April 29th, 2008
03:05 PM ET
10 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. Sam

    The number one enemy of this country is its media (CNN etc.). I have no idea why they show this Wright over and over. Who is he?! Is he running for president! Let's talk about US debt, future energy issues, health care, education...

    Indiana, please finish this! We are all tired of this. This country needs this great man to be president!

    April 29, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  2. Kay Lani Ray Rafko

    Please understand. Obama denounced the comments not the man. He can not dissociate himself from Wright. Otherwise it will be hell to pay. Nothing like the wrath of a "pastor" scorned. Wright knows way too much about Obama and if Obama dare cross him, Wright will bring him down. Thats the bottom line.

    April 29, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  3. LD

    I believe the DNC HAS a rule THAT ALL candidates agreed with before entering the race. NOw i do not know why the Clintons make the race so nasty.

    April 29, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  4. Tony, Miami

    You have mispelled the word there is no V. I suppose you wanted to write about Hillary LIES

    April 29, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  5. Daisy Mae

    Obama will prevail. He is the best canidate.

    April 29, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  6. Adair

    Please stop all you news media your are killing Obama I bet
    hillliary loves you STOP STOP STOP lets get Obama for President jGod only knows we need him.

    April 29, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  7. Teris

    Its time for the Obama supporters to start the healing process and tone down the anger – its destroying the party.
    If we have any hope of winning the election in November, HIllary is the only choice for all democrats.

    April 29, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  8. David B.

    Clinton supporters – you all need to realize that she says whatever it takes her to win. When she was asked to step out of the race, she was enraged and rebuked at those who suggested her to get out. She mentioned that there are voices that needed to be heard and asked if state of Montana is not important...

    NOW – get this... After her shallow victory in Pennsylvania, she boasted that big states are in her favor and claimed herself as a winner... Why did she say that she won big states and Obama did not? Does she mean that big states are important than small states?

    Obama kept moving and expressed himself sincerely as a believer that he is to be a President without making a lot of remarks against Clinton.

    HILLARY LIVES??? Well, she kept making a lot of negative remarks. Is that what a true leader supposed to be? She lost my vote...

    OBAMA – don't give up!

    April 29, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  9. slkuea

    Obama said the Rev Wright he saw yesterday is not the Rev Wright he's known for twenty years? How can he possibly believe that we're going to buy that statement? The more he speaks the more I don't trust the guy.

    April 29, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  10. Tracey

    CNN – Your use of subliminal messages are not going un-noticed. Not only have you darkened the pic of Obama while leaving Clinton's light and bright (evil vs. good) you have CONTINUOUSLY kept this boring Rev. Wright story going for weeks. Notice under "Politics" the story is about Obama and Rev. WRight, while McCain's story is about healthcare. Let's get some REAL journalism going and talk about the REAL issues that affect us. Rev. Wright is only an issue to those who want to cast a negative cloud over a postive man like Obama.

    April 29, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  11. Reality

    North Carolina offers more delegate than Indiana and South Dakota combined. I think Obama is going more than compensate his losses in Penn and Indiana (if he losses by moderate margin).

    Reality is Hillary has already lost. It's everything settled bar the shouting. Only way for Clinton to be nominated is to get the superdelegates overturn the victory of Obama and risk, unprecidented rioting in Black constituency all accross. And that's not gonna happen. So Hillary lovers, it's only gloom and doom for you what ever happens in Indiana. Oregon is still coming.

    McCaine can easily be put on explaining stand later on to clarify Bush's mistake. He can easily be immerssed in that. So electability of Obama is very high.

    A nonblack, non white realist

    April 29, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  12. Pat

    Obama is a good man, but the Republicans will have an easy victory due to Rev. Wright. I'm not saying it's right, but that's what's going to happen. Hillary fights back better and isn't afraid to go for the low blows herself. This is what we need. It's sad, but true. Obama just isn't tough enough to handle the Republican Political Machine.

    April 29, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  13. PK

    Just think of what the republican attack machine is going to do to either of them.
    Face it, obama and hillary are doomed, and no I'm not a republican.

    April 29, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  14. Mary

    Obama 08!

    April 29, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  15. Rob

    If Obama doesn't agree with '"HIS"" minister why doesn't he attend another church/or get a new minister???OR IS THIS REALLY HOW oBAMA THINKS,ALSO?

    April 29, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  16. Robert Bauer, Sonoma County, CA

    NIC – Hunter isn't a Clinton hater. He's/she's just speaking the truth. Sorry you find the truth so abhorent. No wonder you support Hillary – you're just like her.

