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. Nadeem Tahir


    April 29, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  2. Sylvia Schildt

    The tide is turning at last. Watch for Hilary to pick up momentum as Obama reveals his vulnerability and green-ness. I would have preferred Gore, I will vote for Obama if he is the party nominee, but of the two I believe Hillary is the better choice - experience, LEADERSHIP, AND PURE GUTS. In the Wright affair, Obama is looking rudderless - his "outrage" over Wright's positions and remarks come months, maybe years too late.

    April 29, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  3. DAN

    It's time to fix the economy, positively advance everybodies life towards prosperity, Jobs and universal healthcare for everybody,
    Vote for Hillary.

    April 29, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  4. chrissy

    stop the drama
    vote obama

    April 29, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  5. Choices....

    Choices, hmmmm....liar, warmonger, liar, warmonger, liar, warmonger or....Barack.

    I choose Barack, the best candidate.


    April 29, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  6. Corey, Maryland

    So lets see here. We have 2 candidates and half of our party likes one, and half of the party likes the other. One candidate (Barack Obama) is honest, ,trustworthy, smart, cooperative, and a true visionary for turning our country into a great country again. The other candidate (Hillary Clinton), is untrustworthy, lies whenever she has the chance, makes up whatever she thinks people want to hear, and only wants to be the first woman president, not help our country. Seems to me like we should only have 1 candidate...

    Obama Richardson 2008

    April 29, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  7. obama, obama, obama



    April 29, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  8. Rastin

    The Clinton campaign made a gutsy move with their quick donation to Rev Wright's church if he would make a national statement to help Obama.
    It paid off though. Every time Wright speaks Obama loses votes. Now Obama needs to match the donation just to shut him up.

    April 29, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  9. Erik

    Go Hillary!

    April 29, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  10. No Teeth For Liars

    I hope Hillary's teeth falls out from all that lying she does.

    Jeesh, what a liar.

    April 29, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  11. Kim, PA

    hillary march onward!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    obambi in crying over rev. wright now after 20 years he's all of a sudden sad and mad..... give me a break... what a faker! all for a vote his now is mad at wright.

    what's wrong obambi.... come off the basketball court today losing???

    Hillary 08!

    April 29, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    go hillary , u'r my president !

    April 29, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  13. NIC

    looks like barack hit a brick wall. where is all that momentum he once had?! i guess people started to wise up a bit. barack wasnt an agent of change, he never was, he is just an agent for something different. thats all, plain and simple. that my firends isnt good enough.
    dont get me wrong, if he wins the nomination i will certainly vote for him. but hillary, regardless if you trust her or not, whether you like her or not, she can change and fix some of the ridiculous problems and messes that this administration is directly responsible for. wisen up people, hillary can beat mccain and start to move this country back in the right, forward direction again.

    April 29, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  14. J. Weid

    Probably fallout from the Wright business. I am beginning to sympathize with Obama there. I would not want to be held responsible for all the things I've heard white preachers say from the pulpit in churches I've attended. As for Wright, well, he did leave College to join the Marines, something neither Clinton nor Obama have done.

    April 29, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  15. Philip

    Obama will pull away again, as he has done in the past. Intelegent people will not be fooled by Hillary or let the Rev. Wright (non) story upstage this honorable man. He has the message and the ideas America needs. All America has to do is listen. The truth is there.

    April 29, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  16. JustMyObservation

    In my most humble opinion, it appears as though Rev. Wright and the Michigan branch of the NAACP are on Hillary Clinton’s side. They are out to make Obama look bad, and they are doing a really good job.

    They want Hillary to win.

    They need Hillary to win.

    They loved the Clinton years.

    They want a Clintonpeat.

    So, Rev. Wright, the Michigan branch of the NAACP, and most people of Michigan want Hillary to win. Rumor has it, that Rev. Wright is on Hillary’s payroll, and so is his body guards. So watch this...as May 6 approaches, Rev Wright’s comments and appearances will intensify. Obama will look bad, voters will loose trust, and Hillary will come out smelling like roses.

    In addition, Rev Wright is making all of the church leaders and preachers of all RACES look really, really bad. Now that’s sad!!!!

    Hey, Gov. Mike Easley...welcome to the team!!!


    April 29, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  17. Peter in Canada

    Hey did anyone hear? The DNC sponsered a poll and Obama leads by 156 pledged delegates. They it appears that Obama will likely (99.99% chance) win by over 85 delegates after giving Clinton MI and Fl!
    Now that's news. Somehow all the media outlets are kinda missing that piece of info.
    I suppose the Superdelegates could contrive some sort of rationale for giving it to Clinton,. I wonder if the youth vote, the black vote, the sane Republican vote and the Independents are going to be upset if they do that though? Darn, its so tough to figure out. Boy, I'm glad it doesn't rest on my shoulders!

    April 29, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  18. Rastin

    Second place is respectable.

    April 29, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  19. A.M.

    This does not mean a thing as the race will continue regardless until June 3, 2008. Obama will be ahead in delegate count and popular vote in spite of media trying so hard, otherwise. Thanks to the efforts of millions of young Americans who are behind 'Obama' and they do not care to read the biast news and watch TV so much.

    Eat your heart out 'Clinton', you will not be the nominee.

    Houston, Texas

    April 29, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  20. MCD, SF, CA

    I think the mainstream media (Big Business) is having a blast spinning and trying to control the democrat voters. They have been bashing Obama and pushing Clinton. Obama has won the most states, has the most votes and the most delegates... this really shouldn't even be a contest... it should be over. Seems to me that most of the media has an agenda. The question is why... to make more money? Or, because they think McCain can beat Clinton and not Obama. Whatever the reason, I feel like they are deciding who will get the nomination and it infuriates me. We all need to do our homework and not fall for the spin they keep trying to sell us.

    April 29, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  21. jeff in Alabama

    Wow. What an amazingly close race. But given the fact that weeks before the PA primary, Obama consistently held a wide lead over Clinton it tells me that the majority of folks in the country are now leaning towards Clinton as the better candidate. Her win and that consistently nagging Reverend Wright is taking its toll on Obama. Better we see this stuff now than after the election.

    April 29, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  22. James Lucas Clemmons NC

    She's BACCCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 29, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  23. Al

    Obama is more real and honest than Clinton ever been (well, these words just don't match with Clintons).
    Now, I cannot even consider any other candidate because they had shown their luck of judgment, luck of experience, luck of elementary wisdom, luck of history knowledge – when they supported war in Iraq. It is now 10 billion per month. And our country is given now about same rating as Iran (on 'threat to piece scale') by population of most countries.

    Will these morons compensate 10 billion per month from their pockets? Plus return lives to hundreds of thousands people...

    Obama 2008

    April 29, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  24. Ann

    I would think that Hillary will gain ground every day from now on out. With all the truth coming out with Rev Wright, does Obama think Americans are stupid enough to believe he never knew his own pastor had these ideas. BULL! How can we possibly be the "United" States if we had a leader who has been under a spiritual advisor like Wright! That's scary.. but the more he speaks and Obama stumbles around it...the more everyone will realize that Hillary is the ONLY hope for America.

    April 29, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  25. Liars Are Losers


    The only one we're saying bye bye to is the LIAR. Get a clue, it's Hillary.

    April 29, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
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