May 6th, 2008
11:42 AM ET
12 years ago

Polls: Clinton and Obama each in store for a win?

 Clinton is ahead in Indiana while Obama is up in North Carolina.

Clinton is ahead in Indiana while Obama is up in North Carolina.

(CNN) - As voters go to the polls in Indiana and North Carolina, an average of the latest surveys in both states suggests there will be a split decision between Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in their battle for the Democratic presidential nomination.

A CNN Poll of Polls in North Carolina out Tuesday morning indicates Obama is ten points ahead of Clinton, 51 percent to 41 percent, with eight percent undecided. That’s up by two points from our poll of polls Monday. Obama had been up by double digits until this weekend, when the race in North Carolina tightened up a bit.

The CNN Poll of Polls in Indiana suggests that Clinton up by four points, 48 percent to 44 percent, with eight percent unsure. The race in Indiana had been a dead heat until Clinton opened up a small lead in Monday’s poll of polls.

The CNN poll of polls is an average of the latest surveys in each state. Since it is a compilation of multiple surveys, there is no sampling error.

187 delegates are at stake as voters in Indiana and North Carolina cast ballots. It is the largest catch of delegates left this primary season, which ends with the Montana and South Dakota primaries on June 3. Going into Tuesday’s contests, Obama holds a lead over Clinton in delegates won, states won, and the popular vote (excluding Florida and Michigan, which broke party rules by moving their contests up to January) and in primary and caucus victories so far this year.

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  1. David

    Hey Mike,

    This is about Supreme Court JUDGES!! people not white Clinton or black Obama, so if the stronge white women and men of the democratic party refuse (switch) to vote for Obama if he is the nom. Cool then don’t cry when a women’s right to chose is lose, because you cut your nose in spite of your face. Don’t threaten others with political suicide they may not listen.

    May 6, 2008 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  2. An American in Canada

    POLLS OF POLLS

    NORTH CAROLINA- OBAMA 51%---- CLINTON 41%

    INDIANA ------OBAMA 44% ----CLINTON 48%

    NOW EVERYONE KNOWS THAT THESE POLLS ALWAYS RAISE OBAMA'S POINT BY +5% AND LOWERS CLINTON'S POINT -5%

    THUS THE TRUE POLLS WITH NOT MARGIN OR ERROR READS:

    NORTH CAROLINA –OBAMA 46%----–CLINTON 46%
    UNDECIDED 6% WHICH USUALLY GOES TO CLINTON

    INDIANA ------OBAMA 39%----–CLINTON 53%
    UNDECIDED 6% WHICH USUALLY GOES TO CLINTON

    THE WINNER OF BOTH PRIMARIES H.R. CLINTON OUR FUTURE PRESIDENT... CAN I HAVE AN AMEN!!!!!!!!!!

    May 6, 2008 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  3. Doris Frazier

    O happy day! Hillary you are toast!

    May 6, 2008 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  4. Nick

    Go Hillary,
    Show to the bias media that you are the one...

    May 6, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  5. Jane MN

    Derek: 2025 is set actually without counting MI and FL.

    May 6, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  6. Hank Williams

    Whether you support McCain, Obama or Clinton, you can really see the negativity of the Obama supporters here.

    Why is he attracting this type of supporter? CNN is supposed to be the home of the educated liberal.

    Based on the blatant anger and hatred here, it appears this "Audacity of Hope" campaign may be bogus.

    Yes, Clinton is a negative person, but THAT doesn't cause ME to hate.

    Where is the anger coming from with these Obama posters? They can list their (self-righteous) reasons, but I thought this campaign was supposed to be about bringing togther people in a positive way.

    Looks like a certain demographic is going to be looking to "get ours" if Obama's elected.

    May 6, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  7. BULL DONG

    The majority of the media is rep. and they want to run against Hillary because they have more dirt on the Clintons that we don't even know about.

    What do they have on Obama. Some statements by his pastor. A tape with the word bitter and cling on it.

    Everone really need to give great consideration to your vote.

    THIS IS NOT A GAME! THIS IS NOT A GAME! THIS IS NOT A GAME!

    May 6, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  8. Cali

    Need to count Florida and Michigan if not do not let them vote in general
    election. Every vote have to count every body have a right to vote because
    citizens in Florida and Michigan pay tax same as other State too.

    May 6, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  9. LeMonton, currently in Texas

    As time goes on I see Hillary looking more and more like McCain. We may probably need to update our political equation from McCain=Bush to Hillary=McCain=Bush, as Hillary is proposing the same ideas as McCain, Hillary and her spouse worth hundreds of millions as McCain and his spouse, Hillary wants to obliterate Iran as McCain, Hillary proposed the same gimmick, shell game gas tax plan as McSame. It is well documented that Hillary is backed by the same special interests in Washington as McCain, Hillary even voted for the war in Iraq as McCain.

    It is time to end this drama, rally behind Barack Obama, who is the stronger candidate, and get ready to take on McSame and the GOP. We need to break with old Washington politicians and start a new, fresh page in the American history with Barack Obama as the next President of the United States of America.

    May 6, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  10. Dylan

    Hey Mike...

    How bout you stop treating this like a sporting event ("I hope she kicks his butt!!") and start treating it like what it is... the fate of our nation.

