April 4th, 2008
09:20 AM ET
10 years ago

Poll: Clinton, Obama tied in Indiana

 Obama and Clinton are statistically tied in Indiana.

Obama and Clinton are statistically tied in Indiana.

(CNN) —A new statewide poll in Indiana shows a statistical dead heat between Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama ahead of the state’s May 6 primary.

The poll, conducted from March 31 through April 2 by Research 2000, shows 49 percent of the likely Democratic voters would favor Clinton and 46 percent would favor Obama if the states primary were held today. With the polls margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points, the two candidates are statistically tied.

Indiana voters are particularly divided among age: Obama beats Clinton 63-36 percent among 18 and 29 year-olds while those 60 and older favored Clinton, 60-34 percent.

Should Clinton win the April 22 Pennsylvania primary, Indiana is expected to become the next decisive battleground in the fight for the Democratic nomination.

Both candidates have strong endorsements coming from the state. Sen. Evan Bayh and former Representative John Brademas have both put their weight behind the New York senator. Earlier this week, Obama won the endorsement of two leading former Indiana congressmen; Lee Hamilton and Tim Roemer. Both hold significant foreign affairs and national security credentials.

Obama, who is the only presidential contender with an ad airing in Indiana, is expected to be introduced by Robert F. Kennedy’s widow, Ethel, at a speech today in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Sen. Robert Kennedy carried the state by a small margin in the 1968 elections.

soundoff (335 Responses)
  1. Don - Indiana

    Wake up!! This man is real.
    Obama '08

    April 4, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  2. Felly

    Obama is the real deal.

    April 4, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  3. Bob

    Please people step away from your computers and get a life.

    April 4, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  4. Jay Shah to North Carolina

    It seems all the Hillary people are not FOR something. They all just seem to be AGAINST

    April 4, 2008 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  5. RRH, Connecticut

    CNN, please stop deleting my comments. I am happy to see so any Hillary supporters blogging all we wish the bias media might try. I am sick and tired of the double standard and I'm sick and tired of having to check back to see that my posting was deleted for the fourth time.
    GO HILLARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 4, 2008 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  6. Anna

    Heath care for all is pillar of any fundamentally democratic society.

    People need health care as mach as we need water, air and food. Without even one of these things we all end under a stone in a cemetery somewhere.

    In Canada we have universal health care and every day I thank the people of this country or this democratic victory and for protecting it.
    I am alive today, walking, breathing and able to work after my bilateral mastectomy because of the health care system we have here in Canada. It works because it is mandatory any regarded as a societal

    Instead of tearing each other apart , whoever you support, please ask you preferred candidate to really commit to universal healthcare.

    Gender, race, personality, etc. have much less importance in a candidate that the issues they should embrace

    April 4, 2008 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  7. Bob

    Why is that my comment are never posted?

    April 4, 2008 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  8. Paid

    As previously mentioned, a lot of these people claiming to be Hillary supporters or either Republicans or paid staff members for Hillary. Look at their comments, they are nearly the same thing over and over again. Come up with real facts regarding all three candidates.

    April 4, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  9. Robin

    There is a reckoning coming. When the Democratic party ignores its base. The base will ignore the Democratic party.

    April 4, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  10. Al

    Hey Robin from Cedar Rapids – Learn to write and stay home on election day!! There's a reason the educated people are backing Obama. We know better!!

    April 4, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
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