August 24th, 2008
09:56 AM ET
15 years ago

Race for the White House remains dead heat in Colorado

DENVER, Colorado (CNN) - A new poll suggests the race for the White House remains all tied up here in Colorado.

In a Quinnipiac University survey of likely Colorado voters out Sunday, 47 percent of those questioned say presumptive Republican nominee John McCain is their choice for President, with 46 percent backing Democratic rival Barack Obama. The 1 point difference makes the result a statistical dead heat.

Seven percent of those polled remain undecided.

George W. Bush won Colorado by 9 points in the 2000 election, and took the state by 5 points in his re-election bid four years ago.

But the Democrats made major gains in Colorado in statewide elections in 2006, and they hope to capture the state in this year’s presidential election. That’s one reason why the party is holding their convention in Colorado’s capital city.

“In 2004, young voters outnumbered seniors in Colorado. And Democrats are making a big push to get even more of them to the polls this year, along with Latinos and suburban women, two other groups that have been trending Democratic in Colorado,” says CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Colorado • John McCain
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Bertagirl

    Does it not irk anyone else that this Democrat party wants to drown out the vote of the elderly who are already disenfrachised enough just by virtue of technology that they have to gather a youth vote (gee, they know so much about politics) to quash their viewpoints that don't seem to mean diddly to these jerks. Viva the elderly, they have much more wisdom and have seen alot in their lives, they have needs, too!

    August 24, 2008 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  2. James From Chicago

    Mark my words, Obama is going to loose this election without
    Clinton on the ticket, The pompus boy just buried himself.

    August 24, 2008 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  3. jeanette

    Colorado is a very liberal state, and to even think that John McCain will win Colorado in November is a fantasy.
    The democrats will win a landslide victory in Colorado this November.

    August 24, 2008 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  4. ben

    My advice to Sen.Obama.QUIT taking the Hillary trail that lead to her defeat. Forget about McCain. Nothing negative you say will help you win. We already know all of his weak points. Repeating them is a waste of time. We follow you because your words gave us hope. We need someone who speaks of peace and family values. Hillary lost because she concentrated on you and not enough on what she could actualy do for us. Every time you mention the name McCain, you are advertising for him. Leave him alone! He will defeat himself.

    August 24, 2008 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  5. Polls are wrong

    Why does no one in the media ever question the polling methods? People with unlisted cell phones and no land line telephones are never polled. These people are overwhelmingly under 30, and are for Obama 3 to 1. Let's not worry about how close Obama and McCain are to each other if the people we're using to measure the race with are only people with landline telephones and the time (or desire) to answer questions from an anonymous pollster.

    August 24, 2008 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  6. Joyce in Florida

    Not for long. The Democrats will win in November.

    August 24, 2008 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  7. CM

    After the convention the state will lean blue and the dems will squeak through there.

    All the negativity will be put behind us by then. Those who continue to dwell on that will be left in the dust.

    August 24, 2008 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  8. NewYorkLady

    Wait until Friday when John McCain names a qualified woman to be his Vice President.

    After he does that we the woman of America want to see "Attack Dog" Biden take that choice on in the debate about the American ecconomy and lack of energy independence that is hurting our families.

    Does the Obama/Kennedy/Biden ticket have any clue how angry ythe woman of this nation really are?

    Well they are about to find out.

    August 24, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  9. Jeff

    Why can't McCain close the deal with his base?

    August 24, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  10. Charlotte

    A TIE????Anyone who believes Hillary was even considered for VP never heard Michelle state, "she would have to think about voting for Hillary if she beat Obama." Come on people, the Obamas' are anti-Hillary, yet expect her to bend over backwards to support this unqualified jerk. I don't know why she will be held responsible when Obama loses. I agree with her, he is not ready to be President. They were in competition for Christ sake. Biden said the same thing, yet he is Obamas' VP? Did Joe Biden receive 18 million votes? The Dream Ticket is gone and so are the hopes for a democrat in the White House. The Dumb Nuts Committee have really blown it this election. I will write Hillary on my ballot and be proud of my vote. I don't care if I am the only vote she gets, which I doubt, it will be mine.

    August 24, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  11. Draft Board Calling

    Hi moms and dads,this is John McCain,are your kids gonna sign up for the draft?

    August 24, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  12. JohnBoy

    We are seeing the end of the Democrat party.

    Democrat controlled congress approval rating 8%.

    Americans have wised up.

    McCain 08

    August 24, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |