October 9th, 2008
05:18 PM ET
12 years ago

New polls show Obama in control


New polls show Obama with leads nationally and in several key battleground states. (AP Photo)

(CNN) - Barack Obama continues to hold significant leads over John McCain, a fresh round of state and national polls out Thursday suggest, in what is unwelcome news for the Republican presidential nominee as Election Day inches closer and closer.

The Illinois senator now holds a 6 point lead over McCain nationwide, a new CNN poll of polls consisting of five recently released surveys show, while 8 percent remain undecided.

A string of new state polls also show Obama holding significant leads in several key battleground states, including Minnesota, New Hampshire, Ohio, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. McCain is holding onto leads in Montana and Missouri.

In Minnesota, CNN's latest poll of polls shows Obama up 11 points, 52-41 percent, while he holds a 9 point lead in CNN's latest New Hampshire poll of polls, 51-42 percent. Obama is also holding onto a 4 point lead in Ohio, 50-46 percent in CNN's latest poll of polls there.

In West Virginia, Obama holds an 8 point lead in a new American Research Group poll, though CNN's Sept. 21-23 poll of West Virginia showed McCain leading there by 4 points. In Wisconsin, a new Research 2000 poll shows Obama with a 10 point lead, 51-41 percent. CNN's Wisconsin poll earlier this month showed Obama with a 5 point lead.

In Missouri, a new CNN poll of polls shows McCain hanging onto a 1 point lead, while the Arizona senator has a 5 point lead in Montana according to a new American Research Group poll.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
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  1. Yes We Can

    Hard to believe that Obama is up by 8 points in WVA. I am from PA and have heard some really disappointing and mean comments when it comes to Obama. WVA are PA neighbors, and I truly doubt that the numbers will stay up in favor of Obama.

    Don't mean to sound negative but it will be a miracle if WVA votes for Obama. A MIRACLE I say.

    Obama/Biden 08'

    October 9, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  2. Cruce Signati

    Why did Barry Soetoro say he had no prior names before he registered as an illinois state attorney as barack obama?

    October 9, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  3. Denise Bolin

    Palin will only give interviews to Hannity?? I WONDER WHY? Once again, they lie and say she'll do mainstream interviews. Hannity is the farthest thing from mainstream out there. You just keep insulting our intelligence, Johnny boy.

    October 9, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  4. Iraq veteran for Obama

    As the days get closer, the THUNDER gets LOUDER !!!

    GO BARACK, GOOOOO!!!!!!!

    OBAMA / BIDEN 08' 12'

    October 9, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  5. nemo

    THis is in the w column.

    October 9, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
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