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. V.S

    I think the superdelegates need to start making up their minds in this race for the nomination.
    I also think that the senators in states that have already held their caucuses and primaries should pledge their vote for the winner of that state.
    I need to see that the popular vote matters at least at the state level.

    May 4, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  2. 2j

    The fact that all the major US media outfits are seemingly counter-Obama is just testament to the ardent prejudice that's being propagated against his candidacy. Obama still thrives despite such unfairness,and this is nothing short of a miracle!I think Obama shall do much better come tuesday.

    May 4, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  3. PAS

    Why vote for Hillary – another Bush? Destroy Iran??? Give me a break. Negotiate before killing – please!!!
    OBAMA 08

    May 4, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    8 points is still a pretty big gap. Especially considering the huge deal the media and the Clinton campaign made over her 9 point win in Pa. If Obama wins by 8 he still won pretty decisively.

    May 4, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  5. ChangeBy

    If Obama loos, it will be a big loose for not only America, but also the world. Suppose Clinton get the nomination, what will happen if Mcain will choose Rice as Vp?It could be the end for Hilarry.
    I'm from Holland and i Hope that Obama will win.

    Holland 4 Obama!!!!

    May 4, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  6. Yeswecan

    Why is CNN so pro Hiliary?
    1 percent is within the margin of error. Still you guys make it a headline. Nothing will help her though. I guess you guys want it going as long as it can possibly go . In the end it will be Obama and he will be in White house in Jan 09.

    GO OBAMA !!!!

    May 4, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  7. HH

    She cannot get more than 42 percent of the vote.

    Stop spinning it like you did in PA with Obama.

    May 4, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  8. SUE, Michigan

    Gosh, when Barack closed gaps, all the pundits were everywhere. Hillary is getting close, and there's no spin. There is a real sense that the media does not want Hillary to win. Tough! She is, and she will.

    May 4, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  9. jojo

    What do you expect when CNN and all of the media has Rev. Wright in their front page. Unfortunately some less educated persons are buying what the media is selling. In the last two weeks the headlines have been Rev. Wright. The media is doing disservice to Sen. Obama and the American people. Still, Sen. Obama will prevail in NC.

    May 4, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  10. The truth

    Take a look around, It seems like everyone is trying to give Hillary hope of winning, but the truth to the matter is people still don't trust Hillary.

    May 4, 2008 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  11. Sue your eyes and minds. MS. Clinton has experience, yes, the same old politics we have been getting fed for the last few decades! Who do you think taught her? The same old school that taught President Bush....

    Obama '08

    May 4, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  12. Sean McM

    Excellent interview of Clinton on ABC this morning....questions all came from persons in the audience!!!

    Go Hillary!

    May 4, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  13. Independent

    Too little, too late for the wicked witch to change things now. With an unfavorable opinion among a majority, and also a majority feel she is not trustworthy, Hillary is actually the one who is "unelectable" this fall!
    If the Democrats have a chance, it is with Obama. McCain would beat
    either candidate if the election were held today!

    May 4, 2008 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  14. jes

    The main topic Sunday morning on CBC & BBC was Obama & Wright. Obama is already being compared to Bush as a total incompetent. His lack of experience & good judgment is already being questioned outside the USA borders.

    May 4, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  15. Fernando

    I am so happy to see that people are starting to really wonder if Obama and his "pretty" speeches are enough to get this country back on track..


    May 4, 2008 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  16. Anonymous

    If they don't give the Nominee to you Hillary

    May 4, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  17. David, Paducah, Kentucky

    The polls are reflecting Clinton's bold faced lie to the voters about the gas holiday, something she knows is dead in the water and will never happen. regardless, she is using it to get a last minute shift in votes coming her direction and away from Obama. By the time the voters figure out she conned them, it will be too late, she will already have their primary vote in her column.

    May 4, 2008 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  18. Ken

    It will be okay Barack!

    CNN, talk about Peter Paul vs. Clinton

    May 4, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  19. brooklynite

    has CNN become clintons private cheer leading company ????
    why CNN does not post peoples comments??

    May 4, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  20. Cecilia,Calgary,Canada

    Tightening?CNN is so biased in favour of Clinton!

    May 4, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  21. Doreen

    Pro Obama CNN once again has a misleading headline. Headline says "Obama gaining in N.C." but the article correctly states that Obama is not gaining but is in fact losing ground.

    May 4, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  22. The Voice

    You can't stop her, you can only hope to contain her!

    Hillary 08!

    May 4, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  23. ella692001

    Think Hillary effect...Obama will win by double digits...Dont deceive yourself

    May 4, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  24. Elle

    Senator Clinton is the most focused, intelligent, experienced, well rounded, and grounded canidate for president. Time is showing she is the right person for president. Obama cannot tell me he's been in church with someone for 20 years and doesn't buy into or share his racist, hateful beliefs. I don't buy that at all.

    May 4, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  25. Chuck, Oregonians for Obama

    Obama will never loose my support. Sen Clinton, aka: The Clinton, misleading, pandering, liar machine will NEVER have my support.

    May 4, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
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