October 6th, 2008
09:18 AM ET
13 years ago

New Mexico poll update: Obama has the advantage

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(CNN) - A new poll out Monday shows Barack Obama holding a slight advantage over John McCain in New Mexico, one of the most closely-fought presidential battlegrounds in the last two election cycles.

According to the new survey from the Albuquerque Journal, Obama holds a 5-point lead over the Arizona senator there, 45 percent to 40 percent, with 15 percent still undecided. The poll carries a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.

CNN Electoral Map Calculator: You call the race

The state narrowly voted for Al Gore in 2000, and for George Bush in 2004. CNN’ Electoral Map considers New Mexico to be "leaning Obama” this year.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (231 Responses)
  1. Olivia

    It is amazing to me how easily people are following the Pied Piper.

    For those of you who dare to question.......try to watch a rerun of a piece presented by Hannity on Fox last night, titled: Obama and Friends: a history of radicalisation. It's a shocker.

    Now that it seems that there is a possibility academia may be involved in Obama's popularity, and children are being brainwashed, singing praise to Obama, people should look deeper into what is really going on here before Nov 4.

    October 6, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  2. Keite, Fort Worth, TX

    We knew this already...the real story is in Florida

    October 6, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  3. VCC

    With the way the McPalin ticket is going after Senator Obama with untruths and trying to drag him through the mud, they have to remember when you drag someone through the mud you tend to get dirty yourself.

    October 6, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  4. Candy West Virginia

    People are getting tired of the ugliness of the repugs and mccain and palin. They are pure evil and pathological liars to boot.

    October 6, 2008 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  5. LB

    Way to go Obama. Palin was in Omaha Nebraska yesterday, she had approximately 6,000 people show up for her rally. Omaha has a population of over 425,000 people. Doesn't say much for her turnout even in a red state. Obama hopefully will turn Nebraska BLUE.

    October 6, 2008 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  6. Tony

    OBAMA / BIDEN 2008-2016!

    October 6, 2008 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  7. FLewis


    October 6, 2008 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  8. GPENN

    "About 300 guests turned out Saturday night to celebrate the 90th birthday of Joseph 'Joe Bananas' Bonanno, retired boss of New York's Bonanno crime family. He retired to Tucson in 1968. . . John McCain, R-Ariz., and Gov. Fife Symington sent their regards by telegram."
    The maverick,the "straight talk express",you've got to laugh.John McCain and Joe Bonanno a founding member of "the commission".

    October 6, 2008 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  9. Watermann

    Still 4 weeks to go but it goes on and on. Is there any chance for the "October surprise"? I don`t think so. Lets welcome the next President of the United States of America. Not only the US but the world is waiting.

    October 6, 2008 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  10. Chris from NY

    I don't care how you CNN decides to analyze it New Mexico is going blue. You can try all you can to keep pacifying McCain camp, New Mexico is going blue this time around.

    October 6, 2008 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  11. katiec

    The American voters are realizing that we do not want
    anyone in office that runs their whole campaign on lies,
    distortion and attacks.
    They have made our political process look like a
    bumbling mess and the world is laughing, yet
    frightened that such people are in their positions.
    It is our countries survival, for ourselves and
    in the world.
    The republicans not worthy of our vote.

    October 6, 2008 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  12. Rudy NYC

    Aren't they running that new ad in New Mexico called "Thanks". Yeah. The one where they 'thank' John McCain for demonstrating to the voters just how bad his judgment really is by selecting Palin. It shows video clips of the Gibson and Couric interviews.

    October 6, 2008 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  13. ej

    The undecided seem very high at this time.

    October 6, 2008 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  14. IT

    Hispanics should vote for Obama. What has any sitting Republican President done for your people?

    October 6, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  15. Obama supporter and a woman

    Good for you, New Mexico. Americans are sick of John McCain. Are these latest racist tactics by McCain and Palin, really how Republican Party want to be viewed? McCain and Palin are showing their true colors! I don't think Republicans are racist, but your candidates sure are!

    October 6, 2008 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  16. John

    Obama has a better than even chance to win New Mexico this election. McCain doesn't have anything to offer New Mexico citizens.

    October 6, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  17. dianj

    Whether you live in New Mexico or Nebraska, Florida or Ohio, this Wall Street Journal story is cause for major concern:

    "John McCain would pay for his health plan with major reductions to Medicare and Medicaid, a top aide said, in a move that independent analysts estimate could result in cuts of $1.3 trillion over 10 years to the government programs."

    I'll be very interested in seeing thoughts on this when it hits the Political Ticker

    October 6, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  18. Candy West Virginia

    You people want to bring up the bull acorn, ayers, blah, blah, blah. All based on distortians and lies. And unlike mccain, Barack has never been under investigation. But how abou this fact: Rick Davis, mccain's advisor, had up until one month ago been accepting 15,000 A MONTH from Fannie Mae for consulting fees.

    October 6, 2008 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  19. Foreign observer

    It is still so close ? Four years from now with a McCain government inbetween even Texas will vote for the democrats !

    October 6, 2008 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  20. Dutch-VA

    McCain has barked up the wrong tree. I bet he won't be able to look Sen. Obama in the face again tomorrow night at the debate because he knows he's the one initiating all these negative ads. I hope Sen. Obama calls him out on that. Mcsame is running the most dishonorable campaigns I've ever seen. Any respect I had for the guy is now gone. I don't care if he was a P.O.W. You dishonor yourself when you have to attack someone's character. That goes for McCain and Palin. She shouldn't open her mouth on issues she knows nothing about. She just spews whatever they tell her to say without knowing the facts. Shame on them both.


    October 6, 2008 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  21. Nancy

    Obviously, the people of New Mexico understand the issues we are facing and can see through McCain/Palin's attempts to cloud those issues.

    October 6, 2008 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  22. Cuban-mami-4-OBAMA

    I am thrilled that New Mexico will go BLUE!

    The Republican-lie-attack machine can't fool us this time!

    Republicans have Spanish language ads which make them the worst kind of hypocrite!

    On one hand they want the Spanish-speaking-vote, and on the other hand they sponsor laws for "English ONLY" !

    October 6, 2008 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  23. Kelby from Houston, TX

    I hope McCain gives up on New Mexico the way he gave up on Michigan. He has yet to really talk about the issues. The Republican economic ideaology and methods of government now has a proven record of failure. When they are in power, the people are at a loss.
    A vote for a republican is a direct sign of a character flaw.

    McCain is out of touch. He is out of ideas, and he is running out of time.


    October 6, 2008 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  24. Pappy

    Obama WILL win New Mexico and he will win the presidency. McCain's latest attack attempts are ridiculous. They think by sending out Palin and having her "bring a new voice" to an old (and already discredited) discussion is a good thing. All it makes me think is that this woman is still trying to play "catch-up" and she comes across as not being current. Old hat. Old games. Old direction.

    Obama / Biden 2008

    October 6, 2008 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  25. S. Boatman

    A Five Point Lead Is Just A Slim Advantage? Mccain Is Loosing! Big Time!

    October 6, 2008 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
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