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. Truth

    Hey guys what about Peter Paul vs. Clinton? Or the ex Clinton Pastor convicted of child molestation today? Rev. Wright would be history if this stuff came out. Clinton would be too. The one good thing about all this for Obama, God always has the last word and the Clintons have played dirty and low down but goodness always triumphs over evil

    April 29, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  2. gemini39

    The Howey-Gauge survey was taken from the 04/23 – 04/24. That was five days ago. The current polls show Hillary Clinton ahead of Obama by about 8 to 9 points in Indiana.

    April 29, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  3. honkey white guy from cali

    He will take this state and NC then on to the next few contest.

    Go Obama 08 Yes we Can!!!!

    April 29, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  4. Earl R.

    I am 30 years of age, college-educated and white collar. I voted for the intelligent, articulate and hard-working candidate: Hillary Clinton.

    April 29, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  5. E. C., Houston, Texas

    Doubt that the Poll will show Obama ahead much longer. Obama's Pastor has set out to damage his campaign, and he has obviously decided not to stop his comments. Clinton will probably be the Winner in Indiana unless Obama does 'something outstanding.' Obama has to show some 'fighting spirit and backbone.'

    April 29, 2008 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  6. Allison Marie

    Go Hillary Go!

    We LOVE you

    Go Hillary Go!

    Florida wants you! We know you are able to beat John McCain in a general...............Obama he's just not the wright kind of guy.

    April 29, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  7. Juan Carlos(Vegas)

    "4 point margin of error" JAJAJAJAJAJAJAAJAJA the polls have been DEAD WRONG, AND.......... the last decider go her way so ........... She is winning Indiana LOL

    April 29, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  8. mr stlouis

    as much negativity you all have put on obama these last few months and he s still winning or tied in polls , that hillary should take a long look in the mirror and face the truth she has a serious problem

    April 29, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  9. DAN

    Hillary is going to take Indiana, these people need help not hope of help, Obama has shown to be disconected with blue collar voters. Looks like a surprise is comming in NC. Obamas weekend mistake was to wait for the poll results of rev Wrights media blitz. He shouldn't of waited for polls to be taken. he had a chance to show judgement on Tuesday and he blew it.

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

    The polls in Pen showed that Obama was closing on Hillary within 4% difference, she ended up with 10% difference with a win. I don't she how Obama can be ahead with all the Jeremea Wright contraversy.

    April 29, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  11. James

    1 Shows Clinton ahead by 9 points
    1 Shows Clinton ahead by 5 points
    1 Shows Obama ahead by 2 points

    How does this possibly average of 47 points each.

    Did you take grammar school math?

    April 29, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  12. Veronica in CA

    Thank you for starting to include information on the margin of error, CNN! Without that, the polls mean even less than they do! :)

    April 29, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  13. A.M.

    Please let us know what will be poll at 8:00 p.m. tonight and then 8:00 A.M. tomorrow morning. The frequency of polls taken is not sufficient, it will really solve all the problems that generally Americans are facing only if media publishes the polls every four hours, how about that?

    A.M.
    Houston. Texas

    April 29, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  14. Sarah

    Well...Susa has Clinton up by 9%...I do not trust polls as a matter of principle, but I did notice one thing: Susa at least has had it right SOME of the time (unlike PPP, Zogby, Rasmussen etc.).

    April 29, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  15. John Santiago

    CNN = Clinton News Network
    Wolf Blitzer = Hillary's chief campaign manager
    He is in the same mould of George Stephanapolus, beholden to
    the Clinton. Today in the Situation Room it was very apparent that
    he was trying to sell hard Hillary to President Carter. He was literally buggin Carter to endorse Hillary over Obama. It's time to replace Wolf with John King in the Situation Room!

    April 29, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  16. FILS-AIME

    OBAMA SHOULD HAVE A BOOST, HE WILL INCREASE THE LEAD SOON.PEOPLE IN INDIANA SHOULD KNOW OBAMA IS THE HOPE FOR CHANGE IN AMERICA.

    April 29, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  17. jack Phoenix, AZ

    Hmmm...Hillary and McCain good combination to put up against Obama. Go Barack. Tell the country they are both getting desperate, attacking you for not backing their goofy ideas to delete Federal Tax on gasoline and saving mortgages. Neither will work and will cause further harm to a weak economy.

    April 29, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  18. Mireille

    We knew that and know that Barack is going to win north carolina and indianna. Yes we can

    April 29, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  19. robert ...tx

    Just like Hillary Clinton and MCcain to make a proposal that will do nothing to solve the high gasoline prices, so what they reduce the tax. The government is not raising the taxes on gas, corporate america is raising the price on gas....

    Hillary you lose...indiana wake up...america wake up...Hillary will sell you down the mississipi river to win the election......

    April 29, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  20. Alicia

    What about Hillary's pastor for child molestation charges?

    April 29, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  21. Fed Up in Texas

    Obama Sucks.......

    April 29, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  22. john

    The clinton news network at it again .You guys might as well be fox news god man get off the rev wright i mean is obama the only one with a rev like this in his past?????God lou Dobbs is a wind bag and you keep him on pumping his hate speech and you guys do nothing i really dont watch you anymore but i just thought i would say this .

    April 29, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  23. Disgusted

    we know CNN – THIS IS THE 10TH TIME I HAVE READ THIS TODAY. Can we get on to something more substantial?

    April 29, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  24. Carl

    Well Hillary normally blows the polls apart, we have seen it time and time again, Penssylvania and Ohio to name a few so im not reading too much into this. I think Hillary will win hear no problem, the only thing is the delegates will still probably be shared equal. As far as North Carolina is concerned well Obama will win here but hopefully that lead will be dug into because of the endorsement of the North Carolina Governor- This is great news.

    April 29, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  25. Marguerite

    Thank God that Hoosiers can think for themselves apparently and not be misled by the media's fear of the Clintons and Billary's continued lies. There's a reason she's considered to be a vindictive manipulator in Washington.

    April 29, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
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