February 25th, 2008
04:30 PM ET
6 years ago

Poll: It's all tied up for Dems in Texas

Obama and Clinton are deadlocked in Texas, a new poll shows.
Obama and Clinton are deadlocked in Texas, a new poll shows.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are in a statistical dead heat in Texas, according to a poll released eight days before the state's crucial presidential primary.

In the CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Monday, 50 percent of likely Democratic primary voters said Obama is their choice for the party's nominee, while 46 percent backed Clinton.

But taking into account the poll's sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for Democratic respondents, the race is a virtual tie.

– CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser

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Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Hillary Clinton • Texas
soundoff (250 Responses)
  1. Concerned Texan

    Please don't let Hillary get by the slander that she is saying non stop about you today.
    Go after her on the smart comment that she made and acted out about the heavens openins, choir singing and peace on the earth had according to you.
    Yes, according to the Bible we will have peace on the earth, also there is a Hell for people who hate and I say that Hillary is showing hate.
    At the Debate she was showing all the love to you....fake ,,fake.
    Hillary is not to be trusted. She better watch out about her past and all the wickedness she has been involved in.
    All the people should listen to Dick Morris.

    February 25, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  2. Frank, San Diego

    A note to Democrats and Independents in Texas and Ohio from someone whose primary is long since old news.

    In choosing between Obama and Clinton, just keep this in mind after you leave the voting booth. Neither of them has pleaded ignorance of the economy or mused about staying in Iraq for 100 years.

    Either Obama or Clinton will be so much better than that old war-monger from Arizona that you should be happy to support either in the general election.

    So enjoy having two good choices inyour primary and we can all look forward to regime change in November.

    February 25, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  3. R.M.

    It's not dead heat.. Obama is ahead of Clinton.. seems like CNN doesn't know how to do the math.. Obama is outside the margin of error even if it is by a slight margin!!.. way to go OBAMA!!

    February 25, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  4. RightyTighty

    Just off the wire with my buddies in Austin, the Texas republicans are going to have a Billary Bar-B-Q on March 4th and everyone that's not a yellabelly is invited... YEEEEHAAAAW! We're controling the primaries and the nationals this year. YEEEEHAAAAW!!

    February 25, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  5. jamaicanproUSA4BO

    it's clear that HRC will do any and everything to damage Mr. Omaba in the hope that he won't win the presidency since it's more likely that she won't win the nomination and he will, so that she can have a come back 4-years later but not now not then she has 4ever hurt her chances and even if she were to be the nominee 4 years from now people won't support her. Get out now before you distroy the DNC and 4ever confirmed your place in history as a polarizing figure! The latest picture tinghy is the lowest of all lows!

    February 25, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  6. Ben

    Notice CNN does not report news that isn't going to help Obama:

    Like Farrakhan endorsing him.

    February 25, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  7. d

    I don't know about any one here, but what I have been reading, I DO NOT LIKE. I for ONE, Obama & wife, HAVE NOT LOST MY SOUL. I DO NOT believe most people have lost their SOULS. And you are NOT the "God" to fix any ones soul. This swooning over this candidate is really beginning to show the side of the candidate that I detest in people. Sorry, I am NOT an Obama fan.

    February 25, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  8. Lesley

    The statistical tie appears to be a win for Obama. Hillary can't catch up at this point. Good job Obama!

    February 25, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  9. Wiselectorate

    After March 4th Bilary will realize how stupid the Rudi-like strategy on relying on so-called fire wall state. I remember after Obama's victory in Wisconsin, Hilary asked him to meet her and debate the issues in Texas. Guess who won the debate-OBAMA.

    All of you who have been criticizing Obama for talking generalities- go watch the debate again and tell me who had a better grasp of policiy details.

    And by the way change does not come by proposing policies because there are plenty of policies proposal out there. CHANGE can only be brought by formaing a majority coalition ( Democrats, Independents and some Republicans), over coming special interest and enlisting the American people in the political process. Onl;y one candidate can do that and it is Obama.

    Obama 08

    February 25, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  10. Dietrich

    Hillary time to stand behind Barrack the "Spoiler" Ralph Nader has returned to steal votes. Just like the long line of 2nd string villians: "The Noid" of Dominoes, "Swiper" Dora the Explorer, "Trix the rabbit" Cereal and the like. Time to stand for something join BARRACK. Make the Clinton legacy stand for something instead of the bad things we have come to know them for. This country needs to heal.

    February 25, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  11. krk, MN

    Texas is a RED state and Dems are not going to win in Texas. So win in this state does not mean anything for Obama.

    February 25, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  12. Jay

    Many posters state that if their candidate does not win, they will abandon the party and vote for the other team. When I see arguments like this I laugh, that is like taking your basketball home because you didn't win. The disturbing part of all this is that when we establish a permanent Military presence in Iraq, and Iran, under McCain, and many American's lose their homes and jobs. Many of these same posters will rail against John McCain and how could America not see what was going to happen. But they will need to look no further than the mirror because their fanaticism for one candidate caused them to take their eyes off the prize.

