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.

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  1. Geary

    I am just going to put this out there. Abdula Johnson your remark was the most uneducated, grotesque, and flat out GHETTO comment I have seen from any Obama supporter. Your language and thought process is one of the main reason why we still have an electoral college, and super delegates casting their final votes.

    Geary
    (an African American)

    May 4, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  2. last laugh

    Funny how the Obama campaign is changing its tone about the NC primary – he had double digit lead going in – why can't he keep it. If the nomination is his – no one has told the American people who keep voting for Hillary and she keeps winning primaries.This nomination isn't over and the Obama campaign should be ashamed of itself trying to shut down democracy. There is a reason why people aren't voting for him despite everyone claiming he has the nomination – and the Obama campaign needs to take notice. I for one am glad Hillary is willing to fight for this country and not roll over and play dead like so many Obamacans want her to do.

    Go Hillary 08

    May 4, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  3. BettiH, Indianapolis, IN

    Abdula Johnson, DC May 4th, 2008 4:25 pm ET

    You honkies don't get it. You can't stop Obama. Wait until Obama wins the presidency. Blacks will finally get our revenge for slavery. You can't take a strong black women that is why you fear Michelle Obama. Black Power!

    Oh my goodness. I am an African American, and racial name calling is wrong. I am hoping this statement is listed by someone playing a joke. You are way out of line. your parents must be disgraced at your racial ignorance.

    May 4, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  4. Fernando

    Only people who don't understand the way elections work in the US are still going for Obama.

    Our ultimate goal is to win in november and he will NOT win. I dont care what people say, or what people believe – remember democrats, we need those republican votes too and they will NEVER vote for Obama. They just won't and that's the truth. People wish it wouldn't be this way, but it is and if we want to end Bush's era, we must win in november and only Hillary can win

    May 4, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  5. Priscilla Flanagan

    Mr. Zogby is a Obama supporter so his polls are impossible because he favors Obama by giving false polls. Do not believe his polls. Obama is not president material. He is like a kid who likes to play with politics. Go Hillary!!!! Obama is fading away since Rev. Wright calls him a big liar. He knows Obama has lied to the public as he is like Rev. Wright who is anti white.

    May 4, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  6. kelley James

    John why didnt Hillary leave Bill when he cheated on her and lied to all American. Where was her principle then?

    May 4, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  7. yes she will

    You can do it. Go Hillary.

    People, please open your eyes and think for yourselves based not on the lofty Obama rhetoric but the reality of his campaign.

    Obama says I'm a good guy vote for me- trust me.
    Michelle agrees that Barack is the best.

    But Obama has lied already in more ways than the usual politician and has long ago trashed his own higher ground argument with his actions.

    if that is how you vote, then you probably voted for Bush.

    Nice on the surface does not mean decent to the core.

    May 4, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  8. Ralph

    Zogby?
    The same guy who put a poll out a day before super tuesday that had Obama WINNING california by TEN points.

    yeah im gonna believe his garbage...

    May 4, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  9. Governor Foreman

    I saw Bill Clinton talking about what Hillary Clinton has done and can do because of her experience. High gas prices, in a war that she voted for, job overseas etc... I like to know what she has done. It seem that Hilliary and McCain with all that experience they talk about have been unable to do very to prevent in the past so why should we believe that would change. Both voted for the war and Hillary supported NAFTA and I think most American feel that these to issues had a big impact on job and the war. Hillary talks about Health Care and we are no closer now that we were when she started her Health Care Crusade. We have to remember that we are in this war partly because President Bush was given bad information from some of our military leaders. Obama is the one chance we have to make a difference because I don't think he's a part of Washington Politics. I don't think they would allow him to be part of the GOOD OLD BOYS NETWORK.

    May 4, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  10. Doris

    I will be soooo glad when this is over and OBAMA is the nominee.....

    Hilary has no experience, except following behind Bill. And telling big fish lies, and drinking beer. We ALL know she doesnt drink beer.

    The political pandering needs to stop. I am tired of the news media messing with my intelligence, its shameful on the individuals who actually believe what is being said.

    My elementary school age children, who listens to some of this rethoric has even asked me. "Mommy, does that make sense to you?" referring to the dumbness that is swirling around. Of course no is my answer.

    If little children can disseminate what is fact from fiction, and you have grown adults who cannot figure it out, then we are in a heap of trouble.

    I am still waiting on that answer as to why HRC is deserving to be POTUS. Was it her book "It Takes a Village" ? Cant be that, she doesnt live by experience, her sole child was raised by a nanny.

    This country needs a change, good bad or indifferent, it needs to happen,

    OBAMA 08'

    May 4, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  11. free thinker

    This is what i think:
    Democrats are the victims of their own success in registering so many new voters.

    People who have never voted before (too lazy, too apathetic, too selfish) do not know the rules, don't understand the process and have ho respect for the sanctity of the right to vote.

    All the Obama bloggers continually come from a position of hate, and post misinformation= propagnda, and reveal a lack of understanding of the voting process.

    Demands, lies, money, dirty politics and threats will not install Obama. All you are doing is alienating the very voters you will need in Nov if you hope for a democratic victory.

    May 4, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  12. katharine ryan New York New York

    If only Obama would drop out. Everything was fine with Hillary being the nominee, and then comes this interloper who all the men liked because "anything is better than a woman" plus lots of racial guilt - and he cannot and will not win the election. He is not qualified at all, nothing to do with race. HE should drop out, not Hillary.

    May 4, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  13. dg

    CLINTON IS THE BEST QUALIFIED, we all know this.

