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. Gary

    Darn Straight, Go Obama Go!

    November 1, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  2. barbara miller

    So, Montana goes into TossUp WHEN?

    November 1, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  3. KJL

    People may not think Obama is perfect, but a lot of them are terrified of McCain. He wants to fight everyone, like he needs some kind of revenge for Vietnam. And then there's Palin, who has an "onward Christian soldiers" view of the world. What a pair.

    November 1, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  4. Les

    It's About time the American people see the light.Wake up American.McCain doe's give a coo,about you and your family.he only think of himself.Do you people think he cares about and others.Just think if he gets their,and see what taxes you are going to pay.

    November 1, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  5. Kingslough

    Americans are fed up of rethugs lies lies and more lies. Its time we step up from this economic oppression and vote Obama!! Vote people Vote

    November 1, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  6. Folly

    Obama is going to win Landslide!!!! I am rally all my support for Obama on Tuesday. I took the day off to drive people to vote for Obama!!! Enough of McShame and Scary PALIN!!!!!!! GO OBAMA/BIDEN 08

    November 1, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  7. Gail AL.

    Who belives the polls, this is anybody's race. The media want you to think this is over, well it's far from over. John MCcain is neck and neck with Obama. The undecided Will vote MCcain. I don't think Obama should be measuring the drapes yet.

    America is worth fighting for, and I'm going to fight for MCcain. The dems. will spend spend, spend. That would put us in a depression, and things would be a lot worse then they are now.

    Obama will raise everyone's taxes the first 100 days, he is not for the poor, he is for the elite dems. DON'T BE HAD WITH HIS LIE.. WE NEED REFORM, STOP PORK BARREL, AND NAME THE ONES THAT ARE WASTING OUR MONEY We will only get to keep 41.7% of each dollar we earn if Obama is elected. he'll give your money to people that don't pay taxes, that is socialism, what is fair about Obama, NOTHING. DON'T BE DECIEVED VOTE, MCcain-Palin
    Hillary supporter

    November 1, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  8. Scott L

    Did Obama's aunt donate to the Obama campaign?

    It is illegal!

    November 1, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  9. Betty, Virginia

    Get out and VOTE for Obama. Let's make it a landslide for his grandmother Toot to see!!!!!!!! WooHoo!!!!!! GOBAMA!!!!

    Hopefully November 4th will be the last time I ever have to watch McCain speak again. Calling someone names while they recognize your positive attributes makes you look petty. Where I once saw a man I would have loved to become president, I now see a bitter angry old man without the sense to pick a VP who would represent more than 30% of the people effectively; someone who can't handle the press unless it's fox news and yet he claims is ready to handle the world.


    November 1, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  10. Harry from york pa

    The reason why the polls are looking like that is because its coming down to the wire, and more and more have paid attention to Barack Obama, and believe that he can steer us in a new direction. We just can't afford the same failed policies of bush/mccain. It's time to leave that stuff behind and start acting like God fearing people and help eachother and stop being greedy, and show the world we are are the most powerful and moral and ethically correct country in the world. I country where everyone has a chance, America!!!!

    November 1, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  11. Cooper

    I hope people wake up and realize that Obama's tax plan is going to ONLY help people on WELFARE. When asked about what his priorities would be TAX CUTS was not even on the list. He will say anything to get elected. He said most of his priortities would take at least 1000 days. I am tired of working so hard and only people on WELFARE get the benifits.

    I hope this get posted seems like every time I write anything negative about Obama it doesn't get posted.

    November 1, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  12. Jaberwokie

    the beauty about the election there in the Stetes will be.the look of horror on Palins face when she realises she has helped destroy what ever chance McCain had.
    She and the creepy old Todd....will disappear into Alaska and probably be voted out there when the people of Alaska realize what a total idiot she is and corrupt too.
    We all have our opinions an that is mine Go vote even more for Obama.
    McCain will just go back to doing what he does about what happened all those years ago.

    November 1, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  13. Wanderer

    It is showing the U.S. is about to get out of the quicksand. People of America! Please keep fighting … VOTE … VOTE …

    November 1, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  14. Country first

    they had tried everything and I tell you it is nasty. These republicans believe that they have not done enough damage to this country and they are trying to scare you. What is that mean now? When they say that his aunt is here illegally. If you an American you an American and I think your background, your religion, and race should not be matter.
    Now that socialism, terrorism do not work they want to bring these nonsense to scare you America. The economy is issue # 1 and they had choose not to talk about and try to scare you with these nonsense. This war need to come to an end because $10 billions dollars a month can do a whole lot here in the US from job creation to education and infrastructure improvement. Our current president is a republican and they had done enough to our economy and job market.

    November 1, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  15. novalee

    I believe the 7 percent are not going to vote. I have had many conversations with many people, who tell me they are not going to vote. All say they are not happy with Barack or Mccain. So there Is your 7 percent.

    November 1, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  16. blaising

    McKnucklehead is back on his own 10 yard line, 2 touchdowns behind, with 3 seconds on the clock.

    Oops...Sarah...SARAH!! I thought YOU were in charge of the game plan??

    Who needs a strategy when you've got tactics up the wazoo!!

    November 1, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  17. Pam

    Don't take anything for granted!!!!!!!!!!!

    VOTE NOW!!!

    We never would have had bush if it were not for Florida and it was down to 700 votes.



    November 1, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |

    Yea! Go, Obama, go. After all the various acts of defamation, I hope that you willcontinue to dominate. What of Arizona and Alaska? I would be glad if you scored higher than McFear.ib these states too. Go Obama, Go!

    November 1, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  19. S. Boatman

    This Is Good News! Obama Will Keep The Lead Until Its Over!

    November 1, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  20. oscar

    with all these result and the possibility of mccain losing Arizona is an indication of rejection and if the unexpected happens on tuesday, America's credibility would be questioned not only by it's citizens but the whole world who had been monitoring this election.

    November 1, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  21. mitch

    republicans are finished after this election and good riddance.

    November 1, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  22. I Just Said Thanks, but No Thanks to Another 4 Years of g.o.p. corruption, arrogance and incompetence

    Palin supporters are chanting "McCain, Not Hussein".

    The ghouls and goblins are still out.

    Stop the hatred.

    Phone a Friend

    November 1, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  23. D&D

    Dont' get distracted folks, go VOTE like you never did before, VOTE early or on the election day, but make sure you VOTE!!!

    November 1, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  24. Billy


    They were promised over a week ago. No candidate in modern times has EVER run for P or VP without disclosing their medical records!

    CNN, why are you letting the McCain campaign hide this??


    November 1, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  25. angela

    I love America.

    November 1, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
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