May 2nd, 2008
03:58 PM ET
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Clinton, Obama stump for last minute votes

Sen. Hillary Clinton makes a campaign stop in Kinston, North Carolina, on Friday
Sen. Hillary Clinton makes a campaign stop in Kinston, North Carolina, on Friday

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama stumped for last-minute votes in Indiana and North Carolina Friday ahead of the states' Tuesday primaries.

New polls show Clinton narrowing Obama's lead in North Carolina, once seen as an easy win for Obama.

Polling in Indiana shows the two candidates running dead even.

"We are seeing terrific support all across Indiana and all across North Carolina ... I have no doubt these are going to be tight races. This campaign has been tight throughout," Obama said in Indianapolis, Indiana, Friday morning.

"But I am very confident the American people are looking for the kind of truth telling and serious policy making that is going to have an affect on heir lives, and as long as I'm talking about the issues."

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  1. Stacy Clarks

    DEMOCRATS IN 08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 2, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  2. Tony B B.C.Mich

    THESE POLLS ARE REDICULOUS, IF THEY ARE PREDICTING THIS CLOSE OF A RACE, THEN WE MUST BE CLOSE TO A CURE FOR CANCER, AND SOMEONE MUST HAVE AN ANSWER FOR THE US ECONOMIC PROBLEMS.................... ?

    May 2, 2008 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  3. James

    Obama will with both Indiana and North Carolina. Game over for Hillary.

    May 2, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  4. honkey white guy from cali

    I truly can not wait for Tuesday to be over! I am so tired of this at this point maybe that is what she is trying to just wear everyone out so they give it to her to shut her up

    May 2, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  5. Mike

    That is depending on how many more fabricated videos Obama's people put out on youtube this weekend.

    May 2, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  6. After further review,Texas

    These are the same people who lost their jobs to Hillarys China deals.Those jobs wont be coming back.She must have promised them jobs as greeters you know where.

    May 2, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  7. FEDUP

    Go Hillary, you can do the job. His supporters are getting desperate as seen in the blogs. They are scratching the bottom of the barrel for dirt. Obama lies about every thing. His father was not a goat herder, he worked for the government in Kenya. Obama lied about Rezko, he has known him for 17 years. He lied about the donations from Rezko. He lied about his mentor/minister. Threw his grandmother under the bus. Where is she by the way, never see her by his side?

    May 2, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  8. Kenneth M

    What happens if Obama does not win NC or IN on Tuesday? Will she have more delegats then he?

    May 2, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  9. John Smith

    Hillary is NOT tearing apart the democratic party. Hillary is doing just what any Clinton does- take advantage of any situation given to them (e.g., Monica L., Sniper-fire; NAFTA, Michigan and FL votes etc.).

    The real people splitting this party are the "bilnd" and uneducated supporters of Hillary. How can Hillary, with more negatives than any politican (except Gov. Bush), ever run a successful general election in this nation? The Republicans and Independents are praying for that day to come!!! We will have to thank, not Hillary (because she will be off somewhere with her $109 million), but her "bird-brain" supporters

    May 2, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  10. STOP THE MADDNESS!!!!

    ."But I am very confident the American people are looking for the kind of truth telling and serious policy making that is going to have an affect on heir lives, and as long as I'm talking about the issues."

    Obama we can only pray that they are!

    May 2, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  11. DemocracyNow2008

    These last minute Polls are all over the place the only polls that will count are on Tuesday when the people of Indiana and North Carolina vote for Obama and you can take all the online polls and throw them out.

    Obama will take North Carolina and Indiana regardless CNN of your Polls that you put on this website.

    May 2, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  12. kingsley

    why is the network full of hillary? why her picture here and not both of them

    clinton wouls beat mcain today- obama wont

    whats wrong with this letter? the rise and fall of our democracy and how hypocrites like ED RENDELL will like to get fed again by the clintons. he will sell his soul for it. i also read the list of the reasons she should be the candidate and it didnt include black vote. why are we not relevant. and last of the question was "if the eletion were helf today". well its not being held today. it will be in NOVEMBER. and what about if it was held after super Tuesday? and how dare do they say she ran a better campaign than Obama? the republicans are waiting for her. SWIFTBOAT 08. WE CAN FIGHT IN THE MIDDLE EAST FOR DEMOCRACY BUT WE CAN'T PRACTICE WHAT WE PREACH IN OUR OWN BACK YARD.

