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. Obama supporter

    Obama just got endorsement from The Charlotte Observer in NC
    i sure wish CNN would not be quite so obvious in their wish for Hillary to make this closer. I guess you guys just want this to drag out so you can get more viewers. Obama remains ahead in popular vote, delegate vote and state count.....Please report the news more accurately and fairly or you will lose this viewer.

    May 4, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  2. wiser

    The late deciders will go to Hillary Clinton. She will win North Carolina. Senator Obama has shown judgment does matter and his judgment is poor at best!

    We don't need a divisive president whose wife and minister degrade our country. Obama is not fit to lead our country.

    HILLARY 08!

    May 4, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  3. Katie

    North Carolina, don't be buffaloed into thinking Hillary cares one bit about you! She's the do anything, say anything to get elected candidate. Think about it!

    May 4, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  4. politics

    Hit him hard! This guy is fake and ridiculous! We need to stop the racism this guy is spreading.

    Go Hillary

    May 4, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  5. Reese

    CNN, You will make a story out of anything. What is up with having these polls every single day. Before Pennsylvania polls were released approximately once a week, now it is every day. STOP with the polls. You are making the county look schizophrenic. No one changes there opinion that often unless they are out of there mind or have no capabilty of thinking for themselves. The media has replace the American population's brain with the mindless, non-issue topics of the day, Rev. Wright, small town bitterness, Sniper Fire, etc.

    May 4, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  6. eddie p. rochester ny

    no matter how many states, pledged delegates or super-delegates Obama wins. This whole thing will come back to bite Obama in the tail end in the general election. Even with the primaries popular vote in his pocket . the general puplic will likely vote republican in the presidential election, If Obama is the nomenee.

    May 4, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  7. CNN - Clinton News Now

    CNN get over yourself. Your banner headlines are so biased. How many ways can you come up with to bash Obama...?

    Go Obama...

    I know this won't get posted...its my 10 attempt but obviously the "moderators" are for CLINTON and don't want to hear real opinons.

    May 4, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  8. PJ

    A correction; CNN to be consistent with the text the caption in the Obama and Clinton photographs should read "loosing" instead "gaining"

    May 4, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  9. Net Johnson

    As an American living overseas, it is interesting to watch how the US media is playing a part in bringing down Obama every chance it gets. What power you are displaying!!!!

    May 4, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  10. Ziaur Rahman

    I think Hillary will win both states.......

    May 4, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  11. Mike

    MOMENTUM! I love it

    1. Clinton
    2. McCain
    never: Obama

    May 4, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  12. Clinton Supporter

    the comment under the image is incorrect. it should be clinton gaining in north carolina... not obama

    May 4, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  13. Pat Sabo

    OH and by the way, Your headder is Incorrect. Obama is losing support in NC, not gaining. ArticLe disputes The title .....

    May 4, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  14. Andrew

    And the recent Zogby polling has Obama leading in Indiana.

    May 4, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  15. Cowboy Jack

    Is now the best time to bring up the fact that Obama overpolls in the pre-election day polls, and Hillary usually wins late deciders

    May 4, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  16. Obamaaaaa...come onnn...

    God....Why can't they realise hillary rodham clinton CAN'T WIN ?????
    Be smart people.......

    May 4, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  17. NJ Correction

    um Hello CNN???? The caption under the photo doesn't match what this article is about!!!!!!!!!!!! Get with it! Shotty journalsim throughout this entire election for both candidates!!

    May 4, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  18. J.Sully, Newburgh, NY

    Obama will win in NC hands down. So the race is tightening. She's just as well as finished. He may even win in Indiana. Then she's really history.

    GO OBAMA!!

    May 4, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  19. Michael

    What is going on CNN???? Are you trying to be the defining influence on the race??? I've never seen you leave an article up as long as you left your Write article up, and only to replace it with this current one? Maybe everyone is right this has become the Clinton News Network. I'm changing news providers you guys have obviously lost perspective.

    May 4, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  20. Henrik

    The caption for the picture is incorrect based on the text of the article – Obama is ahead in North Carolina, but NOT gaining.

    May 4, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  21. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    In this democrat campaign there is still the question, how do you give the democrat nomination to the loser. I don't think there is anybody out there would approve of their expected job promotion given to someone just because.

    May 4, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  22. She's a maniac

    Hillary for god's sake,
    DROP OUT !!!!!!!

    May 4, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  23. 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 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  24. Geoff

    I hope CNN can explain which poll exactly changed since yesterday to result in a gain for Clinton?? Zogby was both on saturday and sunday 9 points up for Obama and there were no other new polls!

    May 4, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  25. Moses, Ca.

    Obama will win in N.C. it doesn't matter by how much. Tic,tic,tic for the NY Sen,

    May 4, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
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