April 21st, 2008
11:00 AM ET
6 years ago

Poll of polls: late swing for Clinton in Pennsylvania

 Clinton appears to be widening her lead over Obama.
Clinton appears to be widening her lead over Obama.

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton appears to have widened her lead over Barack Obama in Pennsylvania with just 24 hours remaining until voters there head to the polls.

According to a CNN average of several polls released over the weekend, Clinton holds a 7 point lead over Obama, 50 percent to 43 percent. That margin, taken from surveys conducted entirely after the contentious ABC News debate last week, is slightly wider than it has been over the last ten days.

A CNN "poll of polls" late last week showed the two Democrats separated by only 5 points and a similiar CNN survey of polls on April 10 suggested Clinton's lead stood at 4 points then.

But Clinton's current 7 point advantage is still down from where it was at the beginning of April when several polls suggested she held a double digit lead over Obama.

The current CNN poll of polls included surveys from Zogby, Suffolk University, and Quinnipiac.

soundoff (547 Responses)
  1. Obamavoter

    Pennsylvania, she's the reason you guys don't have jobs. Her campaign leader was just over in Columbia setting up another deal. Is this what you guys want?

    April 21, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  2. Debbie in Texas

    You all are in for the shock of your lives. Obama will win Penn.

    April 21, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  3. Jane

    TO ART----HEY, WHAT DO YOU KNOW THAT THE REST OF US DO NOT KNOW????????????????? COME ON! LET US ALL IN ON WHAT YOU KNOW????????????????????????????

    April 21, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  4. hello

    If Obama gets nomination watch out all these media who is supporting him is going to dump him for John McCain.
    as I see it they want weaker candidate Obama and not Clinton on democrat side so that they can keep all that Tax break they got from Bush.
    Don't you know they are all millionaire and works for big corporation who owns all media.
    All Obama supporter should watch Saturday night live.
    Obama as a president calling Hillary at 3 am. with no clue what to-do with crisis in oval office.
    Funny but true Obama has no experience compare to Hillary in world affair, and cannot stand against Putin, Jintao Hu,chavez and ahemedinijad.

    April 21, 2008 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  5. Pennsylvania for Obama

    The ocean usually recedes before it produces an enormous wave. I checked the 'North Poll' and Obama wins Pennsylvania by a landslide.

    Obama ‘08

    April 21, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  6. Nancy

    I will not vote for Obama even though I am a democrat I will take my chances on McCain for 4 years because I don't believe he will run for reelection he will be 76 in 4 years and his age will be a real issue then.

    I am not the only one that feels this way there are alot that feel the same they will either vote McCain or not vote at all as I am sure that Obama supporters would do the same at least they say they would. So go ahead Obama win and then loose in Novemeber because you will have the GOP for McCain and alot of democrats.

    April 21, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  7. Deb of RI

    Awesome news and the latest ad in PA ROCKS!!

    April 21, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  8. Oh please.

    Hillary has some scary baggage! I watched a documentary last night regarding her baggage in the white house and afterwards. She has definitely not been fully vetted. New scandals keep popping up! The fact that many of her supporters are clueless regarding her criminal history is really sad. You need to be happy that her MSM family has not unleashed her baggage during the primary, because she'd be toast! The lives she's ruined while in the white house and during her senate race is really depressing, but she'll reap what she sows.

    April 21, 2008 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  9. G

    Looks like Obama supporters are getting frustrated. You all are right change is coming, in the form of an experience WOMAN president!!!!
    You Obama supports are funny, so you say if he loses by single digits that is consider a win. Let me give you the inside scoop. A lost is a lost, just thought I should keep you all informed. Another big democratic state win for President Hillary!!!

    GO HILLARY!! GO PENNSYLVANIA!!

    April 21, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  10. VOTER50

    He can say until he goes to his grave and it wouldn't matter these people won't believe it, because they don't want to believe it. It's like their stuck on ignorance.

    April 21, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    they have both fought hard, yep, they are both good kids

    April 21, 2008 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    I think Obama will pull out an upset in pennsylvania's primary.

    April 21, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  13. candoo

    The only reason oBLAHma has so much money is because the republicans want him to be the democratic nominee. The reps KNOW they will beat the socks off him. I bet that they already have major ads prepared that will yank oBLAHmas skeletons out so fast, he will never be fit to run for any public office again. Is that what you want for your candidate?

    If you support your candidate so much why are you taking such a huge role in ruining oBLAHmas career? He may look like he's a rising star at this point and you may ALL have just jumped on the bandwagon for now but... "what goes up.... MUST come down." The republicans will bring him down so fast by November, he won't know what hit him. And he will have himself and YOU to thank for his ultimate downfall and lose (of election, face and career).

    Yes Kate, Stupid is as Stupid does... You may want to look in the mirror.

    April 21, 2008 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  14. Lisa

    You people are so silly you can't even see it. Hillary is a sinking ship. You must not be the bitter ones who are broke and don't realize it. You can tell the Clinton supporters got the finger pointing. Grow up.

    April 21, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  15. Ilona Proud Canadian

    Just a little info for you guys to think about,

    Reading too much into these so-called polls can be very misleading, because polls can be manipulated, to show what a person or persons want to portray out there. Polls are many and varied, and the results can be really different, due to the sample taken of the population.

    Please Google RCP average of 8 different polls, some of which taken by themselves can really result in skewed reporting. You can find this up to date (Apr.20) info by googling Head to head polls and choose your links from there. This poll was taken from an average of 8 of the recognized polls. In Pa Sen. Clinton is only 5.6% ahead of Sen. Obama.
    In the "national" he is actually doing better than Sen. Clinton when compared to Sen. McCain. Check this out for yourselves

    April 21, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  16. Jenny, TX

    The Americans are too wise to be fooled by emptied rhetorics. Promises only are nothing, but be able to deliver the promises and get things done is what we should looking for in leadership.

    April 21, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  17. Dave in Illinois

    Interesting tidbit...

    Obama back up by 7 over Clinton in the latest gallup poll. That's outside the margin of error.

    The fat lady is about to sing on this show, baby!

    OBAMA '08

    YES WE CAN! YES WE DID! YES WE WILL!

    April 21, 2008 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  18. Azar

    If they want a better future and an improved economy, then they should vote for Senator Obama.

    If they want a potential new war and / or continution of the present war despite her promises, then they should vote for Senator Clinton.

    April 21, 2008 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  19. Dick

    GO HILLARY!
    We need a FIGHTER in the White House; you have shown time and again that you are not a quitter or a whiner. You have been knocked down and drug around so many times, but you continue to stand tall for all American's with strength and courage!!
    You make all of us Democrats PROUD!!!

    April 21, 2008 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  20. Marc - Canada

    The POLLS do not take into consideration the large student support that Obama has. Most if not all students are on cell phones and cannot be polled. Obama Republican supporters switching sides to vote for him as well and they are not POLLED. This race will go down to the wire.

    April 21, 2008 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  21. Paula in WI

    I don't want Clinton involved in finance.First she had to loan herself money.Now she's spending money she does not have.Pennsylvanians wake up before you help her destroy our economy.

    April 21, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  22. kjhjkhiugiukj

    I hate politics.

    April 21, 2008 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
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