February 28th, 2008
05:09 PM ET
7 years ago

Polls show Clinton, Obama in tight race in Texas

Sens. Obama and Clinton greet the audience before last weeks CNN debate.
Sens. Obama and Clinton greet the audience before last weeks CNN debate.

(CNN) – Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are in a tight race in Texas, according to a “poll of polls” calculated by CNN on Thursday.

An average of three polls of likely Democratic voters has Sen. Barack Obama at 48 percent and Sen. Hillary Clinton at 45 percent. Seven percent were unsure.

The average also shows Sen. John McCain, the presumptive GOP nominee, holding a nearly 20-point lead over former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee among likely Republican primary voters. McCain has 53 percent to Huckabee's 34 percent, and Texas Rep. Ron Paul has 9 percent. Four percent were unsure.

Texas voters will be joined by those in Ohio, Vermont and Rhode Island when they head to the polls on March 4. With Obama surging into the lead on 11 straight wins since Super Tuesday, Clinton's supporters admit that she must do well in Texas and Ohio if she is continue to battle for the nomination.

CNN's Texas poll of polls results were calculated using three surveys: a Belo/Public Strategies poll conducted February 24-25, an American Research Group poll conducted February 23-24, and a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll conducted February 22-24.

Earlier, an American Research Group poll of likely Democratic voters on February 13-14 showed Obama ahead, 48-42, with 10 percent undecided. A CNN poll taken between February 14-17 showed Clinton ahead, 50-48.

–CNN.com Senior Political Producer Scott Anderson

soundoff (703 Responses)
  1. California Girl

    Let's GO Obama – Our next President of the United States.

    February 28, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  2. j Clark

    Sen Clinton is very afraid of competition. If she wasn't, why is she trying to cheat and get Michigan and Florida's delegates seated?

    February 28, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  3. Marla K.

    I see a certain element of the media finally identified a Latino and a black who would support it's efforts to convince Latinos that they have a beef with African Americans .....the 'great divide' it has worked for weeks to verify (create). I guess we will be watching these two persons all the way to Tuesday. What happened to media remaining neutral???

    February 28, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
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