    April 29, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  17. Hillary Never Tells The Truth--She Lies


    You are dilusional, Obama is the best candidate. Are you into liars, because that's what you will get with Hillary. She is not honorable, she is selfish and she lies. She lies. She lies. OMG, she lies.

    How can anyone vote for a LIAR. She won't do half the things she says she'll do. And most the country hates her anyway, she can't bring unity to the DNC and she'll never bring it to the country.

    Vote smart America, this woman is playing games. She has already lost, but she wants to lie to the superdelegates. Enough already...tick tock.

    April 29, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  18. toch from germany


    OBAMA 08

    April 29, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  19. John Smith

    Why is NO one with a brain bigger than a bird not focusing on the big issue for this NATION:

    How can America vote to return an "impeached family" (especially that the Clintons have and continue to lie to people in the nation) to that White House? Have we no shame, but rather more concerned with "wealth?"

    This is a land of "opportunity." Unless you, me, and everyone else is given that "opportunity", no one will ever have the experience needed to make this nation move forward. This is about this nation, not an individual– Only Obama holds the real "American Dream" and the opportunity to open the door for you, me, and our children. We do not need a dynasty in this nation; even the British people are getting tired of the monarchy!

    April 29, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  20. Gerry

    It is disapointing that CNN doesn't publish the latest North Carolina poll, showing Obama has a 14 point lead. If that holds he will have a net delegate gain of 14 which extends his elected delegate lead to 174 with only 217 remaining.

    So forget all the spin, stick a fork in HILLARY and suggest she ride that flatbed truck back to Arkansas.

    April 29, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  21. Craig from Rockford, Illinois

    Perhaps the ugliest truth in U.S. politics is that negative campaigning works. Hillary's comeback is just more proof of that. She's concerned first, last, and always with what she wants. She'll do anything, sacrifice the party's chances to get the presidency back, even savage someone she calls a "friend" to get elected president. If she thought Karl Rove would get her the nomination she'd hire him in a heartbeat.

    While I'd never vote for four more years of trickle down Bush economics, "kill an Arab for big oil", or any aspect of chickenhawk foreign policy she's lost me permanently. I'll write in if she's nominated.

    April 29, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  22. noemi from los angeles

    Obama is losing support thanks to the Power-hungry Bosnia-lying McClinton machine. She has used every tactic on the Republican book to knock Obama out of course. She is willing to win at all cost. Obama has the most support and Hillary knows it, which is why she is trying to break the rules and stir up fear. I'm sorry, I'm a woman, I'm a Democrat, but voting for Senator Mike Gravel for President of the U.S. if Barack Obama loses to Hillary Rotten Crazy. Check Gravel out... I was supporting him before I met Obama.

    Mike Gravel is going to run with the Liberitarian Party this November. Check his site, issues...Spread the word. Thanks.

    If not Obama, Senator Mike Gravel 08.

    God Bless America, because it's causing its own destruction.

    April 29, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  23. Anna

    Dear Cnn.
    I have some comments regarding how you call; Obama is unelectable '.
    When you choose Hillary Clinton, you think, McCain campaign wont
    ask her tough question like; she love NAFTA, her position at Wallmart against workers union,fraud case in California,Ron Paul,Monica Levinski case,trip to Bosnia,flip and flops here and there. I dont think they will be
    so polite and nice like Obama. They pray that she not Obama will be
    their opposition. I am not for Obama nor Clintons {all three:Hillary,Bill and Chelsea campaign} but you will see. I dont mention question regarding her COLUMBIA 800000 $ money. Welcome MR.MCCain in
    White Office. Big regards from Canada. Thank you.

    April 29, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  24. Hillary Fraud Case 2000

    Why are the news hunger reporters – screaming about Bill and Hillary's Fraud case with Peter Paul. Hillary Clinton obtain more than $1.2 million from Peter Paul for her 2000 Senate campaign.

    April 29, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  25. Jack

    The two candidates might be locked in a statistical tie but, only one candidate can actually beat McCain in November and that is HILLARY CLINTON. NO, you don't have to like her or her husband but, if you want a democrat in the White House, you better get behind her campaign.

    Obama is just starting to feel the racist heat in this campaign and if he is nominated, the temperature of racism will feel like the flames of hell. Senator Obama might be a fully compatant member of congress but, he is not electable on a national scale. Not in my lifetime and probably not in my grandchildrens lifetimes as well.

    I'll vote for Senator Obama if he wins the democratic nomination but, then again I voted for Geroge McGovern and Bill Bradley only to watch both of those campaigns go down in flames.

    I am interested in breaking the stranglehold of the GOP on American lives and want our best most electable candidate for the Democratic Party.

    April 29, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
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