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. Key West Sun

    Truth is truth, Obama will never be president, he will not answer the questions, if he answers he loses, if he doesn’t he loses. The man goes to a church that believes in BLT that will not be accepted by the majority of the country and now he is talking policy with William Ayres a known domestic terrorist.
    He can spin all he wants, but the more he does the worse he looks. The golden child is starting to rust, if he get the nomination the republicans will hit him with all this and he will dissolve. He lost the last debate because of spinning the answers, now the press is letting him spin his bad showing into a win. This man wants to talk to world leaders and make judgments for this nation from those meetings. He couldn’t figure out Rev Wright in 20 years, so we should trust his judgment after a 2-day talk with Iran. Give me a break, this man is not even a good senator, we need a leader not a new Rev Ike.
    Start using google, learn the truth, and put down the cool aid.
    Remember: Ignorance is curable.
    Stupidity is terminal

    April 18, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  2. Lala Lakewood, WA

    I'm just curious to see what happens Tuesday in Penn. Do you think the OBAMA-RAMA will pull an UPSET and run-over Hillary ? Maybe he'll beat her by 2%.

    April 18, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  3. James

    The bottomline is that Obama is still leading. It does not matter the poll that we go with. I will also like to add that Hillary and Obama are both great candidates.

    April 18, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  4. CoryBee

    According to Survey USA today, Hillary still holds a double digit lead in Pennsylvania.

    April 18, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  5. Steve

    Funny thing is, I support Bush. I agree with his reasons for the war. I agree with his taking action where Clinton did not. But there is no way i'm voting for McCain. Or Billary. GOBAMA!

    April 18, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  6. Rowena

    For America's sake, I hope you will all quit insulting each other. In the mean while, this old white woman votes for Obama, because she believes he is best for the job. All this animosity isn't good for any of us, but then, don't let that stop any of you. You can use all that hate to keep you warm when you can't afford to heat your cardboard box, after you lose your home, lose your job, lose your kids in war, and lose the rest of your tax dollars fighting civil wars in the Middle East. But keep that hate and those ridiculous insults going, so you can feel spitefully satisfied in the unemployment line.

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

    ALL THESE SUPERDALEGATES SHOULD DECIDE NOW BECAUSE NOW OBAMA IS BEING HAMMERED BY MCCAIN, ROMNEY, HILLARY, AND BILL AND PART OF THE MEDIA TOO THESE DEMOCRATS NEED TO STEP UP NOW SO THAT IT CAN BE OBAMA AND MCCAIN, THIS SUPERDELEGATE BUSINESS NEED TO CHANGE WE ARE TIRED OF THIS IF IT WAS OBAMA BEHIND HE COULD HAVE DROPPED OUT LONG BACK THESE SUPERDELEGATES WOULD HAVE TOLD HIM TO DROP OUT, THE PROBLEM IS THEY ARE OWNED BY THE CLINTONS YOU SEE SAME OLD POLITICS WE WANT CHANGE TO THAT

    April 18, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  8. Sally Martinez

    I don't think so! Hillary will prevail.

    Obama is not to be trusted! Do we want a Pimp and Rev. Wright in the White House? Obama has way too much baggage and a hidden agenda!

    April 18, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  9. Jim

    How come you don't state who leads in the Gallup poll? I think we all know the reason. Maybe a request should be made to investigate CNN for violation of the Finegold McCain act. The part that makes it illegal to use resources in trying to sway an election.

    April 18, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  10. Mariann Pepitone

    For all your commentors: Obama couldn't unite two shoe laces together. Where would he get the brains to work with. Obama wouldn't know what to do from day one. However he could get help from Ayers, Ayres, Farrakhan, Richard or maybe the famous Pastor Wright. After all they are his close friends even though Pastor Wright is anti-american, a racist like Obama and Hates white people. Don't kid yourself Obama doesn't like white people like you think If you think so you are the dumbest of the dumb. He was raised to be racial by his mother who had him read books on black people only. But this generation of boozers and druggers are so lame they can't see the handwriting on the wall.

    April 18, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  11. Al

    Hillary needs to back down now. She must be stupid to believe that she can still get more delegates then Obama.
    I have a great suggestion for McCain. Let us send him where he may fit in perfectly well. Let us send him to Iraq for 100 years. He may not live that long but just in case he does, then we do not need to renew his permit.

    April 18, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  12. candace for obama

    Hillary comes out to the media and tells alot of bold face lies and says "Oh I made a mistake and got the facts mixed up". How on earth can she call Obama an elitist, He has done physical work not just for black but all across the board. He has lived the same things that he wants to change in America and unite EVERYONE. Mccain is just as pitiful as George W Bush, go to colorofchange.com and look up Dr. Martin Luther King and John Mccain you will see who this racist monster really is. And Hillary wants to throw salt at Obama for Rev. Wright well did you all see the pictures of her and Bill with the same man? KEEP IT REAL VOTE FOR A MAN WHO SAYS WHAT HE MEANS AND MEANS WHAT HE SAYS.
    OBAMA 08'

    April 18, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  13. Gabriel

    CNN Polls do not count unfortunately as it is biased. Ted Turner is sadly missed.!

    As to the DC and democratic party (i am registered Democrat) it is really sad that once again it is going to be its own worst enemy.

