(CNN) - The Democratic presidential race is tightening nationally, according to a new CNN average of several recent polls.
Obama's lead is now down to 1 point over Clinton nationwide, 45 percent to 44 percent, in CNN's "poll of polls." That margin is down 3 points from another CNN poll of polls conducted two days ago. In that analysis, Obama led Clinton 47 percent to 43 percent. The margin is also considerably lower than an April 18 poll of polls that showed Obama with an 11 point lead.
The poll of polls consists of three newly released national polls from Fox News/Opinion Dynamics, Gallup, and Newsweek. There is no margin of error on the poll of polls.
Both the Fox News poll and the Gallup poll were conducted partially after Obama's former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, made a fresh round of controversial comments earlier this week.
The Fox News poll also appears to show Obama no longer has an edge over Clinton among independent voters. In head-to-head match ups, presumptive Republican nominee John McCain wins independents by a 4 point margin over Clinton (42-38 percent) and by a 10 points over Obama (47 percent to 37 percent).
all right CNN, Why do you lie 1% lead over Clinton...Let us all face the facts~ Obo (obama) needs to drop out of the race. He never had a chance to win!
Why has CNN and the media in general focused so much attention of
Barack Obama's former pastor (who has committed no crime) and his controversial comments, yet TOTALLY ignore the conviction for child molestation of Hilary Clinton's pastor. Why didn't Hilary leave that church? Why is no one even discussing this? Could Rev. Jerimiah Wright be correct about this country?
As well he should. Obama has been a media creation, over valued and over sold, wet behind the ears, big on ambition and short on foresight and policies. He's Mr. Congeniality, not Mr. Leader. We have the media to blame for ramming this guy down our throats while insulting Clinton at every turn.
WAKE UP AND PUT AN END TO THE BUSH / CLINTON DYNASTY!!!
THIS IS THE EQUIVILENT OF ELECTING KINGS AND QUEENS NOT THE PRESIDENT OF A FREE COUNTRY.
SHEEPLE FOR HILARY!!!
He's a clown happily kicking at the legs of Obama's campaign, but Rev. Jermiah Wright's jeremiads on white racism are truths you CNN talking heads won't countenance. But take away the pastor's stupidly angry comments on aids, 9/11 comeuppance, Louis Farrakhan as hero and you have to deal with embedded white racism. When as an eight-year-old white boy newly arrived in Fayetteville, N,C., from Syracuse, N.Y., in 1934, walking on a central downtown street to the public library in the former auction offices of the prominent Slave Market, I was stunned when a middle-aged black man approaching me stepped off the sidewalk into the street, hat held to his chest to show deference, a ludicrous act of survival to forestall the deadly whims of ready lynch mobs active for another 20 years.
The Rev. Wright story is sad. My husband and I had a similar experience with a pastor that we sat under for 5 years. He was great at first and then after a few years we started noticing stark negatives about him. When we confronted the issues with him he proceeded to humiliate us in front of the entire congregation on a day when we weren't there. Even though we left that church It still remains to be a very painful experience for us.
So I think everyone, especially the media, should let this story go and replace it with positives about Sen. Obama. There are so many to choose from. I really hope he can get out from under this dark cloud and go on to win the nomination and the White House.
For some reason I just don't believe Fox news polls.....hmm, I wonder why?
I am a Clinton supporter but I still think Obama will win. The primary is basically over and the media is unnecessarily dragging it.
Well, he has to fight McCain, the 527s, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, the right-wing media (Fix News) and Rev. Wright ... plus he has to deal with the fact that his skin has the 'wrong' colour!
Hillary Clinton is treated with respect by Obama (despite her negative campaigning), she is ignored by McCain and the republicans (for their good reason), she is celebrated for simply being a female candidate and the media overlooks her 50 most current scandals because of her last name (what else to expect).
The Question is : Why is Hillary Clinton not up by 30-40 points ?
our real concern should be if corn is growing scarce and what congress is going to do about it
obama PROMISED to fulfill his senatoral term (6 years) . LIE after only 2 years he dissed his constituants and said im for me and im running for prez. he said he wouldnt run for prez cause hes "inexperienced". okay i buy that BUT now hes saying that he is experienced. thats a lie. one doesnt gain enough experience to be the president in a matter of maybe 2 years. he talks on and on about being honest. how honest is that?
