March 3rd, 2008
12:00 PM ET
7 years ago

Poll of polls: Close races in Ohio and Texas

 Clinton and Obama are locked in tight races in Ohio and Texas.
Clinton and Obama are locked in tight races in Ohio and Texas.

(CNN) Barack Obama holds a slight edge in Texas while Hillary Clinton is on top in Ohio, according to a CNN average of several recent polls out of two crucial March 4 primary states.

An average of five recent surveys out of Texas show Obama edging Clinton by 2 percentage points there, 47 to 45 percent. The so called “poll of polls” also shows 8 percent of likely Texas Democrats remain unsure of who to vote for.

Clinton is 5 points ahead of Obama in Ohio, according to CNN's average of six recent polls there, 48-43 percent. Nine percent of likely Ohio Democrats remain unsure.

Voters in Texas and Ohio will be joined by those in Vermont and Rhode Island Tuesday in what Clinton supporters admit is a critical test of strength for the New York Democrat following Obama's 11 straight wins.

The Texas average consists of surveys from Reuters/C-SPAN/Houston Chronicle/Zogby (Feb 29-March 2), Belo/Public Strategies (Feb 27-March 1), American Research Group (Feb 29-March 1), MSNBC/McClatchy/Ft. Worth Star-Telegram/Mason-Dixon (Feb 27-29), and Fox News/Opinion Dynamics (Feb 26-28).

The Ohio average consists of surveys from Reuters/CSPAN/Houston Chronicle/Zogby (Feb 29-March 2), Quinnipiac (Feb 27-March 2), University of Cincinnati "Ohio Poll" (Feb 28-March 2), American Research Group (Feb 29-March 1), Cleveland Plain Dealer/Mason-Dixon (Feb 27-29), and Fox News/Opinion Dynamics (Feb 26-28).

– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Hillary Clinton • Ohio • Texas
soundoff (483 Responses)
  1. harry K

    On this picture Obama is looking as though he is high!!!

    March 3, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  2. LOVE U HILLARY

    HILLARY WILL WIN AND OBAMA CAN BE HER VP!

    March 3, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  3. Chuck in Oregon

    Wolf, No matter how you spin it, Hillary Clinton "MUST win all the way through Penn with wide margins to eliminate Obama's lead. I just DO NOT see that happening. I played your remainging delegate game. With a draw she still looses in the long run. Gaining no ground this super Tuesday is see no real hope remaining, there are too many states left that would widen the gap that already exists.

    March 3, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  4. ForClintonSupporters

    I'm starting to think that Hillary is just like G. W. Bush and the Iraq money pit. Doesn't know when it's time to call it quits.

    Now that is definitely not the type of change this country needs.

    My vote is for Obama.

    March 3, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  5. Kelly Anne

    Bye bye Hillary!!!!!!!!

    Drop out on March 5th.

    THE END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 3, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  6. Colorado

    Go Hillary. We're here right beside you. We are all here supporting you all the way in this race. You will never know how much support are out here....keep up the good fight! Hillary 2008

    March 3, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  7. robert mckinley

    I don't get it.

    After putting up with 7 years of fear messaging and negative advertising Hillary is heading down the same path as George Bush and the GOP.

    What is she thinking?

    Doesn't she know most Americans had had it with this approach.

    No more negativism. If you can't communicate with positive messages...get out of the race!

    March 3, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  8. Texas Voter

    I cant wait to vote early tomorrow morning and at 7pm tomorrow evening!!!

    OBAMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

    March 3, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
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