    May 4, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  14. jason

    abdula, u a black racist

    May 4, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  15. allie

    I wish CNN would not give Bill Clinton so much air time. I like the guy but it is wife who is running not him. It is unfair to Obama to have two Clintons always have air time. I am a democratic but CNN is so pro Hillary !!! It sickens me

    May 4, 2008 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  16. Wake Up America

    I am amazed

    If this gas tax policy is a reflection of Hillary's so-called 35 years experience then she is amazingly idiotic. Where is the experience that she has been touting. She defies all laws of Economics.

    I wonder why the college students who support her don't call er bluff on this issue. Pandering for votes.

    May 4, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  17. Ted

    Jr.: Go finish school for goodness sake or get a spell checker and a proof reader.

    May 4, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  18. concerned

    In Canada they are paying over 4$ a gallon for months and we buy more oil from them than from the Arabs.
    You winners that equate this cut with getting milk for your kids cereal make me sick. Your most likly driving gas guzzlers.
    Give the world a break and stop this crap about a tax on gas break. These oil co. can eat your lunch enytime they want and nothing you can do until you chang the presidency.
    Hillary is pandering and if your available that cheap boy have i AND OFFER FOR YOU AND YOU WON'T EVEN KNOW YOUVE BEEN HAD, ASK hILLARY

    May 4, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  19. MD

    Hillary Clinton's goose was cooked a long time ago.

    The only reason she is still in this race is that she has mismanaged her campaign into a $10 million dollar debt.

    Do Americans want a president who can't even manage a campaign?

    May 4, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  20. greg

    I was wondering what was going to happen to give whites in america a reason not to vote for a black man and now every one who is white can thank Rev. Wright for the reason not to. Hillary is as flawed as they come good luck against the vast right wing machine

    May 4, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  21. girlscoutnut

    I am not surprised and Obama's lead will narrow even more when they read that the "gas tax" summer relief Obama is now claiming to be a gimmick is something he, himself, pursued in Illinois and voted for: See bleow:

    How did Obama vote? Copley News Service March 8, 2000,
    Senators Kimberly A. Lightford (D-4th) and Barack Obama (D-13th) said the bill gives customers needed temporary relief from high gas prices. "Gas retailers must post on each pump a statement that indicates that the state tax has been suspended and that this temporary elimination of the tax should be reflected in the price per gallon of gas," said Obama. Obama voted YES>

    In November, 2000, a bill came up to eliminate the gas tax. AP, November 15, 2000. Obama was one of the 11 voting no.

    THIS IS WHY OBAMA WILL RUN OUT OF GAS LITERALLY. Constant flipflop from Rev. Wright to gas relief if it is politically expedient. Yet, he attacks Hillary who has to respond on being negative. The Obama campaign as someone from Vancouver indicated earlier on this blog is very much the director of negativity in this primary.

    Bring it home Indiana and North Carolina as the truth is out there. There is no X-file surrounding Clinton.

    May 4, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  22. Mary

    Hillary supporters have me worried. They are as scary as the people who voted for Bush again in 2004. I'm wondering what they are thinking.

    Abdula – please don't write things like that – I did not enslave your people and you have never been enslaved. Go home and worry about something else. Let's move on. Your comments are what scares the white people into not voting for Obama.

    May 4, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  23. Hello?

    Hello? Republican attack ads against Obama in NC? Remember those? Why would they bother to buy TV time and try to take down Obama if they want him to beat Clinton because she's the easier target?

    Something to think about . . . . . . .

    May 4, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  24. Ken in Western NY

    Easley – the governor of North Carolina made a statement on CNN this morning in an interview with Wolf Blitzer that made me almost spit out my coffee. He said that Senator Clinton has a policy on creating jobs that will be better for America.

    DO YOUR HOMEWORK, EASLEY – HILLARY'S POLICY FOR CREATING JOBS IS A JOKE!!!!!!! IF YOU WANT A GOOD LAUGH, LOOK AT WHAT SHE HAS DONE FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK!!!

    This governor of North Carolina is just like Hillary herself. He'll say anything to get a vote for her.

    North Carolina – I sure hope you vote based on facts. As a New Yorker, I can tell you that Hillary is one of the worst senators this state has ever had. Our taxes are at the highest they have ever been, and people are leaving this state in droves because they can't afford the taxes anymore. She won't help to create jobs. Her policies only help companies send jobs overseas.

    Obama – '08 !!!

    May 4, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  25. Jaye

    Affiliations & Judgment–for just one candidate, i guess?
    So, let's see...Hillary continues to say EVERY CHANCE she gets that she questions Obamas's "judgement " about staying in his church and that he should be held accountable for his "affiliations". Why isn't someone (maybe YOU, the media) questioning Hillary's close afiliation with a man (her HUSBAND) who's "judgment" of sexually exploiting a young intern was inexcusable (yeah–you're sure for woman–go Hill!ary) and then he LIES under oath about it- when he's President of th U.S He DID both those things and she's still AFFILIATED! Is HER judgment being challenged? Get to the issues and stop the ridiculous distractions–about some media grabbing preacher. We've got a Republican to beat. Clinton–stay on the issues because you may not have stayed "in that pew" but you've stayed and continue to be where it 'stinks'. You have been caught in lies that came out of YOUR MOUTH not an affiliation's. You tand Bill hink you're beyond the rules. Power breeds arrogance–and that breeds a great denial sysytem. You are running a dispicable campaign. I am one white 'older' woman wghose vote you don't have and I know many more who feel the same. We're supportuing a person with character and integrity.

    May 4, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
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