May 4th, 2008
02:45 PM ET
10 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. Time to move on

    CNN e dont trust your polls anymore.The good people of NC and IND are going to put you and your Hillary to shame for your bias and whinning
    OBAMA 08

    May 4, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  2. Silvia Salcido

    This is absolutely positive.... down, down, down is where Obama needs to be!

    May 4, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  3. The Truth

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    Obama's a poster child for the "conscientious objectors" of the world. What a cry baby. Business as usual, I see with negative attacks on a lady. Has he no sense of decency? — the only change he will bring is nothing. Business as usual. I hope the voters in NC and IN wake up and smell the roses.

    May 4, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  4. Mr. South Carolina

    Did anyone really think that Obama would win by 34% in North Carolina. Once Hillary started campaigning in NC, the percentage was going to go down. This is a close race. TV News commentators set up false expectations. When Hillary was up big in PA and Obama started campaigning, the race was going to tighten. I have a suggestion for CNN, MSNBC and FOX News. Why don't you just shut up about the polls especially polls over a week ahead of a primary? All that matters is what happens on election day.

    May 4, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |

    WOW CNN so Obamas lead in your poll goes from 7 to 8 in NC and you say he is losing support? Did Hillary teach you guys math? Like her belief she can still win the nomination when it is impossible without overturning the will of the people. Like her 9.3% victory in PA was double digits like you reported. How about acting like a responsible journalism network and stop acting like a Hillary surrogate for a change. But I am sure this will be awaiting moderation for the next two days so I am probably wasting my time. But hey, it's worth a try.

    May 4, 2008 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  6. Michigan

    Woot Hillary

    Hopefully she gets the nomination

    May 4, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  7. Jeff in Janesville, WI

    It's too bad that Hillary won't just bow out...each day that this drags on is just another day that the Republicans are going to gain ground on whoever wins from the Democratic side. This country can't afford the 4 more years of Bush-like foreign policy and one sided free trade that McCain will bring.

    May 4, 2008 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    Hey delegates, I know Obama has the most popular vote, I know he has more delegates, I know he won more states. BUT PICK ME I'M BETTER

    May 4, 2008 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  9. Tom

    Depends on the poll but at least you've got the directions right – other polls have it down from the 15% he had a couple weeks ago to 7% a few days ago and now it's dropping again.

    May 4, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  10. Despise the Lies

    Geeez.... HRC sounds EXACTLY like George Bush. HRC thinks she can just toss a meatless bone to us little people while she goes on Fox News to tell O'reilly what she really thinks. "God bless us rich people...."

    This "little person" will never vote for HRC.

    May 4, 2008 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  11. Denise

    The reason the race is tightening in NC is because Hillary has Bill hitting every white, rural county. I was particularly struck by the vision of him pointing his finger in a condescending way at an audience made up of white men while he was campaigning in "Whiteville" NC. Bill is race baiting in a very subtle way. But it's out there for anyone with half a brain to see. She can't win this thing without him. But then again, she wouldn't even be in it were it not for him. Their lust for power is downright frightening.

    May 4, 2008 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  12. Gene

    Rural blue collar white america better wake up the Clintons will treat you just like the Bush did by sending your jobs over seas..don't be dumb you don't need a college degree to know who the right choice is....GO OBAMA!

    May 4, 2008 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  13. Dave

    Here is Zogby on Indiana as of today:

    Zogby 05/02 – 05/03 559 LV 41 43 Obama +2.0

    May 4, 2008 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  14. Joyce in Florida

    Way to go Senator Clinton. I am hoping that you will win North Carolina as well as Indiana. I support you 100% and can't wait to see you in the White House as our President. GO HILLARY 08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 4, 2008 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  15. Barbara Roberts

    Go Hillary people are getting smart and seeing what Obama is a mouth for the rich and to heck with the working people of the U. S. A. he will be right back backing his pastor if he is elected. DON'T TRUST HIM.

    May 4, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  16. Fonzi, an independent.

    NC is neutral ground unlike Philadelphia, New York, Arkansas, Illinois and Hawai. Whoever carries NC should win the nomination.

    May 4, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  17. Al from NJ

    Senator Obama should run next time and support Senator Clinton.
    He just needs more experience.

    May 4, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  18. Ryan O

    If we just had 1 more day. Oh, we do!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Hillary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 4, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  19. Kelan

    So if you show this story enough, does that make it true?

    May 4, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  20. e forrest

    the republicans are trying their best to get a win for clinton they know she is the weakest candidate, hannity AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! has rev wright on fox its his last ditch stand, to discredit obama, if obama wanted to he could discredit clinton so easily, the republicans will anyway if they have to, obama is sticking to his principals of uniting not deviding , superdelegates, dont let the republicans get away with this, clinton is hanging on like grim death, put her out now ,america and the rest of the world is sick of the nonsense, of course cnn wont publish this , but its worth a try,

    May 4, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  21. CRR

    Your caption is should read Clinton gaining...She is going to win NC!!!

    May 4, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  22. Griff

    Borack Obama. Singing His Sermon. He start's off with the same: (I have a Dream). Then I have a Nightmare. The MInd of a Child. Who want's to be King.. He's living a Science Fiction Movie. ..

    May 4, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  23. zona




    May 4, 2008 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  24. Willy

    Does anyone really care which liberal is ahead

    May 4, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  25. john

    Disgusting!! Why did Obama not leave the church after hearing such sermons!!!
    1. We are still awaiting other clips of such "fiery" sermons as out of a mans 20 years of being a pastor all the press as been able to find are just 2mins of snippets.
    2. I guess all Catholics are pedophile" apologist as I havent heard of the catholic church or any other Catholic legislator being castigated or even leaving the catholic church following the news of series of events of priest abusing their members, which I think cant even be equated with the Rev Wright issue. American media as sank to the depth of institutionalise racism. Disgusting!!!

    May 4, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
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