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. Lindsey

    The Mason-Dixon poll has any credibility at all?? Methinks CO is marginally, but definitely, an Obama state at the moment.

    October 5, 2008 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  2. ohio

    obama will win colorado no matter what people are not stupid to vote for GOP disaster ticket

    October 5, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  3. No Bush 3rd Term

    Lets's turn it blue and take back our country from these incompetent-neocons. Obama/Biden 08!

    October 5, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  4. Dave in NYC

    Notice how McCain doesn't work on weekends? Reminds me too much of Bush... how much time will McCain spend *vacationing* at one of his ranches?

    We need a president who can work hard and stay strong SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

    The country doesn't stop just because you want a weekend off, John McCain!

    October 5, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |

    The first national 7-11 cup poll results are in:

    Obama: 57


    Yes, I know it is not statistical, but 2000 and 2004 it did nail the final election results in 2000 and a couple percentage points off, but it has correctly picked the winners.

    October 5, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  6. Robert Deming

    Take a drive through Denver and up to Longmont. What you will notice is the very few bumper stickers for McCain/Palin. What you will notice is the signs and stickers for the next president of this country...Obama!

    This amazes me. Colorado usually goes "red" and it very close to turning "blue".

    October 5, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  7. Glenn

    All of the negatives by the GOP, RNC, Rove, Palin and McCain have caused a back lash by the American voters! I urge them to keep it up because they are going down the tube big time. Shades of Goldwater in 1964...another Republication Senator form Arizona.

    October 5, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  8. Pat

    Go OBAMA! YES WE CAN ! Canada Loves You !
    Don't play the Repubnicant's Game keep walking on the high road put on a pair of shades and wear ear plugs! They will bury themselves with their vindictiveness and lack of integrity! They've more than turned me off with their Karl Rove Tactics!

    October 5, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  9. may mt

    Colorado will turn blue soon

    October 5, 2008 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  10. carol

    You go Barack.....John McCain thought he had all the battleground states sewn up.....too arrogant and smug for his own good.
    John McCain is just floundering out there and doesn't know which way to turn.
    We all know by now that he is into the "swift boating" game, just like his nemisis George Bush......if you can't win fairly, win by all and any means.
    It sounds to me like the NO SLEAZE campaign has disappeared like the STRAIGHT TALK EXPRESS.....and MR COUNTRY FIRST can be President by all means.....just not of this country.

    October 5, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  11. annie - never again a dem.

    Just heard that hussein’s campaign is trying to say Gov. Palin’s remarks yesterday about the domestic terrorist ayres are racist remarks!! CAN ANYONE BELIEVE THAT? I say ‘0′ is not qualified no experience – guess that’s a racist comment

    October 5, 2008 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  12. Mike, FL

    I have a feeling McBush will stop compaigning in CO shortly just like he did in MI!

    October 5, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  13. Mike O'Brien

    Dead heat in Colorado.. Senator Barack Obama and Senator Joe Biden.., you are 'only' one percentage point behind in Montana. Montana has "not" voted Democratic since the 1950's. Come up or back to Montana and finish McCain off. Sarah Palin.., who ? The best thing for the Democratic Party is Sarah Palin. Mike in Montana

    October 5, 2008 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  14. Ryan in NYC

    Things must be good in Colorado because here in NY/NJ house values stink, unemployment is plenty, and we are almost in a full fledged imaginary recession!
    Vote Smart Colorado!
    Obama/Biden in 08!

    October 5, 2008 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  15. Patric, PHX,AZ

    McCain is going down, and hard. He will loose this election to Obama, and am sure no smear tactics from a moose killer can hurt him. So "BRING IT ON" McPain.

    October 5, 2008 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  16. Susan

    Come on Colorado. Yes, we can!

    October 5, 2008 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  17. Venkat

    Don't trust the American Research Group and Mason-Dixon Polls. They are all skewed significantly to the republicans on all the states they conducted the poll. They are way off than other polls conducted by reputed agencies.

    October 5, 2008 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  18. Greg

    America: This is the question for you: Do we want leaders who are everyday folks, or do we want leaders who understand everyday folks?

    I need empathy from our leaders and we want them to relate to Joe Six Pack.

    That said, I don't want my next door neighbor Joe Six Pack, who is knee deep in credit card debt to be my President. Nor do I want Gov.Palin to be my President, unless she can demonstrate she is not allergic to complex issues.

    Presidency is not a game that any Joe Six Pack can handle. I do want my President to fight for the Joe Six Pack. Understand the difference before you vote.

    October 5, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  19. BM

    Voters in Colorado, McCain is really not with it. Remember, he stated that the economy was sound. That's the same thing G.W.Bush said.Think about your pocketbooks, not the color of someone's skin. If you want a new direction, I suggest you go with someone with a vision to take this country in a new direction.


    October 5, 2008 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  20. BM

    Colorado, think about your pocketbooks when you go to the poll. The economy is a mess! Not according to McCain, however!

    October 5, 2008 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  21. TS

    Can someone stop Rove and Palin from destroying Social Security ?

    Hopefully, McCain,72, will retire now.

    October 5, 2008 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  22. go nader

    go to votenader.org he is the best chance this country has at a real change most of our founding fathers never wanted this country to go to a party system it should always go to the best man an independent Ralph nader

    October 5, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  23. BM

    My friends, John McCain has been in the senate dam near thirty years and what has he done?

    October 5, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  24. Jeffrey, CO

    I don't think it is as close in Colorado as those polls suggest. Everywhere I go I see Obama stickers. He beat Hillary hands down, almost 2-1, in this state. John McCain lost to Romney. Obama will win Colorado.

    October 5, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  25. Susan

    UNDECIDED? Still?

    OK screw it up again. At lease I am smart enough to realize my mistake for voting for Bush two times.

    October 5, 2008 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
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