    Also, your racist rhetoric just discounts any argument you try to make, so please save precious seconds of our lives and stop making ludicrous posts.

    May 6, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  11. Sean

    Tim from Ohio: Will you call the Clinton campaign and ask the same if Hillary fails to win NC and IN? Why would we ask the winner to drop out? Even the NFL World Champions lost a few games along the way to winning the only contest that matters.

    May 6, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  12. Emeka, Florida

    If Hillary does not win both IN and NC, then she should drop out of the race, and start grooming Chelsea for the House of Reps mid term elections. The Clinton dynasty cannot just be ended if Hillary doesnt win the nomination. Chelsea is still young and has a long future ahead. By then, Americans would have forgotten about Hillary's lies and panderings.

    May 6, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  13. PT

    Indiana & North Carolina residence go out today and vote. Call your Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews...call everyone...go vote! Drive someone there that can’t get there themselves. Remember your ID. Help this country get to a new place in the world and to be so very proud of the person we choose to represent us. We all know in our hearts we only have one honest choice for this person to be. Barack Obama!

    May 6, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  14. Hillary next president

    Obama should condemn himself and drop out of the race since he is untrustful, lieing all the time and fooling people. He doesn't have any good solutions by himself except copying others' ideas. What a shame for you Obama. How can you American be fooled by such dishonest person? Who are stand behind Obama since the day one? John Kerry who failed to beat Bush, Richardson a betrayer and much more. Do you believe in such guys? Go for Clinton. Obama will have to realize he is a shame for this race.

    May 6, 2008 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  15. HILLARY WILL BE OUR NEXT PRESIDENT

    WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO THE POLLS THE PEOPLE REALIZE HOW IMPORTANT THEIR DECISION IS!

    THIS IS WHY WE ARE GOING TO SEE A HUGE SURGE FOR HILLARY!

    OBAMA HAS MORE SCANDAL THAT WILL COME OUT!

    HILLARY CAN WIN THIS THING IN NOVEMBER!

    I TRUST HER! SHE GETS MY VOTE!!!!!!!

    May 6, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  16. gary

    Why do we think Hillary can deliver universal healthcare when they had two years during Bill Clinton's first term with a democratic congress and couldn't do it. Hillary has experience:experience at failure. The only true Clinton legislative agenda success that Hillary was a part of was NAFTA, which she, for the time being, disavows. Hillary as a fighter is a good campaigner but Hillary as a fighter would make a lousy President because you can't get anything done by fighting and leaning on people all of the time. I'd rather have a leader.

    May 6, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  17. Joann

    I am counting on Obama to win both states. He is right on track about Clinton's lies about the gas tax. Nothing but a joke – will promise anything to win. I can't believe that people do not watch the news where even Congress will not back her bill and Bush will veto it.

    I just can not believe people who are idiots are falling for her lies! Just another republican in running in the Democrat race!

    May 6, 2008 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  18. Bob (PA)

    Any Christian voting for Obama should read Revelations. If you're a real Christian you'll understand.

    May 6, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  19. il voter

    please do not sell your vote for $30 gas tax.

    May 6, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  20. Marcus

    Its takes a multi racial guy (White/Black) OBAMA running for the high office to bring out all the racial claws(Not saying its Obama fault). And can you believe it. It was the Former President Of the United States Bill Clinton that suttlely interject race in the contest with the Jesse Jackson comment.

    America from what I can see have come a long way. I belive America belive it is time for real change. The one leading the head of this "Change" charged just happens to to be bi-racial man.

    I think Obama is what America needs right now. Lets face it..he will unite the country. The whites have the white half, the black have the black have of Obama. But above all Obama will be the "People's President" where racial line will be blurred.

    I am patiently awaiting to see "History" made in the U.S. Anything less will be pure dissapointment. Remember there is always a first.

    May 6, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  21. B-NY

    I really do not like Senator Obama.

    May 6, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  22. Over Here in Chicago

    I mean look at that headline picture!!!! What bias!!!
    "Hillary for president" in the forefront as "Obama" fades into the background. SHE HASN"T WON THE ELECTION CNN!! Stop the bias!
    good grief

    May 6, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  23. Mary

    CNN Is not for Obama.All we hear is who endorsed Clinton not all who
    endorsed have even been mentioned.
    Vote Obama 08.

    May 6, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  24. Natasha/Supporter of Democrats

    I AM NOT VOTING FOR REV.WRIGHT. He is not a political candidate. REV.WRIGHT does not control anything OBAMA do or say, just as OBAMA does not control what REV.WRIGHT say or do. Just as I am sure you have relative and/or friends who say thing that you may not necessary agree with people. SO it show your lack of common.

    I am voting for BARACK OBAMA!!!!! 08'

    CAN U SMELL WHAT BARACK is cooking?

    VICTORY!!!! OBAMA'08

    May 6, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  25. Obama 08

    If Clinton wins Indiana, two things have to be factored in:

    1. the effect of a tax holiday which is NOT going to happen this summer.

    2. the number of Rush Republicans are voting for Clinton as they believe she will be the weaker candidate

    Clinton before panned open primaries...interesting that she isn't commenting on them now!!

    May 6, 2008 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
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