April 10th, 2008
01:45 PM ET
6 years ago

Polls: Clinton's lead down to 4 points in Pennsylvania

A New CNN poll of polls shows Clinton with a 4 point lead in Pennsylvania.
A New CNN poll of polls shows Clinton with a 4 point lead in Pennsylvania.

(CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton's lead over Sen. Barack Obama in the crucial primary state of Pennsylvania has dwindled to 4 points, a CNN average of recent polls calculated Thursday shows.

The New York senator now holds a 4 point advantage over her rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, 46 to 42 percent. Twelve percent of likely Democratic voters there remain unsure.

Recent CNN "poll of polls" suggest the race in Pennsylvania is tightening before the state's April 22 primary. A poll of polls calculated two days ago showed Clinton with a 6 point lead in Pennsylvania, and a poll of polls last Friday showed her on top by 11 points.

“Obama is outspending Clinton by better than two to one on television ads in Pennsylvania,” said Alan Silverleib, CNN’s senior political researcher. “Combine that with Clinton’s recent misstatement over her 1996 trip to Bosnia and the escalating chorus of voices calling on her to withdraw from the race, and you get a much tighter contest.”

Thursday's poll of polls included recent surveys from Time Magazine, American Research Group, and Quinnipiac University.

soundoff (153 Responses)
  1. Veterans for Obama

    Oh boy! A point a day and there's still 2 weeks left. Obama may just win that stae!

    April 10, 2008 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  2. Veterans for Obama

    I hope the ugly politics can end soon....McCain is starting to come after Obama in a big way. We need to have a united front as Democrats and not give the GOP any more mud to sling at us.

    April 10, 2008 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  3. Trev

    Ok, SUSA (the most reliable pollster of this campaign cycle) has her up 18pts.

    Time Magazine has her up 8 points in a poll from Today.

    The polls, like strategic vision and ARG, which have the race statistically tied, have been terrible this year.

    That said, I don't mind Obama's expectations going up. That will make it harder for the media to spin Hillary's victory in PA.

    April 10, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  4. Veterans for Obama

    Please no more kitchen sinks!

    April 10, 2008 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  5. Chriss

    Of course Obama continues to gain and HRC continues to plummet as she sinks her own campaign with her continued shenanigans and untrustworthiness comes to light!

    Go Obama '08

    April 10, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  6. Marissa

    I am not sure where you are getting your numbers from but the last time that I checked the average of all the national polls had Hillary ahead by an average of 7.8 percentage points. Some polls even show her ahead by as many as 18.0 points. Others as low as 4.0. Perhaps your article should be a little less biased and indicate to readers that this is just one of many polls and the average of all polls is at least 4 points higher than the lowest.

    April 10, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  7. Gail

    CNN likes to report on the polls that have the least point spread. Push him on in there CNN. There must be money involved somewhere.

    April 10, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  8. Obama will be President

    Clinton's face looks like she just read the ticker crawl.

    April 10, 2008 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  9. Marty in Orlando

    We can win this PA!
    Barack is a better candidate then Hillary, although I respect her.

    PA, Say it with me YES WE CAN!
    Obama ' 08 '12

    April 10, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  10. Marie-Lynn

    Go Penn vote Obama 08

    April 10, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  11. Mary

    People are finally starting to see through all of Hillary's lies, scandles and finger pointing.

    People are starting to realize that Obama is the only true choice for President.

    OBAMA '08

    April 10, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  12. katydid3316

    She's toast - but I don't think she should withdraw until after ALL primaries are held. Let everyone have their vote so there will be no doubts.

    Eugene, Oregon

    April 10, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  13. X

    Money talks......BS runs from 'sniper fire'!!!

    Obama '08

    April 10, 2008 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  14. vince - phoenix

    here it comes....

    "polls mean nothing.."

    "I don't pay attention to polls"

    "blah blah blah"...

    "spin, spin, spin"...

    April 10, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  15. Hanging Chad

    )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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    Tick,Tick,Tick...Time is running out. Better loan yourself some
    more money Hillary.

    ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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    April 10, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  16. NC for Obama

    Go Pennsylvania! I think they are starting to see that Obama is the real deal. North Carolina is also ready to see change.

    OBAMA 08

    April 10, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  17. TiaWju

    So in the words of Elton John – to H&LL with Clinton!

    April 10, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  18. Phil From VA

    I hope she is done. Can't stand the liar.

    So you run on experience until you come against McCain. What do you say then?

    April 10, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  19. Chef, PA

    Flip her over...she's done.

    April 10, 2008 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  20. Madison , PA

    Go OBAMA... !!! CNN you should talk about Hillary 's lies... Obama's pastor was on the news for weeks... This is unfair...

    April 10, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  21. Obama will NEVER be president

    Cows will fly before this happens..... God help our great country if it did.......

    Hillary or McCain for President

    April 10, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  22. Peter

    Keep spending, Barack. It seems to be what you do best.

    Hillary '08

    April 10, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  23. Art, Port Tobacco, MD

    Tick – Tock. That's the sound of the political clock winding down for Hillary.

    April 10, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  24. Chris Banner

    It's getting tighter I am telling you !
    By april 22nd they will be even, I believe at the end of the day on the 22nd the results will come out with a 51-49% margin whoever wins there, but Obama will still lead overall

    April 10, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  25. Scott

    Try to leave gracefully Hillary,......I know full well that you won't, you are a Clinton afterall, but thought I would make the effort.

    April 10, 2008 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
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