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. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    Colorado will go blue this time.... Obama focuses on issues while the GOP duo continue to sling mud....

    October 5, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  2. Malcolm

    Sounds to me like the Palin/McCain campaign might be running out of money since they decided to take public money and now they need to try yet another way to shut Obama down. Everything they've done has failed so far and will continue to do so. Definitely voting for Obama!!

    October 5, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  3. Dan, Newport

    Keep up the lies, McCain, with the help of Sara "Harry Potter" Palin.

    Obama 50% McCain 42% Go figure.

    October 5, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  4. Lthomas

    Obama 08... You dont have to be an economist to figure this one out!

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

    Can someone stop Rove and Palin from destroying Social Security ?

    Hopefully, McCain,72, will retire now.

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

    Only people with no respect for themselves will vote for MCCain and Palin. Imagine Palin at the UN avoiding any questions that she is asked and saying that she needs to speak directly to the hockey moms and the PTA

    October 5, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  7. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    The great state of Colorado will do this country and their State no further harm by supporting 4 more years of McCain/Bush policy.

    October 5, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  8. Matt

    you wrote:

    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!

    Obama is not a terrorist!!!!!!! McBush is wrong about everything

    October 5, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  9. John Starnes Tampa Florida

    I lived in Denver in for 15 years and dearly hope that the state that is headquarters for "family values" type modern Pharisee organizations, and that gave Bush eight years to trash America, will look at the beauty of those mountains and imagine our country respected and prosperous and beautiful and vote for Obama a month from now.

    October 5, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  10. anyonmous

    if obama can make colorodo blue and new hamsphire then he odesnt even need florida and ohio

    October 5, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  11. steve


    McCain wants the water for the horribly expensive enviromentally unfriendly shale oil. It takes a lot of water to leach out the oil. And it will cost the US taxpayers billions in subsidies to get it.

    He's an oil industry candidate. Look at his advisors and VP. Haven't we had enough of that?

    I hope Colorado goes blue!!

    Obama/Biden 08!!!!

    October 5, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  12. caliindependent

    If McCain loses these important toss up states, we will all be paying for it in the long run.

    Do not forget that Obama is supported by the terrorists that hate us. That is the truth, and anyone reading this cannot deny it.

    Don't be fooled by his false speeches and empty promises.

    October 5, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  13. Carol Kissner in Green Bay, WI

    I can't believe that some people hear something said by a political party and automatically believe it. I feel sorry for Denny because even though he/she has a computer to comment on something he/she heard Denny didn't use the computer and the internet to fact check it. Listen up Americans...we are not stupid...we are not blind. Use your ears not just to hear but to listen. Obama is NOT a terrorist, he is NOT a muslum and he is NOT going to raise your taxes if you make $42,000 a year. Please use your computers and the internet to actually learn about the people you are going to vote for. Thank you for allowing me to ask people to use their brains. Don't forget to vote...it's your right and an honor.

    October 5, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  14. Roland

    Our $1,000 is from abroad . . . Americans living abroad are allowed to give. GO OBAMA/BIDEN!

    October 5, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  15. Barney

    Why are "aware" and "Scott L" allowed to post their crap on every one, and I get censored?

    Just want to know why the obviously "paid for by M/P" people allowed to come into the room and stir up crap.

    October 5, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  16. Obama 08

    Common Colorado, JUST DO IT ....vote for Obama/Biden.

    Florida, Ohio, North Carolina and all other states, let's do it right this year 2008. Let no adds or messages be a show stopper. We are one nation and we can do it.... LET's go...BLUE ALL THE WAY, ALL 50 STATES!!!!!!!

    October 5, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  17. adem

    Finally, it seems Americans are waking up.

    God Bless The United States Of America.

    OBAMA/BIDEN/PALIN (what ? she is helping Obama ticket)

    October 5, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  18. ben

    Instead of messages of hope and excitement, all I seem to find here is messages of despair, critiques of how Obama is running his campaign, and meaningless rants against the lies being spewed by McCain and Palin.


    October 5, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  19. Leslee

    Coloradoans for Obama!

    Even though most of Colorado Springs is pulling for McCain. I believe Obama will win our state easily. I can't wait to celebrate over an "Obamanator" beer at the Wyncoop Brewery on election night!

    October 5, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  20. nancy

    How can cnn support a candidate that is an Arab-Muslin Obama. The very same that destroyed New York and has made the rest of american live in fear?
    His buddy Ali Abunimah supports the destruction of Israel.
    His cousin Odinga (see google Obama and Odinga), half brother Abongo Obama that wants to overthrow the current pro-american
    government in Kenya and establish Muslin Sharia Law.
    You need to realize who the real Obama is and not be fooled.

    October 5, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |


    October 5, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  22. Rena

    Go Senator Obama!

    The majority of the American voters see through the McCain-Palin tired tactics. As anyone can plainly see, you're gaining huge ground because we the majority have definitely and unyieldingly got your back!

    Obama/Biden '08

    October 5, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  23. Peter (CA)

    Scott L-what does this have to do with this thread.
    And, yes, it is somewhat possible for someone to hack in and do something untoward. But your conclusion is like most of those coming from McCain/Palin-completely unfounded on any facts.

    October 5, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  24. sola

    Obama and mccain are incomparable. the young man is just too good for that old man, i not or politics there is no need for election

    October 5, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  25. anyonmous

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