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. michael

    Thats okay, it won't be long before he leaves her in the dust. Let me ask those for Hillary, do you really want Bill back in the white house?
    She can't even control him on the campaign trail......no more scandals!

    April 29, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  2. Hooray for Hillary!!!

    How many more of your relatives can you throw under that bus, Obama? First typical White grandma, now your crazy uncle – who's next? Getting a little crowded under there 🙂

    But at least I FINALLY figured out what Obama means by "change": it means changing his mind whenever he thinks it benefits him politically.

    First Obama didn't hear Wright, then he did, then Wright was his beloved uncle, now he's throwing him under the bus, just like typical White grandma. God, he'll run out of relatives before this thing is over 🙂

    April 29, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  3. Niky

    This will change soon... Barack will be the nominee

    April 29, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  4. LP

    We now see why Hillary's "never give up" attitude is important. Thank God she didn't listen to the Obama followers who urged her to get out. Can Obama REALLY expect anyone to believe that he sat in church for 20 years while not hearing any of this stuff? It won't be long before Rev. Wright gets mad enough to start letting America know that Obama heard every word. The more Obama says about Wright the more Wright is going to fire back or "play the dozens" as he said. Obama should drop out now before it gets really ugly. Superdelegates, do you seriously think this guy has ANY chance to beat McCain with this stuff out there?? Please do your job and give your vote to the candidate with the best chance to beat McCain: HILLARY CLINTON!

    April 29, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  5. David D Kollie

    Cnn, you arecenter of attention when it comes to political reports.
    All you want is the fighting and bickering and the fault finding to keep your viewers and bloggers keep viewing and blogging to lose focus of the mean issues.

    Keep on the the so-called good work.

    April 29, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  6. Jane

    Aha! But the Gallup poll nationally still hasn't factored in the "silent voters", a segment of the population you haven't even considered or tapped into yet. Those voters are unanimously supporting Barack Obama and will outnumber Hillary Clinton by at least 2:1!

    Obama President of the United States '08

    April 29, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  7. Susie

    Obama's past is coming up to bite him. Leads me to wonder, what else is in his hidden past.

    April 29, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  8. luke

    its funny how the media can fool so many people to force an opinion on the candidates. they make heros look like liars and liars look like heros. just listen to each candidate's issues straight from their mouths and form your own opinions. if you do a little independent research you will then see who is truly the best person to lead this country.

    Obama 08'

    April 29, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  9. Obama 08/12 Clinton 16

    With all this negetive stuff happening on his camp, Clinton could not even lead him on Gallup's national tracking poll. He is coming back soon.
    Obama all the way

    April 29, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  10. TAA in Atlanta GA

    Dear All,

    We will let it go when the Balck Community stops hiding behind the alter to preach hate of other races and countries.

    If this were a White church preaching this garbage, then people would be up in arms.

    Why is this acceptable for ANY CHURCH????

    Obama made his bed by staying and being part of this man's chruch for 20 years and believe me this isn't the first time Obama has heard this man speak this trash. Trust me there is more to come out.

    Hillary supporters stand back and watch the fireworks. Obama's minster is truning on him now and more will be revealed. Lets watch Obama defend himself against his minster of 20 years, when it comes out that Obama and his family have heard him preach this trash.

    April 29, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  11. Cindy

    Clintons, Pauls and Jim Levin sit together at the Hollywood Gala Farewell Concert Salute to President Clinton , August 12, 2000.

    It was the largest event ever produced for a US President in Hollywood, it was the largest private concert produced closed to the public and it was the largest fundraising event ever produced for a Senator. It also became a federal crime when Hillary Clinton's campaign hid the source and amount of Peter Paul's $1.2 million plus expenditures for Hillary Clinton's campaign.

    April 29, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  12. 58 old white wemen for OBAMA




    April 29, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  13. Lily

    It will be a great day in America when Obama becomes our next President.

    April 29, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  14. Tristan, Salt Lake City, Utah

    why are they even tied? as a woman, shouldn't she only be getting a smaller percentage of the votes? if she becomes president, should we only pay her 77% of the presidential salary obama would earn being a man?

    i love america's hypocritical and misogynistic bias...

