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. Ani1

    To Obama supporters!
    It's sad to explain people abt what's main difference between Obama & Clinton. He is not at all comparable with Hillary. She worked for 80 nations, countless social works, foreign pilicies, more than decades of political knowledge. And Obama……..shame…just making people fool just by giving a pseudo imaginary hope deam…..Does he alone change the US? No, can't.because he is a part of US politics.where he has to work with his super delegates, and domecratic members……so how does he make a difference….? Can he leave his super delegates? No, he can't………and most of super delegates will use him to get many undue previleges……..so how can he make a difference……..
    Just imagine, whole world is dependent on US policies, economy…..If US is under some unexp guy, then how can he run world's toughest job at whitehouse?
    It's know to us that he is comfortable to reply to questions, even felt irritated to argue with journalists? If that's his patienece level, then how can we expect Obama to lead that toughest job……..am in doubt……..
    Obama is leading just becoz of balck voters and most of young………So what's his social image among supporters? He brought racisim in this race…….so just forget him………….
    Just think of Hillary………a great women with huge potential and sensitivity……

    April 29, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  2. rj PA

    The one that dosn't get it is the media and there persistance in keeping the paster story alive. They don't have enything else to minpulate.

    Media (all of you ) start dealing with issues and not tabloide garbage. It is over with tha paster.
    Lets concentrate on what is important to the American poeple, after all they pay the media wages in our viewing and comercials and we want our problems addressed.

    please

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

    A lot of people have allowed thier emotions lead them...Barrack Obama will and cannot be a good US president..The democrats will be making a big mistake if they dont back Hillary Clinton..who i think stand a better chance in the general elections.

    April 29, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  4. marie

    Obama, we are strongly behind you!

    April 29, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  5. slinkymalinky

    More bad news for dems.... We just can't help but help those dirty Republicans.

    April 29, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  6. Dave W.

    As a Canadian, I hope the American people wake up and do what is right. For 8 long years your allies have had to put up with being talked down to or bullied by Bush. It is time that you elect someone who can heal the damage that Bush has caused to once great frienships. You can see by their words, actions and the way they carry themselves that McCain and Clinton are going to be exactly the same as Bush. Obama's quiet strength, and diplomatic qualities is what your nation and allies need to get us through the troubling events that face our world.
    When Obama talks, he always says "we". When McCain and Clinton talk they always say "I". "I" is not going to change things, but maybe "we" can.

    April 29, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  7. Ben

    I hope nobody really puts too much stock in this poll. It will absolutely change right after next Tuesday when Obama wins North Carolina by a decisive margin and the Indiana contest goes either way razor thin.

    The PA victory has allowed Hillary a little boost in this matchup but it won't stay that way.

    April 29, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  8. alh

    Get rid of him QUICK...before its too late and we're all screwed.

    April 29, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  9. West Coast Liberal

    This is called a democracy and it is good for our country. We have two good candidates running for the nomination. I am a Hillary supporter and proud to be one, too. Why do some of you have to be so disrespectful to the Clintons. They have done more for our country than all of you put together. Stop the hyperboles and including everyone in your opinion, since it is not a fact. Hillary is someone who will fight for the American people. She has done it in the past for children and will continue to do it for everyone. Obama is my second choice, but as you notice I do not have to write rude remarks. It is called being mature.

    April 29, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  10. mimi de la cruz for OBAMA

    ITS GOING TO BE OVER SOON.

    HILLARY IS RUNNING OUT OF

    CHARACTERS TO PLAY.

    SHE WAS A SOLDIER, PRESIDENT,

    DIPLOMAT, COMMON, HONEST & SINCERE

    PERSON. NOT MUCH ELSE LEFT TO PLAY.

    April 29, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  11. Noah

    Hillary is the best candidate.Period.

    As for the press conferance with about Wright. Obama still shows he lacks judgement. He stayed in that church for over 20 years, he still attends that church. Wright is still involved with that church. This man did not become a nut over night and if Obama didnt know about his comments, its shows poor judgement on his part. Plus, he lied about it and is now trying to distract us. Michelle Obama seems to be the one influenced most by Wright, look at some of her comments and her college thesis and you can see it. Michelle will be Baracks ear in the white house and I feel they have both been influenced by Wright to a degree. Obama is playing polltics with this and its now back firing.

    Do some research and don't lose focus that Obama knew very well what Wright was all about, but still kept him close. No press conferance and back peddeling will change that. Period.

    April 29, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  12. Sam

    Go Obama, GO !!! I switched from Hillary to Obama just recently, can't stand her anymore !

    April 29, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  13. DAVID

    HILLARY WILL LOSE!!!!!-BUT THE PROBLEM IS THAT SHES TRYING TO DESTROY OBAMA'S CHANCE OF WINNING BECAUSE SHE WANTS TO RUN IN 2012.THIS IS NOT ABOUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FOR HER.THIS IS ABOUT POWER!!! I'LL TELL YOU SOMETHING ELSE ALSO.AT THE END OF THIS SHE WILL NOT ENDORSE HIM EITHER,AND HER EXCUSE WILL BE BECAUSE MICHIGAN AND FLORIDA WAS NOT HANDED TO HER.THE SCARY THING IS SHE MAY ACTUALLY USE THIS TO RUN AS A LIBERAL IN THE GENERAL ELECTION.SHE HAS THE ATTITUDE OF "IF I CANT HAVE IT,NO ONE ELSE WILL"!!! I LIVE IN NEW YORK WHERE SHE HOLDS A SENATE SEAT.SHE HAS DONE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FOR THIS STATE,SO FOR HER TO BE TOUTING ALL THAT SHES GONNA GET DONE FOR THE COUNTRY IS JUST LUDICROUS.SHE'S A LIAR AND SHE NEEDS TO BE EXPOSED. AS A NEW YORKER I'LL TELL YOU HILLARY IS SELLING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE A DREAM.ONCE AGAIN, SHE'S THE BIGGEST LIAR SINCE GEORGE W.BUSH.ALL THE FOOLS THAT ARE VOTING FOR HER ARE VOTING FOR FOOL'S GOLD.SHE'S A DISGRACE TO NEW YORK AND THE COUNTRY!!!

