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. lo

    Go Maccain Go
    i hope and pray Palin and Maccain will win
    Obama presidency is scary

    November 1, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  2. eddo

    do you find it interesting that all the McCain supporters have nothing positive to say about their candidate but have unlimited trash to talk about Obama , curious what they are supporting or they are just opposing the winning team for the sake of it

    November 1, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |

    BRING IT ON HOME !!!!!

    November 1, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  4. Shirley-Ohio

    Gallup Polls have Obama up among likely voters 52% to 42% from Wednesday through Friday and 52% to 41% among registered voters. WOW

    November 1, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  5. gregg

    wow georgia going blue,, how real do you think that will happen,,, what happen to sc all the blacks there why cant sc turn blue,, all the southern states obama seemingly won why cant they turn blue... btw am a democrat,,, voted mccain so think

    November 1, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  6. Greg, San Francisco, CA

    Judging from the barely coherent right wing responses here I think they see the handwriting on the wall – even if they don't understand all the big words. Nonetheless Obama voters must go out and vote! Take nothing for granted. The Republicans will steal the vote as they have before. It needs to be an overwhelming majority for Obama.

    November 1, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  7. vic

    Do not trust the polls – the polls are often wrong (especially this year).
    VOTE and do not be kept from voting by the nasty tricks that will be played out at the polls on Tuesday.
    McCain will stop at nothing to win this election – he and Palin have already sold their souls.

    November 1, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  8. FreeNLovIt

    Stop throwing the race factor into the undecided. I understand their dilemmas. At this point in time, I think people dont care about race anymore, after seeing a catastrophic economic 9/11.

    The deal is, someone is too old and someone is just half-ripe.

    All I can say is, at this point in time, if you have to ROW across NIAGARA FALLS, would you want MCCAIN in your canoe or Obama?

    November 1, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  9. David Goldman for OBAMA





    November 1, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  10. Momoh Vandy

    America is a land that other nations on earth look up to. What is currently taking place in America is beyond my widest dreams. I have never ever thought of it. Go America go and make history by electing your very first African-American president. This is a great revolution of human mind. The colour of the skin of a man is not his making or choice but of God. He is suprime and has the final saying. Black/white we are all of God' making. Power to America and God bless Amaerica.
    Vote OBAMA.

    November 1, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    O can heal the wounds of 9/11.

    November 1, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  12. Jan

    For Sale–White House–600 million dollars or the highest bidder–foreign donors welcome in "bundles" only.

    November 1, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  13. gregg

    praise obama our next god,,, we dont have to work no more,, no more taxes,to pay,, praise all to the O may he save us and keep us healthy wealthy and ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    November 1, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  14. Ann

    I hope you'll lose Mr. Obama. What you did in 1996 and what you did in the primaries showed your character.. NoObama!

    November 1, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  15. francheska ;-)

    If McCain spent less time attacking Obama and more time actually campaigning and talking about the issues...he might not be getting his butt handed to him on a platter.

    November 1, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  16. Marie

    Come on Montana, Georgia, Missouri, Arizona and West Virginia. Let's show that we can pull together as a Country to get something done. Vote for Obama!

    November 1, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  17. Peter (CA)

    Montana? That would be amazing! But, frankly, I just want to make sure that he gets Pennsylvania. I don't want McCain and his Rovian henchmen to have any chance to steal anything from the voters.

    Goldsworthy–Right wing hysteria is no longer going to work.
    As a Catholic, I have been disturbed to watch my church sell its soul to the Republican party, thinking that they have some corner on morality. Why? Because they promise to end abortion and prevent gay marriage?
    What about war? What about poverty? What about environmental degradation? What about the death penalty? What about preventing genocide? What about supporting working families with children?

    Obama clearly stated in the debate that abortion is not a decision to be taken lightly. It is not something that people celebrate. It is a hard personal decision for anyone to make.
    Maybe if the Church went back to caring about the poor and the sick and the downtrodden, it may be able to find its own conscience again and work to fashion responsible ways to deal with unwanted pregnancies, or maybe even prevent them in the first place.

    November 1, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  18. JOHN


    November 1, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  19. John

    I've read every comment and it pains my heart to see what we have lowered ourselves to in the name of politics (race) and the reason I highlight race is because politics is where the cowards are hiding there racism cause to suggest one race is better equiped to lead shows how so many minds are still stuck in captivity (slavery) – for those that this apply to please understand that the people will decide this election whatever the out come!

    November 1, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  20. Adam from Canada

    What the hell is up with "Bob from S S"?

    that's some craziness if I ever read it...

    BTW... watching from "up here" it seems that Obama has what it takes to not only lead your country, but ours too... Think about the poll of other world nations... 80% favour Barack... 80%... if you want to clear your international name................................................ it shouldn't take a rocket scientist to figure out how...

    If McCain likes war so much, why isn't HE over there fighting it?

    November 1, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  21. Patrick

    Hey, Larry: Maybe God doesn't like your side this time.

    November 1, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  22. Hard Working American for McCain

    Obama, it's no wonder you want to give emnesty to 12 million illegals in this country. You are one yourself!

    November 1, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  23. Curtis

    if obama is up by one in montana then why is it still leaning mccain on the electoral map

    November 1, 2008 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |


    November 1, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  25. George

    The Republican hate migrants. Hipanics are you listening? if u have a relative who is illegally living in the US the republicans will hate you.

    November 1, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
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