    So much for 'change' and 'positive leadership' the very people who are the pall bearers of this mantra are the old cronies who created the mess. YES Pall Bearers is what i meant to say because its a funeral that the Democratic Party is going to.

    April 18, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  14. Lynn D

    The only poll that matters is the one where people vote on primary day. Senator Obama's supporters have been trying to make people believe that Senator Clinton is not truthful but if you read articles about her work in the Senate, Senator Clinton is complimented favorably across the isle. I don't think that she would be held in such high regard if she was not truthful. Most politicians stretch or embellish the truth in one way or another to try to convince people to vote for them. Senator Clinton has to be permitted to defend herself. She needs to be permitted to compare herself to Senator Obama. Senator Obama's sarcastic tone turned me off yesterday. Especially when it appeared he may have given the finger to Senator Clinton and also when he brushed his shoulders. This type of behavior just turned me off. It is not becoming of a candidate for the highest office in the world. In addition, Senator Clinton had to endure tough questions in previous debates. It was time for Senator Obama to be questioned as such. All of the questions about Ayers, Rezko, and Rev. Wright are valid questions. Oh, CNN, Senator Clinton received 3 endorsements today, too, but I didn't see them mentioned on your show or website. Did you not know about them? Senator Clinton has many supporters. My husband, my children and I are proud to say we support this very wonderful woman who has dedicated 35 years of her life to our great nation.

    April 18, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  15. gary

    You O.B. supporters and clinton haters dont let go do you? Is being young now days make you cruel and dumb founded? O.b. has done nothing but brought out alot of haters. He has brought division , hate and race. This race is looking more rigged everyday toward him. ED CALLAERT . You must be one of the hatefull youth. HRC is in here until the end ,get used to it. You O.b. supporters are so sure he is going to be leader ,just like he is. Dont count your Obama's before they hatch. We dont need a greenhorn in office. There isn't no time for on job training. Go HRC.

    April 18, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  16. Whitecrow

    Its kinda of scary to see how a cnadiadate can stir up the young vote and then have that youth determine our future. Not that there is anything wrong about it since it IS democratic, but most people with life expereince can see right through Obamas words. Eloquence and dleivery style is ALL it takes for young americans to come out in dorves for this guy. His postions are not substancialy different than Hillary's, the difference betwen the tow is that one of them has a HISTORY of acting on their ideas and the other one only TALKS about them. Wake up! He is an ELITIST far left liberal!!! In fact the MOST liberal senator, do you realize what golden oppurtunity for the democratic party we are going to screw up by swinging the pendulum all the way to the other EXTREME.

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

    CANDANCE. YOUR JUST AS TWISTED MINDED AS THE REST OF YOU O.B. SUPPORTERS. HE HAS DONE NOTHING FOR THIS COUNTRY. WOW ,HE WORK FOR CHURCH COMMUNTIE'S. THATS WHERE HE SHOULD STAY. HE CAN BE A PREACHER. HE SURE HAS THE SMOOTH TALK FOR IT.

    April 18, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  18. Marc Tacoma, Wash

    Cheryl for Hillary, I knew you would join us. Go Cheryl.

    Obama/Cheryl 08

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

    Susan MO for HRC: Get real. If you want to support HRC then that is your right but to do so based on the comment that Obama has been the critical one? That's about the funniest/saddest thing I have read in a long time.

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

    Statistics can be used to prove anything. 15% of all people know that.

    April 18, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  21. Chris in Va.

    PA Latina -"RISE HILLARY RISE". Sounds like you are summoning Satan ( El Diablo) , oh wait, I guess you are. My bad.

    April 18, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  22. A True black American

    I just heard that CNN's website has been attacked . I indeed give cudos to the person responsible for that . I pray for more and more attacks that will even finally shut out CNN and its wickedness. The most controversial broadcasting station on earth. A very useless and of no value station. How can you arrogant people in CNN be against a woman that meant well for this country???????????????? just because of the dollars you are pocketing but mind you God in heaven has risen up to fight for America and liberate it from your grip. Please if you are the one attacking CNN please do more attack their websites pour virus all over their programs.God is against you CNN his judgement is coming upon you.AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 18, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  23. Mariann Pepitone

    David: I agree with you about Hillary. What person that loves this country would vote for a candidate that went to a racist church with a pastor that is anti-american, racist and hates white people. Obama is just using the white people for his own advantage and the college kids should wake up to this fact. Obama is in it to make history like MLK made history and his mother had him read books on MLK when he was young. The presidency is second because he already knows he isn't capable on day one. I cannot understand the white people of this country that would vote for Obama after hearing the debate and George bringing out the close friends of Obama who went underground for years over a bomb. He has the worst background of any candidate that ever ran for the office of president in this country and its mainly the peoples fault for giving him the vote. Those people cannot love this country if they vote for him.

    April 18, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  24. taylor

    wow...this is really exciting...i am an observer,outside the usa,i do not back any of these candidates.but in the last two weeks i cannot believe the steps that the clinton campaign has taken.it's like they are trying to win no matter how much it hurt's the party...wow.

    April 18, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  25. nash evis

    obama is the One , who will bringh America together my respect for tha men he have something special (honesty)
    Canada.

    April 18, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
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