April 18th, 2008
05:18 PM ET
10 years ago

Two polls show two different stories

(CNN) - Where do Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama stand among Democrats nation-wide? It depends on the poll.

In a just released Newsweek survey, Obama has opened up a 19 point lead over Clinton nationally, 54 to 35 percent. But in Friday's daily Gallup tracking poll, the two Democrats are only separated by 3 percentage points.

In a CNN average of those two surveys as well as ones recently released by ABC News/Washington Post and Reuters/Zogby, Obama holds an 11 point lead over Clinton, 51 percent to 40 percent.

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soundoff (206 Responses)
  1. jw, canadian,ok

    I'm not sure I'd call the fat lady just yet.

    April 18, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  2. joe

    I love the polls. How about the one where they polled African Americans and Obama was ahead...was this one 18 year olds still in diapers slobbering over their cult leader?

    By the way CNN - Clinton got three superdelegates today - 2 from NJ and one from Ohio. GO BIG BLUE STATES FOR CLINTON. Obama does not beat McCain in those states but Clinton does - must be a bunch of typical white people - they are all racists you know - those who don't vote for the Messiah.

    April 18, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  3. Jack in ND

    It's probably somewhere in between, though I can believe it's easily a double digit lead. More than one poll now gives Obama a modest lead in Indiana.

    And after Pennsylvania, with North Carolina comfortably in his favor, he can focus all his energies on Indiana.

    April 18, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  4. Sue

    Hang in there America. We have to believe in change..Obama 08

    April 18, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  5. Michael

    Just as long as Obama is ahead of Hillary, that's all that matters to me.

    Obama 2008

    April 18, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  6. Ardnuas

    PA voters KNOW a winner!!!!Obama wants to unite us, Clintons wants to divide and destroy the democratic party...plus the CLINTONS
    Obama/Edwards08 Si Se Puede

    April 18, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  7. d


    Who cares...finish this game...make that guy the nominee..send him to the war zone to fight with that oldie...enough is enough...

    April 18, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  8. Richard

    LOL. This just shows how you can't trust polls. Let's just wait and see the actual results shall we?

    April 18, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  9. Elisabeth

    Wish-thinking CNN!

    April 18, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    The story must be somewhere in between. But Obama is the winner, no doubt.

    Obama 08

    April 18, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  11. Bob

    Uh Huh, yeah right. If you have twenty polls you get twenty different answers. You want to guage American opinion? Read these blogs. The American people are revolted by the despicable campaign the Clintons have waged and have truly come to loath them.

    April 18, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |




    OBAMA 08

    April 18, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  13. Venus

    Take your polls and go roll some-where! We want Obama!
    It's time for HillBillBush to leave town! There's a new kid in town and he is not coming to play!

    April 18, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  14. donna4hillary

    the polls mean absolutley nothing. everyone who has ever done any research knows that a true representation calls for a hell of alot more than calling 1000 people in one area, who are of one race, of one gender, of one income etc. sometime around 11 pm on the 22cd we will see just how inaccurate the polls have been. the polls are just something for the news casters to talk about and to try to analyze.

    April 18, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  15. Chuck in Oregon

    Maybe the negative tactics are back firing on Sen Clinton. Who knows those polls sometimes are quite deceptive and misleading.

    April 18, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  16. Susan MO

    Clinton will win.

    Obama has ruined himself being so critical.

    The polls are not all the opinions of our USA

    Obama lost our vote.

    Now Strongely for Hillary Clinton 🙂

    April 18, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  17. Real people for real man.

    Yes we can! yes we can! yes we can beat anyone at anytime.

    April 18, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  18. Grif

    Just to keep, "Hillary on Board"... These tactics went out with King's!!
    Wecome to you're apperance in The Court of King's.... Jump Hillary...,
    They are walking all over you.... She is just another:::: Woman....
    You are not! You are just one of many Women.....Still! You Decide...

    April 18, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  19. mark

    viva obama

    April 18, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  20. Stella M. Rice, Carbondale, Il 63903

    Well, if Obama does get the nominee, I don't care how many people endorse him, I shall vote for McCain – even though I've always voted democratic -if Mrs. Clinton becomes the nominee, she'll definitely get my vote -.

    April 18, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  21. Charlotte

    The news media will again elect our next President. I am betting it will be John McCain. I'm turning off the news. I am tired of everyones opinions, polls, etc. I think it's time to sit down and shut up.

    After all you work for the people who have the money and the power. In the end who really decides.

    April 18, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  22. Eunice, Maryland

    So what? Who cares? Obama is still not going to win.

    April 18, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  23. mama for obama

    the clinton machine is hugeeeeeeee
    will make its own polls.................look how they have gotten away with lies.. so why should they not get away with more lies in the polls,

    mm, which book are we reading, bill's or hill's
    or billary?
    are under fire ??
    or are we under 35 , 15, 16, years of experience which one is it??
    since Clinton has stated we the people dont matter or count,
    i guess polls dont count

    April 18, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  24. John, VA

    This is one more reason for polls to be considered simply a scam

    April 18, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  25. The Dude

    Joe, I think it's funny that you refer to 18 year olds as slobering kids in diapers, yet you are the one acting like a child. I'm 21, and I have more sense than you.

    Stop the fighting!


    April 18, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
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