April 29th, 2008
03:05 PM ET
6 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. Balls

    TRENDY!

    April 29, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  2. April in Texas

    Well the race isnt over yet and I still believe Obama will win this... I have just as much if not more respect for Obama as I did here in Texas..

    Obama 08

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

    I don't understand why people want another Clinton in the white house.

    Has anybody here stopped and though about the fact that if clinton gets elected, our last four presidency's will have gone:

    bush
    clinton
    bush
    clinton

    America is not supposed to be run by ruling families!

    April 29, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  4. D Taliga

    when American will understand that HIllary Rodham will make any face or politice like she made from the blood of America kids,and supported Bush war in Iraq.she take all mony from special intress and lobbyist,and she will work for them not for America worker.
    she is like Cammeron changing colors according to the sun.
    American wake up.

    April 29, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  5. Ron, TX

    Hillary has more popular votes.
    Hillary has more electoral votes.

    Obama has more delegates.
    Obama has more money.

    April 29, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  6. TRACY ADAMS

    If the Clintons are allowed to STEAL this nomination, the public should protest in the streets. If this is allowed to happen, our ability to vote for elected officials of any kind is trashed. Hillary will not win the presidency, the youth of America will rightfully by disenchanted by a process that is corrupt, and America will lost its chance to truly have a person in the White House who can unite us all. What a shame – just because the Clintons won't go home.

    April 29, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  7. Matt Purvis

    Please correct this entry! Obama never had a lead in any poll in the weeks leading up to the Pennsylvania primary. Clinton maintained a lead starting months before the primary all the way up to the closing days. Wake up. Someone needs some coffee!

    April 29, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  8. Hillary & John

    Avoid the trauma, stop Obama!

    April 29, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  9. Donna in California

    The Clintons were behind Rev. Wright coming out. Days before each of Hilary's latest wins....A story hit in a attempt to destroy OBAMA! The NAACP person in charge of inviting Rev. Wright was a Hilary supporter and the lady interviewing Rev. Wright at the press club was also a Hilary supporter.

    Go OBAMA 08!

    April 29, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  10. Sam, Winston Salem, NC

    Ahh to the love of Hillary and the lies she breathes. How could you people even consider her... It makes me sad to be an American when someone like her is this popular!!!

    I have sent numerous messages to the DNC and I will state it here. I am truly afraid of a Hillary Clinton Administration. So much in fact I will campaign for McCain if she manipulates her way to the nomination. My money and support for Obama or McCain!

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

    I can't believe that even pinko, knee-jerk liberal CNN would close the comments section on Jeremiah Wright in less than 1 hour. .Too hot for you CNN, you gutless morons! B. Hussein Obama's outrage is so obviously politically timed and motivated. B. Hussein Obama will solve our problems by singing "I'd like to teach the world to sing" . Yeah, that will show the world we are the good guys. This twit won't even pledge allegiance with his hand over his heart.

    April 29, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  12. Peter in Canada

    Sorry, that is obviously "sponsored" and "That".
    I was sounding like a Clinton supporter there for a minute!

    April 29, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  13. American Citizen

    Its still not over. It can go either way and we can find out more on May 6th. Both knows that they can not win the nomination without the help of superdelegates.

    April 29, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  14. Adam E

    I cant believe that Obama's numbers havent crashed and burned after his 'typical white person' and 'cling to the gun and bible' comments he's had over the past few weeks. Hillary will keep taking the last few states, the supers will vote her in over Obama, and the FALSE HOPE era will be over. Good riddens – and it's a moote point anyway: McCain will take the presidency in November cuz he's the most qualified for the job. Say no to taxes for once!

    April 29, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  15. HAWK,TEXAS

    HUNTER YOU NEED TO GET A LIFE. AND WAKE UP TO THE FACT THAT OBAMA HAS NOT WON ANYTHING YET. HE IS EVEN BEHIND HILLARY IN THE SUPER DELAGATE COUNT. SO DO NOT COUNT HILLARY OUT YET.

