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. john

    How many alleged God-fearing values driven worshippers in the Rethuglican party are concerned that McCain/Palin are so active in slinging dirt, mud and malicious lies, while avoiding the issues? Do these same values-driven believers identify with "Joe Six-pack"?! And why have we not heard about Lipstick's various pastor's anti-Isreal sermons that she sat through aborbing the far, far right's near-cultish ideology? And does Todd have a sore throat that stops him from yakin'? Can the "dooode" speak-a-da-'inglish or not?

    October 5, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  2. Steve, Aspen

    Those poll numbers will go up, just keep airing Sara Palin campaign
    rallies. HAHAHAHA!!!!!!

    Democrats 08.

    October 5, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  3. Xavier

    Black and WHite for Obama,
    Wasnt it that long ago that a small child turned up on the terrorist no fly list? McCain really is nothing more than a Bush clone. I cant wait to see him get his rear end handed to him by Obama come November.

    October 5, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  4. carol

    ah yes, only 1 more months before american voters get cold feet and make the biggest mistake of their lives. see you in europe

    October 5, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  5. Does anyone care about facts anymore?

    I live in CO. I am always surprised that the polls are so close here because the Obama to McCain bumper sticker and sign ratio is about 15 : 1. And not just in Denver. Even in CO Springs, I found about a 3 : 1 ratio.

    I wouldn't be surprised to see Obama blow McCain out of the water here.

    October 5, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  6. Scott

    Chance isn't always good... socialism here we come!

    October 5, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  7. tracy

    Election day can't get here soon enough. Tired of everything.

    October 5, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  8. raphmadu

    Go Obama, it's time to clean up the mess in white house.
    Obama and Biden 08

    October 5, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  9. pbdenver

    why always are my comments under moderation?
    Please email me to explain...

    October 5, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  10. Tucker, Colorado

    . . . And rising. You just can't be part of the in crowd of real Americans
    and admit that you voted for Sara Palin with a straight face.

    October 5, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |


    October 5, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  12. Griff

    "The Birds". Would have made "Trifle". Out of your Boss...

    October 5, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  13. Badger

    How can Colorado even think about extending the Bush nightmare?

    October 5, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  14. tracy

    I never understood why national polls are reported with such importance-it has always been all about the battleground states. (As Gore and Kerry both found out )

    October 5, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  15. Boomer

    Both the State House and Senate, The Gov. 1 Senator now are BLUE. 1more Senator in Nov. are BLUE next will be the President. The People of Colorado are seeing the light and getting it right. GO OBAMA

    October 5, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  16. Gone

    When all is said and done, Obama is going down in November because of two issues:

    1. Jeremiah Wright
    2. Michelle Obama

    October 5, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  17. Evil Eye!!!

    To- aware October 5th, 2008 6:10 pm ET
    Obama is so full of himself that he just doesn't get it! **And YOU my Friend Are FULL of SH_T**!

    October 5, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  18. chippyarm

    While I read the posts fairly regularly, I don't fully understand. Can someone tell me about Palin's ties to a group that wants to separate from the United States? I understand they have had issues with the American flag. How sad if true. Thanks

    October 5, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  19. Yes, we can!

    Colorado, do not let those lying bastards without a plan win! They did not have a plan 8 years ago when they got in office and they dis not have aplan when they went into Iraq. They also seem not to have a plan for the future in their campaign because all we keep hearing are lies about Obama and not what plans they have for America. They didn't even have a plan on who to pick for VP.

    Kick them out of politics!


    October 5, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  20. truck

    Obama may not win in November despite the majority. The U.S. needs to do a few things to restore Democracy. First, we need to ban electronic voting machines. Companies such as Diebold/Premiere have admitted problems and have been caught applying last-minute security patches to only a few systems. They should be in jail for treason and voting machines should be banned in all elections. Also, an international election inspection team should be allowed into the U.S. Last time Bush blocked it because he was cheating.

    October 5, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  21. Realistic

    At this time of financial crisis and the failure of our banks, do we really want one of the Keating Five involved?

    October 5, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  22. Todd

    . . . .Please Go to Colorado and "campaign" Sara Palin!

    Obama / Biden 08.

    October 5, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  23. Chris, Middletown, CT

    I'm a Republican....who contributed to Obama...and now fall into the "undecided" category....I'm not sure I can stomach a puppet Al Gore presidency – I'm not sure I can face the rhetoric of those who would blame the economic trouble on George Bush – when in fact it was the 1995 Clinton policy....and the 2006 defense of this unsound policy (to ensure low income people with no (or little) money down can get a mortgage....even Alan Greenspan warned against it....I want an administration that will take responsibility for its actions...and no more entitlement programs...enough is enough...on the global warming issue....ask one question....why is Mars also warming up?? (maybe "man" played a role there too Sen Biden??) dopes...

    October 5, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  24. Heather, Cleveland, OH

    One of the states in which McCain has to do heavy defense.

    I'm sure the Obama volunteers in CO are doing great work. Keep it up!

    October 5, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  25. Olivia

    Obama is risky. On taxes, security, character. His healthcare plan will be much too expensive. He keeps misrepresenting McCain's plan.

    Why do people want to put him in office to find this out?All the signs are there.
    Also........can't ignore Acorn. The possibility of voter fraud is a blight to the honest people of this country.

    October 5, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
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