    February 25, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  13. Rahul

    Obama has abosolutely no chance against republicans. Moreover in few months he has torn the democratic party into pieces. If he wins the nomination I will vote for McCain and republicans for the first time in my life.

    February 25, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  14. krk, MN

    Texas is a RED state and Dems are not going to win in Texas. So win in this state does not mean anything...

    February 25, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  15. sieweke

    Just hope, she will go back to NYC or better to Arkansas or at the end to CHicago or where is she comming from?
    Take her nice and well known loving husband with her and writing books about the lost opportunity.

    That's a pretty good way of loosing, not smearing the DP candidate. But Clintons are Clintons.

    February 25, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  16. Krissy

    Obama has all of his policies clearly laid out on his website. What they are, and how to impliment them.

    Anyone who says Obama is unprepared or unexperienced hasn't been doing their homework. He is by far the BEST candidate for America.

    OBAMA 08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 25, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  17. Marge Mathis

    Nader should get almost no time. I would have liked to have seen Edwards and Kucinich given a lot more time to put forth their ideas, even if they probably didn't have much chance of being nominated. Their ideas were very good, and it is too bad Obama and Clinton haven't incorporated them.

    February 25, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  18. Jim, American in Paris

    Three new polls out today in Ohio give Hillary a double digit lead there which is not surprising considering the fact that we saw another unimpressive performance by Obama last thursday in the debate.

    Texas has always been Hillary territory and I'm sure she can count on all Texans but especially the hispanic community to carry her to victory in their state. She has never forgotten anyone and she won't forget you.

    Unite behind Hillary Texas, Ohio, Vermont and Rhode Island!

    Carry her to victory!!!

    February 25, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  19. Dave C - N.J.

    Hillary supports please answer these easy questions:

    1. How does she have 35 years experience?

    2. Is being a First Lady and public defender viable presidential experience?

    3. Would you have ever heard of her if not for Bill?

    4. Why did she plant questioners at her events?

    5. Why did she support NAFTA, now doesn't?

    6. Why did she vote for force in Iraq and now doesn't support it?

    7. Why did she wait weeks to complain about the Obama mailers?

    8. Why are her eyes bulging out of her head?

    9. Why would ANYONE vote for her????

    February 25, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  20. ROBERTO RODRIGUEZ

    NADER HAS BECOME THE PAT PAULSEN OF THIS GENERATION... TRULY A TRAGICOMIC FIGURE WHO SEEMINGLY CANNOT GRASP THE IDEA THAT THERE IS NO CLAMOR ANYWHERE FOR HIS CANDIDACY. HOW MUCH TIME FOR HIM? AS MUCH TIME AS PAT PAULSEN WILL GET THIS TIME AROUND.

    February 25, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  21. john williams san diego, ca.

    Texas or Ohio, please put an end to the misery. Put an end to that cackle and that voice that reminds me of my ex-wife and ex mother in law.TY.

    February 25, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  22. Kegger

    Blame the arrogance of Hillary for this one. She was to be crowned after Super Tuesday and when that didnt happen, it was all about well he won small states. Then when all those small states started to pile up, it was because Afican Americans voted for him.

    After Wisconson voted for him, well it's time to get out of dodge and hit the Texas/Ohio trails with the must win express. All I can say is....

    When all is said and done, the best part of this will be the acceptance speech that Obama makes. Can't wait to see the look on the Clintons faces. Note to Hillary, "upsets happen". That's why you budget past Super Tuesday. No more excuses or lame duck politics.

    You got schooled by the Jr Senator from Illinois.

    February 25, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  23. A very disgusted reader

    I have listened to this charade for weeks. These big bashers and the lies they each planted to make Clinton and Obama look like idiots. I believe that most everything has been planted by their followers. Shame, Shame, Shame on all of you. It tells me that those who did the planting are simply afraid of losing. McCain has planted his OWN affair, to take away from the facts. He too, is a dirty politician. Now we have the contender, Ralph Nader. Before, I would have voted for him, now, I won't, he's a spoiler like Huckabee, and too old to be anybodys President. Huckabee, go home your not going to win anyhow. Nader, give it up before it starts. Hillary & Obama, have at it. This is politics. Bloggers, stop the lies and the smears. You are the upcoming generation. Is this how you want your generation to be noted as. The older generation was noted as well behaved. Your parents must be proud of you. Thank God my Grandchildren are far from being like you.
    CNN you are no angels in this either. What has the world become.

    February 25, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  24. 1st time voter

    My wife is a lawyer, and I'm a cook. I don't think you want me defending you in the court of law because of her experience. Especailly if while she was a lawyer she openly LIED to the court room..The Clintons are liars and Bill shoul dbe the last person defending his wifes honor!

    GO OBAMA!!!!

    February 25, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  25. Terry M.

    One great thing about America: they rally behind which ever leader is elected even if they disagree(d) with him. This is true Epluribus Unum! Bad thing about Americans? They sometimes forget this.

    February 25, 2008 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
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