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. Tyree,LV-Independent

    The Obama/Biden Ticket Will Pull Away After Tuesday's Debate Along With The Rest Of The Battleground States Including Nevada.

    Obama/Biden 08'

    October 5, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  2. Mrs. Texas Teacher

    I think the People are a whole lot wiser this time around.

    Our founding fathers were the well educated intellectuals of their time.... I suspect of any time. Otherwise, they could not have crafted such a wonderful instrument to run this country, the Constitution of the United States of America.

    I think Obama is of their ilk! It's about time that we decided that we do NOT need to settle for C average people running this country. That would mean that Obama is the only man... or woman running who has the intelligence to get us out of the mess the Republicans have gotten us into.

    October 5, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  3. Tony

    John McCain is DESPERATE/For the next month be prepared to hear NOTHING but LIES, DISTORTIONS, ETC.

    Mccain has become little more than an angry, bitter, pathetic old man who does NOT put the country first and never has.

    He has always put himself , and those like him, FIRST.

    If someone is ignorant enough enough NOT to vote for Obama simply becasue they are a racist, not only do they deserve not to vote, they deserve exactly what they will get when they lose their jobs, pensions, 401(k),

    WAKE UP AMERICA. It is almost 2009 and if you want to see this country beging to upright itself, you ahd better hope Obama and Biden win. If not, get ready for 4 more years of bush and SHUT UP when things get worse.

    October 5, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  4. Mrs. Texas Teacher

    Aware, have you had your head in the ground the last 8 years? Do you really think that the people who got us into this mess are the only ones who can get us out! Golly gee and darn it.... you are no smarter than Barbie Palen.... no not her appearance, but rather her mentality. Barbie comes in all hair colors!

    October 5, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  5. John

    Obama is lifting Washington politics out of the gutter by speaking to Americans about the current, and future health of our nation. All 50 states have residents who are tired of the GOP hate machine that helped GWBush into the White House. I moved from the SF Bay Area to the Black Hills in SD, the Rushmore state, I can't promise SD will vote Democratic, but my family will.

    October 5, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  6. Empire, CO

    Colorado will be BLUE on November 4th, count on it!

    October 5, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  7. Ari

    I think that Arizona is much closer than polls say it is. I live in the Phoenix area and I see far more Obama stickers and signs than McCain stickers and signs.

    As for Sarah Palin, someone needs to remind her that her husbans belongs to an organization that thinks Alaska should secede from the Union. And she has the nerve to say that Obama is friends with terrorists? She is married to one if we are using the conservative definition.

    October 5, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  8. AtlDet

    Obama/Biden will win by a landslide in Nov. Watch!!

    October 5, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  9. Mary

    Palin and McCain times running out now they get dirty, this on top of being liers. God see's these things and he sides with the truth and good. OBAMA/BIDEN 08

    October 5, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  10. former rebublican turned independant

    This is clearly the "leftist liberal media" talking... LOL

    Couldn't be that smart people everywhere are seeing McCain/Palin for the Joke they really are.

    October 5, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  11. Ash

    Isn't it true that Palin's husband once belonged to a party with agenda of Secession from mainland USA? If Obama is painted as "palling with a terrorist", then Palin is married to one.

    October 5, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  12. Terry

    I just can't see how these polls are accurately capturing the youth vote (most people under 35 do not own a landline and young people do not pick up anonymous calls) which STRONGLY favors Obama as he is looking to the future while Mcain still thinks he is fighting Nam and Palin doesn't even believe in global warming! I sincerely hope Coloradans chose Obama/Biden over McSAME and Caribou Barbie.

    October 5, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  13. Sue

    Come on Colorado! We chased McCain out of Michigan, please do the same. He and Palin are the poorest excuse for honorable people I have ever seen. She is hiding from an ethics indictment and preaches honesty and transparency, and he continues to say his campaign is 100% honest, when all they do is lie, fabricate, and if necessary, turn back the clock to charges that were debunked months ago. Too bad he didn't spend all the time when he was already the nominee actually coming up with a plan for this country or choosing a VP wisely.

    All they have is "Senator Obama (insert lie here)" and "Drill, baby, drill," and "mavericks." That's all.

    October 5, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  14. Raymond Duke

    Unless fraudelent voting has been taking place or there are a lot of transplant liberals from california who has moved into the area. Baring these two events colorado will go for McCain. I hope the FEC looks into Obama's fund raising and I am sure they will find a lot of foriegn donations primarily from the mideastern countrys. I bet they will also find multiple small donations from Farrakkun"s followers (the Black muslim nation of Islam) since Farrakkun seemed to be on Intimate Terms with the Blacl Liberation Trinity Church in Chicago. Reverend Wright sure hated whitey and America and Obama and Michele spent twenty years there.

    October 5, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  15. ex-republican Latino

    Keep it going Colorado. Become blue like Nevada, where I am helping with voter turnout. Nevada and Colorado will be blue. And Tancredo's face will be turning RED. Hahaha, last laugh for me, Tan Creido...

    October 5, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  16. Joe

    McCain is going bring fear Factor just like Bush did in 2004. Mcsame didnt think about the country when he pick his VP and i feel sorry for her every time i see her on TV.

    October 5, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  17. Kristen

    I think Colorado can squeak out an OBAMA victory. I know that down in Castle Rock we have a lot of moms going for Obama!!!!

    October 5, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  18. Wrinkly and Winky

    Scott L-

    Desperate, just like your candidate. The finance charge is just another example of sour grapes by the whiny RNC...WAHHHHHHH, Obama raised more money than us. NO FAIR!

    October 5, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  19. Steve A.

    Colorado is going for Obama big time, the more quity pie Palin talks the better Obama does, he's got my vote and I don't care who his friends are......may I call you Blinky?....wink,wink.........

    October 5, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  20. Pamela Rainsong

    Smart Floridians are voting Obama/Biden in 2008 !

    October 5, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  21. Kayropro

    Colorado High is what we need on November 4th
    Obama 08 and if he does a good job 12 too!

    October 5, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  22. steve

    At this point in time, sarah palin is irrelevant and a distraction(albeit pulling some crowds and raising money) for her party.
    The debate last time confirmed what some of my independent friends felt about her.
    She is dangerously ignorant of issues and recklessly arrogant to ignore answering questions from the moderator.
    We have seen this movie before , and see what has happened to this country due to wrong headed policy.
    Never again can i take any chance on this reckless politician called Palin

    October 5, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  23. blaising

    McHeh? is hangin' on by fingernails now. Kinda sad watchin' the old soldier fade away.

    The state of the race is a small but significant Obama lead, just at the margins of twice the MoE in the trackers. Since McCain was unable to put Obama away in his strongest debate topic (foreign policy), and since so much structurally favors Dems, if there are no more shake-ups in the race McCain will likely lose.

    October 5, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  24. Sherry for Obama

    How anyone in their right mind could vote for mcmaverick and his pal barbie is beyond me.

    some of the republican party are so ignorant .

    Obama will be marked down as the best president the united states has ever had........take that to the bank......

    October 5, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  25. Wrinkly and Winky


    You really need to stop watching O'Reilly. If you think Obama's strategy caused the collapse of our markets, you are beyond unaware and now reside in a cluless state of mind.

    The truth is, people like YOU don't get it. You sit at the feet of an old senile man and his toy poodle.

    October 5, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
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