    April 29, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  15. MB

    Its just for a day...by this time tomorrow Obama will be leading with a wider margin.

    April 29, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  16. wcorowitz

    It's obvious what they are doing: Divide and conquer. It looks like Obama took the bait. Soon as he throws Wright under the bus his black vote will evaporate. Black people will start to see Obama as another Uncle Tom that can be easily manipulated by public opinion. This translates into someone who if he got into office would only represent the interests of those with the loudest voice in the media. Obama doesn't have to respond to everything the media digs up. If he responds in a negative way to Wright, he's in jeporady in N.C.–Being the president and being a puppet is not better than being a man and not throwing people under the bus because someone told you to. Obama should just stay on message. the politics of old says respond. The new politics says–stay on message let negative media coverage go away, and talk about what matters to people!

    April 29, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  17. Kenneth M

    Good, shows we need each other. Now lets cut out all of this back bighting and work together to get the White House.

    April 29, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  18. rodney ke

    It looks like Obama's ‘chickens are coming home to roost’. Obama has reaped the bountiful harvest of black votes and appears ready to move on to whiter pastures – how else do you explain Senator Clinton going from a 90+% positive rating among African-Americans to a 92% negative within 3 months – and is now disposing of his spiritual mentor like a used Kleenex. But those pesky voters just ain't buying it. Oh what a tangled web we weave...

    April 29, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  19. Robert

    Go Hillary!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 29, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  20. Debbie

    CNN you left out the rest of the facts. Stop being so biased. They're not tied in everything.

    Poll Date Obama Clinton Spread
    RCP Average 04/18 – 04/28 - 48.0 42.2 Obama +5.8
    Gallup Tracking 04/25 – 04/27 47 46 Obama +1.0
    Rasmussen Tracking 04/25 – 04/28 49 41 Obama +8.0
    AP-Ipsos 04/23 – 04/27 46 43 Obama +3.0
    Newsweek 04/24 – 04/25 48 41 Obama +7.0
    USA Today/Gallup 04/18 – 04/20 50 40 Obama +10.0

    Delegates Obama Clinton
    Total – 1729 1594
    Super Delegates – 795 240 261

    Pledged Delegates – 2845 1489 1333

    Obama Clinton
    Popular Vote Total 14,418,691 49.2% 13,917,393 47.5% Spread Obama +501,298 +1.7%

    April 29, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  21. Antonio

    wow what happened to Obama's 10 point lead? evaporated like his campaign huh?

    April 29, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  22. Stephen

    The funny thing is that Obama could have walked right into the nomination in 2016, he would have had the experience and have been in the public eye for a sufficient amount of time, so there wouldnt have been week after week of gaffes.

    To bad his ambition and ego got in the way.

    April 29, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  23. duane

    It appears that the public has gotten over the Obama infatuation period, and is now actually looking at who will be the better candidate and president. The polls will eventually tilt completely towards Senator Clinton and the superdelegates will follow suit.

    April 29, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  24. Torry

    All the other polls have had them close all along .CNN poll is the one thats all over the place and always in Obama's favor .It amazes me how Obama all of a sudden throws his preacher under the bus.After having him on his campaign team and this guy was the preacher who married Obama .To hear Obama speak today like this guy turned into a stranger overnight and he was shocked about some of the things he said is pure bull crap .This looney toon believes what he is saying and has been talking the same talk for years .Obama knew it and only is distancing himself because he a liability now .

    April 29, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  25. denise

    April 29th, 2008 2:51 pm ET
    She's dead even because people want to judge Obama for remarks his pastor has said..If we are judging people should we start judging the bias in the media as well..Pat Buchanan made a cruel comment about black people 4 weeks ago and not one news outlet covered it..google what Pat Buchanon said about blacks should be happy for what the United States did for them..It's insulting but yet Obama gets judged on what Rev Wright said..REv Wright gets judge but Pat doesn't get judged on putting africian americans down

    April 29, 2008 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
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