October 28th, 2008
09:00 PM ET
14 years ago

Polls show McCain not making up ground in Ohio

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(CNN) - John McCain does not appear to be making up ground in Ohio, the key battleground state that is crucial to keeping his White House hopes alive.

According to CNN's latest poll of polls of the state, the Arizona senator now trails Obama by 6 points there, 50 percent to 44 percent. That gap is two points wider than it was Monday and double what it was one week ago.

Election Center: Check out recent Ohio polls

No Republican has won the presidency without carrying Ohio, and barring a major upset in another big state, the state's 20 electoral votes are a must win for McCain. The Republican presidential candidate is expected to spend two full days there later this week.

The latest Ohio poll of polls consists of recent surveys from LA Times/Bloomberg (October 25-27), Reuters/Zogby (October 23-26), and CNN/Time/ORC (October 19-21). CNN Poll of Polls do not have a margin of error.

Meanwhile, a new poll of polls in Florida shows a similar story. The Arizona senator trails Obama by 4 points there, 49 percent to 45 percent. That gap is 3 points higher than it was earlier today and is largely due to a newly released survey from LA Times/Bloomberg showing McCain down 7 points in the state. The Florida poll of polls also includes surveys from Suffolk University and Reuters/Zogby.

Election Center: Check out recent Florida polls

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soundoff (262 Responses)
  1. jim

    It's over Johnny Boy!!!!! Take McFailin with you on your way out of the lime light.

    October 28, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  2. SAM

    The ARIZONA senator trails MCCAIN by 4 points in Florida,49% TO 45% W@F???

    October 28, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  3. Mike from Bham

    Obama/ Biden 2008

    October 28, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  4. adam

    it begins, this domino effect may be like reagan in 80

    October 28, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  5. Elizabeth in Texas

    I voted EARLY for Obama in Dallas, TX. I voted for no Republican! I am noa democrat, but an independent!

    My husband is an Iraq vet and voted EARLY for Obama in Texas.

    Bye McCain and your hateful VP.

    October 28, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  6. Dick

    My only comment is: why would anyone but a complete driveling idiot support someone who consitently lies through his smiling (also grimacing) teeth? All fact checks show that Obama tells the truth way more often than McCain. Why is that? Because Obama is RIGHT for America, and McCain is a DISASTER! Wake up America and vote Obama!

    October 28, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  7. Pat Pa.

    I hope that Ohio gets it right this time. They really have suffered for their decision to put Bush in office last time. McCain will do NOTHING for them. He does try to keep them scared about Obama though.

    My God, people, what are you afraid of ? You can only win with Obama. You will only get more of the same with McCain. Forget this crap about Socialism. It is just another Repug scare tactic. Haven't you had enough of that ?

    Get out and vote for Obama. He is your chance for a better life for yourself and your family.

    October 28, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  8. Ohio Man for McCain

    McCain has my vote.

    October 28, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  9. Aviate

    McCain better ask his buddy Lieberman if he can borrow some 'Joementum'!

    October 28, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  10. Women in Ohio for Palin

    I saw Palin at a rally. She's awesome. McCain/Palin 2008.

    October 28, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  11. Ms. M

    Please go to your polls and vote!! Go early if you can.

    October 28, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  12. OH Independent

    Voting for McCain/Palin.

    October 28, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
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