    DEMOCRACY FOR OBAMA 08

    May 2, 2008 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  13. Rick

    Obama's arrogance continues to grow. He agreed to public funding and now wants to back out. He will now make up excuses as to why it should be his way. If this was Clinton, you guys would be all over her for going back on her word, but for Obama its okay.
    I also find Obama's comments about the people in rural PA insulting and condesending. Yes, you lose a job and you have to struggle to feed you family, you are frustrated. However to say those people cling to guns and religion…sounds like he is talking down to people who he see's as differant and basically accuses them of blaming their problems on everyone else. That is arrogant..I am sure he will give a speech and we will all be happy again, but the people of PA should be offended

    May 2, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  14. MM/FL

    Obama will be our next President. He tells us what we need to hear, not what we want to hear. It takes a man with intergrity to do so.

    May 2, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  15. Milwaukee for Obama

    Clinton could be narrowing Obama lead in NC because no one is telling the people of NC the truth about this case of Paul vs Clinton. Google for yourselves.

    May 2, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  16. kiki

    Obama's relationship with Mr Rockwell must be reported. Rockwell paid Obama $8,000.00 a month for a couple of years when Obama needed money. Then, Obama wrote a letter recommending that the State of Illinois grant money (a few hundred thousand dollars) to Rockwell's company to sponsor a tennis tournament (Los Angeles Times, April 27, 2008). It sounds like money laundering to me.
    Hope that CNN will post this comment for a change.

    May 2, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  17. good luck

    Keep it up Clinton.

    This race was fixed for Obama, but we are trying to reclaim the RIGHT to vote in America.

    The DNC can not rig elections and expect to get away with it.

    If you lose, I am no longer willing to cast a vote for Obama. Enough of the dirty, slanted, biased politics.

    Let the people decide.

    May 2, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  18. NotThisTimeinNY

    Truth Telling, Yes. Serious Policy Making, Yes. Can We? Yes, We Can!! Barack "The Truth" Obama '08

    May 2, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  19. MM

    Go Indiana and NC - get out and vote. Vote Obama!

    May 2, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  20. Brian

    Vote for real hope and change in America... vote for Barack Obama!

    BARACK OBAMA '08!!!

    May 2, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  21. Tom

    So if Obama's margin is 10% or less in North Carolina, does Hillary get the same respect and kudos that he would have gotten if he could've done the same in Pennsylvania (or Ohio, or....)???? Or will she be divisive, negative and racist? I think it's time that 90% of whites vote for Hillary to balance the fact that 90% of blacks are voting for Obama. I'm guessing that somehow this makes ME a racist??? Just so you understand, my wife would definitely argue with you on that if you so choose to go there.

    May 2, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  22. Dem08

    Obama should try telling the truth on the stump.

    BO supporters, stop spreading lies about the war room footage and paul vs.clinton. This is immature.

    May 2, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  23. mitch from ark.

    america needs obama....

    May 2, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  24. s.b.

    "Polling" You mean one poll, by Zogby, whose brother works for the Obama campaign. Right now Clinton is further ahead in Indiana than she was at this time in Pennsylvania. There are no "polls" showing a tie. Even Zogb's shows 16% undecided which is absurd.

    May 2, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  25. Go Hill

    This should have been a fair and level playing field.

    The woman-bashing that has entertained the DNC, the democratic party elites and the media is backfiring.

    Americans will go with the winner- but only if that winner won a fair fight.

    This primary was like one big Obama rally.

    If you lose this nomination, the DNC will lose a lot of democrats that have been their long time base.

    We will start a truly democratic party and leave this one to the left wing ultra liberals and their election fixing tactics.

    May 2, 2008 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
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