we have failed as a country and failed to use our power of voting to its full potential.

    November 4, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  11. ron mexico

    well then how about we just do away with these stupid polls and wait for the real results?

    November 4, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  12. David

    McCain has 69% in GEORGIA???? What are they thinking??

    November 4, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  13. Mary Pundar

    Maybe the problem is you trusted the extremely liberal media to lead you to water. When you have 10 year old kids on Democratic adds telling you how to vote there is something wrong. Unfortunately there brains haven't developed all the way and liberal adds take advantage. Do what ever it takes right? Wrong, the strong America will unite tonight and vote for who they really want, either Obama or McCain but it won' be swayed by liberal polls!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  14. BILL

    PERHAPS JUST PERHAPS IF OBAMA LOOSES MAYBE IT IS BECAUSE PEOPLE DON'T AGREE WITH HIS POLICIES, INSTEAD OF CALLING EVERYONE RACIST, TRY THINKING THAT OTHERS DON'T AGREE WITH THE MAN. PERHAPS

    November 4, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  15. JustBeenLaidOffToday

    All I ask America is to be fair. I'm for Obama. . .

    November 4, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  16. Claire

    Spelling? I believe it would be "too" close to call.

    November 4, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  17. Tammy D.

    If Obama doesn't win, it could be the fact that this election is rigged. I don't believe that so many people would vote for Mccain over Obama. However, I do believe that the Republicans have the power to rigg an election to their benefit.

    November 4, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  18. McCain Supporter

    Yeah? And if Obama WINS this thing it proves that there are just as many idiots in this country as I always suspected.

    November 4, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  19. Amberashley

    I'm so sick of people using the race, age, and gender cards. That is not at all what this election should be about what's best for this nation as a whole, not what race, gender, or age groups is going to socially benefit from the outcome. Please grow up and learn to think.

    November 4, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  20. lmao

    RIDICULOUS! Why is it everything is blamed on race? Do you not realize the dems were in office THE LAST TWO YEARS? thats fine, blame everything on race...I however live in a place called REALITY, thanks. Isn't Obama half white? HMMM, RACIST huh? lol, he's NOT african american AT ALL, his dad was AFRICAN KENYAN!!! GTFO BROOOOOO!!! (that means brother, not in the racist sense ;))

    November 4, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  21. Bob hope

    Please... I voted for obama but I respect the rights of expression and opinion of those who voted for mcain. And I do not say that the black people who voted for Obama did so because they are racist. Let's move beyond your narrow minded racist mentality.

    November 4, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  22. Anonymous

    dose it really make a difference how the spelled "to" i think most people will figure out what the ment.
    go get a life!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  23. Anonymous

    wow thanks for that enlighting criticism, lets all pause and absorb that...

    November 4, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  24. germanshepherdmom

    In response to Obama Supporter

    Suggesting that the outcome of this election is based on race, without any evidence other than your opinion, is in itself a racist comment.

    November 4, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  25. McCain Supporter

    Or it proves that race had nothing to do with the election and this country still doesn't buy into the vague platform of "change" as the new direction of this country. Substance, not race, will determine the outcome. Playing the race card as a reason to vote a certain way or a reason for the outcome is just as racist as not voting for someone for the same reasons.

    November 4, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
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