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. Justin

    Go McCain/Palin 2008

    October 5, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  2. Courtney in Vegas

    I have extended family in Colorado, 14 in all and of them; 8 are precinct captains at 8 different locations for the Obama campaign. Their report as of 10/03/08, put CO well into the hands of Obama. The numbers given by this article are not even close. Registrations are way up on the Democratic side. So when they finally update this story the rest of America will know that Obama had won CO by a much wider margin than CNN was projecting.

    October 5, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  3. Sean

    Republicans: Taking comments out of context since 1972!

    October 5, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  4. kevin

    We will turn your states blue, we will turn this country into a socilalist state, we will redistribute your wealth. There is nothing you can do about it.


    October 5, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  5. Reason

    Guys GO TO WIKIPEDIA AND LOOK UP CHARLES KEATING. McCain was involved in a corruption scandal!!!

    October 5, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  6. Black and White for Obama

    Watchout parents, your 8 years old may be tie to torrorist. Mccain want to tie or link kids to torrorist even though the kids are in school miles away from where crime was commited or don't know what is torrorist.

    That is true by John Mccain standard. pitty that Mccain is very patiotic, by smearing his fello american.

    Yeah to be patriotic by Mccain standard u have to smear your own country man or kill their soul. None sense Mccain u are dumb and doom.

    October 5, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  7. Cindy

    As a native of Colorado, now living in another battleground state, Virginia, I hope Coloradans will reflect on the last 8 years that were brought on by a Texas maverick. No more mavericks!!! Enough is enough!!!

    October 5, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  8. republican-Obama

    Remember, Obama actually only needs 269 (tie will almost certainly go to him). He has 260 right now (NM, IA, MI, MN are basically his). To get to 269, he could win just Colorado, or New Hampshire and Nevada (less likely). He could also just decide to put the bulk of his resources into either Ohio or Florida, making it impossible for McCain to win.

    October 5, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  9. Griff

    Global Warming... Frying-Tonight. The Planet is becoming one Hugh Electrode...

    October 5, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  10. Pamela Rainsong

    Unlike many Southerners... Westerners are educated. They won't buy into another 4 years, 8 years, or another minute of bad republican policies.

    Obama/Biden '08

    October 5, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  11. tom

    Avoid distraction!

    Eyes on the prize!

    Obama '08!

    October 5, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  12. shaiiwn hoover

    the issues matters to the lives of Americans
    so no time for Jokes
    Hokeyzz Mom coool
    but time like this
    2ghethers as 1 Nation

    October 5, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  13. RestTofworld

    Dear America,

    Please do the right thing and vote Obama in. 8 years of Bush is enough for us too.

    Best regards

    The Rest of the World

    October 5, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  14. Billy

    We're counting on you CO, push Obama to the White House!

    October 5, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  15. Shannon

    Obama is going to win Colorado. There is no doubt about it! They are smart people!!

    October 5, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  16. Pat from NM

    Yeah for CO, my neighbors to the north. Based on the polls, seems like a lot of the country is seeing that McCain/Palin offer nothing but more of the same as the last eight disastrous years. That will be in even more evidence as McCain/Palin really delve into Rovian style politics the last few weeks of the campaign. We, as a nation, have to show them that we will no longer put up with this style of politics.

    October 5, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  17. NC Women for Obama/Biden!

    Come along, Colorado! We're counting on you!

    October 5, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  18. Obama08

    Guys, Guys, Palin accused Obama palling with terrorists, now King Abdullah, a close friend of GWB sat with Afghan and Taliban for peace talks, now am very much interested in what blind conservative repubs want to say on this.

    October 5, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  19. Paul, EP Tx

    Go Johnny, Go! Go! Go!
    Make no misake, this is about Obama and Sarah.
    Obama pulled 52 million
    Sarah pulled 70 million

    media doesn't want us to see the obvious, McCain should go after California, New Mexico, Nevada, Michigan, etc....

    October 5, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  20. Well wishes to the Biden family

    I hope people start to ask the questions of why McCain has not reported his earnings from GAMBLING on his taxes(and folks believe he's such a Christian), and that Palin didn't report thousands of dollars for her per diem..

    Like Bush, they are above the law. this is the proof. Just plain crooked.

    October 5, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  21. Xavier

    Illegal contributions? Terrorists? McCain announced that he was going to start fighting dirty, and it sure didnt take long. I guess he has to do it, because dirty is all that he has left. Get ready to have your rear ends handed to you republican's. After eight years of running our great country into the sewer, its time that you get whats coming to you.

    Ps. to Scott L.
    The only thing that is getting BUSTED come November is the republican party.

    October 5, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  22. kris

    I think there´s a pretty good chance that we all wake up on November 5th and discover that McSame, Cindy, Sarah, First Dude Todd, Bristol, Willow, Piper, Hyper, Trig, Track, Truck, Trounce and Tramp (just my guess as to what Sarah´s next children and grandchildren will be named) were just a really horrible nightmare. Whew...

    Of course, Karl Rove, IS the Boogie Man and always will be... but a little fear is good for Americans. It keeps us on our toes.

    October 5, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  23. jf

    Government is to protect America, not to supply us with all our needs. Let's get back to basics. Obama would lead us to socialism. Wake up and vote McCain.

    October 5, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  24. maria

    Our next President... Barack Obama ! Go back to Alaska Sara.. the moose are waiting for you.

    October 5, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  25. Pepsi

    If everyone decides to really look at what is before them I don't see how they can vote any way but with the democratic ticket. They have been the most level headed and consistant ticket. They are the ones who started with Change and when the republicans found it was what the public was wanting the republicans flip flopped to the democrats message, which we all know they will go back to their way which is Bushes way if they were to win. If everyone really listens they will see that Palin is not ready to lead our country. I don't understand why republicans like listening to their candidates who always talk down to them. I would think they would like to listen to a candidates who talks to them as a person makes everyone feel good about themselves and gives us the hope we all deserve. Hopefully by election day everyone will have it figured out and will see our best hope for our future and the future lies with the leadership of Barack and Joe.

    OBAMA-BIDEN 2008

    October 5, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
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