November 1st, 2008
12:00 PM ET
11 years ago

State polls: Obama ahead in NH, WI, CO, MT; MO tied up

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Sen. Obama has an advantage over Sen. McCain in 4 of the 5 CNN's latest state polls of polls."]
(CNN) – It's down to the wire for Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain as
the two men enter their final weekend of campaigning. With just three days until Election Day, CNN's latest polls of polls shows Obama holding on to leads in a few key battlegrounds — and neck-and-neck with McCain in others.

Obama leads McCain by 12 points in CNN's latest New Hampshire poll of polls. Fifty-three percent of likely voters in New Hampshire support Obama and 41 percent back McCain. Six percent are unsure about their choice for president. In CNN's October 31 New Hampshire poll of polls, Obama led McCain by 15 points - 54 percent compared to 39 percent.

Obama is also ahead in Wisconsin, where CNN's latest poll of polls in the state gives him an 11 point lead: Fifty-three percent of voters in Wisconsin support the Illinois senator and 42 percent support the Arizona senator. Five percent of voters in the state are unsure about their choice for president. In CNN's October 30 Wisconsin poll of polls, Obama was ahead by 12 points - 53 percent to 41 percent.

In Colorado, Obama is ahead by 7 points in CNN's latest poll of polls. Fifty-two percent of likely voters in the state support Obama and 45 percent support McCain. Three percent of voters in the state are undecided. In CNN's October 31 Colorado poll of polls, Obama and McCain were also separated by 7 percentage points - 51 percent for Obama and 44 percent for McCain.

Obama holds the slimmest of advantages in Montana in CNN's first poll of polls for the state: Forty-six percent of likely voters in the state back Obama, and 45 percent support McCain. Nine percent of Montana's likely voters are unsure about their choice for president.

The two presidential rivals are tied in CNN's latest Missouri poll of polls. Each man garners support from 48 percent of the state's likely voters. Four percent are unsure about their choice for president. The two men were also tied at 47 percent each in CNN's October 31 Missouri poll of polls.

CNN's latest New Hampshire poll of polls consists of the following three surveys: Research 2000 (October 28-30), ARG (October 28-30), and WMUR/UNH (October 28-30).

CNN's latest Wisconsin poll of polls consists of the following three surveys: University of Wisconsin (October 21-28), Research 2000 (October 27-28), and Big Ten Battleground (October 19-22).

CNN's latest Colorado poll of polls consists of the following three surveys: ARG (October 28-30), Marist (October 27-28), and CNN/Time/ORC (October 23-28).

CNN's first Montana poll of polls consists of the following three surveys: American Research Group (October 28-30), NBC/Mason-Dixon (October 23-25), and Montana State University (October 16-20).

CNN's latest Missouri poll of polls consists of the following three surveys: ARG (October 28-30), CNN/Time/ORC (October 23-28), and Reuters/Zogby (October 23-26).

CNN's state polls of polls do not have sampling errors.

Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • CNN Poll of polls • Colorado • John McCain • Missouri • Montana • New Hampshire • Wisconsin
soundoff (256 Responses)
  1. Mccain/Palin's rallies are downright scary

    Goes to show smear tactics and personal insults don't work with most of the american public anymore! Obama has been growing his lead for a while now even with the economy looking better because Mccain campaign has nothing but slimy mud slinging character attacks that are so right field it's disgusting, it's like preschool some of the charge's they make against him.

    November 1, 2008 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  2. Simmy

    Anyone still undecided is ashamed to publicly admit that they are racist, and plan to vote for McCain. The only other reason ignorance and or stupidity.

    November 1, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  3. Chris F.

    Come on Every body get out and vote. This can be a historica election with historic numbers. It is time for the chage we need to get this country back on track. Say no to fear and scare tactics. Vote Obama/Biden 08!!

    November 1, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  4. Bob the Plumber

    Remember when Ross Perot said "the Repbulican bill Nafta will make a sucking sound if signed? "It will be all of your jobs leaving the united states." Well what goes around, comes around, now the sucking sound is that of the GOP leaving their jobs. You betcha!

    November 1, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    Anyone who votes for Obama must be a Racist. A great man once said something like "Don't judge people by the color of their skin but rather the content of their characters." Well seems to me that Obama's got way to many characters in his closet that many people refuse to ignore, therefore it must be the color of his skin you are voting for.

    November 1, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  6. Dawn

    terriffic....I do want Obama to win...
    Sarah Palin scares the h-ll out of me. They call Obama a terrorist, she is a very right wing terrorist, API supporter...Abusing her power...She could actually be worst then Dick Chaney.
    I have done research on all of the candidates and the McCain/Palin would place our Country in the mist of a Nuclear war with someone...I would rather have some peace and not fearing the end of the world.
    I know we have the right to speak our minds, that is the beauty of our Constitution,Obama was a taught Constitutional Law, to answer anyone's question about re-writing this living law? No you cannot. You can add to it.
    Sarah Palin is only out for herself and no one else. I could be critized by this, but if you do research on her as well as the rest, you would under stand what I am saying.... I will go with the leaser of two evils

    Please post this CNN


    November 1, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  7. M.K in CA.

    Barack the vote!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO,GO,GO and keep up the good fight.

