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. John Karsten

    This has been the case for the last 11 primaries. He is down, then comes to a tie, and then realitiy sets in when 60% to 70% of the votes go to Obama. She is not the canitade I want in my and your white house. I really don't listen or take a poll for fact. I wish today were March 4th so she could go home and enjoy retirement with Bill.

    February 25, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  2. Amy in Iowa

    Hillary and her campaign Manager Maggie have been a shame to women with their latest tactics. If a lead exists, it will not be for long. That is unless Ohio is xenophobic and can not see through the dirty games of hate the Clinton campaign has played,

    February 25, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  3. Jim-Minnesota

    Go Hillary!!!

    February 25, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  4. sherrie 50

    I watched the State of the Black Union on sat. It was unbiased and well done. Praise to Tavis-Job Well Done. Obama's refusal to attend was a big mistake. The message was I visit when I need your vote, but otherwise No thank s. For you who do not understand this forum, the State of the Black Union presents a covenant of issues important to people of color to whomever become President. For all you people making excuses for OBama, shame on you. Are you still going to be making excusing for him if he wins the Presidential election. I am a Black woman, and I will be voting for Hillary based on the content of her compaign. I have not heard 1 solution of any issues by Obama. He has consistently extracted issues presented by HC, and made it his own. He have followed these candidates from the begining, and I know by memory each person's speech. Good Luck and God Bless.

    February 25, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  5. Pete

    So why isn't CNN reporting that that same ARG poll in Texas shows Obama now leading? Very selective reporting CNN.

    February 25, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  6. PH in OK

    Come on Obama supporters why don't you add your comments to this ticker? Is it because CNN put something positive about Hillary and you can't take it?

    February 25, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  7. GO Hillary!

    CLEAR SOLUTIONS FOR AMERICA!
    OHIO IS TOO SMART TO BE FOOLED~

    AND Pennsylvania is ready to vote too!

    Hillary O8'

    February 25, 2008 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  8. O.M.

    These polls do not seem to make any sense. Hillary is not only dividing the country, she is dviding the family.

    February 25, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  9. Paul Naranjo

    Hillary you our will be our President!
    Hillary tu seras nuestra Presidente!
    HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT !

    You have the experience and the skills to make a great President and improve both our economy and our healthcare system.

    Hillary, we are with you!
    Hillary, estamos contigo!

    February 25, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  10. Mike

    Dont fall for the hype. Obama just repeats what Hillary says, watch the Texas debate and you can clearly see it. He doesnt have a clue what to do except penalize people who dont carry his healthcare insurance policy on kids. Obama said there is no excuse for not paying for health insurance for your children and there should be penalties. I guess if you are unemployed, on disability or welfare, you are going to get hit the hardest.

    February 25, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  11. heather.elliott

    hillary,clinton.will.go.all.the.way.i.know,she,will

    February 25, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  12. Maliek

    Yeah I don't get it–if there's nothing wrong with those clothes, why does he care about the picture. Obama's getting silly

    February 25, 2008 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  13. Ed K.

    When it's time to vote the media will make sure Obama has the edge. Even if he doesn't all the fake negative polls they put out will keep a lot of Clinton supporters home. If the media would report only the facts Hillary would be ahead but we all know this will not happen.

    February 25, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  14. Apollonia Creed

    This would be a story if the headline read: "Clinton Holds Lead in Ohio, Texas"...

    February 25, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  15. GH

    here she comes you all. Evil is making a come back.

    February 25, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  16. may

    If hillary get the nomination, I am voting republican. If it is about experience then John mccain got it. It is that simple!

    February 25, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  17. Howard Hewlett Des Moines IA

    March 4th can't come fast enough for her, for if her lead continues to fade at this pace she will either lose or win by so little that it won't effect the delegate count. It looks more and more as if the events of March 4th will lead to the death of HRC's campaign.

    February 25, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  18. Clay, PA

    Way to go Hillary! Keep fighting to make America a better nation and keep letting the voters know you have the right issues and goals, the details on how to acheive them, the intelligence, the experience, the strength, and the guts to get the job done. You are a tireless workhorse who deals in ideas and reality. No wonder your polls are hanging in there. Keep fighting, Girl, America needs you, now more than ever before.

    February 25, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  19. joe

    Cann't be!

    February 25, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  20. Obama '08

    If I'm not mistaking, Clinton was holding leads in every state was'nt she? ummmmm!!! Go Obama you still have my vote, hang in there man, the fight is just beginning. It will get worse before it get better. Don't let the Clinton camp distract you now. I am on the Obama ride to the end. Hold on tight cause it will get crazy.

    February 25, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  21. Dani

    WHOO HOO! Go Hillary :) I'm voting for you in Texas on the 4th.

    February 25, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  22. Julius

    "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".

    So do Obama!

    February 25, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  23. carol

    I thought it was about winning big states like texas....

    February 25, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  24. California Voter

    Not sure how much polls mean these days.

    I hope the upcoming debate will have some defining questions posed to the candidates. I would like an explanation by Clinton on her stand of NAFTA. I would like to hear from Obama what is feels about belonging to a separatist church that as a non-negotiable commitment to Africa and what connection that may have to a bill he has co-sponsored, the Global Poverty Act where billions of dollars would be send to countries where people earn less that $1.00 a day - that's over and beyond our current spending! Could Africa be one of those countries?

    February 25, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  25. Texasboo

    She will lost it, especially after all the negative attacks. Very unbecoming of a future Commander in Chief. Her lead is shrinking and she knows it.

    February 25, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
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