April 18th, 2008
05:18 PM ET
6 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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  1. Ron

    YOU CAN MAKE UP ALL THE SILLY REHTORIC YOU WANT TO DEFEND OBAMA RE THE ABC DEBATE THE FACT AS ALWAYS ARE THERE WHEN IT WAS POINTED OUT THAT HIS RAISING THE CAPITAL GAIN TAX WAS CONTRARY TO A FORMULA THAT SHOWED LOWERING IT PRODUCED MUCH MORE REVENUE HE WAS LOST FOR AND ANSWER LIKEWISE WHEN ASKED ABOUT HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH AYERS HE TRIED TO MISSLEAD THE VIEWERS PRETENDING HE HARDLY KNEW HIM WHEN IT'S DOCUMENTED FACT THAT THEY LIVED IN THE SAME NEIBOURHOOD AND AYERS EVEN GAVE A CAPAIGN PARTY FOR HIM AND DONATED TO HIS CAMPAIGN WHEN HE FIRST RAN FOR SEN.HIS INABILITY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS IN A CREDIBLE WAY IS WHAT MADE HIM LOOK BAD NOT THE FORMAT

    April 18, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  2. Chris in Va.

    Joe, do you have your wife's permission to be on line? She obviously told you how to vote.

    April 18, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  3. Michael

    "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."

    Where is the proof Joe? Seems like speculation..mere speculation

    April 18, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  4. Tee

    Susan MO -Get over it . You are backing al liar and a loser.

    April 18, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  5. slim

    don't worry he will lose in november. did anmyone watch that debate the other night? OBAMA WAS CLUELESS!!!! he only got where he is because the voters chose who they see as not belonging to the establishment. but at the detriment of experience and knowledge? obama will be the next bush, not mccain. i always voted dem in the past but no way in hell can i vote for obama.

    mccain leiberman '08

    April 18, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  6. Ron

    IF YOU POLL IN A PREDOMENENTLY CLINTON AREA CLINTON WILL LEAD. IF YOU DO THE SAME FOR OBAMA LIKE RESULTS IF CNN IS IN CHARGE OF THE POLLS CLINTON MIGHT AS WELL GO HOME DO PEOPLE TRUST POLLS NO

    April 18, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  7. MO

    As for Robert Reich, He is looking for job because his broke. nobody buy his book, Market place on NPR don't pay much, and teaching does not give him enough money. If you listen to him lately, you will realise he out of touch and he is looking way to be notice. Well, we don't want his edorsement, they are try to get behind the winner. were was he in april 2007?

    April 18, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  8. Chris

    "Clinton will win.

    Obama has ruined himself being so critical."

    Clinton has been negative for since February and your calling Obama critical? He has let everything slide from Bosnia to Columbia whereas Hillary has been attacking every word and gesture regardless of the context. She is using divisive politics to attack her own party.

    Win at all costs or throw your own party under the bus...

    April 18, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  9. JAZZ

    The only poll that matters is the one after closing time the day of the election. Always remember opinion polls can be manipulated by the phrasing of the question and sample size/content/location.
    Hillary is TOO LEGIT to QUIT!!

    April 18, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  10. Peter

    Newsweek hasn't had any real credibility for a while but this is ridiculous even for them.

    April 18, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  11. EuroQ

    Who really wants change? Do Americans want change? I don't think so, from the sound of some of the bloggers we are still living in the 1920's. Every place but America is changing, whether for good or indifferent, Americans may as well be under a commmunist regimen. We have allowed the same set of American's to run this country since it's inception. Change happens with new and innovative ideas and someone bold enough to implement them. I think the younger generation has it right. Change is immanent and Obama represents that change.

    Obama 08..

    April 18, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  12. Natalia

    ANYONE BUT OBAMA!!!!!!

    April 18, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  13. Chill Out

    Easy there Joe......your racism is showing again. You must be one of Gov. Ed Rendell's constituents.

