October 25th, 2008
02:10 PM ET
14 years ago

Polls: Obama has five-point advantage in Ohio

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LIMA, Ohio (CNN) - It all came down to Ohio in the last presidential election, and a new average of the latest polls in this crucial battleground state indicates that the state is once again up for grabs.

George W. Bush's narrow victory in Ohio four years ago put the President over the top in his bid for re-election. This time around, Ohio could be just as crucial to the outcome of the race for the White House.

A CNN poll of polls compiled Saturday afternoon suggests that Barack Obama has a five-point lead in Ohio, 49 percent to 44 percent, with 7 percent of voters undecided in their choice for president.

This new edition of CNN's Ohio poll of polls consists of five surveys, an Ohio Newspaper poll conducted October 18-22, a Quinnipiac survey taken October 16-21, a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll conducted October 19-21, a Suffolk University survey taken October 16-19, and an NBC/Mason Dixon poll conducted October 16-17.

Senator Barack Obama, D-Illinois, was up by 7 points over Senator John McCain, R-Arizona, in the previous CNN Ohio poll of olls, which was compiled on October 23.

Both candidates, their running mates, and their surrogates, are spending a lot of time campaigning in Ohio. And Ohio voters are getting inundated with campaign television commercials. The McCain and Obama campaigns have spent a combined estimated $29 million in advertising in Ohio this election cycle.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • CNN Poll of polls • John McCain • Ohio
soundoff (39 Responses)
  1. JT

    If the newest of these polls only extended until the 22nd, and the last poll of polls was on the 23rd, than why is the result of these polls any different today, on the 25th? It appears to include no new polls since the last poll of polls. Eh?!

    October 25, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  2. Ron was a REP now a DEM

    McCain says on the trail that increase of taxes will slow economic recovery. Well John 8 years of tax breaks for the wealthy have crippled our economy and the worlds. It's going to take some serious redistribution of wealth from the taxpayers to the wealthy to set it right.

    October 25, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  3. TrendyMac

    Flash 🙂


    October 25, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  4. linda from prescott

    Go Obama, YES WE CAN!



    October 25, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  5. Tamarra

    Pleases act as if Obama is 10 points behind. He can't win Ohio if people do not go vote.

    October 25, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  6. Louise in CA

    Yes! Hurray! We can do this, we can take back this country. Vote!

    October 25, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  7. HoraceOvidson

    If Ohio goes for Barack, I promise to root for Ohio State in their bowl game this year, despite being a big fan of USC. Of course, I get to welch on my promise should Ohio State actually be playing USC.

    October 25, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  8. vote! OBAMA-BIDEN NOV.4th


    October 25, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  9. Gambi

    Come on Ohio don't fail me now!
    Vote Early ! Vote Nov. 4th ! Just Vote !
    Former Ohio resident and I approve this message.

    October 25, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  10. maynard hopkins wi

    Obama was born in Kenya,,, This is what his grandmother claims. Then his halfsister claims that he was born in Hawaii... How can this be....Someone is lying..... HERE IS A CASE NUMBER FOR YOU TO CHECK OUT #08-CV-04083 START WITH THE CITIZENSHIP PAPERS, TRY THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE OFFICE, THEN TRY THE IMMIGRATION OFFICE
    Obama has duel citizenship papers....His mother gave up her citizenship when she moved back to Kenya when she was 14.
    Who is Frank Marshall Davis? These are legal questions and should be answered before election day..

    October 25, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  11. v.ananthan

    IT¨S so pathetic that OBAMA needs BUSH so badly that in every speech he has to connect McCain to BUSH and to tell the voters how bad last 8 years were….
    Bush has nothing to do with 9/11 but he has prevented new terrorist actions in american soil…and people should give Bush credit for that..

    October 25, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  12. Martha Hussein Baker for Barack

    Go Ohio! Get out and vote and put our candidate over the top!



    Excited early voter in Oregon for Obama.

    October 25, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  13. pdot

    Lets save some time and money by mutually proclaiming Obama to be president... we're all waiting to confirm what we already know, including die hard republicans. That way the media can spend more time and energy discussing the growing economic crisis.

    October 25, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  14. Tom

    Just voted for Obama today. Vote if you haven't already!

    October 25, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
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