    April 29, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  14. Quinn

    Gallup is the ONLY poll where Hillary is close.

    Rasmussen has Obama up 8 and all of the others have him up at least 3. The RCP average is Obama +5.

    The only math that matters right now does NOT look good for Hillary!

    There is no legitimate path to the nomination, but because the Clinton's are such gangsters...she can slways steal it!

    I can't believe that some people still want a Bush/Clinton family dynasty led by such crooked people. We may as well be in Cuba!

    Obama 08!

    April 29, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  15. FINALLY

    Given enough time his own words will continue to show people what he really stands for and bring his number even lower. Either Clinton will come out ahead or McCain will win the Presidency over him. Either way, Obama has no chance of being the next President's as more people see him for who he is truly is.

    April 29, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  16. Wynter (NH)

    Obama just made a fatal mistake with his handling of Rev. Wright. His actions over the past few months on the issue of Rev. Wright have run from Denying there was a problem, through Denouncing his words, to now just plain Upset over the words his Mentor has said about him.

    Pick something and stick with it, Obama! Is he your Mentor, your Religious Campaign leader or just your version of Bill Clinton? Your actions in this matter show that you just don't have a handle on your campaign.

    Simply saying,
    Wynter

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

    THE TIDE IS TURNING!!!

    Thank you PA voters, Gov. Easley, and Rev. Wright

    April 29, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  18. therealist

    There's only one candidate that's reaching across all the party lines...,

    and it ain't a democrat!

    April 29, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  19. Al, Sacramento Ca

    We all know independents vote Republican! There is nothing independent about that.

    Its funny how the Obama supporters say the election is over but neither can Obam reach 2025 delegates so let the last nine states vote and beginning of June one of the two will have to drop and let the superdelegates do their job.

    Am I sensing panic from the Obama people??

    April 29, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  20. Anna, SW Missouri

    Nothing like picking and choosing which poll to use to make sensational headline. Why not use the Rasmussen Reports Poll that shows that Barack Obama is ahead 49 to 41 and has maintained that consistantly for a few weeks? Why not include the following information from Rasmussen Reports?-–

    "Obama’s ratings are now 52% favorable and 45% unfavorable. His numbers are improving among Democrats.

    For Clinton, the reviews are 45% favorable, 54% unfavorable"

    April 29, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  21. J. McKinney

    Bon writes:........."The Clintons sought out Rev. Wright's counseling during the Monica Lewinsky ordeal. Surely the Rev. can't be that bad……can he????"

    Where did you get that idea, Bon?? The Clintons sought out Billy Graham for counseling. I think one instance was found where Clinton had his pic taken with Wright at some sort of meeting, just as Clinton has had his pic taken with thousands and thousands of people. Doesn't mean he even knew who Wright was, and certainly not that they were even acquaintances, let alone friends.

    April 29, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  22. Danny in Pittsburgh

    There's no accounting for the general lack of intelligence of the American people...as an ad writer, I'm constantly reminded to "dumb down" my messages to a 7th grade mentality.

    Not because that's ALL that American's are...but because that's where the AVERAGE lies. A national 7th grade mentality.

    Hillary Clinton's base, her constituency is far more representative of the American's bringing down the bell curve. THIS is not a criticism–every person deserves to be heard-however, don't we think it's about time we tried to elevate the game of our leadership? Don't we think it's time we demanded more serious insight from every American?

    I want someone smarter than most of us. I want someone who doesn't feel the need to resort to the same old, same old to get things done. I want a leader who represents what we could be one day. I don't want to have a beer with the President–I want him or her to represent our better Angels–to be a beacon of hope instead of fear, fear-mongering or blatant pandering to our more animal instincts.

    Because things AREN'T getting done, folks...and no matter how smart or dumb you are–America KNOWS something is deeply broken here.

    Electing the same kind of people for the same failed reasons and somehow expecting things to CHANGE...well? That is the height of ignorance.

    Hillary Clinton and John McCain are, sadly, more of the same. More of what got us here in the first place. Wake up, people. Before it's too late. Hope is possibility, you know.

    April 29, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  23. bob the blogger

    obama is the greatest...hillary is a liar

    April 29, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  24. Lynn

    Isn't strange how Obama is "angry" today and not yesterday about Rev. Wright's comments? It was only last night the panel on CNN strongly suggested that Obama has to show anger in an attempt to make this debacle go away. I hope Americans are not so naive.

    April 29, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  25. Ready for Change

    Bonn............ the Clintons didnt seek out Rev. Wright for anything, they had a prayer breakfast at the White House, which they do every year, and hundreds of religious people from all over the country get invited.
    That's how Reb Wright ended up in those photos. The Clintons did not even know him, or I'm sure he would not have been invited.

    April 29, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
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