Colorado, Ohio divided between presidential candidates
September 13th, 2012
02:02 PM ET
10 years ago

Colorado, Ohio divided between presidential candidates

(CNN) - New polls released Thursday showed the battleground states of Colorado and Ohio remain statistically tied between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Likely voters in Ohio put Obama at 48% and Romney at 47%, and in Colorado, likely voters split 49% for Obama and 47% for Romney, according to the surveys by American Research Group. The sampling error of each survey was plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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In Colorado, the race was close across gender and age, as well as tied among independent voters. Independents went 48% to 45% for Obama over Romney. Younger voters and older voters were similarly divided between the two candidates. And among women, where other polls have shown Romney lagging behind Obama, ARG showed 50% went for the incumbent and 56% for the challenger.

In early August, Colorado was divided 45% for Obama and 50% for Romney, according to a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University for CBS News and the New York Times.

The Ohio survey showed deeper divides. Romney held a lead of 16 points among independents, and lagged 10 points behind Obama among women. Men leaned towards Romney but were divided along the sampling error.

A mid-August Quinnipiac survey in the Buckeye State also showed the Ohio race tied up.

Both Colorado, with 9 electoral votes, and Ohio, with 18 votes, are toss up states on the CNN Electoral Map. In 2008, Obama won Colorado by nine points and Ohio by five points.

The vice presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle campaigned on Wednesday in Ohio, and President Barack Obama stumped in Colorado on Thursday.

Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • Mitt Romney • Ohio • President Obama
soundoff (82 Responses)
  1. TheVoice2

    Mitt Phony's motto "make President now, I'll give you details later"

    September 13, 2012 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  2. truth hurts

    wake up colorado and ohio.... do you honestly want four more years of this divisive class warfare nightmare?! if you put the empty suit back in the whitehouse, you'll have nobody to blame but yourselves when the country continues its long slide down hill.

    September 13, 2012 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  3. Patriot Awesome

    Just wait for the debates. Once Obama crushes Romney his lead will open up.

    September 13, 2012 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  4. just sayin

    >Patriot Awesome - Just wait for the debates. Once Obama crushes Romney his lead will open up.

    crush him with what? his massive debt or his massive unemployment?? or maybe with that massive wave of democracy in egypt, libya and syria???

    September 13, 2012 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  5. mactsr

    Willard show us your tax returns. America has the right to know even if you pay taxes.

    September 13, 2012 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  6. Carol Wilkins

    This race is real simple. God is the determining factor on who will win. I ask you which candidate do you see the fruits of the spirit revealed? Which candidate has the compassion and concern as our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ? The scriptuure says the government sits on his shoulders and liars have their place in the pit. Again this is no race, just God revealing himself amongst the people.

    September 13, 2012 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  7. Marie MD

    Colorado wake up! You like those beautiful wide open spaces? Don't give it to the party that doesn't believe in climate change.
    Ohio, if it wasn't for the president and the auto bailout a lot of your neighbors from the north (I.e., Michigan) would be unemployed same as in Ohio. You have manufacturing plants that have to do with the auto industry. Where would OHIO BE?????

    September 13, 2012 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  8. Pj

    This election was over the moment bill Clinton finished his speech. Obama will keep pennsylvania and Michigan, he will win the western states and the math doesn't add up for mittens. It's over folks.

    September 13, 2012 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  9. vic , nashville ,tn

    Romney couldn’t win Colorado in the primary so Colorado for Obama

    Romney hate auto industries so Ohio for Obama

    September 13, 2012 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  10. Pj

    The daily tracking polls mean zilch. It's about 2 things: voter turnout and delegate math. Both favor the president, despite the voter suppression desperation of the elephants.

    September 13, 2012 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  11. Chris

    Do you really want a hypocritical flip-flopper who wont release atleast 5 years of taxes like ALL presidents since the 50s? Sorry, I cant trust a guy who cant maintain a stance on ANYTHING and belittles our allies and rarely ever makes a decision for himself. GO OBAMA!

    September 13, 2012 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  12. Latino

    We need Romney. That is all I can say. To much frustration between democrats and republicans. I only know that Romney is what we need.

    September 13, 2012 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  13. Jim

    Voice2, you mean like have to pass the bill to see what's in it?

    September 13, 2012 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  14. GI Joe

    Tax Returns? YOU PEOPLE aren't going to see any more tax returns ~~~ Ann Romney

    I want to see Romney's mental health records. He is unstable.

    Knee-jerk reactionaries have no place any where near that nuclear button - especially best friends of bibi nothing-but-a-yahoo who wants the U.S. to lose men, women and money fighting Iran for him. Romney and bibi are too close. Not Good. NO MORE WARS.

    September 13, 2012 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  15. Reggiedw

    If you people are satisfied with the dredful conditions we are living under the Obama's administration, then you deserve to suffer even more if Obama is elected for another 4 years. I know the better candidate is Romney but you democraps are hoping Obama wins contnue suffering if he is re-elected. As far as I am concerned, Obama is a total failure and he does not deserve a second term. Romney/Ryan in 2012!!!!!!! Please come and save us from our misery with our current president....he does not know what he is doing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 13, 2012 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  16. BLKMANinAmerica

    Not surprising at all since it will come down to white voting for robo-Romney only because of that reason. So much 'growth' in America but still in the same place as we were in 1863.

    September 13, 2012 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  17. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Notice to Ohio and Colorado: This man Romney will send our sons and daughters to war but won't sacrifice one of his five (5) sons, what makes them better than ours.

    September 13, 2012 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  18. GI Joe

    Romney is suffering early on-set dementia. it's kinda like Alzheimers.

    Oh wait. Reagan had that and the nutjobs still worship him 30 years later.

    No More republicans in the WH. Especially old ones suffering mental deficiencies, and who have short tempers like Romney. (Guess it comes from being a bully all his life.)

    September 13, 2012 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  19. GI Joe

    Ryan/Romney lie, Americans die.


    September 13, 2012 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  20. Silence DoGood

    @Caorl "Which candidate has the compassion and concern as our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ?"

    Since Jesus talked about caring for the poor and needy and healing the sick, I guess Obama is the best choice.
    Or maybe we should leave personal religion out of the election as the founders of this country wanted.

    September 13, 2012 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  21. Wanda

    romney nor ryan can remember their names when they speak much less what they are talking about - you can tell they have to get to their place on the paper they look down at and even at that Romney can't read! He is too old, too in love with himself, and has too...........little knowledge of the world!

    September 13, 2012 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  22. Donkey Party

    truth hurts – Since you know nothing of the truth, you must feel no pain at all.

    Reggiedw – The GOP got us into the mess we're in, and it takes a responsible Democrat to get us out. There's no way in hell Americans are going to hand over control to Romney the man-child.

    September 13, 2012 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  23. thetruthandnothingbutthetruth

    allrightythen, i guess i choose to suffer!

    September 13, 2012 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  24. DJ

    You liberals amaze me. Words Matter on you tube, watch it. Its in your hero's own words. If you still want to vote for him, then you are voting for a different reason than you should be, he is the worst president ever, including Carter.

    September 13, 2012 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  25. SuperD

    These stupid swing states. Seems like they can't decide whether to go through 4 more years of Leftist, Marxist misery or give a guy a chance who actually has accomplished things in life.

    It's a no brainer...

    September 13, 2012 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
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