    April 18, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  14. Sohrab Saberi

    im the unprecedent hate mccain

    April 18, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  15. Garret, Los Angeles

    People – don't cut off your nose to spoil your face. The stakes are too high right now for America. We can't send hope onto a sinking ship. We have to get the most experienced people on board to save it. Clinton 2008! and 2012!

    April 18, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  16. Grif

    If I knew now, what I should have known then! But I didn't! If I knew then, what I know now. But I didn't... All you have is you're own experience to contest any Election... I wish you well little one's, it's you're world now.....

    April 18, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  17. Melissa

    Seriously, can't we wait four days for the PA primary? Enough with the polls, the votes will be counted soon enough. Oh yeah, by the way, Clinton picked up 3 superdelegates today. CNN? Care to report that? Yeah, I guess not.

    April 18, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  18. Lincoln Hunt

    All these Obama and Clinton supporters come on here and tell us all how they are going to take their toys and go home if the other wins the nomination. Just checking, but I thought you had to be 18 to vote. These supporters seem fresh out of kindergarten.
    Honestly, though. Is anyone even listening anymore? All anyone is doing is shouting past each other so loud that nothing the other says comes close to registering.
    WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME SIDE FOLKS! LETS GET PAST THE LITTLE THINGS THAT SEPARATE US AND FOCUS ON THE THINGS THAT WE CAN DO BETTER TOGETHER!
    Just my two cents, I think I'm in the minority, though.

    April 18, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  19. Tom,des moines

    PEOPLE,IT TIME FOR WHITE PEOPLE VOTE FOR WHITE CANDIDATE.

    HUSSEIN OBAMA CAN HAVE ALL THE BLACK VOTE ALL HE WANT.

    April 18, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  20. bo

    can you people read? this is a poll among DEMOCRATS, who have already lost this election for themselves by choosing obama.

    looks like another 100 years of war...but at least mccain will do the right thing for ALL people and won't make decisions based on political gain. and at least he isn't talking about invading iran and pakistan like obama is.

    mccain leiberman '08

    April 18, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  21. Oscar, Rio Vista, CA

    Susan in MO you are so funny. You are now voting for Hilary because Obama is so critical!!!!

    Geez!! You can vote for who you want but please don't tell us why if you can't be honest. (In fact that must be it.... you are also a habitual liar and can see Hilary in you).

    April 18, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  22. Sharon Minnesota

    Opinions and polls will change again and again. So, let's keep on keeping on with this primary run for the democratic nominee. After all, it's keeping you in business.

    I'm sure your CNN bias didn't affect your manipulation of the polls you averaged out. After watching todays reports on Blitzer's show, I do believe that CNN has gone off the deep end with it's propaganda about the Obama advantage.

    I just don't trust anything CNN has to say anymore. I'm going to call Dish Network and ask them to switch to FOX. At least we know they exagerate and don't pretend to be a balanced news network.

    ABC's debate is the only show I've seen lately that has anything to do with the truth at all. I love Charlie and George.

    April 18, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  23. John Smith

    Who really cares at this time:

    Hillary would need well over 50 plus more delegates and well over 50,000 plus popular votes to even think of "pulling close" to Obama.

    The facts remain, unless of course you flunked high school math, each time Hillary's numbers increase, Obama's will increase at a similar rate. Given that he is ahead in all areas, how is Hillary ever going to pull this off without "buying" the votes of the superdelagtes with her $109 million?

    Some of us hope that if Hillary pays for the votes, she will have enough money left to pay a month's rent (or mortage) for each of her active middle-low income supporters as well. Otherwise, I do not see why they are wasting so much of their time on a losing candidate!

    April 18, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  24. sarah

    Hillary has lost my vote by her harsh hateful campaign. I am so dissapointed in her, but I will support Barack in the fall.

    April 18, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  25. Paul

    These polls have shown Hillary way behind, but she came back strong defying any polls.

    Hillary will be our Nominee and she can win the White House.

    Obama is no longer electable, too many mistakes have shown that he is not a weak but also an unexperienced candidate

    Hillary-08!!

    April 18, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
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