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. Carol

    it's a dead heat in Nevada as well....the West is no longer Reagan Republican country.

    October 5, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  2. Doug, Florida

    Sarah, Sarah, Sarah:

    You don’t believe in premarital sex but you got pregnant and elope.

    Now your 16 yr daughter is pregnant – You hypocrite.

    You are no Patriot – Alaska independence Party.

    Vote for true AMERICANS

    OBAMA / BIDEN

    October 5, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  3. Dan

    To include polls over 10 days old does not accurately reflect Obama's surge in the polls. CO is going to be a blue state

    October 5, 2008 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  4. jane

    Obama will move ahead – the state will be Blue. Below Denver is Palin country – extreme, dangerous, conservatives and they are gathering – but they will not take COLORADO. Boulder and other areas are Rockin and Colorado will GO BLUE.

    October 5, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  5. JBP

    Colorado – the election could be in your hands – vote OBAMA – toss the Republicans to the curb – let them take 4 – 8 years to think about what they did to this country and to our economy!

    October 5, 2008 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  6. Greg

    John Mccain “It's one thing to be a maverick,” Easley said. “It's another to be a stubborn old mule.”

    Go Obama!

    October 5, 2008 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  7. David from Whittier CA

    According to fivethirtyeight.com, Colorado is given an 85% chance of going for Obama.

    October 5, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  8. mary

    Why is it so important right now for RNC to launch audit. I think republicans know they are going to lose . In Alaska the unemployment rate is high.Republicans are for the richhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

    October 5, 2008 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  9. ber6964

    Go Obama/Biden GOOOOOOOOOOOOO..........

    October 5, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  10. Trasa, Texas

    C'mon Colorado, bring it home for Obama. McBush and Palin are liers and still spread deceit to the American people. And this newest accusation, which I was wondering when it would come out. As long as they were fairly okay in the polls, it wasn't brought up, now they are losing ground they still rather attack character than talk about what's most important to Americans. Figures. I didn't fall for it 8 years ago, 4 years ago and now. Learn to see through the bullsh...t people. Unless Obama was bombing alongside Ayers, or reports of them in some kind of anit American organization I could see it being questionable. But a charitable committee? I guess all the other people on that committee are terrorist too.

    October 5, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  11. Lisa T.

    I've thought in recent months that Colorado is the state to watch. The electorate most likely will be the same as 2004 with the exception of Colorado. If it goes blue Obama will win. If it stays Republican McCain will win. As far as the other states NC VA FL will stay red. PA MI NH will stay blue.

    October 5, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  12. Diebold Bandit

    To even consider McCain and Palin as the new leaders of your country means that you just don't get it, or you just don't care.

    I am shocked that Colorado would even think of putting into the whitehouse two mean-spirited, snide, sarcastic, mudslinging, secretive, petty, distracting, and dispicable characters such as John McCain and Sarah Palin.

    October 5, 2008 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  13. joe

    suggest before November, you read "The Audacity of Hope".

    What did he do? He lifted politics out of the sewer and restored vision and hope.

    Obama believes in America and in people. He is not a "politician" he is a leader. He understands the difference between idealism, cynicism and pragmatism. And he knows the tipping point from one to the other.

    Obama is more than smart; he is wise and wisdom is what America needs.

    October 5, 2008 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  14. henry

    If he doesnt win who and what will be place to change the u.s and indeed lead influence across the globe?

    October 5, 2008 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  15. CindyN--PA

    We are going to take this country back State -by State.
    People are waking up to the lies of McShame and Palin and their swift boat style attacks.
    We will take this country back! Yes we can!!
    Real Change.
    Not the lies of McSame and Sarah Cheney

    October 5, 2008 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  16. Sean

    Remember Colorado, McCain wants to take your water from you. He has explicitly said he would want to take another look at the water agreements when he is president.

    October 5, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  17. Denny

    Well... Apparently Barrack is going to lose because he's a terrorist. Dang... Why didn't i see it before? McCain is right about everything!

    October 5, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  18. outtouch

    Senator Obama will continue do well because he focus on the issues.

    October 5, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  19. joe

    I'm hoping we've learned from (bad) experience.I'm optmistic enough to think we would've had huge turnouts at the polls even without the historic nature of the two candidates. Maybe not as big, but still big.

    October 5, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  20. Shadowdoc

    Ummm, I live in Colorado and I can tell you that this analysis is completely flawed....Two of these polls are up to 2 weeks old...Colorado will definitely be blue...

    October 5, 2008 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  21. nuhu barry

    thats right turn them reds to blue

    October 5, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  22. Mike

    I live in Denver, and all I see is Obama yard signs and bumper stickers... This state will be blue come november...

    Go Obama!

    October 5, 2008 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  23. Martha, Washington State

    Colorado will benefit if they listen to the issues rather than the desperate slizzy tactics and lies of the McCain camp.

    OBAMA-BIDEN '08

    October 5, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  24. GoofyFeet

    Colorado should be carved up and it's pieces annexed to it's neighboring states.

    October 5, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  25. Chris

    Obama-Biden '08, the Original Mavericks. Real change you can believe in. No more of the McSame.

    October 5, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
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