May 1st, 2008
06:52 AM ET
7 years ago

Poll of polls: Obama losing ground

 Obama now leads Clinton by 1 point nationally.
Obama now leads Clinton by 1 point nationally.

(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).


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  1. griff325

    Hillary gets my vote. I am an educated student from Michigan State and I can say that if Obama cannot win Independents or Latinos or Blue Collar voters, he cannot win in november. Hillary is the real deal and wow would it be great if she beat McCain, that would be an epic battle there and hillary would beat him to the ground! And for all you other haters, this poll isn't just fox news, this included many others and polls mean a lot in terms of momentum and staying in the race.

    Hillary 08'

    April 30, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  2. Terri Patanus

    I will vote MCCAIN if HILLARY is not on the ticket!

    VOTE HILLARY or MCCAIN WILL WIN

    WE WILL VOTE AGAINST OBAMA!

    April 30, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  3. Peter V

    They didn't take my poll. Obama hasn't changed. It's the Clinton style is changing. Obama 2008!

    April 30, 2008 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  4. T

    Two questions:

    1. Are the polls really 'Wright'?

    2. Why is it that more adults are excited to vote for their favorite 'American Idol' than they are for the next potential presidential candidate?

    April 30, 2008 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  5. Obama the other typical white meat

    Would you consider voting for David Duke for president?

    What if he ran and even though he sat in klan meetings and listened to their rhetoric for years but he now strongly denounces it and because the media makes a bigger issue of it he has left the klan altogether.

    What if he has a slumlord friend by the name of Leona Helmsley that contributes to him, however he does not denounce her and admits making shady business deals including his own house.

    What if he has a terrorist friend that bombed a federal building and killed children in the blast by the name of Timothy McVeigh. He doesn’t denounce him either and even co-chairs an organization with him. Even attends a party held by Timothy in his honor to launch his campaign. David says that Timothy blew up the Oklahoma building long before he knew him and should not mean anything.

    What if David was endorsed by the neo-Nazi party and their affiliates worldwide. He denounces them even though his ex-grand dragon klan leader published articles from the nazi parties while he attended and paid money supporting his klan group.

    However despite all this what if David Duke promotes change and says he wants to get past the above petty distractions and unite this country under a common cause. Whatever that cause may be.

    Now do you vote for David or would you think that if David ran with those people in his circle of friends that it would be utterly ridiculous to vote for such a person.

    So if you wouldn’t vote for David than why are you voting for Obama and his friends Wright, Ayers, Rezko and Hamas?

    No difference other than color.

    April 30, 2008 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    voice of europe:

    Keep your voice in Europe!!!!

    April 30, 2008 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  7. Charlotte

    bill, didn't you just judge Hillary by Bill? You are as two-face as the person you support...

    April 30, 2008 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  8. fred

    voice of europe:

    Keep your voice in Europe!!!

    April 30, 2008 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  9. Independent 001

    Obama is a honorable person in giving the benefit of doubt to Wright in Philly speech. Obama also took a honorable position, disowning Wright after what Wright was doing over the weekend.

    Wright is so wrong that he cannot even show the respect Obama had shown him in the Philly speech.

    Obama has shown his leadership and running a decent campaign.

    End result of this prolonged campaign – my prediction is that all this happened to bring an end to Clinton Dynasty. They have destructed themselves, they have shot in their own feet once this is all over and Obama is nominated.

    April 30, 2008 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  10. ksmi?poll

    I am so dissappointed, after all that happened in the last 8years, and a war that drove gas up, food prices up and you people out there still divided about Dem and Rep, Wake UP OLD Romans.

    April 30, 2008 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  11. Ohio Voter For Hillary!

    Great news for Hillary Today!!!!!

    April 30, 2008 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  12. king

    It takes two strong candidates on the democrat side to help the republicans retain the White house.

    April 30, 2008 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  13. FrankSmith

    Are we so desperate for a female president (or wealth) that we are blind to all teh scandals of the 90's. I thought American had actually grown beyond the Clintons!!!

    April 30, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  14. Robert

    New polls...Hillary Clinton leads Obama in North Carolina..wow. Took Obama 6 weeks to close the gap in PA. Hillary takes lead in a week, up by two from being down by 30.

    Go Hillary....Real democrats know your the one.

