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. steve jones in nc

    wolf...get off the rev. wright. let's hear about the economy, the two wars, iran, health car, anything, but the rev. who has nothing to do with what effects americans. PLEASE ADRESS THE ISSUES!!

    May 4, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  2. JohnLee

    Would someone end this circus! So freakin tired of the joke and spectacle it has become.

    May 4, 2008 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  3. KIM

    The winds of CHANGE are blowing...its going to be very interesting to see which way the wind blows....ITS DEFINITELY BLOWING DEMOCRATICS WAY!!!

    This is so exciting..Keep it going Indiana and North Carolina!!!

    May 4, 2008 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  4. fengo

    There's so many way to make look positive for HRC but she she's the one needing a K.O. in the remaining primaries.

    May 4, 2008 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  5. Sharon Minnesota

    CNN blog moderators. Why do you not post my links defending the Clintons?

    May 4, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  6. Franco

    Hello American People!

    Well, it seems that really the tide is turning for American people who Really Love and Take Care about our country, the United States of America!!!

    God Bless America!!!

    May 4, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  7. Sharon Minnesota

    CNN blog moderators why are you not posting these links defending Sen. Clinton from the rumors and lies being spread on this website? You have posted several links that are upholding these rumors and lies but refuse to acknowledge the truthful ones. Shame on you!!
    Are you a volunteer for the Obama Campaign?

    May 4, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  8. RDE

    The polls are not always right. OBAMA will win the nomination. Hillary needs to stop planting racist seeds because she will have to figure out how to undo all of those once OBAMA gets the nomination. It's sad that she hates to lose. She is doing a world of harm to the Democratic Party. It's sad that we are being done in by one of our own. Bow out gracefully Hillary. You need that NY job.

    May 4, 2008 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  9. Hillary Go Hillary

    Americans don't have a time to gamble by chosing president candidate that they don't really know.
    Hillary Clinton is the right '08 US president.

    May 4, 2008 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  10. Nick, Texas

    Whats this, Obama down ONE PERCENT and its news? Isnt that within the margin of error? Yes, it is. CNN is the Clinton News Network.

    May 4, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  11. jimbo

    Obama can't win in the GE – the democrats are surrendering their chances to reclaim the White House out of pride for their golden boy.

    If we want to win we will need to all get behind Hillary now. Or, we can lose the GE and hopefully Hillary will run in 2012.

    May 4, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  12. leslie

    Its no wonder his polls have dipped with the wall to wall race baiting coverage by your network. However, I am confident he will win the state just as the democrat did in Louisanna despite the race baiting. CNN should be ashamed.

    May 4, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  13. The Surly Scholar

    Excuse me? I recall seeing a series of three polls on the CNN polling map last night showing him with an average 7 point lead. So how is this race "tightening," exactly?

    Stop trying to make this exciting, CNN; the race is effectively over. NC will be an easy win for Obama.

    May 4, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  14. alex

    well well well...doesn't this look familiar? CNN trying to make news out of nothing. A one point change in the polls in well within any statistical margin. They did this with the polls in Penn too. Wouldn't be surprised if nothing changes come voting time. CNN is desperate for news again.

    May 4, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  15. Trent

    Obama" Candidate Wins that Louisiana Special Election

    May 4, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  16. Iykeman

    Clinton cannot win North Carolina. Clinton cannot win Indiana, Clinton cannot win the Nomination. Unite for the General Election democrats. You have your candidate.

    Obama 08

    May 4, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  17. Jared

    Here's a news flash: Obama is still going to win North Carolina and by double digits, too. Honestly, CNN, your spin is beginning to reveal itself.

    May 4, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  18. Marty

    The heading below the pics is incorrect should state Clinton narrowing the gap.

    May 4, 2008 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  19. Phil Newton

    Nothing new.

    Obama will take N. Carolina.

    May 4, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  20. JJ in NY

    Why is it that the uneducated seem to buy hillary's snake oil ?

    May 4, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  21. Tonia clare-jones

    I would like to know why Rev. Wright's picture is plastered on the homepage of CNN. This is old news and old news is no news at all!

    May 4, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  22. Michigan for Obama

    CNN: also report that Obama is up by 1 in Indiana as of today.

    May 4, 2008 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  23. Abe

    Tuesday= the turning point in the race

    GO HILLARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 4, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  24. Tonia clare-jones

    And by awaiting moderation in terms of posting coments do you mean, rejecting comments that clearly blast CNN for bias delivering of political news.

    May 4, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  25. Charlotte

    Closing in! Seems as if this might be a real sqeaker too. The superdelegates are watching these last few very closely. I'm hoping for a Hillary win here and Indiana. Wouldn't that be great!!!

    May 4, 2008 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
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