May 4th, 2008
02:45 PM ET
6 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. jl


    May 4, 2008 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  2. Lies, lies, lies


    May 4, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  3. Nick, Texas

    Clinton wants to talk about voting records?


    OBAMA 08

    May 4, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  4. Spider

    Gonna be a very exciting day on Tuesday.

    May 4, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  5. no more Hill-Billys

    you go obama

    wake up americans and see who hil-billy really is. she is sly, rich, overbearing, deceitful, mad,.....

    obama, 08

    May 4, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  6. Greg, Phoenix, AZ

    Remind me again why we are supposed to put anything into these polls???

    May 4, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  7. Mae

    Zogby has him at 9 yesterday and today. You guys are bad at analysis grasping at anything for a headline.

    Also Zogby has Obama over Clinton in Indiana now by 3.

    This is it, make no mistake where we are.

    May 4, 2008 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  8. Deborah

    Nice of CNN to leave rev. Wright's pic as the lead story all weekend. Another example of the media making the decsion of who will be elected!

    May 4, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  9. Belle

    What is the percentage of UNDECIDEDS????

    If it is 8%...then NC might become a tie, like Guam....there are 500 spoiled ballots in the largest village of Clinton could wind up winning in the recount!

    May 4, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  10. Gino

    Finally Mr Obama electvility is a huge issue, too many contraversial issues with out answers, we can not lose this time again

    May 4, 2008 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  11. Incoming Sniper Fire

    CNN, I'm not sure what the point of this story is. Really, can you tell me? Obama will win NC by double digits and I mean real double digits not may also win if he wins both, will the media finally admit to the American electorate that CLINTON HAS ALREADY LOST????

    May 4, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  12. Ada

    Shame on you CNN. No matter what you do, Hillary will not get the nomination at this point. The superdelegates know better that giving Hillary the nomination will destroy the party for a long time.

    Let Barak win or lose like others. By the way, you and your media friends report about Barak losing the votes of those uneducated blue colar people. Is Hillary winning the African American and young votes?

    May 4, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  13. Incoming Sniper Fire

    Oh and one more thing...will you be asking why CLINTON can't close the deal???

    May 4, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  14. Susan MO

    I hope the nice people of the beautiful state North Carolina vote for Hillary Clinton.

    She is experienced, for the people, and a fighter.

    Hillary 08 :)

    May 4, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  15. Kevin

    I think the words under the picture should say " A new CNN Poll of Polls shows Clinton gaining in North Carolina" since Obama's lead is down from 9 to 8 percent.

    May 4, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  16. Sarah from Houston

    Why do you guys (CNN) keep doing this with the polls? We know that Obama is going to win in NC, but saying that Hillary might have a chance when she doesn't makes no since at all. I wonder why Obama didn't get the same press in PA?

    May 4, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  17. Ardnuas

    SMART NC Voters will vote for Obama.....we have seen the way Hillary has run her campaign..... full of lies, negative ads, and trying to DIVIDE and DESTROY the Democractic Party.

    May 4, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  18. charles

    wolf is campaigning fr hillary.he is obsessed with wright. i wonder why he might as well employ him. liv it wolf u r a idiot.

    May 4, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  19. Steve

    She could take it!

    May 4, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  20. NC Mary

    That's amazing. Considering how Obama is outspending Clinton by huge amounts of money. Also considering how over 90% of African Americans seem to be voting principally on skin color and not on experience or issues. Given those factors, Obama needs a huge double digit victory in NC otherwise it's a big loss for Obama.

    May 4, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  21. why rev wright headline when obama wins guam??????

    goog lord, CNN, you stil have rev wright up there....this is trully unfair, a picture of april 27th, with april 27th news, and videos....cmon....dont you think this is unfair....and will this piture be up ntil monday night, or tuesday morning?

    May 4, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |

    Obama is victim of CNN bias

    May 4, 2008 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  23. Monica, Texas

    CNN- How come you are not talking about Cazayoux win in LA?....Remember he was the one that Rep. said would be defeated b/c of his ties to Obama. Once again the voters have spoken!!!! And the Dem. take a seat that was held by Rep. for nearly 30 years

    Obama did an excellent job on Meet the Press this morning. He was relaxed and very presidential....

    May 4, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  24. Richard

    Clinton is not winning, Jeremiah Wright just founded a new party. Obama is battling several fronts simultaneously, and McCain will probably win the whole thing.

    May 4, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  25. pee-d-feet cause somthing stinks


    This race has become more about marketing and advertisement for your (CNN) pockets. So, keeping this race in the news benefits YOU!! The American people (Dems) are being fooled due to mis-direction of topic.

    President Obama, keep hitting your 'FREE THROWS!' She's going to keep fouling and CNN has swallowed their whistle.

    May 4, 2008 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
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