    April 29, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  16. Bis ND

    IT IS Clear – OBAMA used this guy and the church in Chicago as the stepping-stone to the White House. He will do or probably say anything to FOOL THE AMERICAN PUBLIC. After the election it will be too late!

    April 29, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  17. tomdavie

    Nice speech Obama gave on Wright today.

    NOW hes outraged? Wright has been saying the same thing for 20 years. This idea he was DIFFERENT 20 years ago is a joke.

    Obama tried to cut off ties to Wright, but cmon, he was his PASTOR and spiritual advisor for 20 years.

    This speech by Obama is damage control. He had his opportunity in Philadelphia to sever ties with him.

    As much as I am laughing at Obamas no win situation, I am soley angry at Wright throwing Obama under the bus after all Obama did to defend him.

    Wright is a JERK.

    April 29, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  18. get real

    Go Hillary... You have the experience and know how to help the people of this great country.

    Obama has shown that his biggest argument is null and void. He tried to paint the picture that he has superior judgement because he did not support the war with Iraq from the beginning.

    Obama's argument that he has superior judgement holds no water. He had 20 years to walk out on his nut job pastor. He chose not to. Face the facts. Obama can't beat McCain in the general election.

    Hillary 08

    April 29, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  19. Lee WV

    This poll doesn't mean diddly,Like Jimmy Carter said last night the super delegates are poised to go with the candidate with the most pledged delegates,WSJ this am states he is favored heavily to win the silent " election".I would like to be there when Hillary,Bill and James Carville get the news.

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

    BARRACK OBAMA...08 U GO BOY......STAND TALL AMIDST ALL THE ROCKS THEY ARE THROWING AT U.....U WILL NEVER DIE........
    AMERICA WAKE FROM UR SLEEP!!!!!!!!!!!! THE DAY IS DRAWING NIGH.....

    April 29, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  21. Alle

    Why doesn't anyone bring up the MOST important thing about this media fiasco... that it is COMPLETELY irrelevant to our political process and is deflecting attention away from so many pertinent issues affecting our nation. We are "one nation under God", but also agree to separate Church from State. What a pastor says is not supposed to affect the quality of our political process or interfere with the political dialogue in our country.

    PLEASE LET'S MOVE ON and choose a nominee before we all die from aggravation and discontent. Hillary either needs to get over herself and be authentic to who she is or be ashamed of her conduct throughout her entire campaign. As a woman, I am truly disappointed and disgusted by her tactics.

    By the way, and if anything... I think that one who summers on Martha's Vineyard and hobnobs with Carly Simon is not exactly clear of "elitist" epithet his/herself!!

    So, there!
    GO 'BAMA!!!

    April 29, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  22. Brooke

    Some Obama supporters amaze me. Hillary has done very well by any stretch of the imagination in this campaign, has won most of the larger states that need to be won to beat the GOP, is statistically tied with Obama and yet she has "lost" or needs to "drop out." The reason Obama's numbers have gone down is because people have gotten to know him. He talks a good game but that's all it is, talk.

    April 29, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  23. Carlo

    Okay, all jokes aside Barack Obama, why don’t you and reverent Jeremiah Wright go behind the curtain and make up and say sorry that you had to say all those ill about Jeremiah Wright because its just politics and in politics, you have to win! If your not a winner your not doing a good job of being a politician.

    April 29, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  24. Quamaine Mason

    Obama needs to show who is dominant. Stop attacking each other and start telling voters who have the best proposal. When 2016 come remember this name im running for U.S Senate for louisiana

    quamaine Mason

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

    This is a perfect example of how the media controls an election. If enough people in the media start saying that one candidate is losing momentum and another is gaining, after a few days of repeating this you suddenly see a change in the polls. I think that the media preys on those people who can't think for themselves.

    April 29, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
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