May 4th, 2008
02:45 PM ET
7 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

    You don't want a Comment.. you want Praise for the Idiot Obama.

    May 4, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  2. Campbell

    Voters know Obama is all talk and no solutions!

    May 4, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  3. honkey white guy from cali

    The polls go up the polls go down lets see what happens tuesday!

    Go Obama 08 Yes We Can

    May 4, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  4. Tonero

    CNN you are not being fair on Obama. Are you part of Clinton's campaign team? Very bad of you!

    May 4, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  5. Seattle

    Very disappointed with CNN, my favorite news station for continuing to magnify the Wright issue. There are more important issue than Wright. CNN is falling into Wright's trap by giving him media coverage.

    Be fair and move on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    May 4, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  6. Michael

    The picture's caption is mistitled. It should read Clinton, not Obama.

    May 4, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  7. simon

    Go Hillary! We'll support you all the way!

    May 4, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  8. Dean

    Please check the caption to the picture with this post. It says the complete opposite. Clinton is gaining, not Obama.

    May 4, 2008 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  9. JR

    Trying hard to keep Clinton's hopes alive for one more miserable week, eh, CNN?

    May 4, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  10. GoHillary

    For the life of me, I cannot work out how anybody could honestly consider Obama as President of the US.

    He doesn't even look the part – he's more like a basketball player in a suit. All that's missing is the BLING!

    May 4, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  11. LeeRoy

    The black voters are majority in NC, Obama is the president of the blacks. It's the truth and not the racism.

    May 4, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  12. JDR

    CNN what a misleading headline ....one point is insignificant..the poll mirrors Zogby which has OBAMA up 9... The headilne should read OBAMA maintains lead in NC...come on lets be fair.....

    May 4, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  13. Marge Hibbing Mn

    She could beat the pants off obama and the MSM and his crazy butt supporters would say obama won.....

    May 4, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  14. Shirley, Silicon Valley, CA

    Hillary Clinton says anything and do anything to get vote! The only thing on the Clintons's agenda is to win at any cost, including their own integrity!

    Hillary Clinton MAKES REPUBLICANS SMILE EAR-TO-EAR for her POINTLESS race and tear down Democratic Party.

    May 4, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  15. Fran Villa

    Barack "WHINING" Obama

    Go Hillary keep on truckin... You will win NC & Indiana
    The American people are waking up to the lies and side winding, fork tongue Obama.

    May 4, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  16. Indiana is ready for something to believe in

    why dont the voters just pick up a copy of GLOBE and find out the real story about hilary and her closely guarded secrets about her in closet girlfriends.............
    get the globe magazine at your local grocery and gas convience stores.

    May 4, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  17. Karen Fischer

    In southern states, polls have consistently underestimated Obama's votes, because they have not sufficiently weighted young people and AA.

    May 4, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  18. JDR

    One point is statistically insignificant...the Headline is misleading

    May 4, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  19. Indiana is ready for something to believe in

    Indiana and North Carolina voters go get a copy of globe and read the secrets of hilary........... you wont believe what you see and hear about her

    May 4, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  20. Vanessa

    Yea, and the CNN polls had Obama within 5 in PA

    May 4, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  21. Peg

    Zogby has him still at 9points ahead....like they had him yesterday. Bottom line is, he is still ahead enough to win. He also went up in the polls one point from Saturday to Sunday in Indiana according to the Zogby poll.

    Go Obama!

    May 4, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  22. Interesting

    Obama is in trouble. He stated on Meet the Press today the following quote:

    He said, "Israel is an ally of ours, it's the most important ally we have in the region and there is no doubt that we would act forcefully and appropriately on any attack against Iran, nuclear or otherwise"

    It is a freudian slip and he is a wolf in sheep clothing set to destroy Israel and the U. S.

    May 4, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  23. ABC=Anybody But Clinton

    OBAMA 08 &12

    I hope everyone heard that Hillary can't name ONE economist that agrees with her Gas Tax plan.....although the oil companies agree........

    DON'T BELIEVE THE HILLARY HYPE!!!!!

    May 4, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  24. Lonnie

    I just sent in a comment and the racist channel just swallowed it up. Great freedom of speach Communist News Network (CNN).

    May 4, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  25. brad

    Excuse me...."abundantly."

    May 4, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
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