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. chris

    That type of apathy that will lead to the dems losing. About 30% of Americans do want more Bush. Another 10 to 15 percent seem to think McCain is not the same as Bush. It would only take a couple of percentage points in key states, add in an interesting 3rd party candidate, etc, etc to put Bush Jr Jr in the WH.

    A lot can happen is 4 weeks and don't think the RNC is not playing out multiple scenerios on how to change the subject to their benefit.

    vote Obama coz it is Enough!

    October 5, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  2. David

    The good folks of Colorado know you don't have to own a ranch to know the concerns of ranchers. You don't to be from the West to know that folks in the West are also concerned about mortgages, loss of jobs, rising cost of health care, and the general growing gap between the haves and the have-nots.

    Colorado is going Obama / Biden.

    October 5, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  3. George/FL

    Colorado or not Colorado, Obama will win this election with people in Colorado. But GOP need to stay focuse on our economy not an a dirty attack on Obama. I am a GOP member. Clean campaign means that the nations will know what you gonna do and how you gonna do it. Obama does, but John not yet improve .

    October 5, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  4. Scott L

    "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!!!

    October 5, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  5. I want the Obama's at 1600 Pennsylvannia Avenue

    Please Colorado help Obama win the Rocky Mountain "spine" from NM to MT!

    October 5, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  6. Enlightened Voter

    Now the RNC and the mccain camp want an investigation into Obama's finances. What is funny is that they can't believe that someone could get so much support from ordinary citizens. People believe in Obama not the mccain/palin camp. I for one had NEVER donated to a campaign until Obama and I continue to give biweekly donations. Rethuglicans sure can stoop low and they wonder why people have turned against them.

    October 5, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  7. George/FL

    ALL I KNOW IS FOXNEWS LOVE NEGATIVES AGAINST OBAMA. FOXNEWS LIKE GOP AND WORKING FOR McCAIN.

    October 5, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  8. JACKED-UP-POLITICS, FLORIDA

    If Coloradians were smart, this would not have even made the news. Their homeless rate in Denver is soaring and the race is close. Someone better re evaluate those numbers again.

    You all were fooled badly back in 2000 and 2004, will you have to make that same mistake again.

    October 5, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  9. Edward

    Sock it to 'em BARAK! They're gonna try to smear your name cuz they can't win on the issues. The Republican Party & McSame are nervous an they should be. They wanna audit his contributions sounds Erradic to me. I trust Obama & Biden , I do not trust McSame/Pailin. I will be sending Barak 1200$ tomorrow morning. GO BARAK!!!

    October 5, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  10. Aaron from Ohio

    Karl Rove predicted today that Obama will get at least 273 electoral votes Nov. 4th. Add Colorado's 9. Add the 20 from Ohio also.

    October 5, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  11. aware

    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!

    October 5, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  12. Joseph Adewole

    These people will surely see the light; they will turn their States to Blue ...by embracing the new era in American Politics.

    October 5, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  13. aware

    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! And, everyday Americans have been smooth talked and schmoozed senseless!

    We have been in recession bordering on a serious depression before, and we spent many years recovering from strategies like Obama's! 😦

    October 5, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  14. Barney

    I'm more interested in the subpoena-dodging that the vp candidate is doing BEFORE EVEN ELECTED.

    Info please.

    October 5, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  15. McCain!

    Polls Don't Mean Squat!

    Go McCain!!!

    October 5, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  16. kathy

    Having lived in Colorado, Grand Junction to be specific – i know they will do the right thing and go blue for Obama. Go Colorado Go

    October 5, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  17. LouieLou

    It an owtliner!, don't believe the hype. Latino vote will swing the state to Obama. I would like to see the internal on this one. I bet that it was skewed with 65 and older. Very little younger and latino voters. Ief you was to see objective results, go to Real Clear Politics/polls or Pollster.com. Now, is the time to Vote, McSame has given us anything on many of the issue that effect our lives!

    October 5, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  18. M in Manhattan

    Focus on the issues. Do not let the distractions of "silly season" get in the way of your message, Senator Obama!

    October 5, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  19. Democrat for Big Mac

    Obama is probably leading and I'm sure he must have thrown a party when the economic Tsunami hit 2 weeks ago...........as he is the sole beneficiary of this. He has nothing to defend. This is because he has no record to defend. The only record he has is to seek the higher office position for himself.

    Obama will say anything that you would like to hear. When he goes to low income places, he frightens them of McCain and offers a silver spoon. Yet, when he returns to his buddies in San Fransisco, he tells them how middle America is clinging to their guns and religion and antipathy towards people of color.

    YOU DECIDE.............that is if it ever makes it on this liberal blog.

    October 5, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  20. Joe Regis

    Big change is coming to Washington.

    Landslide Obama/Biden 08/12.

    October 5, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  21. Rauby

    People don't care about being from red states or blue state. They care about the plan candidates propose for their future. They care about issues since they aware there will not be two Presidents: one red and one blue. There will be the President of the United States and the winner will be the one who responds to the concerns of the people. These concerns include the economy and the image of the country abroad. And it takes Obama/Biden to restore both the economy and the image of the US. So we can't be surprised to see every state join this noble cause.

    October 5, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  22. SPH

    At this point, McCain's and Palin's attacks on Obama are simply useless and self-defeating. McCain has revealed himself to be an angry, rash and vindictive man and Palin possesses neither the mind nor the stature to be a heartbeat from the presidency.

    October 5, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  23. Carol

    Outtouch is right, Obama is doing so well because he is staying focused on the issues. If the McCain ticket would spend half as much time on the issues as they do on all the "swift-boat tactics" they might actually still be in this race.
    BTW- as long as Sarah is talking about Obama's "shady relationships with terrorists", lets get the First-Dude's participation the Alaskan secessionist movement out in the open, too.
    McCain can't keep up this pace much longer – he is looking exhausted under all that make-up and Palin can't talk her way out of a paper bag.
    Keep up the great work Colorado!
    Obama/Biden 08!

    October 5, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  24. NobodyCanStopObama

    colorado gonna be blue on november 4. no way, no how, no mcplain.
    after few weeks mcsame will concede this state too as MI.

    yes we can! go obama!

    October 5, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  25. VIRGNIA RAMSEY

    I think that these candiates need to LISTEN to the American People and realize that this COUNTRY is in a bad crisis.We need somone that is STRONG to lead this country. I'm not convinced that an inexperienced woman is ready to do so.
    Voters do the right thing and vote Obama/Biden in November

    October 5, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
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