April 29th, 2008
03:05 PM ET
7 years ago

Clinton, Obama dead even for fifth straight day

Obama and Clinton are locked in a dead heat.
Obama and Clinton are locked in a dead heat.

(CNN) - For the fifth straight day, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are statistically tied in Gallup's national tracking poll, the latest indication the Democratic stalemate shows no signs of ending four months after the primary season began.

Clinton holds a one point lead over Obama in Tuesday's tracking poll - a statistical tie, given the poll's 3 point margin of error. In the last five days, the two candidates have either been exactly tied or separated by only one point.

That trend marks a clear departure from the weeks before the Pennsylvania primary, during which Obama almost consistently held a wide lead over Clinton. Meanwhile, the five-day tie is one of the few times all year in which the two candidates have been deadlocked for more than two days.

soundoff (328 Responses)
  1. hunter

    My God… I CANNOT BELIEVE HOW MANY HILLARY SUPPORTERS ARE JUNKING UP THESE BLOGS!!! Face the facts… You've lost, you are the losers, and Obama has won the nomination by the legitimate rules the party has established for decades. The Press is just keeping this alive for the story. Everyone else in the real world knows its over… and unfortunately the Clintons have thrown away all their dignity and respect they worked so hard for all their lives. Just to come in second place….

    April 29, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  2. hrao

    His jig is up – he may end up losing INdiana and may be North Carolina too. His supporters will start off on their bashing campaign since nothing else is working

    April 29, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  3. Arkansas Undertaker

    OBAMA leads Clinton in every poll. Just tell the truth people.

    We are all tired of the Clintons.

    April 29, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  4. mama4obama

    Being an Independent makes my decision much easier if Obama has this nomination stolen from him.

    I cannot and will not vote for Hillary no matter what happens.

    April 29, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  5. jimmy

    It's over for Obama... if we want the White House back we need to back Hillary or simply give it up to McCain. Maybe Obama can lick his wounds and try again in 8 years.

    April 29, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  6. sam

    People,
    Open your eyes and say Obama bye bye

    April 29, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  7. Mary in AL

    Senator Obama is the best candidate to our next President. I support him 100%.

    April 29, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  8. Grif

    But Hillary! LIVE'S...

    April 29, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  9. david

    People are starting to learn who Obama really is. Hopefully, he and his reverend will keep shedding light on their true nature and we will see the better candidate pull through for a win.

    HILLARY.......YES SHE WILL.

    April 29, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  10. Obama '08 & '12

    OBAMA WILL WIN INDIANA. THE REV WRIGHT ISSUE IS NOT WHAT WE SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE! WE SHOULD BE FOCUSING ON THESE HIGH GAS PRICES, AND HEALTHCARE, AND THE WAR IN IRAQ, AND...

    April 29, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  11. Stacy Clarks

    NO MATTER HOW THIS ENDS, WE CANNOT AFFORD ANOTHER 4 YEARS OF BUSH AND HIS TWIN MCCAIN!!!!!!!!!!!

    His idea of healthcare--> Play God with you body, and DON'T GET SICK!!!!!!

    April 29, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  12. wd in calgary

    And that's the best the original front-runner, lead-pipe-cinch, crown-clutching DemQueen will get. Not good enough, never was.

    April 29, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  13. Joanne

    Rise Hillary Rise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hillary 08

    April 29, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  14. Bit`

    Obama will still be the nominee.

    April 29, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  15. Marcus

    Obama took so long to divorce himself from his Reverend because he used the Trinity Church in Chicago to get elected to State Senate. Without Rev. Wright Obama would not be where he is today.

    It is sad that Obama did not express sympathy for what is clearly a man on the verge of senility. A man he called uncle who is clearly not well. What a shameful day for Obama.

    April 29, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  16. democratic

    Obama just picked up another superdelegate, Richard Machacek, a member of the Democratic National Committee from Iowa.

    YES WE CAN

    April 29, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  17. Gabe

    If the superdelagates have any brains (which is highly doubtful at this point), they have to realize by now that a candidate Obama in the General Election means bye bye democrats in '08!
    What a shame!

    April 29, 2008 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  18. James

    CNN, enough of Rev. wright. Talk more about issues.....please.

    Thank you.

    April 29, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  19. Toni

    What the blurb fails to mention is that this Gallop Poll has McCain in front of Obama. Clinton still leads McCain handily.

    April 29, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  20. Debby

    It might get wider for Clinton as she is about to take the plunge and go on the O'Reily Factor. You know he won't be easy on her. She is one tough woman.

    April 29, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  21. OBAMA SUPPORTER

    Well, that's nice! Looks like that Indiana is going to be a tie and Clinton is still that much behind! A whole 138 delegates. Winning half of Indiana will only bring Obama and her ahead another 50% of the calculated delegates. Hellooooo... North Carolina puts Clinton behind... and yet Obama still exceeds with more delegates again!!!

    April 29, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  22. Brendan D, Niles, IL

    I simply don't understand why this is being reported anymore. Hillary CANNOT win the nomination. That's the math. If she wins it, it will be more stolen than JFK's 1960 victory in Illinois during the general, more stolen than Dubya's 2000 victory in Florida. Hillary Clinton is counting on the superdelegates to do what lay Democrats haven't: give her the nomination. She is a liar and a crook, and she is a detriment to our political system, our country, and our people.

    April 29, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  23. Stop the drama vote for Obama

    The polls lie like Hillary Clinton

    April 29, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  24. Angie Pen

    I agree with you Angie Pen and I beleive Hilary should be the next president but for a commander in chief we need the muscles of a man. We all know that Hilary wears the pants and that she is capable but OBAMA, NEVER!!!

    April 29, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  25. Nora, FLORIDA

    CNN IF YOU REPORT REAL NEWS LIKE THIS COURT CASE THAT IS LOOMING OVER CLINTON, VIEWERS WILL SEE HOW SHE CONTINUES TO LIE ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS. THANKS FOR DOING YOUR JOB OF NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING

    April 29, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
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