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. Lawrence for barack

    thats freakin stupid pollster thinks they know everything wow

    Obama 08-12

    April 29, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  2. jenkins

    Obama's judgement for having Wright in his campaign tells me he's NOT qualified to be president. That seals the deal for this american. Reverend Wright is a disgrace and everyone knows it. The fact that Obama doesn't is very troubling.

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

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

    April 29, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  4. Rayray

    Obama will prevailObama will prevail even though Hillary is just in it in hopes Obama is damaged enough not to win in November so she can run in 2012…now is that selfish or what? I cannot believe people don’t see this, she cannot win even if she one the rest of the way to the convention and yet she stays in the race. If the roles were turned and Obama would have been trailing, I am sure he would have dropped out already and gotten behind her…but noooooo, apparently she is owed the White house because she is a Clinton. When people play football or baseball or any other sport, we don’t change rules in the middle of the game, we don’t lie about where the ball was downed, etc. Hillary, don’t think for one minute that we the American people with half a brain know that this is what you want. If you were really concerned about the American people you would have acted a lot different you should be ashamed of yourself.

    Obama 08/12

    April 29, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  5. soothsayer

    Why can't you at CNN expose any white person's affiliations ?

    April 29, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  6. Brigitte F.

    What excuse does Obama has now about his Judgement in regards to his Pastor Wright????
    And he complains about Hillary"s Judgement????
    Poor, poor judgement Obama, to stay that long with this Pastor.
    He wont get my vote !!!!
    Hillary is best for our Country , at least she won't invite Rev Wright to the White House.
    Hillary 2008!!!!
    Hope the Superdelegates think hard before they give Obama their vote.
    I rather vote for McCain...

    April 29, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  7. Go Hillary

    Hillary is the smartest and that women knows what she is doing ! We need a STRONG leader – not someone who talks the talk and walks the walk!

    Obama is just talk thats it!

    Hillary 08 !!

    April 29, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  8. Democrats Rule

    Why can't Democrats add? Obama has already won this one. We should be thanking our lucky starts and joining him on his 50 State voter registration campaign and get these Republicans put out for the next 8 years instead of fussing around with Senator Clinton who CANNOT mathematically win this. Clinton supporters need to come home to the party and let's have a LANDSLIDE in November. Give President Obama the mandate he deserves to heal America's image at home and abroad.

    April 29, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  9. joeparadis

    clintons are evil

    April 29, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  10. rodney ke

    Why don't you print comments supportive of Senator Clinton?

    April 29, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |

    “As I’ve said about the flag pin, I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides,”
    Obama said. “There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a
    symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know,
    the bombs bursting in air and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial
    and less bellicose. I like the song ‘I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.’ If that were
    our anthem, then I might salute it.”

    April 29, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  12. bp

    You all need to remember that we're on the same side! Stop the bickering. There is no way Hillary can win the nomination without having it decided by Superdelegates. Let's not move forward and fight John McCain instead of handing him the election.

    April 29, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  13. hillary loser supporter

    Hi Hunter, calm the f down...peel yourself off the wall. It just looks like your man blew it. Oh no, sorry he did blow it!
    Watch out, we're everywhere.....

    April 29, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  14. tomdavie

    Here come the Obama lovers to again used this tired argument that Obama has WON the nomination.

    He hasnt WON anything. He cant win . He needs superdelegates, just like Clinton.

    This is all the obama lovers have left to argue. He got a delegate lead when he had his magic media shield.

    April 29, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  15. MM/FL

    Obama will win Indiana, NC and the presidency. He just needs to be himself. All the attacks will eventually settle down, the superdelegates will come out and support him, and Hillary will go home crying on bill's shoulders.

    April 29, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  16. Andy K., Raleigh, NC.

    Obama is losing momentum. Too many truths are going to come out. Alice Palmer will be coming out soon to explain to the country how Obmaa got his start by kicking everyone off the ballot on a technicality so he can run unopposed for his senate seat.

    April 29, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  17. Stop the Drama

    Obama will win...and hopefully he send Hillary as a mediator in Iraq or Afganistan for some real sniper fire!!

    April 29, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  18. BARACK the Vote

    My gut instinct is to say something horrible about Hillary, but quite frankly I'm going to say it with my vote. I want Barack as my president and I can't wait to vote for him in November.


    We need someone in the White House who will think about the people, and not just themselves.

    April 29, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  19. H Martin

    Just tried to leave a message on the last two blogs but keep getting knocked out. You close all the blogs so fast when they are actually for Obama.

    Go Obama Kick butt. You are the best. This is comming from a white, 42 year-old, single mom who works her butt off to support her family. oh and by the way I am a republican in a republican state who is voting over party lines in Nov. becasue You – Obama show a high code of ethics that ALL elected officials need to aspire to.

    Thank you for not joining in the mud slinging that Clinton has been doing. Keep the faith. You are blessed.

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

    I just posted two comments that were positive and a third that was trashing the clintons–the ones trashing the clintons were the only ones that went through

    April 29, 2008 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  21. Chris, Orlando

    This poll was obviously taken before his holiness Rev. Wright sparked more "outrage!" from the Obama camp. What a load of crap! Obama's had more than enough time to distance himself from the preacher. The fact that he didn't do so 10, 15, 20 years earlier shows what little common sense the Senator has.

    Obama lost my vote the day Wright arrived on YouTube.

    April 29, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  22. rmalmeida

    i prefer Obama!

    April 29, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  23. deborah

    Tried three times to post my comment, but obviously CNN only wants pro-Obama comments on this story.

    April 29, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  24. Beezer, Boyd America

    What would the political section be full of if we didn't have the Obama/Clinton battle. Notice, this sales site hits, which equals more advertisement exposure, which equals more money for the news company. Am I right? The previous information blogged was correct, it is over, by the rules, Obama has won the nomination. The DNC better start getting focussed on how they are going to beat McCain and put a halt to this O.C. battle. No easier way to do that than the Supers casting their favor.

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

    Either way if he is the nominee not getting my vote

    Hillary/McCain 08'

    April 29, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
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