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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  1. Rick in Fl. where votes go to die

    All you who support Sen. Obama better be prepared for the long haul if he gets the nomination. Do you think the Republican machine is going to go away quietly? This campaign has only begun. Rabid support now doesn't guarantee a win for the Democrats in November. Stop being sheep and understand our work for Obama has only started... you better be around in the fall because it isn't going to be a cakewalk. ...and if he loses to McCain? Then what are you going to do and who will you blame then?

    Wake up people...

    Rick
    Port Orange, Fl.

    February 25, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  2. Joao P Quintino

    "Shame on you, Hilary and your Campaign Communications Director Howard Wolfson." Hilary´s campaign has got to a "dead end" and now is time for using dirty tactics ... but that is like shooting on her own foot. Americans have made their choice, we need a change in Washington. Enough with old game of lobbyist. By the way, most of Hilary money has come from the most powerful lobbyist in American. That to me is a conflict of interest.

    February 25, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  3. Cris in Texas

    Texas for Hillary Go Hillary!!

    February 25, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  4. Wilhemina

    Hillary is the 99th woman since 1872 running for a Presidential post. She could of been the "ONE" ; however, her lack of good judgement when it comes to selecting a team, or strategy is about a grade "F". She did not get this upset when Bill had affairs as governor and the President of the U.S, nor with all the illegal deals that kept coming under investigation with her signature on them,

    One of our daughters will be the "ONE", we do not have to settle for Hillary.

    February 25, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  5. mike

    OK Clinton supporters, here's your chance to make a difference. I have a vote in the PA Democratic primary, and $2K to donate to either Obama or Clinton. All I need are some credible answers to the following questions in order to change my mind from leaning toward Obama to fully supporting Clinton:

    1) Why is she a senator from NY? Her husband was governor of Arkansas, and she lived in DC from 92-00, so why NY? When did she actually live in NY prior to becoming a senator "from" NY?

    2) What exactly did either Clinton ever do for minorities that makes them such a "friend" to either Latinos or African-Americans? She touts her work in TX signing up Latino voters in 72, but that was in support of a caucasian candidate, so what about that deserves merit?

    3) Why is it a de-facto premise that we need universal health care? It seems to me that she created a non-issue upon which to run. Sure, we need lower costs, but isn't it if true that if there were an American entitlement to own a car, we'd all be driving Yugos – as can be seen with the British socialized health care system. What's different about Clinton's plan that will not ultimately result in a lowest-common denominator approach to health care?

    Perhaps one of the bloggers who are so knowledgeable and certain that Ms. Clinton's the right choice will answer – I promise to listen and will change my mind-set from negative to positive about her if anyone can provide credible answers to the above questions.

    Thank you.

    February 25, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  6. micah

    AR February 25th, 2008 4:31 pm ET

    Hillary mocks Obama's eloquence (reminded me of school days), sends a photo of him in a Muslim costume to the media (can anybody think of more than one motivation?), and throws a mock tirade about pamphlets that have been out for weeks, and in essence since Iowa. All bluster, pretense and false bravado. Never mind Texas or Ohio, I don’t understand why anyone is still voting for her.

    It's funny you should say that because it was actually kenyan tribal dress. Regardless of whether that picture originated in the Clinton Camp it has been obama supporters that are attaching all the negative connotation to it. There are many pictures of Hillary and Chelsea in the native dress of places they are visiting.
    Stay strong hillary!

    February 25, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  7. Juan Carmona

    Once again, Hillary is desperate for acceptance. Don't be fooled by her so called good faith. One day she's saying , " I am honored to be sitting next to Barack Obama". The next day she's criticizing his form of campaigning. It's over Hillary, pack your bags and go home! People are finnally realizing who you realy are.

    February 25, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  8. hope in action

    35 yrs experience? Hillary trying to claim the accomplishments of her husband as president and governor is disingenious at best. Greeting foreign nationals as First Lady hardly translates to foreign policy experience. And her one attempt at true policy with healthcare reform was a total and complete disaster. You want specifics? Go to barackobama.com, click on issues and if you can read you'll understand exactly where he stands. Saying he is only about speeches is characteristic of an irresponsible citizen not willing to make an informed decision. If you don't support him for another reason, that's fine, but not being "specific" does not hold water for anybody with reading comprehension skills. Division is over. Politics as usual is over. Hillary is toast. It's time for the Unites States of America to live up to its name.

    February 25, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  9. micah

    I meant to say Somali garb

    February 25, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  10. Nancy, Portland, Or

    Get Real Folks no one should drop out. IT'S 5 MONTHS TILL THE CONVENTION. Where we, the porple will pick our noiminee.

    February 25, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  11. Cris in Texas

    They have a thing called equal time for candidates. I for one think that it is time we have a equal undiscriminating portrayal. You can't go negative on someone in everything that they do. It seems if Hillary were to walk on water, the media would have the headline "Hillary barely staying above water in the race for the White House". Does this sound fair. Should read "Hillary believed to be real life miracle worker". But of course the former is what we are reading. I hope the media can recognize thier bias and start reporting the facts rather than the fiction.