If this continues and Clinton's negative campain gets the nomination, I stringly recommend Barack decline the VP ticket (which she HAS TO offer) and try again in 2012.
McCain is really not that bad, definitely not as bad as Bush.
OBAMA GO HOME....YOU CANT BEAT MCCAIN!!!! You need to go back home and b e with your family, America needs someone who can bring America back and it is not you!!
Barack has something that Hillary will never have! RESPECT!
How could anyone respect Hillary?
Americans are fickle
The words of Obama ' HOW CAN I DISOWN THIS MAN HE HAS BEEN LIKE FAMILY TO ME HE MARRIED ME AND BAPTIZED MY CHILDREN AND NOW 45 DAYS LATER I DISOWN HIM BECAUSE I'AM JUST A POLITICIAN AND 'IM LOSING GROUND... WHAT A SLEAZE BAG...WAKE UP AMERICA
Hillary definitely has more experience at lying.
"There is no margin of error in the POLL OF POLLS" Are you serious? Is CNN still a news network? You suck, cnn
I feel the same way Lisa...neither candidate is perfect, but, I am really disappointed in Hilary. She slung mud from the beginning, she imagines dodging sniper and is wolverine when it serves to ramp up her rankings but a crybaby when she thinks it will serve her a big slice o' sympathy. You think North Korea, Syria and Iran are going to offer her a hankerchief when she weeps during talks? Please.
Hillary tries to take high road by saying she would have left Wright's church. But, the big white elephant question in the room that the racists segrationist at Fox News won't ask is how could you stay with Bill after Jennifer, Paula, Monica, Impeachment, etc.
Has a new member of this country, I think that Obama is the breath of fresh air that this country needs. Hilary is not honest, if you look at how she dealt with her own home then you can see how she will deal with the country... Just brush it under the rug, we'll deal with it later. How on earth are we to come out of debt if we don't raise taxes or ask Americans to help us move in the right direction. Obama is right. He goal of bringing us all together to work together is what rules! We Are The People. WE! Not just He. Hilary needs to get over herself, she is not genuine, you can see it through her alligater smile. McCain is way too old, and old school to have a clue about this generation. I think Obama is about my future, today and my children. He will be our next president because this generation will make him win!!!
Why hasn't CNN make a big deal out of the fact that Senator Obama has lost ground? Last week anytime the polls showed that Senator Clinton went from double digits to single digits in PA, CNN make a big deal of the fact that Senator Clinton lost ground. Fox News reported that Senator Obama is now only 5 points ahead of Senator Clinton in North Carolina. CNN: We just want to know why you are more bias for Obama? Senator Obama can no longer win in November. My family and I will start a write in campaign for Senator Clinton in the fall if she is treated unfairly. Also, Bill Schneider said the delegates in Michigan and Florida cannot determine the nominee because Senator Obama's supporters will cry foul. Well, we are going to cry foul if the delegates in Michigan and Florida are not seated for Senator Clinton. Senator Clinton used strategy by leaving her name on both ballots. Senator Obama used strategy in caucus states. Are we going to reverse the caucus results?
"There is no margin of error in THE POLL OF POLLS" So Fox news asked EVERYONE? Isn't that what an election is for? CNN is losing credibility fast
I think Obama is alright, but not ready to be National Command Authority.
1. Obama's pastor – If I went to a church and the pastor not only baptized my kid's but married me to my wife, I would not only believe in him, but LISTEN to what he says. Now, Obama is distancing himself from his pastor because it will kill his chances for nomination. All of you saying that you don't listen to your pastor's sermon or thoughts if you don't agree with them, come on. If its this controversial, you would leave the church.
2. Experience – He's a JUNIOR senator. Would you hire someone that doesn't have experience to be chief of police? Someone that hasn't done heart surgery, operate on you?? This is no different, we have seen lousy leaders, GWB for example, and we want someone who doesn't have experience?? He's going to learn Foreign policy on the job? At least Hillary has been there and KNOWS people.
I could go on, but its really my opinion and my vote, but as a 35 year old man who has been in the military, self employed will be voting for CLINTON.
By the way, didn't President Clinton have our deficit nearly taken care of? Didn't GWB come into office with a SURPLUS?