August 27th, 2008
06:00 PM ET
13 years ago

New Mexico shifts into Obama's column, CNN estimates

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(CNN) - CNN has shifted the battleground state of New Mexico into Barack Obama's column Wednesday, on the heels of a just-released survey showing the Illinois senator holding a double-digit lead there.

CNN had considered New Mexico a "tossup state," but the re-designation was prompted by a new CNN/Time Magazine/Opinion Research Corporation poll out Wednesday showing Obama with a significant 53-40 point lead in the state President Bush narrowly carried in 2004.

The change results in 5 more electoral votes for Obama in CNN's estimate, bringing the Illinois senator's lead over John McCain to 37 electoral votes. (Obama has a total of 226, McCain stands at 189, and 123 electoral votes remain up for grabs).

The CNN Electoral Map is based on analysis from the CNN Political Unit and takes into account a number of factors, including polling, state voting trends, ad spending patterns, candidate visits, and guidance from the campaigns, parties, and political strategists. The list will be updated regularly as the campaign develops over time.

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Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • CNN • John McCain
soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. John

    I am a Latino and I don't see what the republicans have done for Latinos past 8 years, but hurt the economy. I am ready for a positive change – I see that in Obama & Biden ticket. The democrats proved successful during the 8 years Clinton was in office. I have no doubt it will be successful again for another 8 years.

    August 27, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  2. C from Texas

    Wait till the Rep convention, you'll see more states turn Red. This is too be expected during the Dem convention, wonder why they can't get Colorado? This should tell you something. Can't wait till next week, then you'll see McCain take a big lead in the polls.

    McCain '08

    August 27, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  3. Veterans for Obama and Ex-Republicans for Obama!

    Oh yeah! Go New Mexico! You Barock!!!

    August 27, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  4. ana

    This is God acting with power, he knows we need a change!

    August 27, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  5. Jay

    Why Iowa still a toss up?????
    Obama's been up in every single poll from there normally from 5 to 9 points. Come on CNN!!!!

    August 27, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  6. Desikins

    It's because of Bill Richardson! and because everyone hates Bush now YAY!!!!!

    August 27, 2008 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  7. Obama/Biden

    It is ridiculous what the republican had done to this country in eight years. Coming from economics surplus from Bill Clinton to deep debt to China. This republican government is handing their white plate over to China and begging to barrow money from them. This has never been the US. Most of the time it always been the other way around. We are the one that used to lend money to the world.
    These republican think that they have not done enough to the country and try to scare you away from a chance to take our country back. No way, No how, No McCain.

    August 27, 2008 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
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