February 25th, 2008
12:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Polls: Clinton holds lead in Ohio

 Clinton has a lead in Ohio, though it's smaller than it once was.
Clinton has a lead in Ohio, though it's smaller than it once was.

(CNN) Hillary Clinton holds a clear lead over rival Barack Obama in Ohio according to three new polls out Monday, though the Illinois senator is gaining ground in the crucial March 4 primary state.

New surveys conducted by Quinnipiac University, the University of Cincinnati, and the American Research Group all show Clinton with roughly a 10 point lead over Obama, with eight days to go until Ohioans head to the polls.

In the Quinnipiac University poll, Clinton leads Obama by 11 points (51- 40 percent). She holds an 8 point lead in the University of Cincinnati poll (47 percent to 39 percent), and a 10 point lead in the American Research Group poll (49 – 39 percent).

While Clinton still holds a lead in Ohio, a Quinnipiac poll released on February 12 showed Clinton with a 21-point lead over Obama, and a Columbus Dispatch Poll released late last month had Clinton up 23 percent there.

After 11 straight Obama wins, the Clinton campaign has said that victories in Ohio and Texas are crucial to the New York senator's White House hopes.

– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

soundoff (520 Responses)
  1. Lee ~ Texas

    Polls don't mean anything. You have already seen that CNN.

    February 25, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  2. Interesting

    She's going down and wants to take us all with her.

    February 25, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  3. John - Spokane, WA

    People should take note of Ohio, they seem to understand the REAL issues that confront us today. Go get em Hillary !!!

    February 25, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  4. Right on Ohio....lead the way!

    She is a fighter and will fight for ALL of us! Go Hillary – Go Ohio and continue to lead the way with Texas and the other states to join!!!!!

    February 25, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  5. Alex H

    "CNN you're so biased! Why won't you show that Hillary is in the lead in polls??"

    Waa waa waaaaaa... there ya go! Could you stop whining now?

    February 25, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  6. Meri, PR

    A lead which I am sure will disappear soon. Just looking at the headlines in the ticker, I see CNN's onslaught has picked up again and, as usual, the primary will be handed to Sen. Obama on a silver platter. What a joke the coverage of this primary has been...

    February 25, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  7. Calvin

    About time! We needed to see this kind of campaigning much earlier and especially during the last debate. People need to realize the challenges behind the rhetoric. Hopefully it is not too late for Hillary.

    February 25, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  8. James Butler

    Keep holding that lead Hillary, and thank you Ohio voters for not drinking the Kool-aid!!!

    February 25, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  9. jessica

    GO HILLARY!!!

    WE HAVE YOUR BACK GIRL!!! HOLD YOU HEAD UP HIGH!!!

    GO HILLARY!!!!

    GO HILLARY!!!

    February 25, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  10. darleneintexas

    Hillary will not win Texas!

    February 25, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  11. Keith

    I wonder which parts of the state she is doing best and worst?

    February 25, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  12. DD, New York

    Go Hillary, we CAN and WILL do this!

    February 25, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  13. Gillis

    She may win Ohio but I doubt Texas. She may even win both Ohio and Texas with tiny margins, so tiny it would be miningless and have no effect on the innevitability of Obama becoming the norminee.

    She can quit gracefully now and retain what remains of any good will she has among democrats.

    February 25, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  14. Maria F

    Funny, they support the candidate that helped close their factories!!

    I guess it's true what they say about Clinton supporters being less educated.

    Four years from now they'll still be walking around in a stupor looking for work.

    February 25, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  15. Vig

    Clinton will take Ohio. I hope she takes Texas as she has a history of committment to the Latino community. Obama has no history of committment to anything but his own interests – which are mostly focused on Blacks. Obama is only taking an interest in Latinos so he can get their vote. He even seems uncomfortable in front of a Latino audience – like he doesn't know how to act. The whole thing is disgusting.

    February 25, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  16. Carrie

    If Hillary wins, she still needs to win by 20%. Hillary can't do it.

    February 25, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  17. sandy

    She may lead now, but after posting the picture of Obama in Islamic garb, her number may be up. How low can you go? I hope the people in Ohio really take a good look at her and the people around her to see what they will be getting if she wins.

    February 25, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  18. Tom Swift

    I am soooo hoping Hillary makes a good showing in ohio and Texas and those unimportant little states. By keeping the delegate count close, we stand a great chance to see what the Democrat party is made of between the last primary & the nomination @ the Democrat Convention. It will be a real eyeopener ... you go girl!

    McCain '08

    February 25, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  19. Jack

    Ohio is more important to the Democratic nomination than Texas. Texas will be a deep red state in the general election, but Ohio is a true swing state.

    Obama's winning swing states have been Missouri, Virginia, Iowa, and Colorado.

    Hillary has won New Hampshire, Arizona, New Mexico, and Florida.

    February 25, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  20. Hillary 08

    Hillary 08 – you raised 2.2 million over the weekend! Hillary is in full effect!

    February 25, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  21. joyce

    HILLARY
    GET OUT WHY YOU CAN SAVE FACE
    ALL YOUR RUNNING BAEACK DOWN IS ONLY TAKING YOU DOWN FUTHER. DO YOU NOT KNOW THIS BY NOW. I WOULD VOTE REPUBLICAN BEFORE I WOULD VOTE FOR ANOTHER CLINTON. I AM FROM AR AND YES I SEEN ON TV THE GARNIISHED WAGES FOR INS. IF NESSARY, AND NAPTA, YES YOU WERE INVOLVED.READ YOUR BOOK. AND YOU MANAGE YOUR CAMPAIGN MONEY POORLY. ALTHOU YOU WANT SHOW YOUR TAX RECORS, HILLARY WHAT HAPPEN TO ALL THE MONEY INCLUDING ON THE CLINTON LIABRIY.NO MORE MONEY OF MINE WILL GO IN THE CLINTON ACCOUNT

    February 25, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  22. PJ

    Love how CNN just had to get some dig in on Clinton. Couldn't publish something positive about her, that would be bad for your man Obama.

    February 25, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  23. Ray - NJ

    OF Course CNN has to point out something Pro- Obama in EVERYTHING!!!!!

    February 25, 2008 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  24. Joseph

    Ohio: Let's take a stand against this crummy politics of blame, of labeling, of cronyism, and of saying anything and doing anything to get elected, that's made us all so cynical. I'm so sick of this over-dramatization, bickering– it's such a turn-off– let's elect someone who wants to bring the country closer together, not further divide it apart. Clinton is the same as George Bush in the sense that "it's us against them" and "we will fight them to the end"– we need progress, not stalemates.

    And, simply, we're stronger together than apart.
    Obama 08

    February 25, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  25. Nelson

    Hey Hillary!,
    Watch out Hillary, the Obama ship is coming, and it is running at fasta speed that you won't even know what hit you. Remember this is Obamania wind blowing, so please, fasten your seat belt- its going to be roughride... and please tell Bill to tighten the seat belt cause this gonna be a blow out .

    February 25, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
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