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. Anonymous

    Don't worry. CNN and it's biased and the Billary Hillbillies (closet racists) are trying to steal this for Hillary but the youth shall set us free!!

    Obama 08

    May 4, 2008 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  2. jean60

    Why don't you print the eloquent article in the Charlotte Observer supporting Barack Obama or Tom Hanks' endorsement?

    May 4, 2008 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  3. Jean

    I wish the lead ducking lady would just amitt she can't win.

    May 4, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  4. mollygonz

    This is the same bunk that everyone was saying about Obama and Pennsylvania and look how it ended up. Polls are just that, polls, and anyone who banks on them being the truth are naive. What matters is how people vote on election day.

    May 4, 2008 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  5. Anna, SW Missouri

    It is interesting that in Indiana the latest poll shows Obama up by 2 and there is no mention of that on CNN.

    May 4, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  6. matt

    I don't need hope and change. I need job and bread. It seems Obama 's supporter cannot get the sittuation that this country in right now. Hope and change cannot help your bill.

    May 4, 2008 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  7. John

    What about the Indianna polls that show Obama slightly edging Clinton despite the rough week he's had. Folks go to for unbiased election info/polls. CNN is just disappointing at this point and its becoming a pattern especially the last few days before major primaries.

    May 4, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  8. obamaholic

    i will be voting for mccain ,if clinton steals this nomination from obama.not that i want another republican president,but,i'd rather have a numbskull in office ,rather than a president who lies over and over,just to get elected.i was deeply inspired by obama,and registered as an independent to vote for him,after taking a hiatus from bogus elections, [the last time i voted was when ross perot ran in '92] ,that only put the same old negative politicians back in the wh year after year.why do people keep putting do-nothing politicians in the highest office of our land?keep your $28 ,hillary.i don't sell my vote to anyone.

    May 4, 2008 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  9. mike

    are you people serious? headline "narrowing". small print 9% to 8%????!?

    May 4, 2008 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  10. MI 4 Obama!

    Come on NC....don't be fooled by the Clinton's. Obama is our future and our truth! Barack doesn't just tell you what you want to hear he tells you like it is....if this country is to get fixed then we need to be done with the Bush's AND the Clinton's.

    OBAMA for our FUTURE!

    May 4, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |

    Come on home North Carolina! Together we can do it for Hillary!!!

    May 4, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  12. Phil

    Is a 1% decrease really a story? That's still well within the margin of error, and it could've just been a polling inconsistency.

    May 4, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  13. inditer

    Hillary needs to win the remaining 9 contests by an average of 70%. In early March her super delegate advantage was 56 – today it's 20. CNN's breathless pandering for Hillary aside, the 2008 Democratic Presidential nominee is Barack Obama. He will go on to beat the clueless warmonger by double-digits, even if McCain does choose Hillary as his running mate.

    May 4, 2008 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  14. Richard Bell - Winston-Salem, NC.

    Vote for Hillary to save the democratic party. Vote for Obama to give the presidency to McCain.

    May 4, 2008 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  15. Independent

    Who cares? This race is over and the media is just trying to get ratings. Clinton could win by ten points in NC and still lose the over all primary race. The Dems just need to get together and start backing their pack leader and concentrate on Nov. Obama is the D's man.

    May 4, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  16. Kasule

    hey,but CNN,why is it that every time I come around here, I only see news about Clinton?? are you trying to tell us that its only Clinton in this race??

    how about you tell us about how she called economists that are against her gas tax holiday elitists??
    here.."I'm not going to put my lot in with economists"... Clinton added....."this mindset where elite opinion is always on the side of doing things that really disadvantage the vast majority of Americans."

    hope you publish this 🙂

    and btw, im starting to doubt your polls 😦

    May 4, 2008 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  17. Anonymous

    yeah right....she wish she can narrow

    May 4, 2008 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  18. mike

    is the net work news media getting paid to keep wright story alive

    May 4, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  19. Andrew-NY

    Wow.. is this all CNN have for News. For a News organization that Claims to be the "Best" in News. Can you give us anything else?

    May 4, 2008 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  20. Jeff


    May 4, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  21. Jesse

    If Hillary manages to pull off an upset in North Carolina, not saying this will happen, but if she does, she will win the nomination.

    May 4, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  22. Anonymous

    Hillary will win this one, along with Indiana... They are Her's for the taking. Go Hillary Super Jet.

    May 4, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  23. AJ - North Carolina

    I have already voted for Clinton this past week – I love that we can vote early. NC is going to be closer than you all think – I'm hoping Hillary will take it by, say, 7 votes! LOL

    May 4, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  24. Michael from Notre Dame

    wow a 1 point change that even a statistically significant change? this is not news. this is biased reporting.

    May 4, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  25. Go Girl!

    Solutions for America. Not hype.

    May 4, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
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