    April 30, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  15. Anonymous

    Person who wrote: Michael Moore Dissed Obama and Others?.. You did not listen to the same interview that I did. Are you talking about Larry King tonight.. Because Michael Moore did not do what you said or maybe you just didn't listen..

    My ears were open and I did not hear what you are saying. MIcheal Moore addressed questions, concerns and opinions in a very articulate and meaningful way.

    Yes.. We.. Can...

    April 30, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  16. Independent 001

    Obama is a honorable person in giving the benefit of doubt to Wright in Philly speech. Obama also took a honorable position, disowning Wright after what Wright did over the weekend.

    Wright is so wrong that he cannot even show the respect Obama had shown him in the Philly speech.

    Obama has shown his leadership and running a decent campaign.

    End result of this prolonged campaign – my prediction is that all this happened to bring an end to Clinton Dynasty. They have destructed themselves, they have shot in their own feet once this is all over and Obama is nominated.

    April 30, 2008 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  17. shaun from vegas

    GO HILLARY!!!!!!!!!!

    April 30, 2008 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  18. Cindy

    Obama is losing ground because he doesn't want to hit hurt Hillary or her Democratic party supporters. Hillary, on the other hand, has absolutely no remorse about hurting Democratic Party supporters who are not supporting her. He's not showing weakness, he's showing restraint.

    Clinton has no control... she's sooo eager to talk trash... it's built into her DNA. She's so anxious to twist the knife... She's a FoxNews/Republican Party's dream come true...

    April 30, 2008 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  19. jeff

    Obama has to win. Clinton tries to manipulate the electrorate. Don't we want change and honesty? I do.
    50 year old college eduated white Texan for Obama.

    April 30, 2008 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm |
  20. Pat

    Obama is way ahead in delegates, that's what counts. Clinton has to win by over 66% in all the remaining contests to equal Obama. The chance of the supper delegates over turning the vote of the people is very unlikely. They have to know that it would destroy the Democratic Party.

    April 30, 2008 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  21. G.M

    THE MEDIA IS THE BLAME. THE MEDIA IS VERY EVIL AND WICKED. THE MEDIA WILL MAKE YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR ENEMY AND YOUR ENEMY YOUR FRIENDS. THE MEDIA IS VERY POWERFUL. THE MEDIA DO NOT WANT TO SEE A BLACKMAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE. AND THE NUMBER ONE PROBLEM IS RACE, NOBODY WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT. WHY ? WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF.........

    April 30, 2008 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  22. Sandy

    Whatever you do Obama just know that people will hate on you no matter what. There is never going to be a Perfect President and just know that the other two running for office is no better than you. People are easily persuaded and manipultaed with false promises. Rev Wright is not your child and you can't control what others spit out of thier mouths and how Religion became a part of this is stupid. Lets face it no matter how honest you are or how good of a person you are there will always be people who will try to drag you down. Hold your head up and never give up.

    April 30, 2008 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  23. NORTH OF THE BORDER

    Obama is fighting a courageous battle on many fronts, and holding his own. He has to battle a biased media, including the incessant daily chicanery of CNN. The unholy trinity of Hillary, Chelsey and Bill Clinton have all taken their shots. The establishment and the Republicans have their machines working overtime against him. The man is still standing, ..You bet he's tough and resilient .

    April 30, 2008 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  24. reg

    IT'S 10:00 PM LISTENING TO CAMPBELL BROWN STATING THAT BARAK IS LOSING INDIANA ACCORDING TO YOUR POLLS HE IS NOT LOSING..SO WHY DID YOU SAY THAT....I HAVE HEARD ABOUT WRIGHT FROM YOUR CHANNEL TO THE POINT I WANT TO VOMIT....IT'S LIKE HILLARY DOES NOT EXIST...DO YOU NOT READ THE INTERNET SHE CERTAINLY WITH HER HUSBAND HAS SAID MANY THINGS THAT CAUSE ALOT OF TALKING POINTS....PLEASE GIVE UP.....OH BY THE WAY HAVE YOU SEEN OUR POLLS ON S. CAROLINA WHERE HE IS WINNING

    April 30, 2008 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  25. Ron R

    This race is not won on TV or what the pundits say...it makes for good television like so much other crap on TV these days. Look past the drama of what the news stations are touting for their own benefit and you will see the reality of things....were all being sold a bill of goods for the sake of TV ratings.....WAKE UP PEOPLE!!

    April 30, 2008 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
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