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. Isaac, Cardiff

    Biased, biased, biased!!! Shame on you CNN. You are on the wrong side of history with your Hilary. You have been writing negative stories on Obama even when convention wisdom, demands that there is nothing negative to write home about. You need to back to journalism schools. What a way to finish yourselves. Publish this if you have any decency.

    May 4, 2008 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  2. Rudy

    IT SO SAD THAT NOW THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE FORCED TO ELECT AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PRESIDENT. WAKE UP AMERICA . WHAT HAPPEN TO THE BEST QUALIFIED PERSON.HAVEN'T WE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS GIMMICK.

    May 4, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  3. Ken Murray

    Hillary,
    just LIES, LIES, LIES

    Did hear her speak today. Nothing but lies and promises she can't give. Healthcare. She failed that in 1992. Gas tax. She won't even be president to authorize it. Keep believing in all her empty promises. She gives what she gets….nothing!

    May 4, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  4. hrao

    Honkies- how about using some decent language Obama supporter?

    May 4, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  5. PJ

    Character counts. Much more so in the President. If Obama participated in Wright's church for twenty (2) years he can not say that he did not know. Obama is lying and denouncing his spiritual and inspirational leader (as he himself says in his book) just for political expediency. Obama turned against his own for personal gain. Character counts !!

    May 4, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  6. Sick of the BS

    CNN:
    You have given new meaning to the words:
    "drinking the koolaid"
    "in the tank"
    "blind faith"
    "turning a deaf ear and a blind eye"

    "Comments are moderated by CNN, in accordance with CNN COMMENT POLICY and may not appear on this blog until they have been reviewed and deemed appropriate for posting"
    The fourth comment from the top must be an inside job or a joke in poor taste?

    May 4, 2008 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  7. garry

    Now, can someone tell me who is going negative?

    May 4, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  8. HILLARY for President

    Obama, his preacher and his wife have caused more hate between blacks and whites than ever before. He is not uniting us at all, he has created such a divide that it will take years to get over. I rather have four more year of Bush than all this hatred.

    May 4, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  9. Amy from Michigan

    Why does this not surprise me? I mean, voters gave Bush a second term, and look how that has turned out! I know that change can be scary, but it can also be enlightening, powerful, and downright positive. Let's not repeat the Clinton years, years of partisan gridlock, high price sleepovers and scandals, or the Bush years (McCain). Let's give the brilliant new guy a shot. He can only bring the country up!

    May 4, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  10. keisha

    obama obama, you have to be out your mind if you don't think obama will win on tuesday well my vote is for obama.

    May 4, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  11. bakersfield

    go hillary

    May 4, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  12. Teresa Bray Moore

    CNN IS NOT FAIR WHEN IT CONCERNS POSITIVE COMMENTS TOWARD OBAMA THAT IN ITSELF SHOULD BE A CALL FOR BIAS FAIR IMPUT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 4, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  13. "Truth to Power"

    The American voters are beginning to see the light - and see right through Obama, the snake oil salesman!

    May 4, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  14. viv

    when you think about voting for clinton,think about this:
    peter paul vs clinton

    white gate- bill and his adulterous behavior

    travel gate – when the clintons fired several of the people in his administration and gave those jobs to family and friends.

    catle gate- when hilliary and bill committed fraud against those small business owners and took their life savings, whenothers invested theire retirement was taken and some of these people committed suicide.

    last but not least when 900 hundred files went missing out of the white house when bill was impeached. so all of you hilliary supporters do our research. the clintons are still being investigated for corruption.

    May 4, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  15. Teresa Bray Moore

    CNN IS NOT FAIR WHEN IT CONCERNS POSITIVE COMMENTS TOWARD OBAMA THAT IN ITSELF SHOULD BE A CALL FOR BIAS UNFAIR IMPUT THOUGHT TELECOMMINCATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 4, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  16. Veteran

    And here they come ladies and gentleman the filly "
    Flim Fam " and the stud "Yack a Lot" ! What a horse race of monstrous under expectations! Whose nose will slip under the wire of "America will lose " first ? Isn't it exciting! Gives me the hives!

    May 4, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  17. I'll take Hillary any day , , ,

    . . . and a lot of Americans are beginning to wake up to the fact that Obama is nothing more than a snake oil salesman.

    May 4, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  18. viv

    cnn please post my comments

    May 4, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  19. Teresa Bray Moore

    CNN IS NOT FAIR WHEN IT CONCERNS POSITIVE COMMENTS TOWARD OBAMA THAT IN ITSELF SHOULD BE A CALL FOR BIAS UNFAIR IMPUT THROUGH TELECOMMINCATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 4, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  20. I'll take Hillary any day , , ,

    I don't care that Obama is black – I care that he's green

    May 4, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  21. David

    ANY CANDIDATE THAT WOULD SPEND MILLIONS OF THEIR OWN MONEY FOR A JOB THAT ONLY PAYS 400,000 A YEAR TO ME IS EITHER CRAZY OR PLANS ON GETTING IT BACK BY ANY KIND OF MEANS. SO PEOPLE WHO VOTES FOR HILLARY BE CAREFUL. CAUSE IT HAS A REAL BAD SMELL TO IT AND ITS NOT ROSES THAT FOR SURE.
    DAVID

    May 4, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  22. Hillary, of course!

    Can there be any doubt? Only to the uneducated!

    May 4, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  23. Thank God Americans are waking up!

    Now Americans are finally beginning to THINK and really LISTEN. And what they're hearing and thinking says HILLARY CLINTON!

    May 4, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  24. Pinocchiollary Has Two Days Left

    No CNN, you cannot conclude that the race is "tightening" merely because of a one-percent fluctuation in the so-called "poll of polls," when the polls themselves are only accurate to within 4 percentage points.

    Didn't anyone at CNN every take a course in statistics?

    Hillary will lose both Indiana and North Carolina, and then maybe she will do us all a favor and take a bow. Out.

    May 4, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  25. mary

    Jon- What an arrogant post. Most of my friends and coworkers support Clinton. We are all professionals who don't see value in such comments and are quite frankly tired of hearing how Clinton supporters are uneducated. I follow the political process carefully and the more I see of Obama, the more I have fear of his indecisiveness and lofty talk. Most of the posts I read from Obama supporters are immature and offer to the conversation.

    May 4, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
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