April 18th, 2008
05:18 PM ET
7 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. Githinji

    Well, what happened to The Clinton Machine so divine that there were prediction that Obama will be just disappear, I think the Obama machine is better than Clinton and it can beat the GOP, thats the facts America!

    April 18, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  2. YWC

    GO OBAMA GO!!!!! ALL YOU CLINTON SUPPORTERS DON'T CRY LITTLE BABIES. I WILL GIVE YOU A DISCOUNT ON YOUR NEXT PACIFIER.

    April 18, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  3. Frosty

    What do you mean two stories? He leads her in both polls...it looks like one story to me.

    April 18, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  4. Itamar

    Hillary forever!!! She's the best one for President!!

    April 18, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  5. Sharon Minnesota

    Hillary was ahead in super delegates by 22 and she picked up 2 more today. After the primaries, she will be way ahead in both delegates, super delegates and popular votes.

    If you count Michigan and Florida right now, you can pack up old Obama's samsonite bags right now and send him back to Chicago.

    Go Hillary 08

    April 18, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  6. Githinji

    how comes i always get thi!!!!
    Your comment is awaiting moderation!

    April 18, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  7. North Carolina

    All one has to do is look at the ownership of the outlet in which the polls were printed. The Washington Post owns Newsweek and has a content agreement with MSNBC, which blatantly supports Obama. Can you say "conflict of interest?" Sure, I knew you could.

    April 18, 2008 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  8. Nader will get ~10%

    So, McCain will continue his Vietnam's war in Iraq

    April 18, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  9. Kirt

    As an Independent, Senator Clinton will get my vote and if the Democrats follow past mistakes as I believe they will, then I will support Senator McCain to the end. I have already experienced one president that promised change and uniting the country and Washington and I will never fall for that line again. In addition, it is sad that I have to watch Fox News to hear equal criticism of both Senator Clinton and Senator Obama.

    April 18, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  10. Larry Freeman

    I can't resist saying this.

    Is a "CNN average," the same as a statistical average.

    After all (19+2)/2 = 11

    So, there's no reason that I can see to call out a "CNN average" rather than just saying "average."

    -Larry

    April 18, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  11. JOHN

    I JUST SAW A POST THAT SAID THE MEDIA IS BIAS AGAINST HILLARY. OMG. 50 MIN. OF CRAP BY ABC, THAT WASN'T A DEBATE IT WAS A CROSS EXAM. HILLARY WILL WIN? HILLARY WILL WIN WHAT? RISE HILLARY RISE, LOL YOU MEAN LIE HILLARY LIE. YOU MUST WONDER WHY BILL WANTS IN THAT WHITE HOUSE SO BAD. HILLARY SAD " THERE WAS PEACE AND THAT THE 90'S WERE GREAT. OK BUT THE 90'S WERE ALSO FULL OF MONICA, LYING TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, JENNIFER, PAULA, BROADDRICK, JUST IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW THAT'S THE LADY BILL RAPED. SHE WAS ON HANNITY TALKING ABOUT THE 90'S. HOW ABOUT WHITEWATER, TRAVELGATE AND PAUL VS CLINTON. WOW.

    April 18, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  12. Githinji

    what happened to the Clintons Machine?

    April 18, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  13. Charles

    In the words of the great Don King only in america, can the loser to the worst president in the last fifty years, be the front runner today with what is happened in OUR country. To vote for Bush #3 you deserve to pay 4.00 dollars Gallon of gas or more!!!!

    April 18, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  14. gary

    CHERL FOR HILLARY. YOU GOT THE MORTALITY OF A TOAD. YOUR BRAIN IS WARPED WITH WOARTS. YOU TALK JUST LIKE YOUR CANIDATE O.B.

    April 18, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  15. A True black American

    Al it is Obama that is an idiot and stupid combined how come CNN posted your useless comment and continually delete mine.USELESS CNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 18, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  16. Grif

    If I only Knew now, what I knew then... But I don't... Different, but still the same.... Program's..... Control most of us these day's. So much of it..

    April 18, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  17. Mike Trujillo

    down with you yuppie freek obama fans

    April 18, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  18. Ummm

    DON'T BELIEVE THE POLLS THEY ARE ALL BS

    April 18, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  19. Chris in Va.

    A True black American- you have also just answered your own question. Y'all are on a roll tinight!

    April 18, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  20. Angela

    Polls are just sloppy estimates that some new agencies use to try to call the contest before it's over. The operable word here is SLOPPY.

    April 18, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  21. Nelly

    I don't pay attention to polls anymore. Besides, Hillary supporters are too busy working to participate in polls. That's ok as long as they are able to get out and vote in the primary.

    Go Hillary!

    April 18, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  22. Rachel

    As an observer from Canadqa – Obama, Obama, Obama – all the way! You Billary supporters are really tacky, just like her pundits.

    April 18, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  23. Jonathan Swift

    Just for informational purposes- in case anyone cares- the difference between the Gallup and Newsweek results is that the Gallup poll result mentioned is a tracking poll which looks at trends, rather than a single day or two, and Obama has been consistently ahead of Clinton. In a tracking poll a far greater number of people questioned over a longer time period. Gallup also has a daily poll, the one yesterday had Obama up by 7%. So Obama is ahead by all three measures.

    April 18, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  24. angie

    Hillary should consider dropping the race if she wins bellow 10 points.
    GO OBAMA GO. come to michigan so that we will have chance to shake your hands.

    April 18, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  25. Aaron, ATL

    Joe at the top of the list sounds a little bitter :-) The polls are really pointless and a ploy to shape public opinion. I think the American people are smart enough to decide for themselves without the subliminal aid of fickle polls. Can everybody to get the facts instead of mentally masturbating on sound bites and headlines when making your decision? (GET THE CONTEXT!!!) If you like Hillary cool, if its Obama, thats cool too but let's be united (if you are a Dem or Rep tired of Bushonomics) come November..... My vote is for OBAMA '08 and yes, I'm bitter-GOD BLESS AMERICA!!! (naw naw naw...LOL...Can that be laid to rest too, good grief listen to the whole sermon and you'll have a different view trust me!)

    April 18, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
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