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

A dead heat in Colorado

Sen. McCain held a town hall in Denver earlier this week.

Sen. McCain held a town hall in Denver earlier this week.

(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. texas democrat

    I wish texas would turn blue. Go Obama/Biden!

    October 5, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  2. Patricia

    If someone picked through every donation, both camps would find something to hold over the other one. There are too many donations to filter everything out. We have to trust they are doing the best they can. RNC sounds a little desparate though bringing this up.

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

    I used to live in Colorado and can tell you that if the ski bums get off the mountain and vote, this state will turn blue!!

    October 5, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  4. lovable liberal

    The leaves are turning, and so are the swing states. Democrats are going to win big.

    October 5, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  5. Ron Watson

    Let's face it – McCain is desperate. These are the last days of his last chance at being THE PRESIDENT. It is obvious his concern is not for America but rather for his own ambitions. At this point, he would take down anyone (friend or foe) to win. That is the simple facts. It is hard to look in the face of lost dreams – ask anyone who's been there. For McCain, its too personal to care what it takes.

    October 5, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  6. annie - never again a dem.

    To cnn – guess you only post blogs that are favorably to your candidate.

    October 5, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  7. Amy from Colorado

    I live in Colorado, and I definitely see way more Obama signs and bumper stickers than McCain. I only knew two people who were going to vote for McCain in CO, and now they are so disgusted with McCain's pick of Palin, that they decided not to vote at all this year. Everyone else I know is voting for Obama, so come Nov 4 the Republican's will just have lost one of their formerly red states!

    October 5, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  8. Raymond Duke

    Oh I see my comments are being deleted because I do not support Obama and stated the facts. It must be because I am not a liberal or a liberal Jewish person.

    October 5, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  9. Turnabout is fair play

    Scott L October 5th, 2008 6:43 pm ET

    Senator Biden, while I do not believe in your Presidential candidate's socialistic viewpoints, I wish you and your family condolences during this time period.
    --------------------------------

    Way to go @55hole, shake Biden's hand in condolences while sticking the knife in his back with the other one.. just don't say anything at all because all you do in these blogs is spout anti-Obama hate anyways. Go away and die.

    October 5, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  10. Sharon, Littleton, CO

    I live in Colorado and we are sick and tired of the incessant negative campaigning from the McCain Campaign. We have serious problems in our state and we do NOT want more of the same. Obama/Biden will carry win this state and our 9 electoral votes will swing them into the White House!

    October 5, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  11. Alice Newman Center Harbor NH

    We can vote for an intelligent young man with a plan, with a vision, with the ability to learn.

    We can vote for a sour old man, who has always had a secure government job, health care and pension, who goes with his "gut" to make decisions, who does not listen and seems not to learn.

    I'm voting for the man with a brain, and who is not afraid to use it rather than the man who uses his stomach to lead.

    Obama is talking issues, proposals, vision and hope.
    McCain is depending on lies, personal attacks: because McCain
    has nothing to offer but failed Bush policies ...

    October 5, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  12. Denise

    It's really unbelievable, no matter how bad things get for the U.S. Economy, there are some who still would rather vote to continue on the same path of the previous eight years that vote for OBAMA. One day, maybe we can get past some people's prejudices.

    October 5, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  13. Erik

    If the McCain camp steps up their Swiftboating, the Democrats should fire back with attack ads about McCain's history with the Keating 5, his adulterous affair leading to his latest marriage to a prescription drug abuser, his running mate's support of a fringe political group striving to separate Alaska from the United States, and the ethics investigation into his running mate's possible abuses of power.

    October 5, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  14. Griff

    If I ran a small-business, like this. I would soon ???? Trouble..
    Too many "So Called Businesses"... Survive because the Govenment give too may "Hand-Outs". If the emply new staff... They do till the get the Cash. Then make some excuse... And lay-Off again...
    Blood-Suckers, I call them.. The don't have a decent product between them...

    October 5, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  15. Leslie

    Come on Colorado, Ohio, Florida. Get it right this time.

    October 5, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  16. Sharon, CO

    I live in Colorado and I disagree with these polls. We are sick and tired of the negativity of the McCain camp and alarmed by the selection of Sarah Palin. We will definitely go Blue on November 4!

    October 5, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  17. Dr. WAH

    Voters,

    If you want a president that knows how to scrape the bottom of the barrel, John McCain/Palin is your ticket. When a campaign states without a Palin wink, they are going dirty and attempt todestroy a person's character to win a an election, McCain/Palin, if you agreed with this tactic, please vote for them. You deserve each other! However, the truth will set our country and nation free.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 08-12.

    October 5, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  18. Turnabout is fair play

    aware October 5th, 2008 6:10 pm ET

    Obama is so full of himself that he just doesn't get it!

    The content of Obama's "change" ideology or his world view has been glossed over! Everyday Americans have been smooth talke and scmoozed senseless!

    We have beenin recession bordering on a serious depression before, and we have spent many years recovering from strategies like Obama's!
    -------------------------------–

    I see you've slimed your way into this blog with your brainless attacks against Obama of which you have NO proof. We've spent many years TRYING to recover from "strategies" like Bush's. What the hell are you talking about? Lay off the liquor, brainfart.

    October 5, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  19. Truth

    Hmm, let's see.. In the last election, it seems that the more intelligent metropolitan areas around the U.S. voted against Bush, but the the more rural areas who vote with their gut and not their head voted for Bush. Let's hope that the U.S. has gotten smarter over the last eight years and we don't make the smae mistake of voting for more of the same!

    October 5, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  20. Chris from NY

    Obama has the edge in Colorado. CNN is only trying to pacify McCain camp. Left with the media they would have crowned McCain the president a long time ago.

    October 5, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  21. Julie

    On realclear polls they show the race a little different. In Colorado Obama is leading from 9/19-9/28 that Obama is leading on average 4.4 points . Obama also leads in Florida by 3.0 percent and Virginia by 2.4 percent. On National polls as of 10/3 Obama leads by 5.9%.

    October 5, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  22. symon

    Palin/McCain is more of the SAME!!! and OBAMA/BIDEN FOR CHANGE!!!!!!!!!!! OBAMA 08!!!!!

    October 5, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  23. Turnabout is fair play

    Scott L October 5th, 2008 6:06 pm ET

    "and while no organization is completely protected from internet fraud,"

    Quote unquote from Obama campaign release to Federal Election Committee investigating claims of illegal donations to the Obama campaign.

    BUSTED!!!
    --------------------------------

    Boy, that post made a lot of sense...NOT. What are you talking about? Your head needs to be BUSTED.

    October 5, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  24. Bill,ca

    And this is just the beginning. Other red states will swing to Obama.

    The republican campaign is in trouble because of all the negative ads,
    the lies spread by Palin and McCain and their disastrous views about the economy, health care, tax breaks to the rich, the war without an end and their inability to lead this country out of the mess.

    Obama / Biden 08

    and this is just

    October 5, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  25. Paula

    Sorry McCain people-integrity is winning.

    October 5, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
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