    November 1, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  8. Nervous in Texas

    You idiotic right wingers that have drank from the koolaids of Limbau and Hannity that keep spitting out your vile comments trying to challenge Obama's citizenship, you are fools. You think this country should only be reserved for white christians. You keep thinking that way and keep spreading your hatred rhetoric. His citizenship has been discussed and has been proven. Yet you are never going to be satisfy until you the "answer" turns to the lies that you have been fed to believe to be true. You keep talking about how Obama has not addressed those "unanswered" questions. Wake up? The questions have all been "addressed", and discussed. But again, you didn't get the answers you were looking for so you keep focusing and fixating on it. The rest of the educated openminded people of this nation have moved beyond this. We don't care bc it does not matter to us, we are focused more on the issues that are pertinent and not some stupid points that aim to divide us as oppose to help us get out of the mess that the GOP has created. So I hope that your hate will continue to put food on your table and keep us from being harm by the rest of the world.

    November 1, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  9. FreeNLovIt

    I hope Murtha loses in Virginia because then, that district is NOT GOING TO GET ANY EARMARK!! It's the year of the Democrat and to lose someone who puts food on your table, because you didnt vote for him is stupid!!!

    Go ahead, Lose your MURTHA!!! You wont get any federal help by winning over a REPUBLICAN!!

    November 1, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  10. wakeupamerica

    Vote people! Vote! Young people – honor your word and get out and vote. Just because polls show he's up, we have to have the electoral. As Obama said, no complacency. Becaue the media keeps saying democrats are early voters don't think I don't need to go early.

    If you can early vote, go do it now. Take a snack, water, and a portable chair with you to early vote or on Tuesday. We need this CHANGE in our country. Yes we can. Yes we will.

    Obama/Biden '08

    November 1, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  11. senja

    wake me up when this is over.

    November 1, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  12. snowkap

    As an Obama supporter in Montana, I'm thrilled to see him +1 in this state. Wasn't sure that would ever happen, but maybe there's hope for us yet.

    November 1, 2008 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  13. Marie,San Diego

    This will not swayed voters to change their minds about Senator Obama. In fact, this might identify to some voters who probably have relatives that in the same dilemma. If republicans think this might give them edge because of this news, this could hurt them with Neutralized Citizens of this country and of course, the majority of this group are Hispanics Americans and to some degree, Asian Americans. Do they know some relatives that have similar situation? Heck, yes and they are all hoping that one day, these illegal immigrants will have a chance to stay in this country legally. To sum this up, this will not shake Obama's supporters and potential voters.


    November 1, 2008 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  14. jks

    Polls mean little unless you vote. Finish it off with your ballot.

    November 1, 2008 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  15. Ghost

    How can so many say they are undecided?

    November 1, 2008 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  16. JRS

    OH well. Too bad. First we pick Bush; now we knee jerk and pick Obama. Trom right to left., when we could have middle. Obama thinks we have 57 states ....who's winning in those other 7.

    November 1, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  17. Texas Teacher

    And the race is still on! Get out to vote, People for Obama, take nothing for granted! We have to come out in such numbers that there can be NO MISTAKE about what WE want for this country!

    I already voted.... took my mom and we voted together proudly about last weekend!

    Just a thought,. why in the world do we have to have election day on a Tuesday when most people are working? It's like a conspiracy to keep people from voting. At least this year, we are aware that we CAN vote early.... everyone who wants to.... and we ARE!

    I am so proud of everyone voting. No matter who we vote for.... we are exercising our rights as American Citizens in such numbers that it is world news!

    November 1, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  18. Barbara - 65 yr old white female in NC

    Sounds good to me. I have, however, noticed that Obama hasn't made much headway in the less educated states like WV, KY, MS, OK, AL. What's with that?

    I voted early for the two that will protect my Constitutional Rights to own guns and read my Bible. And they probably won't reinstitute the draft or go into IRAN without a very good reason.

    Obama/Biden '08

    November 1, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  19. Rick From Washington

    Americans, please do not believe in the polls. The most important thing you can do for this country is to vote for John McCain. I am a Democrat and Hillary supporter, who is voting for what is right for this country i.e. McCain/Palin

    November 1, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  20. Joe the mechanic.

    The lead is due to the simple fact that Obama has an articulable plan to turn our economy around. And McBush has Joe the fake plumber who will also benefit from an Obama Administration.

    November 1, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  21. cnn stop tryin to make this race seem

    cnn stop tryin to make this race seems close!everyone can see it's gonna be a landslide.obama/biden 09

    November 1, 2008 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  22. ***NO longer lost in the fog!***

    I feel sad for all the people on here that will have to find something else new to blog about come Wednesday morning. No McCain/Palin to get their false lies and deceptions from... Oh well, I guess they can just keep making things up. The BEST part is, they are not going to have so-called "leaders" to put the lies and deceit into their thoughts (of which there are no original ones of their own) to spew out their mouth.>>>>>>>Goodnight John boy, Go back to Alaska Barbie doll................................Lights out.......

    November 1, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  23. KLEE

    Voters – if you need information go to each of the candidates web sites and read.

    Look at how the campaigns are being run – what is being said and what isn't being said??? –

    I have watched closely the REP candidates are weaving all over the road and picking up hitch-hikers.

    The DEM candidates are speaking clearly and have a message that addresses our issues.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2008 and 2012(who knows?)

    November 1, 2008 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |


    November 1, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  25. facts are facts

    It's a blow out for Obama as polls on other sites have him at 350 electoral votes and likely to get many more as McCain sinks into the slime his campaign has manufactured.

    November 1, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
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