May 4th, 2008
02:45 PM ET
7 years ago

Polls: Race tightening in North Carolina

 A new CNN 'Poll of Polls' shows Obama gaining in North Carolina.
A new CNN 'Poll of Polls' shows Obama gaining in North Carolina.

(CNN) - It appears the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination is tightening up in North Carolina.

A new CNN poll of polls released Sunday suggests Senator Barack Obama, D-Illinois, has the support of 50 percent of likely Democratic primary voters in North Carolina, with 42 percent backing Senator Hillary Clinton, D-New York, and 8 percent still undecided.

This eight point Obama margin is down from a nine point lead Obama held in Saturday’s CNN poll of polls and down from his recent double digit lead in the state.

187 delegates are up for grabs when North Carolina and Indiana hold primaries on Tuesday.
The CNN poll of polls is an average of the latest surveys in the state.

soundoff (432 Responses)
  1. Florida for Obama

    Democrats are doomed to loose the elections in November. Unless?All that, thanks to Hillary. No matter what happened she cann't properly win the nomination because the numbers are not on her side Unless it were to be stolen from Obama in which case scenario would definitely turn off most of the Obama's supporters including the Obama strong base; black voters( Democrats strong base too) and young voters. As an Obama supporter, i frankly beleive that Obama has been critically hurt during this longlasting primary due to the recent controversies and to the negative attacks by both campaign.
    Either case scenario, democrats will come out with a weak candidates against Jonh Mccain.
    Democrarts in Indianna and N.C it's up to you guys to put an end to that.

    May 4, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  2. Vince in Ontario

    Somewhere there is a science that reads peoples expressions and mannerisms that indicates how people process the world around them. As individuals, we "sense" this body language. I see Barack Obama in the photo above as a visionary, looking to the futurem looking for solutions – and I see H Clinton feeling attacked, and with distain, she needs to defend herself. We need wisdom and healing in this country, no more fighting everyone that doesn't agree with us.

    May 4, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  3. Dolores Petrie

    Barack Obama appears to be taking a line from George Bush in reguard to his opinion on the gas relieve. Like in the Iraq war, "We must stay the course." No gas tax relief. Speaking of the war, Obama was not even in the senate at that time. He really doesn't know for sure how he would VOTE under the same circumstances. He blows a lot of nothing.

    May 4, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  4. RUDY

    I can't imagine a grown man attending the same church for 20years and not being awared to all the hate that his preacher was preaching. Now i understand Obama , according to him he was listening only to the good preaching and not to the hate preaching,well just like Rev. Wright said ,"Obama is a politician and he will say what politicians say to get elected".Obama is a man with poor judgement and divisive beliefs. If this man hasn't change himself ,how can he change this country.

    May 4, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  5. SHARON A WOOTEN

    HILLARY JUMPS ON ANY PLAN THAT SHE FEELS WILL GET HER VOTES. SHE TOOK JOHN MCCANES GAS TAX IDEA AND USED IT AS HER OWN. PEOPLE SHOULD SEE THAT IT WILL COST JOBS . SHE PLATFORMS ON JOBS, JOBS, AND MORE JOBS. IF SHE HAD A PLAN OF HER OWN HER BRAINS WOULD EXPLODE. I AM CHANGING MY VOTE TO THE MAN THAT TELLS IT LIKE IT IS "OBAMA" SHARON IN LOUISVILLE

    May 4, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  6. Anthony

    Obama is not responsible of what Rev Wright says, nor do I believe he shares the same views. The problem is he says he is bringing change. He says many of us are caught up in the views of the sixties and he is bringing a new view which will unite. Yet he had this guy as an advisor who is stuck in that radical viewpoint. A lot of us know people, who we are friendly with whose views we may think is a little extreme. It may not stop us from being friendly, but if we were running for anything we would not have this person as an advisor . Obama had to be aware of all of Wright's views, he just took a chance on it not turning on him. Maybe he wanted the support of those who shares Wrights point of view on the QT.

    May 4, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  7. Gram, New York

    As A catholic, I can only speak for my own faith. We are taught that abortion and birth control are forbidden. we should live by the ten commandments, we are not supposed to divorce.
    I wonder why the world isn't a better place if everyone who is going to church is clinging to what their priests or preachers are preaching. Before you vote, examine your own conscious, and if you truly believe that you are practicing your faith to the fullest and doing everything you hve heard from your priests or pastors or preachers, then you have the right to judge Senator Obama's relationship with his pastor.
    Try to put aside race, gender and vote based on who you think is truly the candidate that is really concerned about the people and where we are going and who is in this just to win.
    We are voting for our future and the future of our children, this is too important a decision to be fighting over.

    May 4, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
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