April 29th, 2008
05:46 PM ET
6 years ago

Polls: Clinton, Obama tied in Indiana

Clinton and Obama are tied in Indiana.
Clinton and Obama are tied in Indiana.

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are dead-even in the crucial primary state of Indiana, according to a new CNN "poll of polls."

In an average of several recent polls, the two candidates each draw 47 percent of likely Democratic voters in the Hoosier State, while 6 percent remain undecided.

The new poll of polls includes a just released Howey-Gauge survey that shows Obama ahead of Clinton by two points, 47-45 percent. That difference is well within the poll’s 4 point margin of error.

A CNN average of recent Indiana polls released late last week also showed a dead heat between Clinton and Obama, though today's poll of polls is the first comprised entirely of surveys conducted after the New York senator's Pennsylvania win.

Some Clinton advisers have said Clinton must win Indiana to continue her presidential bid.

soundoff (278 Responses)
  1. ms

    go hillary 2008!

    April 29, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  2. diva

    Clinton needs to step down. Numbers don't lie. The party is becoming more divided the longer this lingers on!

    April 29, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  3. obama, obama, obama

    Indiana you can do much better than that, I would like to see the state of Indiana beat the percentage that Hillary R. Clinton won by in the state of Pennsylvania...

    INDIANA THIS IS YOUR DEFINITIVE CHANCE TO MAKE A PRESIDENT AND WE HOPE THAT YOU SEE, AND HEAR AND KNOW INTUITIVELY THAT, HILLARY R. CLINTON WILL BE P.O.T.U.S. 2009

    April 29, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  4. gerald strother

    Tuesday, April 29, 2008
    The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of North Carolina’s Presidential Primary finds Barack Obama leading Hillary Clinton 51% to 37%

    April 29, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  5. Logic Man

    Hey Jack, Let's just go ahead and nominate Hillary Clinton so I can stay home, as many other disenchanted democrats will, if Obama is not the nominee due to all of this derailing and smearing. If people get caught up in this, they will miss the big picture and end up electing someone that will continue our country on the awful path that it is on. Elect John McCain and look forward to 8 dollar a gallon gas or more and a depression for sure. Mr. I don't know anything about the economy. Elect Hillary and get a continuation of same ole same ole politics and partisan division in Washington, not to mention a continuation of family dynasties in Washington..Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton..I guess Jeb is next in line right?

    April 29, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  6. Chris in Va.

    And in the end all #'s remain the same, so your point is?

    April 29, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  7. Mary Lou

    I personally think that CNN'S claim to be unbiased is greatly exgaggerated. If Obama wins the democratic nomination, he needs to send CNN a thank you note.

    April 29, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  8. joe

    If Hillary gets the Dem. primary, I will not vote in the next election. She is cold, evasive, and a liar.

    April 29, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  9. Bahama for Obama

    OH, Hillary you know better...........But you know what, Obama will be the next president..........and you blew all your chances of becoming the vice president. Oh, I forgot your were Bill Clinton's vice president.........ah well, if you win by cheating, guess what,,,,,,,,,,millions won't vote for you and you would definitely lose to John "Old" Mccain

    April 29, 2008 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  10. Nikita

    Indiana is solidly for Hillary Clinton. We, the people, do not believe Barack Obama has the experience to lead America.

    April 29, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  11. Ed

    Go Hillary go

    April 29, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  12. paula

    I really feel sorry for the people who really think the Hillary is your answer.She is not for the people she is for herself if you study her when she talk and watch her movements you will wake up and smell the coffee.dont forget the lie about the snipper fire.

    April 29, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  13. BJ Atlanta

    Hillary is smoking something! She will never face reality – that she is not strong enough to unite this country. Her methodologies are too divisive. The truth is (although she'll never admit it), she and Bill would rather see another republican in the White House before seeing Obama there. Sad, sad.

    April 29, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  14. North Carolina

    Thank you Indiana, we' re doing our part here in NC! Go Clinton for POTUS!.

    April 29, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  15. ed fl

    When are you going to make available backgroud cheks on yourself.lots of talk and no information has seriously hurt you and at this point it is continuing. Lots of speeches are just hot air if you can/will not propose any solutions . we have had enough hot air from this current admin.

    April 29, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  16. Trying to get a sense

    So.... Obama throws his grandmother under the bus to get black vote. Now he knows black vote aint that makes up the whole country, he throws his "how-could-i-disown-my-pastor" under the bus! Lord! what would he not do to win the nomination. That my friends is called desperation, lack of judgement and bad news for country if barak is nominee. HILLARY FOR USA!!!! CNN, its not that bad to host one pro-Hillary comment :-)

    April 29, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  17. Vince - Phoenix

    (which means she 'really' has a 9 point lead because some people (who vote based on race)... don't want to appear racist to pollsters)

    (shhhhhhh.... it'll be our little secret)

    April 29, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  18. Ryan In The SF Bay Area

    You say Clintons goes negative like it's something new!

    April 29, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  19. Tom,des moines

    NICE TRY CNN! I THINK HILLARY IS GOING UP AND UP IN INDIANA RIGHTNOW. GOODBYE HUSSEIN OBAMA,UR UNFIT AND UNQUALIFY TO BE OURS PRESIDENT.

    RISE HILLARY RISE!

    April 29, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  20. Cindy

    Obama's still going to be the nominee. He's not switching from his message, despite the negative desperation shown by Clinton. Like he said, he has the temperament to be President of the United States. McCain and Clinton... all they ever do is pander.

    April 29, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  21. Deana

    WOW! I'm happy! Let's keep up the momentum. If she wins Indiana, she has to keep going. Obama keeps opening his mouth..and shoving his foot in it these days!

    April 29, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  22. Don

    Come on Hoosiers, you know, and we all know that Clinton has the best shot of defeating McCain.

    April 29, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  23. Hillary Is A Liar

    Wow, it took a whole lot of lying for her to get this far. She is a lying wonder. No matter Barack is still going to win the nomination because he is ahead in the delegate count, popular count and he has won the most states. The last time I checked that was winning.

    O8ama

    April 29, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  24. Superbabies

    The superdelegates are cowards.

    April 29, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  25. randy

    obama ex pastor delibrately trying to hurt obama presidential bid.as an african american this one reason we are not successful because your own person will not like to see you make it.

    April 29, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
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