October 5th, 2008
03:55 PM ET
13 years ago

A dead heat in Colorado

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(CNN) - Call it the Rocky Mountain battle for the White House.

A new CNN Poll of Polls in Colorado suggests the battle for the state's 9 electoral votes is a dead heat. In the survey, compiled Sunday, 47 percent of likely voters in Colorado back Barack Obama for president, with 46 percent supporting John McCain. Seven percent of those questioned are undecided.

The CNN Poll of Polls is a compilation of the latest surveys in the state. The polls in this latest average are a Mason-Dixon survey conducted September 29-October 1, a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll taken September 21-23, and an American Research Group survey conducted September 23-25.

Both campaigns are spending a lot of time and money campaigning in Colorado. McCain made a swing through the state on Thursday and Friday. Obama last campaigned in Colorado on September 29. The Democrats also held their party's national convention there in late August.

Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada are three mountain west states that voted for George W. Bush in 2004 that the Democrats are hoping to turn from red to blue come Election Day.

soundoff (349 Responses)
  1. No Hillary = No Obama

    I wish CNN would find a substitute word for "dead" heat. Just say even, Steven or it's a tie or a draw. CNN's unconscious is seeping through.

    October 5, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  2. Brian Rich

    Colorado is still reverberating from Obama's thunderous acceptance speech more than a month ago. They will go for Obama in November – this latest boost for McCain is just the remnants of the Palin boost, which is lasting a bit longer in the rugged mountain states than it did in the rest of the country. Fortunately what wore off everywhere else will wear off in Colorado as well.

    October 5, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  3. Jen

    CNN you might want to mention polls came out today showing Obama up by 7 in Ohio and 18 in Minnesota. Say goodnight MCSHAME

    October 5, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  4. FreeNLovIt

    Colorado, do you love Cheney? Palin is seeking a new role for a VP, outside of the Consitution. If you love Cheney, you will love Palin. Go ahead, vote for Palin.

    October 5, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  5. Montana is Obama Country

    If Colorado wants 4 more years of the same of lies .. Vote McCain...

    If Colordao wants a livable wage, equality, affordable housing, and an end to the war VOTE Barack..

    Yes WE Can....

    Obama/Biden.. 2008, 2012

    October 5, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  6. katiec

    I have faith in the intelligence of the Colorado voters to
    know they will vote for the only acceptable candidates:
    Barack Obama, Joe Biden.
    From what I understand the Obama/Biden signs are
    everywhere there.
    They realize our survival depends on it.

    October 5, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  7. No More Torture

    Barack will WIN. He's got to because we need to take our country back. Americans deserve to be in control of their destiny again.

    No matter how you look at it, Democrats would NEVER torture people, but the Republicans had no problem with it. Vote for a Democrat because we're the party that doesn't torture.

    Barack/Biden 08

    October 5, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  8. Shirley-Ohio

    Hit him back with the Keating Five Scandal, another banking problem where some of those men went to jail and McCain got away with it. His pill popping wife and how he cheated on his first wife with Cindy because his first wife appearance changed because of some sort of cancer she was going through. You gotta hit back Obama. Hit back. This world is doomed if McCain and Palin gets into off. Palin also cheated on her taxes because governors make way more than that and so does her husband. Make the world see them for what they are worth. They are not good for this country, they just want to win and look at the way they are doing it. Hit back Obama.

    October 5, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  9. Frank in Deerfield, IL.

    When you have nothing to say you say nothing. The McCain/Palin ticket is an unfortunate representation of one of our major American political parties. Reading off of note cards, winking and unbecoming personal attack behavior is not enough. This is a sad day in American governance when that ticket represents one half of the best America can consider. The Obama/Biden ticket certainly has imperfections, but they communicate their proposed programs and policies in an appropriate manner for consideration by the American public.

    October 5, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  10. S. Boatman Warrensburg, Mo.

    Mccain Is Losing In Ohio Big Time And No Republican Wins The White House Without That State!

    October 5, 2008 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  11. OS

    The GOP tactics are so cheap and mean.

    Now they don't have policies and issues to run on, therefore they are desperate to coming up issues that are wrong and irrelevant.


    October 5, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  12. Barney

    Some of these states seem to flip-flop even more than McWarmonger.

    Go Figure.

    Obama/Biden '08

    October 5, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  13. Len in Washington

    I think that on Nov 4 we will see that most of Colorado will go Obama.

    October 5, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  14. Perusing-through

    I guess the Republicans never dreamed they would have to defend Colorado and Nevada:-)

    I guess it should NOT be a surprise after 8-years of Bush/Cheney/McCain Leadership.

    GOD Bless America!
    GOD Bless the Obama-Biden Leadership!

    October 5, 2008 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  15. carolyn

    Perhaps this is why Palin is smearing Obama's name with lies in Colorado and McCain is alllowing it knowing he is losing and will back in the Senate when Palin is flying back to Alaska to keep an out out for the Russians!

    Please, can't someone stop this madness!!

    October 5, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  16. Pier Giacalone

    undecided will go with the flow on election day. Obama is the flow. Look out for a drubbing and all the slander and auditing in the world isn't going to stop it.

    President Obama – Jan 20, 2009. Get used to it.

    October 5, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  17. carolyn

    corrected myself.......

    Perhaps this is why Palin is smearing Obama's name with lies in Colorado and McCain is alllowing it knowing he is losing and will be back in the Senate when Palin is flying back to Alaska to keep an eye out for the Russians!

    Please, can't someone stop this madness!!

    Thank you!

    October 5, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  18. Chris, Antioch, CA

    And I just saw Obama's stretching huge leads in NH, OH, and MN. I still think Obama will end up with 330+ EV's. It's the nature of his map. He, and Dean, are brilliant. Be prepared for a couple of generations of Dem rule in this country. Things will get better.

    Obama / Biden 08 and 12 (and then Warner / Schweitzer 16 and 20?)

    October 5, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  19. President William Jeffeerson Nixon

    Stay on Point Obama, there will be race baiting, and out right lies, ans The Racist White Wing Republican Party will throw the kitchen sink at you, that's why they have Palin attacking you. They want you to attack back so that they can play the Black Man White women scene... however, America, the real America not the one that is in Pail, Bush, Mcain and the RNC's head, but the Real America wont be fooled... Stay the course, and run the table.

    October 5, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  20. Loretta

    The McCain Campaign is getting awfully desperate. The ads are more negative than any I've seen.

    October 5, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  21. indy chris

    Outdated polls. Obama is clobbering McNasty in CO. Factor in all the young people and minorites who only have cell phones....landslide.

    October 5, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  22. Nimi from NY

    It's not true. Obama is leading in Colorado. I think CNN is trying to pacify McCain camp. For argument sake let's say it is true. It took two weeks for us to get where we are and it might take just one day for us to go over the hill. I thank God we have one month to do this over. A month ago I thought we were toast but we came back stronger. It will happen again. And this time it will be the final round.

    October 5, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  23. Gia in Los Angeles

    Red states are turning blue all over the land!! Yea!!!

    October 5, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  24. R, Ohio

    Wow...The GOP must be shaking in their boots.

    October 5, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  25. brian

    OBAMA will win there becouse people there are not dum they dont another 4 years of the same

    October 5, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
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