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. Charlotte

    I don't believe people are truthful in a poll. I'll wait for the real results. People will not admit, in public, they have a racial bone in their bodies. Come November, in the privacy of a little cardboard box, the truth will be told. Obama, and the company he keeps will be in the backs of people minds, and in a split second, they will decide.

    April 18, 2008 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  2. Noel Bynum, Winston Salem, NC

    Polls are nothing. End of story.

    April 18, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  3. Cala

    I think Gallup is more credible polling organization, however national polls are meaning less at this point of the race.

    April 18, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  4. Get your facts right

    Joe, get your facts right. Polls show that either one of the candidates will beat McCain in NJ. And OH is a swing state and can go either way so you can't say Hillary will beat McCain nor can I say Obama will beat McCain in OH. And if you're counting superdelates from Ohio you better chalk a few points on the board for you boy Obama. You must be a Hillary supporter, giving partial truth and false truth.

    April 18, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  5. Janice

    Hillary will Never win .

    All Hillary knows how to do is lie or whine or blame other people.

    I'll vote for no one except for Obama.

    Hillary, go back on your meds !

    April 18, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  6. AZM

    Hang tough Hillary... things are starting to come into the light on Obama... the longer you go the better it's going to get. Hold fast through the storm... never give it up, no matter how bad Dean wants to take votes from the people!

    Democracy can prevail... Let every vote count!

    Never give up.... Never surrender! The tide is turning... the truth will set you free.

    April 18, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  7. noemi in los angeles

    We cannot trust polls, people can lie to skew the results, people! We can only base our answers in actual election and vote count... if that's accurate in itself!

    One thing is for sure, Obama is going to be our next President!!!!!

    Hillary is annoying and we're tired of hearing her talk nonsense-nonissues...

    and McSame does not know what he talks about.... grandpa McSame should just retire.

    Obama 08

    April 18, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  8. Ross in MD

    So all polls agree Obama is doing better than Clinton. Why the confusion?

    April 18, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  9. charlene

    this is regards to joe , keep on saying things like that it helps Obama Makes us hate clinton more you racist

    April 18, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  10. Jacqueline

    I'll take either one!
    Obama 08 & 12

    April 18, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  11. MOVE ON dot ORG

    Obama rocks! What are the superdels waiting for? Are they just gonna sit back and relax while Billary keeps eating away at the dems chance at the white house?

    April 18, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  12. k

    GO All the way Hillary!

    Who cares what the polls say. HRC still has more then a shot in the dark to nab this nomination. We have already had one president who can't answer up front questions, can't verbalize specifically any plans, strategies, or can't even explain somthing as simple as why he constantly stumbles and rambles when he answers anything. I'd prefer his wife ran then him...at least she is specific and speaks to the point.

    Hillary is a much better choice...I think some people have drank to much hater-ade 😉

    April 18, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  13. Susan MO

    We are not strongly for Obama. Clinton lost our vote with all the lies and negative campaigning.

    We are joining the OBAMA train before it's too late

    OBAMA 08

    April 18, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  14. Peter of Oregon

    Hillary Clinton is dishonest, and puts her ambition ahead of what's best for the American people.

    Americans are beginning to realize this.

    The polls reflect the will of the people.

    Obama '08

    April 18, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  15. k

    HRC 2008

    Obama = Bush...stuttering, clueless, and unable to articulate any strategy or plan...

    April 18, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  16. Ophy O

    I really think the democrats should own up to the fact that Obama is the better of the two. Clinton is a good girl but Obama is better. Of course in the 'areas' where the guy does not have adequate expertise, he'll surround himself with the best in them. It's time to stand up and face the truth (reality)!!!

    April 18, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  17. Susan MO

    Go to factscheck.com and you would never vote or HRC

    Go Obama 08

    April 18, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  18. MD

    Let's see. Now we average polls just to give a little more life to Hillary's doomed campaign?

    I think the time has come for polling to become illegal. Polls are no more than a way for each camp to sling mud at each other. Time and again it was proved in this primary that polls do not reflect the results in a meaningful way.

    April 18, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  19. MW Los Angeles

    Amen to 'The Dude'!!!

    By the way, Obama received 3 endorsements too! Nunn, Boren, and Reich. Isn't it funny how so many long time Clinton friends have backed Obama!! Nah, nah, nah!! Can we stick out our tongues? lol

    As the Dude says, grow up JOE

    OBAMA 08 – Yes We Can

    April 18, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  20. AJM

    I just want to make an important point:

    If Hillary Clinton steals the nomination from Barack Obama, Obama needs to hold public rallies in New York, Illinois and Washington asking for an explanation as to why he didn't get the nomination considering that he has more Pledged Delegates, has won almost twice as many states as Hillary and is leading in the Popular Vote.

    Imagine if the Superdelegates overturned the will of the voters and ignored the pledged delegates, how would you feel if you were in Barack Obama's position?

    An Obama Supporter from England,


    April 18, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  21. Anon

    How many pieces of gold? If there is a god, let's hope there is help for America, because with people like that America needs all the help it can get.

    April 18, 2008 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  22. A.M. Saqib

    We have had recently so many surprises regarding polls that it is not even funny. Nevertheless keep on polling; one has to have something to do anyways.

    A.M. Saqib
    Houston, Texas

    April 18, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  23. Now for Obama

    Any way you try to spin it, Obama wins 🙂

    April 18, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  24. Farrell, Houston, Tx


    April 18, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  25. Dick in Sioux Falls

    I hope the national electorate is more intelligent and politically savvy than I fear it is.
    Obama has been so hard hit by Debate questioners, Hillary and Pat Buchanan in his critical column today, that I fear people will forget what this campaign is all about, and that the polls will fail to take all of the negative junk into account. If Hillary doesn't win Pennsylvania by 20 points or so after all of the Obama-bashing at the last minute, I will be surprised.

    April 18, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
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