    February 25, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  12. Will, UT

    First of all I am an Obama supporter and I think the press should be harder on him, so that he can warm up for the Republicans.

    Secondly, Hillary is upset because she never expected to have to run this hard. She thought America was gong to hand her the nomination on a silver platter, or the Lincoln platter (if she returns the WH china).

    She is losing this election because her husband went negative, and she followed. But kudos to Hill, now the voters get to see the "real" First Lady. When things don't go her way, she becomes a tyrant. Now I believe all those stories of her ranting and raving behing the scenes.

    I don't want "Mother America" telling me what's best for me. If she had just run a normal decent campaign, she might be ahead right now.

    I don't think she has any more experience than Barack, and so I have to go by their character. Barack wins hands down.

    Sorry Hill, when it comes to integrity–you need a crash course in morality. Barack is winning because his mother taught him the difference between right and wrong.

    To America, Barack will disappoint us at some point, because he is only human, and he will not be able to please every American on every subject. The difference is, he won't lie about his decisions.

    February 25, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  13. Twoton2

    Are you Obama supporters BLIND? They are TIED! meaning just as many people prefer her and find her the qualified candidate and others have yet to cast their ballots. How do you have such a chip? Such arrogance? becasue he won Alaska? Iowa? and his home state? Pay attention to the issues, not the actual vote tally til it's over.

    February 25, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  14. Sarah Smith

    Hillary rocks! (I just read) watch out for your children in the white house! if you though he was a loose canon! she drove he! who knows WHAT pleases her?

    go anarchy and chaos.. isn't this foretold in the Bible!

    swindlers from Arkansas shall LEAD THIS COUNTRY!

    February 25, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  15. gregory davis

    If anyone in America believes that Hillary Clinton can effectively run this country without her Bill Clinton we are fooling ourselves, if it wasn't for her husband being president she would not be consider for a democratic nomination for this countries presidency she is riding on her husband legacy and not to mention his double taking which led Americans to believe in false hope such as the NAFT trade agreement.

    February 25, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  16. king from toronto

    i know when this is all over and done with.those who din't vote obama, is gonna regret not being a part of history.

    February 25, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  17. Kirk

    WE LOVE YOU !!!!!!!!!!!! YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I Want my Vote to count in Michigan .....

    HILLARY 08"

    February 25, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  18. jimhenry

    I endorse Hillary all the way.. I only Hope and Pray that he endorses her. She is the right person for our failing economy. All this hoopla for Obama is nothing more then Hoopla. He has not given any concrete plan for what he wans to do. I lost family members on 9/11 and she was there for all of us and I plan on being there for her.

    JOHN EDWARDS PLEASE ENDORSE HILLARY FOR THE GOOD OF ALL. AND DONT LET THE HYPE GET IN THE WAY.

    February 25, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  19. Tom

    I've noticed that the Clinton supporters can't spell very well...sorry negative

    February 25, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  20. placideanthony@hotmail.com

    way to go hillary we will be with you to the end. and if you lose we latinos will vote for mcain and that thing that mr OBAMA call movement will be vanished| ha! ha!

    February 25, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  21. king from toronto

    tne big difference between california and texas.is 11 wins.and 90% blakcs,56% white men.35 %latino.ect.it's over with.obama 08

    February 25, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  22. june

    I would like for the news media to quit nitpicking the Clintons on everything they say , when you can't even get information on Obama's wife I don't think its the news reporters can't get a background on Obama's wife I think they are just playing favorites .They do not want the Clintons to have a chance in a million to win . Michelle Obama has been surfaced Picked for information . It is as if she shouldn't have to talk about anything beyond her schooling or reveal anything she doesn't want to etc. Obama is much like Bush . If he has a written speech he will speak with confidence if he doesn't he is stammering as if he is not real sure of himself . I hope people wake up and realize this man is not the person we need for president . We do not need to train someone for the position of president ,we need someone who knows the ropes and like it or not that is Hillary! GO Hillary!!

    February 25, 2008 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  23. Rationale

    AJ, if you cannot see Obama is the one, Go and vote for McCain and you'll be a loser just as he is.........................Hillary talks sweet words but she knows most her words are lies; she only talks, make false promises to pick up votes and when she realizes she's losing she invites tears to the game. Enough is enough Hillary...it's time to say good bye, you just don't deserve the credits you 're longing for!!! Stop playing dirty to protect your senate seat next term!! I used to love you, you used to be my first choice and now it's hard to say.........

    February 25, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  24. Rationale

    Nope, Florida is not behind her, not anymore; we have learned the truth.
    Angela Please support the senator from Illinois, He is the one!!!

    February 25, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  25. Ehsan

    Can't wait to see the knockout punch to Hillary Campaigne on March 4th. Four more straight wins for OBAMA!!!

    February 25, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
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