Call it the Rocky Mountain road to the White House.
CNN's new Electoral College map shows Obama leading in several GOP-leaning states.
In a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Wednesday, 53 percent of likely voters questioned say Obama is their choice for president, with 45 percent backing Sen. John McCain. That 8-point lead for Obama is double the 4-point advantage he held in a similar poll two weeks ago.
"Older voters in Colorado have started to break Obama's way," CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said. "Two weeks ago he was losing the over-50 crowd by a couple of points. Now he has a 5-point edge among them."
The new numbers in Colorado, along with similar findings from other new polls in the state, are factors in CNN's move of Colorado from a toss-up state to an Obama on CNN's new electoral college map.