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. Oscar, Rio Vista, CA

    Stella M. Rice. Good for you. You sound like a very intelligent and thoughtful person...... NOT!!!

    Please give me 10 good reasons why you will vote for McCain. Not why you won't vote for Obama but 10 things that McCain will do for the average working man if he becomes president. Thank you.

    April 18, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  2. Howie Wolfson

    The ONLY polls that MATTER are the ones that show HILLARY to be in the lead – and therefore, NONE of these polls MATTER!

    April 18, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  3. CoryBee

    This is why I don't believe in polls. Let all the people voter and their voices heard, including Michigan and Florida! C'mon Obama, what are you afraid of, be a Man and let all of us vote!

    April 18, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  4. Johnny

    Smart. well-informed people who want better for America are for Obama.... the rest are for Shril-LIAR-y

    April 18, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  5. Holly

    Is Hillary really Bi-Polar ?

    April 18, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  6. Chris

    Hillary's Pennsylvania lead is shrinking since the debate. Highest at 5 % . Another poll at 3%

    Obama has the right mind set and cleaner record than any politician. He will win because the people of pennsylvania want change. Why would they elect someone who has been promised them and not delivered for the last 16 years.

    Obama will win Pennsylvania. Get on the winning team.

    April 18, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  7. lonny, seattle

    Carol from MO..
    YOU are not the USA.
    You seem to have such a great time bashing Obama. I think its obvious you are a Republican trying to stir up trouble.
    If your not then what are you thinking??
    Do you really want McBush continuing this great countries downfall ala the Romans?
    Vote Democratic and get off your high horse of pride.
    If Obama wins the nod who do you think SHE will vote for??
    Obama of course. Im sure she would be very upset if her supporters didnt do the same.

    April 18, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  8. Nanc, MN

    No thanks on the poll noise, torture statistics enough and they will say exactly what you want them to say. I'd much rather trust my gut feeling that is screaming no to Obama.

    April 18, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  9. Gary

    Polls are biased all the time. Even Bill Clinton was way below loosing the election but he won! Same with HILLARY! Look, the polls will shift when she wins PA big time!

    April 18, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  10. Chris in Va.

    Charlotte- 6:37PM-" I think it's time to sit down and shut up."
    6:38PM- She posts another comment.
    Way to flip-flop there girl! Hil-liar-y would be proud.

    April 18, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  11. Angela

    Polls schmolls – let the votes speak for themselves – all of the votes in all of the states....

    April 18, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  12. H Rod

    newsweek's poll is on the money go Obama (yes Obama can in 08)

    April 18, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  13. David

    Hillary will win. She is the better candidate and will help America in a challenging and changing international environment.

    Obama is a dreamer, not capable of the position to lead America and lacking reall ability.


    April 18, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  14. Terry

    If Hillary does not get the nomination or is not asked to serve as VP on Obama's ticket, I hope she runs as a third-party candidate! That would really make things interesting in this race!

    April 18, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  15. PA Latina

    RISE HILLARY RISE......Maya Angelo

    April 18, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  16. cheekbrown

    The polls are interesting, but Super Tuesday III will tell the tale.

    Obama, the next president of the United States.

    April 18, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  17. annie

    every poll, every delegate count, every popular vote, they are all different. Beginning to think the poll takers make up the polls for their favorite candidate.

    April 18, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  18. JKan

    Bush's 8 years have wiped out the wisdom from the DNC leaders. They have become so dumb that they have forgotten what 'EXPERIENCE' means. And when Clinton's friends switch sides, well, do NOT ever trust them. They will not hesitate to destroy the country when it comes to their ambitions (professional and financial)!

    Would you ever respect 'Judas'?

    Hiallry or McCain, '08!!!

    April 18, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  19. Ed Callaert

    The Clintons....HillBilly...are the essence of old-time, back room,arm twisting, negative campaigning, selfish politics...please America, throw them out...Ed

    April 18, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  20. Dancing on the head of a pin

    Well they let's see what happens now that she's bashed the MoveOn.org people.

    April 18, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  21. Democrats Are What's Left

    No Clinton supporter will like any poll that goes in the direction of Obama. They believe nothing, not even election results.

    If all of the polls have Clinton getting her butt beat, chances are, she's getting her butt beat.

    April 18, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  22. JKan

    I think Gallup is more credible polling organization.

    I never trust other MANIPULATED polls!

    April 18, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  23. Jim

    Let's see, partisan Newsweek, or independent Gallup...hmmm.

    April 18, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  24. al

    mama for obama: Obama has outspent Hillary and the one with the money is the bigger "machine" in politics. Still Hillary is holding her ground with poise. Those who say her campaign is "negative" have not been around politics for very long.
    The Obama bubble has burst because of his blunders. (plus momentum dies quick in poitics!) His campaign was run on "judgement" – ie. Iraq and inspirational words. Now that those have run out he is the weaker candidate. But we will have to see for the ACTUAL VOTES to come in to see that.

    April 18, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
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